WMR presents new evidence re: Shelley murder
|Topic||WMR presents new evidence re: Shelley murder|
|Standards||letter from Trelawney's daughter|
|Notes||WMR cites this letter in later lectures/essays.|
75 December Musical World
Rossetti presents new evidence regarding Shelley's drowning.
Rossetti, William M. "The Death of Shelley." The Musical World (December 1875): 82. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
At the request of Mr. Edward John Trelawny, Rossetti submits by letter to the London Times new evidence pertaining to Shelley's drowning. Rossetti explains that Trelawny's daughter has written a letter, which is also in the publication, describing the deathbed confession of a Spezia sailor who claims Shelley was murdered at sea during the commission of a robbery. Rossetti finds this credible and subsequently includes the incident in his own later articles and lectures on Shelley.
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