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Title
Poem (transcript), "A Cat in Distress"
Names
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 (Author)
Shelley, Elizabeth, 1794-1831 (Scribe)
Collection

Percy Bysshe Shelley manuscript material

Series I. Writings

Poetry

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1809 - 1811 (Approximate)
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz MS (PBS 0247)
Topics
Cats
Genres
Poetry
Manuscripts
Sketches
Notes
Citation/reference: SC 346: volume IV, page 813
Date: Composed circa 1803-1805
Funding: Digitized through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 pages (single sheet); 22.6 x 17.9 cm
Description
The earliest of Shelley's poems known to be extant, in the hand of his sister, Elizabeth, with her pencil and water-color sketch of a tabby cat at the head of page 1; begins, "A Cat in distress / Nothing more or less . . . ."
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17040453
MSS Unit ID: 19614
Archives EAD ID: 1746874
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0ccc8280-4619-0134-c48c-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1792: Creator Born
  • 1809: Created (Approximate)
  • 1822: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. "Poem (transcript), "A Cat in Distress"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1809 - 1811. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/903c09b8-c575-17b9-e040-e00a1806563d

Chicago/Turabian Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. "Poem (transcript), "A Cat in Distress"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/903c09b8-c575-17b9-e040-e00a1806563d

APA Format

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library. (1809 - 1811). Poem (transcript), "A Cat in Distress" Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/903c09b8-c575-17b9-e040-e00a1806563d

Wikipedia Citation

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Poem (transcript), "A Cat in Distress"