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Guide to the Edward John Trelawny Collection
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Description
This collection was compiled by Donald Prell as a result of his research on Edward John Trelawny. The collection, therefore, contains primary and secondary source information about Edward John Trelawny and his relationships with Percy B. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont, Edward Ellerker Williams, and others of his time. The materials include copies of letters, diaries, images, and articles ranging from 1821 to 2008.
Background
Edward John Trelawny was an English author whose works include Adventures of a Younger Son (1831) and Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author (1878). He was born on November 13, 1792 probably in London. He had one older brother and four younger sisters. In 1805, Trelawny joined the Royal Navy and served on various ships, including the HMS Superb. After being honorably discharged from the Royal Navy in 1812, Trelawny embarked on the first of his three marriages in May 1813 at which time he married Caroline Addison. He later divorced her in 1819. Through Edward Ellerker Williams, Trelawny met Shelley and Byron in 1822 when he visited Pisa, Italy. Trelawny accompanied Byron in 1822 on his trip to Greece for the cause of Greek independence. Trelawny married his second wife, Tersitza Androutses, during his time in Greece. Tersitza later divorced Trelawny sometime between 1826 and 1828. Between 1832 and 1835, Trelawny travelled in America meeting notables such as James Fenimore Cooper. In 1841, Trelawny married for the last time to Augusta Goring.Donald Prell was born in Los Angeles in 1922. He earned a B.A. in 1948 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a C.Phil. in 1950 from the University of London. Mr. Prell was a 2nd Lieutenant in the American Armed Forces during World War II taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. He was captured and became a German prisoner of war twice (the second time after escaping). Mr. Prell founded one of the first magazines about computers and software in 1958 called Datamation. "In the 1960s, 70s and 80s he was associated with several venture capital firms, with the Union Bank of California, and was President of Imperial International Bank. He has served on the Boards of Directors of over fifteen foreign and domestic corporations. Currently he is the managing Director of Prell and Associates, a consulting firm in the field of Futurology, Program Director of the World Affairs Council of the Desert and a Councilor of the UCLA Foundation." (Source: the appraisal of Donald Prell's collection by Charles A. Goldsmid - located in the collection's vertical file).
Extent
3 feet (2 boxes) (1 oversized box)
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Availability
This collection is open for research.