Mary Hays Correspondence 


Eliza Fenwick's correspondence with Hays ends in 1828 (at least no other letters have survived after that date, though they may well have continued to correspond). For this final period of her life, her contacts are restricted to her oldest London friend, Crabb Robinson, who visits her regularly up to the time of her death, providing assistance when he can and maintaining her funds.  After Godwin's death, the recovering of letters and other materials brings her once again into contact with individuals she had had little to do with for some three decades, such as Mary Shelley and Mary Jane Godwin.  The final two letters are from her brother John to Crabb Robinson concerning the latter's presence at her burial, a request she had made on many occasions and one that Robinson was determined to keep (which he did). 

To view complete transcriptions of the letters from this period, click on the appropriate year below: