Mary Shelley’s seal, previously unknown, on one of the unpublished letters recently discovered in an Essex archive. As the Guardian reports, the letters date “between 1831, nine years after the death of her poet husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and 1849, when Mary Shelley was already unwell with the brain tumour that would kill her two years later.” (via)
Charlotte Isabelle Newman, jewellery from an album of 1,593 designs, 1848-84. Made by John Brogden, London. 1848-84
The Designs demonstrate the resourcefulness which made Newman indispensable to Brogden and also later led her to become the first woman artist-jeweller in late Victorian London. Newman trained at the Government Art School in South Kensington before joining the Brogden firm as a designer, probably in the mid-1860s.