Edward William Godwin: Side table (1991.87) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Just saw the "Cult of Beauty" exhibit here in SF at the Legion of Honor museum. Loved it and am now a bit obsessed with the work of this period.
Page from William Godwin's journal recording "Birth of Mary, 20 minutes after 11 at night" (left column, four rows down)... Mary Shelley was born as Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Somers Town, London. She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and journalist William Godwin. Wollstonecraft died of puerperal fever ten days after Mary was born.