Blog post from Saturday, 30 August, 2014

Mary Shelley Lock of hair, 1851

Mary Shelley, best known for her novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, was born on this day, 30th August 1797.

This lock of hair is from the State Library of New South Wales collections, part of the Berry Family Realia collection. Read the story of how this keepsake reached Australia and the State Library of New South Wales.