William Godwin's Diary


This entry refers to a negotiation with Richard Philips, possibly for a History of England, which Godwin never wrote, but for which he was contracted to Philips and for which he had an advance. The project then became revised as a History of English Literature, which also remained unwritten. See Dep. b 215.2c-24 Richard Phillips on Godwin’s proposal to write a history of England 26 June 1805 and Dep b. 227.3a-26 and 27 from 1806. See also 27 February 1805 ‘Call on Philips (History of England)'.