Just a note from Dad.
William Godwin to Mary Shelley - 1823.
"My dear Mary
I write these few lines, merely to tell you that Frankenstein was acted last night for the first time, & with success. I have therefore ordered 500 copies of the novel to be printed with all dispatch, the whole profits of which, without a penny deduction, shall be your own.
I am most impatient & anxious to see you, and am
ever most affectionately yours
July 29, 1823.
See it in the catalog