The memoirs in this collection are written by those who had personal knowledge of Shelley, Byron and Wordsworth, or who claimed to be recording the accounts of those who had such knowledge. Each volume in this set contains facsimilies of the original memoirs.

Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Bibliography -- Chronology -- Copy Texts -- 1. Hazlitt, William, ‘On Paradox and Common-place’ -- 2. Shelley, Mary, Preface to Posthumous Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley -- 3. Medwin, Thomas, Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron -- 4. Hunt, Leigh, Lord Byron and Some of his Contemporaries -- 5. Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, ‘Shelley at Oxford’ -- 6. Medwin, Thomas, The Shelley Papers -- 7. Shelley, Mary, Preface and notes to Essays, Letters from Abroard -- 8. Dix, John, Pen and Ink Sketches of Poets -- 9. Medwin, Thomas, The Life a/Percy Bysshe Shelley -- 10. Hunt, Leigh, The Autobiography -- 11. Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley -- 12. Trelawny, Edward, Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron -- 13. Peacock, Thomas Love, ‘Memoirs of Shelley’, 1858 -- 14. Shelley, Lady Jane, Shelley Memorials -- 15. Peacock, Thomas Love, ‘Memoirs of Shelley’, 1860/1862 -- 16. Hunt, Thornton, ‘Shelley. By One Who Knew Him’ -- 17. Trelawny, Edward, Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author -- 18. Polidori,JohnWilliam,Diary, 1816.