in 1822 Joseph Severn told Charles Brown that preparations were being made for the placement of John Keats's tombstone and that Percy Bysshe Shelley's ashes had arrived to Rome to be interred:
My Dear Brown,
…I had just given my directions about poor Keats Grave Stone. — your mention of your still existing wish for the Epitaph as it stood. — made me all consent — I saw the superiority of it —
…Poor Shelley's ashes have arrived — when I get out — I will conduct them to the Grave — with the respect due to the friend of Keats.