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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1276

Sheridan family papers,

Correspondence, verses, journals, and other papers of descendants and contemporaries of British dramatist and statesman Richard Brinsley Sheridan.


  • 1693-1917 (inclusive), 1762-1917 (bulk).

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.))

Includes correspondence, verses, journals, and other papers of descendants and contemporaries of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. There are few papers of Sheridan. Correspondents include his grandson Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Caroline Sheridan Norton, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Munro-Ferguson and his wife, Emma Eliza Mandeville Munro-Ferguson, , and literary and political figures. Correspondence concerns politics, theatrical affairs, family matters, and other topics. There are also papers of members of the Mandeville family of Tasmania, who were related to the Viscount of Novar, and the Serle family of England. Family papers include correspondence, business records, documents, drawings, and memorabilia.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Brinsley Sheridan was a British dramatist and statesman.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-168. Gift of an anonymous donor; received: 1964.
Sheridan family. Sheridan family papers, 1693-1917: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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