Sheridan family papers
Correspondence, verses, journals, and other papers of descendants and contemporaries of British dramatist and statesman Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
- Majority of material found in 1762-1917
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent2 linear feet (4 boxes)
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.
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
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