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COLLECTION Identifier: HEW 15.9.2

Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated,

Manuscripts inserted into Thomas Moore, Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan (London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825), including engravings, mezzotints, portraits, views, playbills, autograph letters and original drawings.

Dates

  • various dates.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.
Conditions Governing Access There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

1 collection (1 linear feet (9 volumes))

Contains 400 items, including engravings, mezzotints, portraits, views, playbills, autograph letters and original drawings. The original drawings include portraits of Madame de Maintenon, Lee Lewes, Thomas A. Arne, Frederick Henry Yates, actress Lessingham, Bishop Samuel Horsley and Charles, Duke of Norfolk. The letters and manuscripts include a large part of Elizabeth Ann Linley's correspondence, before and after her marriage to Sheridan; Sheridan's letters and endorsements of theatrical plans; letters from Thomas Moore, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Charles James Fox, William Pitt, Warren Hastings and others; and a convocation signed by First Consul Bonaparte, Saint-Cloud (15 fructidor, an XI).

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:
  1. Index to letters
  2. Index to illustrations

Physical Location

Widener Memorial Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.
Title
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01538

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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