Richard Brinsley Sheridan additional papers
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Extent2 linear feet (2 boxes and 8 volumes)
Two bound volumes include voluminous numbers of documents, prints, and letters by, sent to, and between third parties concerning Sheridan. Volume I mostly concerns his theatrical career, while Volume II is primarily letters written to Sheridan in his capacity as a member of the House of Commons, requesting some favor or service. Includes: portrait engravings; financial records (contracts, bills, receipts); legal documents; theater related compositons, watercolor drawings, and printed broadsides; petitions to the government; House of Commons speeches; some Sheridan family materials (Charles Francis Sheridan (1750-1806), Thomas Sheridan (1775-1817), and others); items concerning the King's Theatre and the Drury Lane Theatre; and many others.
Biographical / Historical
- fMS Thr 5: Kotzebue, August von, 1761-1819. Pizarro. The Spaniards in Peru; or, The death of Rolla. A tragedy in five acts ... : manuscript translation
- MS Thr 5.1: The school for scandal : manuscript prompt books
- MS Thr 5.2: The school for scandal, A comedy; as it is acted at the Theatre, Smoke Alley, Dublin : manuscript
- MS Thr 5.3: The school for scandal comedy: in five acts. Copied from the Prompter's Book, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which was preserved from the late fire : manuscript
- MS Thr 5.4: The school for scandal : manuscript
- MS Thr 5.5: The rivals, a comedy : manuscript
- fMS Thr 5.6: Clio's protest : autograph manuscript
- pfMS Thr 5.7: Sheridan papers, bound in two volumes
- fMS Thr 5.8: Alterations of the scenes between beggar & player in Beggar's opera ... : autograph manuscript
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Richard Brinsley Sheridan additional papers, 1753-1868: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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