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MS Eng 1276

Sheridan family. Sheridan family papers, 1693-1917: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1276
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sheridan family.
Title: Sheridan family papers,
Date(s): 1693-1917 (inclusive), 1762-1917 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, verses, journals, and other papers of descendants and contemporaries of British dramatist and statesman Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-168. Gift of an anonymous donor; received: 1964.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sheridan Family Papers, 1693-1917 (MS Eng 1276). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Brinsley Sheridan was a British dramatist and statesman.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

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.

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