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HEW 15.9.2

Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: Widener Memorial Room
Call No.: HEW 15.9.2
Creator: Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852.
Title: Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated.
Quantity: 9 volumes
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: 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.

Acquisition Information:

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.

Access Restrictions:

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.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Memoirs of the life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan, extra-illustrated (HEW 15.9.2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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Scope and Content

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).

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