OASIS: Online Archival Search Information System
|http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01961View HOLLIS Record
Questions or Comments Copyright Statement
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Thr 526
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816.
Title: Richard Brinsley Sheridan letters to Hester Jane Ogle Sheridan,
Date(s): 1797-1804 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript letters from English dramatist and member of Parliament, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, sent to his second wife, Hester Jane Ogle Sheridan.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in London. He became the manager and part-owner of the Drury Lane Theatre in 1776. He wrote several plays, including the comedies The Rivals (1775) and The School for Scandal (1780). He also served as a Minister of Parliament from 1780 to 1812.Sheridan's second wife was Hester Jane Ogle (born ca. 1775 - died 1817) whom he called "Hecca," the daughter of the dean of Winchester. They married on 1795 April 27.
Includes eight autograph manuscript letters from Richard Sheridan to his wife, Hester Sheridan. Some letters include typescript transcripts; the origin of the transcripts is not known.