Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
- Existence: 1751 - 1816-07-07
Irish satirist, a playwright, poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Written from Frampton Court, Dorchester. Presenting the letter written by Sir Joshua Reynolds to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, January 20, 1790.
Presenting to him the portrait of Mrs. Sheridan as St. Cecilia, "the best picture I ever painted." Ingamells no. 191.
The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.
The collection contains letters by, to and concerning Sheridan, including letters by Sheridan to Robert Barclay, the Duke of Bedford, and Samuel Whitehead; and writings by Sheridan, including four manuscript copies of the School for Scandal, one with annotations and corrections in Sheridan's hand; a holograph draft of a comic opera, The Foresters; and notes for Affectation, a projected comedy.
Contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Hall Caine, Thomas Frognall Dibdin, John Masefield, Mary Russell Mitford, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Anthony Trollope, and John Wilkes.