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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:

Angelo family papers

Call Number: LWL MSS 3
Scope and Contents: The Angelo Family Papers contains letters, photographs, legal documents, and other papers related to the family of Domenico Angelo, who ran a fashionable fencing and riding academy in London from the 1750s to the 1780s. The materials were collected by a descendant, John Cecil Cortlandt Angelo, who had arranged them in a small annotated notebook along with letters he received from two of his Van Cortlandt cousins in America, and others interested in his Angelo ancestors. Among the...
Dates: 1762-1939, bulk 1762-1834

Letter to Mrs. ?, 1929 July

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: Reynolds 26
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

Written from Frampton Court, Dorchester. Presenting the letter written by Sir Joshua Reynolds to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, January 20, 1790.

Dates: 1929 July

Letter to Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1790 January 20

 Item — Box 1: Series 1; Series 3; Series 4, Folder: Reynolds 25
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

Presenting to him the portrait of Mrs. Sheridan as St. Cecilia, "the best picture I ever painted." Ingamells no. 191.

Dates: 1790 January 20

Joshua Reynolds Archive

Call Number: MSS 30

The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.

Dates: 1749-1816

Sheridan papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 29
Abstract: The papers include correspondence, memoranda, speech drafts, copies of acts, and printed material relating to Sheridan's Parliamentary career. Materials on the union with Ireland and Catholic emancipation include a letter from John Milner, Bishop of Castabala; memoranda in Sheridan's hand; annotated copies of the proposed Disabilities Act of 1800 and of "The Substance of the Speech of the Marquis Wellesley"; and a survey of heads of Catholic religious communities in England. Sheridan's...
Dates: 1787-1812

Richard Brinsley Sheridan collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 284

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.

Dates: 1769-1814

Chauncey Brewster Tinker manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 310

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.

Dates: 1644-1944