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Sheridan papers

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 29

Scope and Contents

The Sheridan Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, speech drafts, printed material and other papers related to the Parliamentary career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Dates

  • 1787-1812

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sheridan Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.sherosb

Overview

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 backing of the Prince Regent is documented in letters to George IV and Lord Holland; speeches and speech drafts; and papers relating to the refurbishing of Carlton House in the late 1780s, including inventories of new furniture.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog, or from another inventory. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained. This list is subject to revision once final folder numbering and labeling have been completed. If this collection contains unlisted or unsorted material, this has been noted.
Title
Guide to the Sheridan Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
June 1996
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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