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.
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.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Carlton House (London, England)
- Catholic Church -- Great Britain
- Catholic emancipation
- Catholics -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Ireland
- George, King of Great Britain, IV, 1762-1830
- Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820
- Great Britain. Parliament
- Grey, Charles Grey, Earl, 1764-1845
- Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840
- Irish question
- Milner, John, 1752-1826
- Perceval, Spencer, 1762-1812
- Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
- The substance of the speech of the Marquis Wellesley on the 31st January, 1812, in the House of Lords, on the motion of Earl Fitzwilliam, respecting the present state of Ireland
- Wellesley, Richard Wellesley, Marquess, 1760-1842
- Guide to the Sheridan Papers
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- June 1996
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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