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Identifier: MS.20766

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) Correspondence, 1802-1815, undated, of and concerning R B Sheridan (including letters of Sir John Macpherson and Samuel Whitbread, and material on the Drury Lane Theatre) and his son Thomas (including descriptions of a journey to Edinburgh and of Madeira); a poem, 1772, of Sheridan to his future wife; and various notes and press cuttings, 1788-1914, undated, on Sheridan and his works (folio 1); (ii) Letters, 1922-1928, of Sir James G Frazer to William Maxwell, of R and R Clark, concerning the printing of his books, together with manuscripts of some preliminary leaves; a photograph, 1922, of a sculpture of Frazer by Antoine Bourdelle; photographs, 1930, of Frazer and his wife; and a pen and ink sketch, undated, of Frazer by Cora J Gordon (folio 73). (iii) Form of proxy, 1877, signed by Thomas Carlyle and witnessed by his niece Mary Carlyle Aitken, to vote on his behalf at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Artizans', Labourers', and General Dwelling Co. (folio 86).


  • Creation: 1772-1930, undated.

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Conditions Governing Use

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96 Leaves ; Folio and under.

Language of Materials



96 folios.

Custodial History

This manuscript has been formed from various accessions: folios 1-72, bought Sotheby's, 17 June 1957, lot 225; the rest bought elsewhere, 1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1957, 1959.

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National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

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