Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862

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Epithet: dramatist; of Add MS 42712

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x000138

Anglo-Irish dramatist and actor.

From the description of James Sheridan Knowles letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 181587980

Irish actor and author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : Aberfoyle, Loch Ard Lodge, and Torquay, to Edward Moxon, 1844 Aug. 1-1847 Mar. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270492300

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Wakefield, to Kohn Roby, 1830 Jan. 31 and [n.d., the two sent together on 1830 Feb. 8]. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 81019835

Irish actor and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to R. Bentley, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488421

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Llanrwst and Torquay, to Edward Moxon, 1846 May 27 and Oct. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491996

James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862) was a British dramatist; he also published verses, novels, & lectures.

From the description of Letter by James Sheridan Knowles to Dr. R.S. Mackenzie, 1841. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228769705

James Sheridan Knowles was an Anglo-Irish dramatist. His plays were quite popular in his day, characterized by a professional, matter-of-fact style. In 1845 he embraced an extreme form of Evangelicalism and became a Baptist.

From the description of James Sheridan Knowles letter to Miss S.L. Eisdell, 1858 Aug. 16. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50793673

From the description of James Sheridan Knowles poem, Switzerland, 1858 Mar. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50793678

James Sheridan Knowles (1784-1862), the dramatist, was the son of James Knowles the lexicographer. For fuller details see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Correspondence and literary manuscripts of James Sheridan Knowles, 1825-1925, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Epithet: dramatist; of Add MS 40523

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x000136

Epithet: of Add MS 38524

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x000097

James Sheridan Knowles, Irish playwright.

From the description of James Sheridan Knowles manuscript material : 4 items, 1839-1856 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 505645473

From the guide to the James Sheridan Knowles manuscript material : 5 items, 1835-1856, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Epithet: Irish dramatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000753.0x00013c

Epithet: dramatist; of Add MS 46652

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Richard Bentley was a partner in the London publishing firm Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Bray, near Dublin, to Richard Bentley, Esq., London [manuscript], 1844 July 6. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 281863473

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creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from James Sheridan Knowles to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], [18th or 19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Smith, William Henry Sedley, 1806-1872,. William Henry Sedley Smith colleciton of prompt books, marked editions and manuscript sides, 1769-1869. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from James Sheridan Knowles, Leicester, Humberstone, Terrace 35, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1854 December 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from James Sheridan Knowles, London, to Madame Céline Celeste [manuscript], 1845 July 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868,. Autograph letters signed and autograph drafts signed from Charles John Kean to various recipients [manuscript], 1828-1866. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Letter by James Sheridan Knowles to Dr. R.S. Mackenzie, 1841. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. The hunchback, by Sheridan Knowles. Prepared for Daly's Theatre. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from James Knowles, London, to Mrs. Crouch, London [manuscript], 1834 February 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Bray, near Dublin, to Richard Bentley, Esq., London [manuscript], 1844 July 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letters signed from J.S. Knowles to W. Macready [manuscript], 1825-1838. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Park Benjamin Papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn CORRESPONDENCE of Leigh Hunt; 1845-1859.James Henry Leigh Hunt, essayist and poet: Correspondence, etc.: 1806-1859.includes:f. 1 Peter George Patmore, author: Letters to Leigh Hunt: 1835-1845. ff. 3, 19, 2 1, 41, 53, 57, 77, 158 John Forster, biogra..., 1845-1859 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXI (ff. 405). Sept. 1844.includes:ff. 1., 4 Sir William Magnay, 1st Baronet; Lord Mayor of London: Correspondence with Sir R.. Peel: 1844. ff. 6, 8 Thomas Attwood, formerly MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1825-1844. f. 9 Frederick Dyer... British Library
creatorOf James Sheridan Knowles manuscript material : 5 items, 1835-1856 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letters signed from James Sheridan Knowles to Collier [manuscript], 1833-1835. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Griswold, Daniel Paine,. Griswold collection of theatrical letters, 1787-1909 (inclusive). Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Muth, Charles K., fl. 1842,. Autograph letter signed from Charles [K. Muth?], Plymouth, to Charles John Kean [manuscript], 1842 May 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Liverpool, to Edmund Kean, Rothesay, Bute [manuscript], 1829 June 17 Wednesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles to Thomas Noon Talfourd [manuscript], [19th century]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1832 May 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Autograph letters signed (7) : Aberfoyle, Loch Ard Lodge, and Torquay, to Edward Moxon, 1844 Aug. 1-1847 Mar. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Virginius microform : a tragedy in five acts, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, May 9th 1820. 1820? HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. James Sheridan Knowles letter to Miss S.L. Eisdell, 1858 Aug. 16. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 18th or 19th century April 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Smith, Charles Hamilton,. Autograph letter signed from Charles Hamilton Smith, Plymouth, to Charles John Kean [manuscript], 1842 May 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXLVI (ff. 456). 10-31 Mar. 1843.includes:ff. 1, 3 Walter Francis Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1834-1847. f. 5 Bickham Escott, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1845. ff. 7-12 Lieuten... British Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letters signed from J.S. Knowles to W.C. Macready [manuscript], 1823-1830. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Letter to [?]. [s.l.]. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Works of J.S. Knowles, 19th century Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn O'Neill, James, 1849-1920,. Letters signed from James O'Neill, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1899-1907. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Letter to Miss Paterson, 1838. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. John of Procida : [play] / by James Sheridan Knowles.
referencedIn Clark, Willis Gaylord, 1808-1841. Letter : Philadelphia, Pa., to Alaric A. Watts, London, 1829 Apr. 29. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letters signed from James Sheridan Knowles to various people [manuscript], 1825-1836. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616. Papers relating to William Charles Macready, 1831-1839. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mori, Emile E. Incidental music for Virginius by Emile E. Mori [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870,. Autograph letter signed from Mark Lemon, [London], to Burnand [F.C. Burnand?] [manuscript], 1867 July 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. James Sheridan Knowles poem, Switzerland, 1858 Mar. 23. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. Great Britain Papers (literary), 1806-1936. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870,. Autograph and printed letters signed from Charles Dickens to John Payne Collier, 1835?-1842. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Autograph letters signed (2) : Llanrwst and Torquay, to Edward Moxon, 1846 May 27 and Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Torquay, Devon, to Benjamin Webster, Esq., Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London [manuscript], 1842 December 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Betty Wharton collection of theatrical autographs, 1707-1869. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Mackenzie, R. Shelton (Robert Shelton), 1809-1880. Papers of R. Shelton MacKenzie [manuscript], 1863 January 15 & n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Letter to Leman Rede. Dublin, Ireland. 1844 May 2. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Henderson, Lucius,. Autograph letter signed from Lucius Henderson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to John T. Malone [manuscript], 1888 November 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Collection of theatrical correspondence and ephemera, 1697-1930 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Glasgow, to George Bartley, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London [manuscript], 1838 January 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834,. Poems, [ca. 1800-1834?], England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Virginius microform : a tragedy in five acts, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, May 9th 1820. 1820? HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876,. Autograph letters signed from H. Martineau to various correspondents [manuscript], 1838-1844? Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1863. Autograph letters signed (2) : Wakefield, to Kohn Roby, 1830 Jan. 31 and [n.d., the two sent together on 1830 Feb. 8]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letters signed from J.S. Knowles to W. Macready [manuscript], 1827-1831. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Correspondence and literary manuscripts of James Sheridan Knowles, 1825-1925 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Virginius : a tragedy, in five acts / by James Sheridan Knowles ; printed from the acting copy, with remarks, biographical and critical, by D.-G. ; to which are added, a description of the costume, cast of the characters, entrances and exits, relative positions of the performers on the stage, and the whole of the stage business, as performed at the Theatres Royal, London ; embellished with a fine engraving, by Mr. White, from a drawing taken in the theatre, by Mr. R. Cruikshank. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Correspondence and literary manuscripts of James Sheridan Knowles. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn English Theatre Portraits University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn VOL. XX. 1. "The Music in Masaniello; or the Fisherman of Naples. Historical play, performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Feb. 17th, 1825." The words by G. Soane. f. 1. 2. "William Tell. Historical Play;" performed at the same theatre, 1825. The..., 1825-1826 British Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. James Sheridan Knowles manuscript material : 4 items, 1839-1856 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831,. Letters from Sarah Siddons to various recipients, 1783-1820. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Letter from James Sheridan Knowles, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Love. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH letters and signatures of Royal and illustrious persons, chiefly of England and France, of the l9th century. Amongst them is the signature of H.M. Queen Victoria when Princess, dated in the year 1823. The collection is stated to have been f..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858. Letters, 1830-1836 : London, etc., to Emma Isola Moxon. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Vol. I, ff. 245.includes:ff. 1, 3 William Scoresby, Captain afterwards Reverend; FRS: Letters to Capt. G. W. Manby: 1829, 1835.ff. 1-39 passim George William Manby, FRS: Letters to: 1829-1850.f. 5 William John Huggins, painter: Letter to J. Bro... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXLIII (ff. 404). 13-26 Jan. 1843.includes:f. 1 Francis Robert Bonham, Principal Storekeeper of the Ordnance: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1829-1850.f. 5 Robert Thurburn, formerly Consul al Alexandria: Letters to Dr. J. Bowring: 1842, ... British Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library
creatorOf Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878,. Incidental music for Virginius, 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. Autograph Collection of Alexander Irvine. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. James Sheridan Knowles letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1805-1844. Houghton Library
referencedIn Richardson, 19th cent. Autograph poem by Richardson on Ellen Tree [manuscript], before 1842 May 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn C. A. Muller actors portraits, circa 1870-1897 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616. Papers relating to William Charles Macready, 1831-1839. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The life of Edmund Kean : from published and original sources, extra-illustrated Houghton Library
referencedIn Palle, John, fl. 1833,. Autograph letter signed from John Palle, Templemore, to Charles Kean, London [manuscript], 1833 August 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Autograph letter signed : London, to R. Bentley, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Prompt book of Virginius / marked for Fred'k Warde by J.L. Saphoré, Pittsburgh 1885. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Correspondence to Richard Penn Smith, 1835. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles to Benjamin Webster, Esq. [manuscript], 1835 March 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. [The maid of Mariendorpt: a play in five acts] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn McCullough, John, 1832-1885,. Letters signed from John McCullough to various people [manuscript], 1861-1905. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862. Autobiographical sketch : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p.], 1832 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Abbott, William, 1789-1843 person
associatedWith Appleton, William Worthen person
correspondedWith Bartley, George, 1782-1858 person
associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922 person
associatedWith Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871, person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Cahoon, Herbert, 1918- , person
correspondedWith Celeste, Madame (Céline), 1814-1882 person
associatedWith Clark, William Andrews, 1877-1934, person
associatedWith Clark, Willis Gaylord, 1808-1841. person
correspondedWith Collier, John Payne, 1789-1883 person
associatedWith Covent Garden Theatre. corporateBody
correspondedWith Crouch, Mrs., fl. 1834 person
associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899, person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870, person
associatedWith Drury Lane Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Egerton, Daniel, 1772-1835 person
associatedWith Eisdell, S. L., person
correspondedWith Elliston, R. W. (Robert William), 1774-1831 person
associatedWith Griswold, Daniel Paine, person
correspondedWith Hawkins, Frederick William, 1849-1900 person
associatedWith Haymarket Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Henderson, Lucius, person
associatedWith Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845 person
associatedWith Irvine, Alexander, 1863-1941. person
correspondedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868, person
correspondedWith Kean, Edmund, 1787-1833 person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, person
associatedWith Lemon, Mark, 1809-1870, person
associatedWith Lovell, Maria, 1803-1877 person
associatedWith Mackenzie, R. Shelton (Robert Shelton), 1809-1880. person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 person
associatedWith Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876, person
associatedWith McCullough, John, 1832-1885, person
associatedWith Mori, Emile E. person
associatedWith Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858. person
associatedWith Muller, C. A person
associatedWith Muspratt, James. person
associatedWith Muth, Charles K., fl. 1842, person
associatedWith O'Neill, James, 1849-1920, person
associatedWith Palle, John, fl. 1833, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Richardson, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Roby, John, 1793-1850, person
associatedWith Saphoré, J.L. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831, person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Hamilton, person
associatedWith Smith, William Henry Sedley, 1806-1872, person
associatedWith Talfourd, Thomas Noon, Sir, 1795-1854 person
associatedWith Warde, Frederick B., 1851-1935. person
correspondedWith Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882 person
associatedWith Wharton, Betty, collector. person
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Dover, Kent
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Scarriff, Clare
Glasgow, Scotland
Ireland, Europe
Egypt, Africa
London, England
United States of America
Greenock, Renfrewshire
Tahiti, Pacific Ocean
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dewsbury, West Riding of Yorkshire
Egypt, Africa
Switzerland
Carlisle, Cumberland
Subject
Virginia, daughter of Virginius (Legendary character)--Drama
Dramatists, English--19th century--Poetry
Drama (English)
Letters 19th century
Play
Letters--19th century
Portraits, British 19th century
Prompt-book
Promptbooks--19th century
Dramatists, English--19th century--Correspondence
Ophelia (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
Juliet (Fictitious character)--Manuscripts
Dramatists, Irish--19th century--Correspondence
English drama--19th century
Drama--Promptbooks and typescripts
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Birth 1784-05-12

Death 1862-11-30

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