Papers, 1783-1788 and n.d.


Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816. Papers, 1783-1788 and n.d.

Papers, 1783-1788 and n.d.

Notes, notebooks, and printed material with marginalia regarding the administration of Warren Hastings as governor-general of India and his subsequent impeachment. Most material is undated, and many items are fragmentary. Many pages are written in Sheridan's hand, including some bearing the heading, "My Speech." Frequent reference is made to the Begums and the Nabob of Oude in preparation for Sheridan's parliamentary speeches against Hastings. Numerous notes written by Sheridan in the margins of letters and printed charges reveal his arguments against Hastings and his treatment of the Begums.

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