Betsy Sheridan's Journal: Letters from Sheridan's Sister, 1784-1786 and 1788-1790
Betsy Sheridan, William Richard Le Fanu
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1960 - Literary Criticism - 223 pages
In the 1780s Elizabeth (Betsy) Sheridan, the younger sister of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, kept a journal which she sent as weekly letters to her older sister Alicia in Dublin. The letters recount with a lively wit all the details of Betsy Sheridan's glittering social world--the round from London to Tunbridge Wells and Bath, her extensive contact with the theater and the aristocracy through her brother Richard, and the minutiae of 18th-century life. This collection, edited by a descendant of Betsy Sheridan, is a valuable addition to the rich canon of late 18th-century letters and journals.
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HAMPTON COURT AND BATH JULY 1789
LONDON SEPTEMBER 1784 TO JUNE 1785
TUNBRIDGE WELLS JUNE TO OCTOBER 1785
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