Papers of Robert Harborough Sherard

Robert Harborough Sherard (1861-1943) was a journalist, biographer and novelist, best known today for his friendship with Oscar Wilde and his publications in Wilde's defence.

The collection includes letters written to Sherard, diaries, works in manuscript and typescript including novels and short stories, and sundry papers. There are also about 40 printed books, plus periodicals, offprints, and pamphlets, mainly by Sherard himself, with some works of Laurence Dakin.

More information

  • A handlist of the collection is available at the Special Collections Service or download a pdf here (299 KB) 
  • A full description is available on our online database
  • Manuscript number MS 1047
literature printed books (post-1850), correspondence, personal papers, literary manuscripts sherard robert harborough

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