This section of the Laurence Sterne Trust website will provide digital images of manuscripts and rare printed material relating to Sterne’s life and writings. Where appropriate this material will be fully annotated.
The first series of documents describes Sterne’s activities as a clergyman in Coxwold. It is currently planned to upload early biographies and obituaries; an account by a Grand Tourist of meeting Sterne in Italy, which contains unique details of Sterne’s physical appearance, manner of dress, and idiosyncratic behaviour; and details of an unrecorded dramatisation of Tristram Shandy, performed in North America early in the nineteenth century.
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