Content: Episode of Jack's cigarette case: vol. 1, leaves [20-25].
Content: Holograph, comprising Acts I-II of the original four-act version of The importance of being earnest. For transcription of both acts and facsimile of Act II, see Arents S 1534, no. 3.
Content: Title altered from: A trivial comedy for serious people.
Content: Title in vol. 3: Lady Lancing. Act II (altered from: Act III).
Content: With author's ms. emendations, deletions, etc., in the text and on facing blank pages.
Content: Revised three-act version published under title The importance of being earnest. London, 1899.
Version identification: Included in three notebooks of 90, 86 (4 leaves excised) and 112 (one leaf excised) leaves respectively; remaining leaves are blank, except for 5 leaves of vol. 3 which contain holograph drafts of passages from La sainte courtisane.