Oscar Wilde collection of papers

Collection Data

Description
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and two undated notebooks.
Names
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 (Creator)
Appleton, G. Webb (George Webb), 1845-1909 (Contributor)
Austrian, Alfred S (Former owner)
Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956 (Contributor)
Berg, Albert A., 1872-1950 (Former owner)
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938 (Former owner)
Douglas, Alfred Bruce, 1870-1945 (Contributor)
Finck, Herman, 1872-1939 (Contributor)
Fletcher, Frank, 1870-1954 (Former owner)
Harris, Frank, 1856-1931 (Contributor)
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) (Former owner)
Humphreys, Arthur Lee, 1865-1946 (Contributor)
Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947 (Former owner)
Little, James Stanley, 1856-1940 (Contributor)
Lowther, Aimee (Contributor)
Morse, W. F (Contributor)
Pratt, E. W (Contributor)
Prescott, Marie (Contributor)
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 (Contributor)
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 (Contributor)
Stetson, John B. (John Batterson), 1884-1952 (Former owner)
Stockley Cynthia, 1883-1936 (Contributor)
Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914 (Contributor)
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 (Contributor)
Young, Owen D., 1874- (Former owner)
A. P. Watt and Son (Contributor)
American Play Company (Contributor)
James B. Pinker and Son (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1880 - 1932 (Inferred)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Wilde [Text]
Topics
Greece -- Description and travel
Genres
Correspondence
Forgeries
Notebooks
Notes
Biographical/historical: Oscar Wilde was a British poet, playwright, novelist, and critic.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, a portrait photograph, and two undated notebooks. The manuscripts include holographs and holograph drafts of poems, notes on travel in Greece, portions of "The Picture of Dorian Gray," an emended manuscript of a play and other holograph materials. There is also an undated manuscript forgery of "Salome," believed to be in the hand of Fabian Lloyd. The manuscripts also include holographs by Max Beerbohm, one dated 1894, relating to the author. The legal documents include agreements between the author and the American Play Company. The correspondence includes letters, dating from 1880 to 1900, from the author to George Webb Appleton, Frank Harris, Arthur Humphreys, James Stanley Little, Aimee Lowther, E. W. Pratt, John Ruskin, James MacNeill Whistler, and others. There are also letters relating to the author, dating from [1881] to 1932, between various correspondents including Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas, Herman Finck, Theodore Watts-Dunton, Bernard Shaw, Cynthia Stockley, the literary agency James B. Pinker and son, and others. There are letters to Wilde from W. F. Morse, Marie Prescott, John Ruskin, and A. P. Watt and son, dating from 1882 to 1891.
Content: The bound manuscript in the author's holograph of "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" cataloged separately. Napoleon Sarony's 1882 portrait photograph of Wilde cataloged separately. Card catalog available.
Physical Description
Extent: 110 items
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15823746
MSS Unit ID: 19125
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19125
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 05582360-10b4-0134-aabc-00505686d14e
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