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Finding Aid for the Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Forgeries MS. Wilde Forgeries
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Lloyd, Fabian Avenarius, 1887-1920?

Mixed materials W6721M C697 1887-1900

Collection of manuscript letters, essays, poems, and plays, accompanied by dealers' and experts' correspondence regarding these particular manuscripts. 1887-1900

General Physical Description note: 80 items. In orange leather and grey buckram box. 12-1/2 x 10 x 4-1/4 in. These are all forgeries by Fabian Lloyd [nephew of Constance Lloyd Wilde, by her brother, Otho Lloyd Holland ]. Fabian Lloyd is also known as Dorian Hope, Sebastian Hope, B. Holland, and Arthur Cravan. Manuscript works included in this collection: A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest, Mr. Swinburne's Poems and Ballads, The Sphinx without a Secret, Lord Savile's Crime, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, The Decay of Lying, and drafts of poems.

Also: ten personal letters supposedly from Oscar Wilde. Photocopy masters of selected items shelved adjacent.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 21-2

Old Call Number

W6721M C697 1887 1900 Boxed
 

Unknown person. Supposed letters by Oscar Wilde to Leonard Charles Smithers, 1861-1909 . 1880-1900

Mixed materials 72, Folder 4

Letter. 188-

General Physical Description note: ANS 1 leaf. Forgery. Mourning stationery headed: 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, SW. Without typescript.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2578; Dulau 42.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 28-12

Old Call Number

W6721L H926 [188-?]
Shelfmark 74, Folder 5

Letter. 189-

General Physical Description note: ANS 1 leaf. Writing does not appear to be in Oscar Wilde's hand. Either a forgery or a letter dictated by Wilde to someone who imitated his hand.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 28-83

Old Call Number

W6721L L434 [189-?]
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1898 February 25

General Physical Description note: ALS 1 leaf. Possibly a forgery. Without typescript. With this: original envelope, addressed, stamped and cancelled; postmarked: Paris, February 25, 1898.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2776.

Also available on microfilm:

CLC 220, 249; Wilde 30-111

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1898] [Feb. 25]
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1899

General Physical Description note: ALS 3 p. Forgery.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 30-114

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1899?]e
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1899

General Physical Description note: ALS 3 p. Forgery.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 30-115

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1899?]f
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1899

General Physical Description note: ALS 4 p. Forgery. Without typescript.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2781.

Also available on microfilm:

CLC 220, 249; Wilde 30-112

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1899?]a
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1899

General Physical Description note: ALS 3 p. Forgery. Without typescript.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2782.

Also available on microfilm:

CLC 220, 249; Wilde 30-113

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1899?]b
Shelfmark 74, Folder 3

Letter. 1900

General Physical Description note: ALS 4 p. Identified as a forgery in correspondence from Sir Rupert Hart-Davis,, dated 10 Nov. 1959. Without typescript.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2590a.

Also available on microfilm:

CLC 148; Wilde 28-16

Old Call Number

W6721L I31 [1900?]
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1900

General Physical Description note: ALS 3 p. Forgery. Without typescript.

Scope and Contents note

References: Finzi 2785.

Also available on microfilm:

CLC 220, 249; Wilde 30-116

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1900?]
Shelfmark 77, Folder 3

Letter. 1900

General Physical Description note: ALS 4 p. Forgery.

Also available on microfilm:

Wilde 30-99

Old Call Number

W6721L S6642 [1900?]a