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Finding Aid for the Robert Baldwin Ross Collection 1890-1918
MS Ross and MS Wilde  
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Description
Correspondence, court papers, and other miscellaneous documents related to Robert Baldwin Ross.
Background
Robert Baldwin Ross was born in Tours, France in 1869. He was brought up in London, studied at Cambridge, then moved to Edinburgh as an apprentice journalist. He met Oscar Wilde in 1886 and remained his friend while Wilde was imprisoned from 1895-1897. Ross stayed in touch with Wilde and was present when Wilde died in November 1900. Ross was made Wilde's literary executor and later published a 14 volume set of his collected works. After Wilde's death, he became an art gallery director and art critic. He was involved in court cases with Lord Alfred Douglas and others between 1913 and 1915. He died in London in 1918 and asked to be cremated, his ashes placed in Oscar Wilde's tomb at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
Extent
4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Clark Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research.