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MS.1997.004  
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Glennyth M. Woods collection on Robert Sherard Series 1. 1895, 1937-1944

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains all papers acquired through a donation from Glennyth M. Woods. Included is correspondence to and from Robert Sherard, correspondence between other individuals (including Lord Alfred Douglas), and ephemera related to Robert Sherard. A large portion of the correspondence is comprised of letters to and from Glennyth M. Woods.

Arrangement note

This series is divided into four subseries: Subseries 1.1. Incoming correspondence; Subseries 1.2. Outgoing correspondence; Subseries 1.3. Other correspondence; and Subseries 1.4. Ephemera.
 

Incoming Correspondence to Sherard Subseries 1.1. 1895, 1937-1940

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by sender, and then chronologically by the date the letter was sent.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes correspondence (letters and copies of letters) to Robert Sherard from various individuals. Many of the letters are praise of or reactions to Sherard's books, or discuss Oscar Wilde.
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Boland, Edward S. March 9, 1940

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Christie, Mamie Ella January 22, 1937

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Hirai, Hirosi October 17, 1938

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Kingsmill, Hugh February 5, 1937

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Kingsmill, Hugh July 20, 1938

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Maxwell, Henry 9. v. 1939 [September 5th?]

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Milier, Irene

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Murray, David Leslie October 21, 1939

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy

General note

Includes letter copy and short biography of David Leslie Murray.
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Turner, Reginald June 22, 1939

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Wilde, Constance September 21, 1895

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy

General note

Includes on the same page a letter from Constance Wilde (nee Lloyd) to Oscar Wilde "probably written in the winter of 1883". The letter from Constance to Oscar is a love letter. The letter from Constance to Robert Sherard asks Mr. Sherard to see her before he goes to see Oscar Wilde in jail and thanks him for his kindness to Oscar Wilde.
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Williamson, George C. February 3, 1937

General Physical Description note: 1 page, letter copy
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Woods, Glennyth M. 1939

 

Outgoing Correspondence from Sherard Subseries 1.2. 1939-1940

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by sender, and then chronologically by the date the letter was sent.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes letters, postcards, and envelopes from Robert Sherard to other individuals. All but one of the pieces of correspondence are addressed to Glennyth M. Woods. The letters discuss books about Oscar Wilde, praise of Oscar Wilde, and copies of books and articles sent between Woods and Sherard. There is some mention of Sherard's thoughts on World War II.
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Gloux, Madame Vve.

General Physical Description note: Postcard
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Woods, Glennyth M. 1939 February-May

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Woods, Glennyth M. 1939 June-1940 November, undated

 

Other Correspondence Subseries 1.3. 1939,1944

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains letters to and from individuals who also sent letters to Robert Sherard. The majority of the letters are between Glennyth M. Woods and Lord Alfred Douglas, but there are two letters from Robert Sherard's wife, A. Muriel Sherard, to Glennyth M. Woods after Sherard's death. Woods tries to convince Lord Douglas to conduct a lecture tour in the United States, and other letters discuss literature that the two have exchanged.
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Correspondence between Glennyth M. Woods and Lord Alfred Douglas 1939 March-September

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Correspondence from A. Muriel Sherard to Glennyth M. Woods 1944 March-May

 

Ephemera Subseries 1.4. 1933-1943

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged thematically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains postcard advertisements of a work by Robert Sherard, Sherard family pedigrees, two pamphlets by Robert Sherard published by Vindex, papers about "A Last Illusion" (a play adaptation), and a copy of a short story entitled "Metempsychosis a la Sylvia".
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Advertisement postcard July, 1939

General Physical Description note: Postcard

General note

Mentions Sherard's book "Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, and Oscar Wilde".
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Curwen Pedigree (family tree)

General Physical Description note: 2 large sheets

General note

Sherard's name can be seen on the second sheet. The original is oversized and housed separately in the "oversized broadside and manuscript" drawer. A photocopy is available in folder 6.
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"Andre Gide's Wicked Lies about the late Mr. Oscar Wilde in Algiers in January 1895, as Translated from the French And Broadcast by Dr. G.J. Renier, Minutely examined & Commented upon by Robert Harborough Sherard, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, With a Frontispiece by Fernand Mouren." [1933]

General Physical Description note: Pamphlet
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"Oscar Wilde 'Drunkard and Swindler': A Reply To George Bernard Shaw, Dr. G.J. Renier, Frank Harris, etc. By Robert Harborough Sherard, Knight of the Legion of Honour, With an Interview with G.B. Shaw by Hugh Kingsmill." [1933]

General Physical Description note: Pamphlet
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Wordsworth Pedigree (family tree)

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet

General note

The poet William Wordsworth was Sherard's great-grandfather.
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Newspaper article reproduction -- "Theater Intime at Ealing" July 30, 1943

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet

General note

A reproduction of a newspaper article from the West London Observer about presentations of four of Sherard's short stories with "living illustrations" performed by Beatrice and Mabel Siddons-Downe and Arthur Summerfield.
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A Last Illusion, by Oliver Quaintrell

General Physical Description note: 9 sheets

General note

"A Last Illusion" is a short story by Oliver Quaintrell, presumably adapted by Sherard into a play.
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A Last Illusion, dramatic interpretation

General Physical Description note: 3 sheets

General note

A note to the editor explaining the story, and two pages of a scene adapted to a play format.
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A Last Illusion, drafts

General Physical Description note: 2 sheets

General note

Two sheets of drafted story by either Oliver Quaintrell or Sherard that fits the plot and characters of "A Last Illusion", but has no other notes or page numbers.
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Metempsychosis a la Sylvia

General Physical Description note: 4 sheets

General note

A typed copy of the short story "Metempsychosis a la Sylvia".
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Opinion of Sherard by William Stevens (photocopy)

General Physical Description note: 1 sheet
 

Francis Watson collection on Robert Sherard Series 2. 1933-1938, 1977-1987

Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents note

This series includes correspondence between Francis Watson and Robert Sherard, papers related to the radio program 'The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar' (written by Francis Watson), and miscellaneous ephemera and letters.

Arrangement note

This series is divided into three subseries: Subseries 2.1. Correspondence; Subseries 2.2. 'The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar'; Subseries 2.3 Miscellaneous.
 

Correspondence Subseries 2.1. 1933-1938

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged chronologically by the date the letter was sent.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes letters and envelopes from Robert Sherard to Francis Watson. The letters discuss books and articles shared between the two, discussions on Oscar Wilde and other authors, and fan-mail sent to Sherard.
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Letters from Sherard to Francis Watson 1933 December 20-1938 April 29

 

The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar Subseries 2.2. 1977-1987

Arrangement note

This subseries is arranged thematically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains items related to Francis Watson's radio program "The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar" (about Sherard), including a transcript of the program, correspondence about the program, and a small collection of press clippings and notes about the program.
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Script and Sources

General note

Script for the radio program 'The Man Who Thought of Nenuphar' about Sherard, by Watson. Also includes a list of sources used.
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Letter from Montgomery Hyde September 14, 1977

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Letters from Kevin O'Brien 1987

General note

A letter from Kevin O'Brien, writing a biography of Sherard and interested to hear about more Sherard material. Encloses 2 typescript pages from his biography on Sherard's marriage to Irene Osgood. Thanks Watson for Sherard material and information, and asks him for his impression of Sherard and 'how much of his defence of Wilde was a pose.'
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Letter to Francis Watson September 1, 1977

General Physical Description note: TLS, 1 sheet

General note

Letter reporting a story by Lord Alfred Douglas about a meeting with Wilde and Sherard in Paris.
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Correspondence with the BBC about the radio program 1980-1987

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Research material

General note

A small collection of press cuttings and notes compiled for the radio program.
 

Miscellaneous Subseries 2.3. 1933, undated

Arrangement note

This series is arranged thematically.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains miscellaneous ephemera, including a flyer for a book by Sherard, a copy of a letter to the ex-Kaiser, notes about Sherard's correspondence with Sir John Henneker Heaton, and photocopies of original material already contained in the collection.
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Flyer advertisement for "Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, & Oscar Wilde; a complete exposure of Frank Harris's Life of Oscar Wilde", by Robert Harborough Sherard

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Copy of a letter from Sherard to the ex-Kaiser June 1, 1933

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Notes from the correspondence of Robert Harborough Sherard with Sir John Henneker Heaton

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Photocopies of original material

General note

This folder contains photocopies of materials; the originals can be found in other folders in the collection.