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System Number: 07055
Date: [10/15 March 1882][1]
Author: Oscar Wilde[2]
Place: Chicago
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1044
Document Type: ALS[3]


My Dear Jimmy -

Your abominable attempt at literature[4] has arrived: I dont believe that my lovely and spirituelle Lady Archie[5] ever [p. 2] signed it at all - I was so enraged that I insisted on talking about you to a reporter[6]. I send you the result.

Oscar Wilde

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1.  [10/15 March 1882]
Dated from address. Wilde lectured on the 'House Beautiful' at the Central Music Hall, Chicago on 11 March.

2.  Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

3.  ALS
Published in Holland, Merlin and Rupert Hart-Davis, eds, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, London, 2000, p. 147.

4.  literature
This is a reply to a communication from JW and others dated 4 February 1882, #11393. For Wilde's other letter on the subject, see #07056.

5.  Lady Archie
Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more].

6.  reporter