Documents associated with: Colvin, Sidney
Record 6 of 20
System Number: 07056
Date: [March 1882?]
Author: Oscar Wilde
Place: Griggsville, IL
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1045
Document Type: ALS
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1. [March 1882?]
Dated from Oscar Wilde's lecturing tour of the U. S. from January-October 1882. Dated also from JW and others to O. Wilde, #11393. Wilde was in Griggsville, Illinois during March 1882. See Ellmann, Richard, Oscar Wilde, London, 1987, pp. 178-81, 193.
A letter from O. Wilde to Col. W. F. Morse, [early March 1882], asks him to send a telegram with different words: 'Wilde New York / Whistler, Tite Street, Chelsea, London / I admit knee-breeches, and acknowledge epigrams, but reject Quilter and repudiate Colvin. / I hope I am to lecture again in New York - and in Boston / Yours truly / Oscar Wilde'; published in Holland, Merlin and Rupert Hart-Davis, eds, The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, London, 2000, pp. 148-9.
See earlier letter to which this is a reply, JW to O. Wilde, 4 February 1882, #11393. Upon his arrival in New York in January 1882, Wilde had been photographed by Napoleon Sarony in a dandyish costume which included knee-breeches. See Ellman, 1987, op. cit., p. ix.
Remainder of text printed on reverse flap.