Robert Harborough Sherard: letters to Douglas William Gray
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of letters, transcripts and other papers kept by Douglas Gray of Perth, all relating to Sherard and his writings on his friendship with Oscar Wilde in Paris in the 1890s and his aggressive defence of Wilde by means of various publications. The whole collection has been calendared to provide short summaries of the contents, including some direct quotation. The catalogue has retained original historic language that may be offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. In order to reflect the original context of creation, such historic language has not been edited or replaced.
- 27 Sept 1933-Apr 1980
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
1 collection (72 items total in one acid-free folder paper) : paper
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
One acid-free folder
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Douglas Gray's collection of letters from Sherard and his wife Muriel came into the possession of Ian Laurenson of Monash University, by whom they were presented to Cambridge University Library in 1980.
- Bowers, Dorothy V., 1902-1948 (author)
- Clémenceau-Jacquemaire, Madeleine, 1870-1949 (French authoress)
- Douglas, Lord Alfred Bruce, 1870-1945 (poet and biographer)
- Gray, Douglas William, fl 1933-1943 (Australian journalist)
- Lunn, Hugh Kingsmill, 1889-1949 (author)
- Pearson, Edward Hesketh Gibbons, 1887-1964 (actor and biographer)
- Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills, 1854-1900 (author and playwright)
- Woodhouse, William John, 1866-1937 (Professor of Greek, University of Sydney)
- Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939 (poet and playwright)
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