This web site intends to use only information based on Primary Sources, and particularly so when the information relates to Oscar Wilde.
By a primary source we mean the contemporaneous, documented, and reliable viewpoint of an individual participant or observer usually in the form of:
Included articles, essays, and ephemera are in the public domain because their copyright has expired. All images are mere mechanical scans or photocopies of public domain originals. From the available evidence they are so similar to such scans or photocopies that no copyright protection can be expected to arise. The originals themselves are in the public domain because their copyright has expired.
Original text is copyright © John Cooper.
L&S: Lloyd Lewis and Henry Justin Smith. Oscar Wilde Discovers America: 1882, 1936. New York: Benjamin Blom, reprinted 1967.
Ransome: Ransome, Arthur. Oscar Wilde A Critical Study, 1912.
Throughout this site you will see reference to Mason. This is a common notation in Wilde studies and it refers to:
Bibliography of Oscar Wilde, (1914)
by Stuart Mason 
LONDON | T. WERNER LAURIE LTD.
 Pen name of Christopher Sclater Millard.
By a primary source we mean the contemporaneous, documented, and reliable viewpoint of an individual participant or observer.
This is an ongoing list of those whom I would like to thank for their assistance and support.
Dorothy Cooper, Merlin Holland, Donald Mead, Michael Seeney, Mark Samuels Lasner, Geoff Dibb, David M. Friedman, Marilyn Bisch, Andrew J. Morris, Rob Marland, Rachel Klingberg, JD Murphy, Walter W. Walker, The Quote Investigator, Nigel Rees, Michael May, Reference Department, Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, CA., Bernadette Murphy, Head of Information Services, International New York Times, Paris., copperas.com.