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.
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 
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 Pen name of Christopher Sclater Millard.
By a primary source we mean the contemporaneous, documented, and reliable viewpoint of an individual participant or observer.
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Dorothy Cooper; Merlin Holland; Donald Mead; Michael Seeney; Mark Samuels Lasner; Margaret Stetz; Geoff Dibb; Matthew Sturgis; Robert Whelan; Devon Cox; David M. Friedman; Andrew J. Morris; Rob Marland; Rachel Klingberg; JD Murphy; Walter W. Walker; The Quote Investigator; Nigel Rees; Michael May of the Reference Department at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, CA; Bernadette Murphy who is the Head of Information Services, International New York Times, Paris; the South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale; Brian Gallagher and Prof. Jim Kinnie at the University of Rhode Island Carothers Library; Sargeant Memorial Collection at the Slover Library; the Norfolk Public Library; Shirley Eastham who is the President of the Narragansett Historical Society; Samuel Judd who is Reference and Information Services Librarian at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library; Mark Osterma at the George Eastman Museum; John Bogack who is editor of the Fire Island Star; Eric Colleary (Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts) and Cristina Meisner (Research Associate III) at the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin; staff at the Berg Collection, NYPL; and Elizabeth E. Fuller, who is Librarian at The Rosenbach Museum and Library.