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.
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, Margaret Stetz, Geoff Dibb, David M. Friedman, Andrew J. Morris, Rob Marland, Rachel Klingberg, JD Murphy, Walter W. Walker, The Quote Investigator, Nigel Rees, Michael May, Reference Department at Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, CA., Bernadette Murphy, Head of Information Services, International New York Times, Paris, South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale, Brian Gallagher and Prof. Jim Kinnie of the University of Rhode Island Carothers Library; Shirley Eastham, President of the Narragansett Historical Society; and Samuel Judd
Reference and Information Services Librarian at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, Mark Osterman of the George Eastman Museum.