I thank first of all my family. Throughout the development of this “Annotated Bibliography”, they have been more than sympathetic to my indefatigable digging for Wilde gems, following my seemingly strange activities with great equanimity, sometimes with curious quizzical surprise and amused head-shaking.
Next I would like to thank the many people in the libraries and collections and in the auctioneers’ and booksellers’ firms, as well as the many supporters and helpers in the bountiful Wilde world for their invaluable assistance throughout this project. I owe particular thanks to Merlin Holland for his kind support for the present project, and to the following people:
Elizabeth Adams (Robert Ross Collection, University College, Oxford), Catherine Angerson (Curator, Modern Archives and Manuscripts, British Library), Lyndsi Barnes (Berg Collection, New York Public Library), Sven Becker, Bettina Berndes (Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek, Cologne), Dr. Charlotte Berry (former College Archivist and Records Manager, Magdalen College, now Archives Manager, University of Warwick), Prof. Marilyn Bisch (Indiana State University, Terre Haute), Prof. Joseph Bristow (University of California, Los Angeles), John Calhoun (Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library), James Capobianco (Houghton Library, Harvard University), Julie Carlsen (Berg Collection, New York Public Library), Julie Christenson (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth), Geoff Dibb (Oscar Wilde Society), Scott Ellwood (Grolier Club, New York), Dr. Philip Errington (former Director of Printed Books and Manuscripts, Sotheby’s, London), Elizabeth E. Fuller (The Rosenbach, Philadelphia), Prof. Josephine M. Guy (University of Nottingham), Hartlyn T. Haynes (Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas), Sophie Hopkins (Books and Manuscripts, Christie’s), Rick Gekoski, Julia W. Logan (Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College), Prof. Gregory Mackie (University of British Columbia), Rebecca Fenning Marschall (William Andrews Clark Memorial Library), Rob Marland, Jeremy Mason, Elias Mazzucco (Rare Books and Music Collections, British Library), Prof. Joan Navarre (University of Wisconsin–Stout), Aaron T. Pratt (Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas), Charlotte Priddle (Director of Special Collections, New York University), Emma Sarconi (Special Collections, Princeton University), Dr. Horst Schroeder, Natalia Sciarini (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University), Don C. Skemer (Curator of Manuscripts, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library), Zoe Stansell (Manuscripts Reference Service, British Library), Jill Sullivan (University of Bristol Theatre Collection), Jobi O. Zink (The Rosenbach, Philadelphia).
Extracts from Oscar Wilde’s letters and manuscripts which are still subject to copyright
have been used by permission of his Estate.
Translation: Tony Crawford Website and Design: Philipp Leopold