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Wilde, Oscar
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305
Wilde, Oscar
Estimate
8,00010,000
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Wilde, Oscar
Autograph letter signed ("Oscar Wilde"), 3 pp. on bifolium (6 5/8 x 4 7/8 in.; 168 x 126 mm) on his Tite Street letterhead, London, n.d., to Oscar Browning ("O. B."); horizontal fold, first page very lightly browned.
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Catalogue Note

A letter of condolence to Oscar Browning. "I am so sorry to hear from Wallstein of your great loss: I know how fond you were of your mother, and, loving my own, can understand how you must feel. It must be some small consolation to feel that she had always every reason to be proud of you, and was proud of you."

Oscar Browning (1837–1923) was an Eton master from 1860 to 1875, when his close attachments to some of his pupils (most notably George Curzon, future Viceroy of India) necessitated his departure from the school. From 1876 to 1909, he was a Cambridge don. He served as tutor at King's College to Wilde's close friend Robbie Ross in 1888–89. Wilde's friendship with Browning was of long standing, dating to 1879.

Not in The Complete Letters and presumably unpublished.

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