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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 775

Oscar Wilde telegrams to Ada Esther Leverson


Telegrams to the English novelist Ada Esther Leverson (née Beddington)from the Irish author and poet Oscar Wilde.


  • 1893-1895

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Autograph telegrams (carbon copies) from Oscar Wilde sent to Ada Esther Leverson (née Beddington), thanking her for her letters and accepting various social invitations.

Biographical / Historical

Oscar Wilde was an Irish author and poet; Ada Esther Leverson (née Beddington) 1859-1936) was an English novelist.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

41-4272. Gift of Orland F. Weber, Jr., 22 East 82nd Street, New York City, New York; received: 1942 May 10.

Processing Information

In 2020, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, titles were updated to include a woman's first name when identified. Previously identified as Ada Leverson.

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Oscar Wilde telegrams to Ada Esther Leverson, 1893-1895: Guide.
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