Item 137 - Letter from Oscar Wilde to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/103/137

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Letter from Oscar Wilde to Nora Sidgwick

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  • Jul 1889 (Creation)

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Has been asked by Messrs. Cassell to edit one of their monthly magazines [The Lady's World, whose name Wilde changed to The Woman's World], and is 'anxious to make it the recognized organ through which women of culture and position will express their views.' Says that Mrs Fawcett, Miss Thackeray, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Lady Wentworth, Miss Orne, Mrs Frances T[erne], Lady A[rchibald] Campbell and other have promised to write, and expresses the hope that Nora will allow him to add her name to the list of contributors. Hopes that she will write an article 'an any modern subject', or on any subject on which she wishes to write. Suggests that an article on the women benefactors of the two universities would be interesting, and asks if she would 'do' Cambridge. Explains that the article will be illustrated in any way she wishes, 'and the honorarium for writers is 1 pound a page, an illustrated page counting to the writer as a full page.'

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