MC:P204/1/12C Letters to Lord Alfred Douglas from various correspondents, 1890s–1910s
The Hyde Collection includes other letters to Douglas from various correspondents written at all periods of his life.
MC:P204/1/12C/1 3 Jan 1895
Letter (2 sheets) from Alfred Mitchell-Innes (address, Cairo) to Douglas, expressing concern over Douglas’s activities, encouraging him to think better of Lord Cromer, and asking for a copy of his poems. [Alfred Mitchell-Innes (1864–1950), a career diplomat, was based in Cairo from 1890–6.]
MC:P204/1/12C/2 21 Jul 1908
Letter from ‘Denis’ [? name uncertain; but writer knew Douglas at Oxford] (address, Long Lynch, Child Okeford, Blandford) to Douglas, asking after him, and hoping that all is well.
MC:P204/1/12C/3 27 Jul 1908
Letter from ‘Denis’ [?] (address, Long Lynch, Child Okeford, Blandford) to Douglas, encouraging him to visit, and reporting on his painting activities.
MC:P204/1/12C/4 25 Jun 1910
Letter from Lord Howard de Walden (address, Seaford House, Belgrave Square, SW) to Douglas, surrendering some debentures held in the Wilsford Press Ltd. [Lord Howard de Walden (1880–1946) gave Douglas some financial assistance by investing in, and eventually buying, The Academy].
MC:P204/1/12C/5 1 Jul 1910
Letter from Lord Fitzwilliam (address, 4 Grosvenor Square) to Douglas, concerning putting some money into The Academy [Lord Fitzwilliam (1872–1943) was another financial backer of Douglas at this time].
Envelope from the House of Commons Library addressed to Douglas at 26 Church Row, Hampstead [where he moved in March 1910]. The date of postmark is missing, but the envelope bears a stamp of Edward VII. The handwriting is not known.
MC:P204/1/12C/7 29 Apr 1912
Letter from A. Pitt Rivers (address, Rushmore, Salisbury) to Douglas, expressing regret that St. George [Fox-Pitt] has spent Edith’s money, and concern over his financial affairs in general [Fox-Pitt was married to Douglas’s sister Edith].
MC:P204/1/12C/8 4 Feb 1913
Letter from F. Palliser de Costobadie (address, 11 Ovington Square, London SW) to Douglas, asking whether he would like to collaborate in editing a book on the Billesdon Hunt.
MC:P204/1/12C/9 1 Mar (no year given) [1913?]
Letter from ‘Taffy’ J. Lewis (address, Park Hall, Salford Priors, Evesham) to Douglas, with news of ‘Winston’s’ health [this was Douglas’s dog. Col. Lewis was A.D.C to Edward VII].
MC:P204/1/12C/10 8 Mar (no year given) 
Letter from ‘Taffy’ J. Lewis (address, Park Hall, Salford Priors, Evesham) to Douglas, alluding to his not appearing at a trial involving Colonel Custance.
MC:P204/1/12C/11 17 Mar 1913
Letter from Herbert Austin (address, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey) to Douglas (address, Hinton St. Mary, Sturminster Newton, Dorset), acknowledging receipt of a letter from Douglas to the Recorder of London.
MC:P204/1/12C/12 8 Jun 1913
Letter from Mary Encombe (address, 9 Wilton Court, Glasgow) to Douglas, expressing sympathy for Douglas’s worries, hoping that his religion will help him through, and expressing pleasure that Raymond is with her sons.
MC:P204/1/12C/13 18 Jul 1913
Letter (2 sheets, typed, with signature) from Curtis Brown (address, 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden) to Douglas (address, 26 Church Row, Hampstead), concerning negotiations with Long for payment on a book of Douglas’s [Oscar Wilde and Myself].
MC:P204/1/12C/14 24 Jul 1913
Letter (typed, with signature) from Curtis Brown (address, 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden) to Douglas (address, 26 Church Row, Hampstead), again concerning payment for Oscar Wilde and Myself.
MC:P204/1/12C/15 21 Aug 1913
Typed account from Curtis Brown for Douglas’s Oscar Wilde and Myself.
MC:P204/1/12C/16 26 Aug [1913—see below]
Letter from ‘Taffy’ J. Lewis (address, Hotel et Villas des Ambassadeurs, Vichy) to Douglas, on advice which he gave Lady Alfred Douglas, and expressing pleasure that she and Douglas are reconciled after an argument.
MC:P204/1/12C/17 1 Sep 1913
Letter from Edith Lewis (wife of ‘Taffy’; address, Hotel et Villas des Ambassadeurs, Vichy) to Douglas, on her and her husband’s activities in Vichy.
MC:P204/1/12C/18 9 Sep 1913
Letter (2 sheets, typed, with signature) from Curtis Brown (address, 6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden) to Douglas (address, 26 Church Row, Hampstead), concerning serialisation and translation rights for Oscar Wilde and Myself.
MC:P204/1/12C/19 26 Sep 1913
Copy of Memorandum of Agreement between Douglas and Mlle Z. Vengerova of St. Petersburg, concerning rights for the Russian translation of Oscar Wilde and Myself.
MC:P204/1/12C/20 18 Nov 1913
Letter from Gervase Rullett [?] (address, ‘The Saturday Review’, 10 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC) to Douglas, concerning a dispute about a sonnet of Douglas’s which the Saturday Review did not wish to publish.
MC:P204/1/12C/21 19 Nov 1913
Letter from Kenneth Rose Dennys (address, Hare Street House, Buntingford) to Douglas, sending greetings on behalf of an unnamed ‘Monseigneur’.
MC:P204/1/12C/22 30 Apr 1914
Letter (typed with signature) from Martin Secker (address, 4 John Street, Adelphi) to Douglas, inviting Douglas to write an essay on the sonnet for a series called The Art and Craft of Letters.
MC:P204/1/12C/23 12 Aug 1914
Letter from R. N. Green-Armytage (address, The Shrubbery, Weston-super-Mare) to Douglas, thanking him for signing three copies of his poems, with allusions to Douglas’s dispute with his father-in-law.
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