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|Named Person:||Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde; A E Housman; Robert Baldwin Ross; Robert Baldwin Ross; Oscar Wilde|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Reggie Turner; Seymour Adelman
|Description:||1 item (2 p. on 1 leaf) ; 27 x 21 cm.|
Responding to a query by Adelman, Turner recounts how Oscar Wilde came to own a copy of The Shropshire lad inscribed by Turner. Turner also gives details on the writing of the ballad of Reading gaol. "Oscar Wilde admired the 'Shropshire lad' immensely and there can be no doubt that it influenced him while writing the Ballad." He also mentions that he and Robert Ross were at Wilde's bedside when he died.