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Letters and postcards from Wilde to Prof Paul Robinson Coleman-Norton, professor of classical philology at Princeton University. The letters are personal in content, reminiscing on their former association at Burgoyne Trail, a nudist camp, asking Coleman-Norton's professional aid, and giving some account of Wilde's current activities. Many of the letters are signed "Jimmy.".
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Percival Wilde letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American playwright, novelist. Wilde was best known for his many one-act plays. Born in New York City, he attended Horace Mann High School and Columbia University from which he was graduated in 1906. Most of his career was devoted to writing plays, novels (detective stories) and scenarios for the motion pictures. Mr. Wilde was a member of the Authors Club, The Players, The American Dramatists, and a member of the advisory board of the Mystery Writers of America. Among his books are DAWN AND OTHER ONE-ACT PLAYS; CONFESSIONAL AND OTHER AMERICAN PLAYS; THE UNSEEN HOST AND OTHER WAR PLAYS; and DESIGN FOR MURDER.