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Ernest Bernulf Clegg

Ernest Bernulf Clegg. Autograph letter signed, dated Strakenhurst, Bournemouth, to Oscar Wilde, [April 1891]. 2 p.

Gift of Lucia Moreira Salles, 2008

MA 7258.9
Transcription: 

Shakenhurst
Bournemouth

Dear Sir
    As I have found much help and guidance in your teachings about Art, I venture to write and ask in which of your works I may find developed that idea of the total uselessness of all Art, as you expressed it in your interesting 'Preface to Dorian Grey.'
    I should not venture thus to trespass upon your time did I not know your