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Custance-Douglas correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1980-02

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescript copies of letters consisting primarily of correspondence between Colonel Custance and Lord Alfred. These materials appear to be evidence in a child custody case for Raymond Custance.

Dates

  • Created: 1902-1913

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet

1 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (1870-1945) eloped with Olive Custance (1874-1944), the daughter of Colonel Frederic Hambleton Custance (1844-1925), in 1902. They had their first and only child, Raymond, in the same year. Colonel Custance did not approve of their relationship, perhaps because of Lord Alfred's association with Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).

Arrangement Note

Materials relating to the legal proceedings are located in Folder 1. The second folder contains miscellaneous photographs and documents.

Title
Custance-Douglas correspondence
Author
Tomaro Taylor; Sydney Jordan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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