Sir William Robert Wills Wilde

Standard Name: Wilde, Sir William Robert Wills

Connections

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Cultural formation Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca Wilde (Speranza) achieved her aristocratic ambitions when her husband was knighted and she became Lady Wilde.
Wyndham, Horace. Speranza. T. V. Boardman, 1951.
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Family and Intimate relationships Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
During the summer of 1855, JFLW suffered considerable strain when William Wilde fell seriously ill. He recovered, but had several relapses in the years before his death.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
75, 116
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
Sir William Wilde , husband of Jane Francesca and father of Oscar , was a connection by marriage as well as a family friend.
O’Conor-Eccles”. Library Ireland.
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca Elgee , the Irish nationalist writer Speranza, married William Robert Wilde , a physician specializing in the eye and ear, at St Peter's Church in Dublin.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
61
Ellmann, Richard. Oscar Wilde. Knopf, 1988.
679
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Sir William Wilde , husband of Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde (Speranza), for twenty-five years, died. His death left her in financial straits.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
138, 141
Health E. Owens Blackburne
EOB was blind for some years. She lost her sight at about eleven but regained it after an operation performed by Sir William R. Wilde (father to Oscar ) when she was eighteen.
O’Donoghue, David James. The Poets of Ireland. Gale Research, 1968.
62
Boase, Frederic. Modern English Biography. F. Cass, 1965.
Other Life Event Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
JFLW and her husband were both on the crest of a wave of success when one of his patients, Mary Travers , accused him of rape. Reportedly, after her treatment ended in autumn 1854, she...
Other Life Event Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
The libel charges brought by Mary Travers , aggrieved patient of Sir William Wilde , against JFLW (Speranza), came to trial at Four Courts in Dublin.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
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Author summary Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde , remains best known for her fierce Irish Nationalist poems published in the Nation under the pseudonym Speranza. She became known too for her translations of both poetry and fiction...
Publishing Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Sir William Wilde 's illustrated Memoir of Gabriel Beranger and his Labours in the Cause of Irish Art and Antiquities, from 1760 to 1780, appeared posthumously with a concluding part written by JFLW .
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2766 (1880): 564
British Library Catalogue.
Publishing Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca Elgee contributed to the Nation a glowing review of the Beauties of Boyne and Blackwater by William Robert Wilde , her future husband.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
54
Reception Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Following the death of her husband , JFLW wrote to Sir Thomas Larcom , hoping he could help secure her a government pension.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
143
In his reply, Larcom explained that only the Prime Minister could...
Textual Production Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
She finished her husband's biography, of a noted archaeologist, after being widowed in 1876 and moving to London. Her preface pays tribute to the late Sir William .
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
168
Textual Production Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
To this she appended a chapter on The Ancient Races of Ireland by her late husband . The preface was signed Francesca Speranza Wilde. Some of these legends had appeared previously in her article The...
Travel Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Jane Francesca Wilde , or Speranza, and her husband made their first trip to Scandinavia.
Melville, Joy. Mother of Oscar. John Murray, 1999.
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