Correspondence, court papers, and other miscellaneous documents related to Robert Baldwin Ross.
Robert Baldwin Ross was born in Tours, France in 1869. He was brought up in London, studied at Cambridge, then moved to Edinburgh
as an apprentice journalist. He met Oscar Wilde in 1886 and remained his friend while Wilde was imprisoned from 1895-1897.
Ross stayed in touch with Wilde and was present when Wilde died in November 1900. Ross was made Wilde's literary executor
and later published a 14 volume set of his collected works. After Wilde's death, he became an art gallery director and art
critic. He was involved in court cases with Lord Alfred Douglas and others between 1913 and 1915. He died in London in 1918
and asked to be cremated, his ashes placed in Oscar Wilde's tomb at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
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