Sholto Osborne Gordon Douglas

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Sholto Osborne Gordon Douglas (1873-1934) was an author.  The son of Captain William Grant Douglas, RN, he was a descendant of the 14th Earl of Morton.


Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe, (22 July 1860 – 25 October 1913), was an English writer, artist, photographer, eccentric - and notable homosexual.

Those of whom it is either speculated or surmised that they had sexual relations with Rolfe – Aubrey Thurstans, Sholto Douglas, John ‘Markoleone’, Ermenegildo Vianello and the other Venetian gondoliers – were all sexually mature young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, with the exception of Douglas.

This was Sholto Osborne Gordon Douglas, educated at Fettes College, Portsmouth Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford, author of A Theory of Civilization (1914) and of several volumes of poetry, most notably Ungodly Jingles (1923). who was considerably older).


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