WILLIAM WESS (WOOLF WESS, VESS) (1861-May 23, 1946)
He was an anarchist leader in London, born in Ukmergė, Lithuania. He was the translator and introducer of Élisée Reclus’s Iber anarkhizmus, a rede gehalten gevorn in “soyt pleys institut,” London, am 29-tn yuli, 1895) (On anarchism, an address delivered at South Place Institute, London, July 9, 1895) (London, 1897), 29 pp. He also translated and published Oscar Wilde’s Di menshlikhe zeele unter dem frayen sotsyalizmus (“The soul of man under [free] socialism”) (London, 1905), 48 pp.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 250.