The New York Times, Jan 10, 1882 p.5 col. 2
Oscar Wilde, the young English [sic] versifier and aesthete lectured last evening before an audience that filled every seat in Chickering Hall.
.."I have the honor", said the Colonel [Morse] in a clear voice that was heard all over the hall, "to introduce to you Oscar Wilde the English poet, who will deliver his lecture upon the 'English Renaissance.'"
Full report: New York Times.
Printed announcement (envelope)
Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte has the honour to announce that Oscar Wilde will deliver an address at Chickering Hall on the evening of January 9th a 8 o'clock.
Source: Mark Samuels Lasner Collection,
on loan to the University of Delaware Library.
verification as to the time
The True Witness & Catholic Chronicle, Jan 18, 1882, 7