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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

 

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The English Renaissance* | Chickering Hall | Monday, January 9, 1882

* Revised extensively during the first month of the tour. (Beckson)

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Newspaper report

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.'"

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Full report: New York Times.

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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.

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Source: Mark Samuels Lasner Collection,
on loan to the University of Delaware Library.

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Newspaper report

The True Witness & Catholic Chronicle, Jan 18, 1882, 7.

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Caption reads:

OSCAR WILDE ON THE PLATFORM

The famous aesthete posing and "mashing" on his shape at Chickering Hall, New York City.

The National Police Gazette: New York, January 28th, 1882, 4.

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