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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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San Jose, CA

The Decorative Arts | California Theatre | Monday, April 3, 1882

The seventh of ten consecutive lectures in California. The only lecture in San Jose.

* Date corrects previously printed chronologies.

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Newspaper Report

San Jose Daily Herald, April 4, 1882

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historical note

California Theatre
c. 81-85 South Second Street, San Jose, CA

Opened: 1879; in the former Central Hall building, the first of three theaters in San Jose to bear the name California Theatre
Destroyed (fire) July 2, 1892

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1) The Salt Lake Tribune, July 3, 1892, 1
2) The Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois), July 5, 1892, 7

Accommodation

According to Robert D. Pepper [1] there was no north bound train back to San Francisco after Wilde's lecture so it is likely that Wilde stayed over night in San Jose.

Wilde lectured the following night in Stockton, and the map opposite shows his possible routes.

[1] Oscar Wilde | Irish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century, Robert. D. Pepper, 1972.

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