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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

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Cleveland, OH

The Decorative Arts* | Case Hall | Saturday, February 18, 1882

* Billed and reported as The English Renaissance. See also Lecture Titles.

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Newspaper report

The Chicago Tribune, Feb 19, 1882, 2

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Newspaper report

The Plain Dealer, (Cleveland) February 20, 1882

He lectured in Case Hall Saturday evening to a small audience, chiefly made up of persons who went more to see than hear him.

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The Forest City House where Wilde stayed in Cleveland.

 

 

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‪Cleveland illustrated‬: ‪A pictorial handbook of the Forest city ... together with an account of its most attractive suburbs‬
William H. Payne. ‪Fairbanks, Benedict & Co.‬, 1876

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John Milton Hay, American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, with whom Wilde lunched while in Cleveland at his "charming house".

Factoid: Hay and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the only future Secretaries of State to have resided in the White House prior to their taking office.

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