New York

New York

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Chickering Hall

Monday, January 9, 1882

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The English Renaissance

First lecture

Verification

Newspaper report

The New York Times, Jan 10, 1882, 5 col. 2

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Oscar Wilde, the young English [sic] versifier and aesthete lectured last evening before an audience that filled every seat in Chickering Hall.

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.."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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Venue

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Chickering Hall

NW Corner of Fifth Ave and 18th Street, New York, NY (now 130 Fifth Avenue)

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Built: 1875 (George B. Post)

Demolished: 1901

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Interior of the hall

Chickering and Sons (Wikipedia)

Accommodation

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For details of Wilde's initial accommodation in New York City see under Lodging in this review of his arrival.

Ephemera

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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.

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

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