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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

bloomington
Bloomington, IL

The Decorative Arts | Durley Hall | Friday, March 10, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 11, 1882, p.4

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INDICATION

Newspaper Advertisement

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 9, 1882, p.4

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Verification of Lecture Title

Newspaper Articles

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 9, 1882, p.4

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The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 10, 1882, p.3

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historical note

Durley Hall
NE corner of Main and Jefferson Streets, Bloomington, IL

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Built: 1872 (Alfred E. Piquenard, architect)
Opened: December 12, 1872
Destroyed (fire): June 19, 1900

Related:

The Bloomington Fire of 1900

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As to accommodation

No record is currently available as to whether Wilde stayed overnight in Bloomington.

Wilde DoNates Langtry's Autograph

The Pantagraph (Bloomington), March 13, 1882, p.4

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See letter below in which Wilde confirms that his mail had just arrived.

Letter From Bloomington

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Holland, Merlin. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde edited by, and Rupert Hart-Davis, London: Fourth Estate; New York: Henry Holt, 2000.

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