Wednesday, August 16, 1882
The New York Herald, Aug 17, 1882
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 22, 1882
On Wednesday August 16, Oscar Wilde interrupted his tour of the Catskills where he was touring to return to New York, from where he took the Long Beach Railroad to lecture that evening at the Long Beach Hotel. He traveled there, and back that evening, in a party that included the actor Steel Mackaye and his wife.
Given the one-day interruption to his Catskills itinerary, it seems likely that the Long Beach lecture was one of those prearranged when he vacationed at the resorts of New York, Rhode Island and New Jersey in July. For Wilde’s visit on that occasion see A Scene at Long Beach.
Long Beach, Long Island, NY
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