Wednesday, February 8, 1882
See Clarification Below
Buffalo Courier, February 9th, 1882
Wilde's lecture in Buffalo was a matinee, after which he caught the 6:10 PM train to Niagara (see Wilde In Niagara).
Although Wilde did not stay overnight in Buffalo, he did take a room for the day at the Tifft House.
The report of Wilde's lecture describes how he was not in evening dress for the matinee lecture so, to the disappointment of many, he was not wearing his knee-breeches.
The report also attest to Wilde's growing ability as an orator stating that he was "plainly to be seen that he was speaking largely from memory".
The report contains the full text of Wilde's lecture, and an interview with him in which he confirms that his lecture content had changed considerably by this time, and would be changed further.
Main Street, Buffalo NY
Main Street just north of Lafayette Square.
* Wilde did not stay overnight in Buffalo—this was Wilde's headquarters for the day.