Monday, January 9, 1882
The New York Times, Jan 10, 1882, 5
.."I have the honor", said the Colonel in a clear voice that was heard all over the hall, "to introduce to you Oscar Wilde the English (sic) poet, who will deliver his lecture upon the 'English Renaissance.'"
For details of Wilde's initial accommodation in New York City see under Lodging in this review of his arrival.
OSCAR WILDE ON THE PLATFORM
The famous aesthete posing and "mashing" on his shape at Chickering Hall, New York City.
The National Police Gazette: New York, January 28th, 1882, 4.
Two days after his lecture, on January 11, 1882, Oscar Wilde signed the remarkable Lafayette F. Cornwell autograph book in New York with lines from his poem The Garden of Eros:
Whiter than Juno's throat, and odorous
As all Arabia -