Monday, March 6, 1882
The Ottawa Free Trader, Mar 11, 1882, 8
Joliet News Historical Edition, Will County Historical Society, 1884 - Joliet (Ill.), p. 35
Chicago and Clinton Streets, NW corner, Joliet, IL
 of Joliet limestone from the quarries of William Davidson
No record is currently available as to whether Wilde stayed overnight in Joliet. It is entirely possible he traveled on early by train to Jacksonville, IL, a journey of some 200 miles, where he lectured the following evening.