Tuesday, March 21, 1882
The Omaha Daily Bee, March 22, 1882, p.1
Wilde's lecture in Omaha was arranged under the auspices of the Social Art Club.
The Omaha Daily Bee, March 10, 1882, 8
History of Omaha from the Pioneer Days to the Present Time, Alfred Rasmus Sorenson
Gibson, Miller & Richardson, Printers, 1889, Omaha, NE.
Northeast corner of 15th and Farnam Streets, Omaha, NE
Wilde wrote from the Withnell Hotel to his manager about his tour schedule. The letter is on hotel stationery and survives at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Snippet: Holland, Merlin and and Hart-Davis, Rupert, Eds. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde, London: Fourth Estate; New York: Henry Holt, 2000.
Southwest corner of 15th and Harney Streets, Omaha, NE
Government Army offices (Department of the Platte)
pictured in 1876
Withnell House (Kitchen Brothers)
Omaha Daily Herald newspaper offices (Gibson, Miller & Richardson)
Newspaper and building purchased by John A. McShane
Demolished (replaced by Creighton Hall, and later the Orpheum)
This clipping reports Wilde's name in the register at Odgen House, one of the the finest hotels in the region, not far from Omaha over the river at Council Bluffs.
It is unlikely that Wilde took rooms at the Ogden House, but he may have visited the hotel as a guest during his stay.
The Daily Bee (Council Bluffs, IA), March 23, 1882, 6