Oscar Wilde In America


DETAiled verification of Oscar Wilde’s lecture tour of North America

Saint John

New Brunswick


Mechanics’ Institute

Thursday, October 5, 1882


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VERIFICATION

Newspaper reports

The Gazette (Montreal, QC), October 6, 1882, 1

The St. Andrews Bay Pilot, October 12, 1882, 2

The Gazette (Montreal, QC), October 14, 1882, 2


Wilde lectured again in St. John on October 13, 1882.




Mechanics’ Institute to the left of St. John’s Anglican church (the ‘Stone Church’), c. 1865.


Venue


Mechanics’ Institute

Carleton Street, Saint John, NB


Organized: 1838

Built: 1840

Accommodation: Lecture Hall, Museum, Library, Reading Room, Committee Room, other apartments

Closed: 1890, later demolished


Accommodation


Royal Hotel

King and Germain Streets, Saint John, NB


Built: 1881

Demolished: 1970s


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