Oscar Wilde In America


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

Truro

Nova Scotia


YMCA Hall

Saturday, October 7, 1882


The Decorative Arts

VERIFICATION

Newspaper reports

The Guardian (Truro, NS), October ?, 1882


Details of Wilde’s lecture in the small town of Truro, NS are scarce, as it was not widely reported at the time, and archival records have either not survived or have not been digitized.


Verification comes from The Guardian, October, 1882 (unseen) as noted by Kevin O’Brien in Oscar Wilde in Canada: An Apostle for the Arts, 1982, p. 129.




Venue


YMCA Hall

Prince Street, Truro, NS


YMCA organized: 1859

Building: 1873

Demolished: 1947




Accommodation


No record is currently available as to where Wilde stayed in Truro.

Recommended reading:

Search Site

Oscar Wilde In America | © John Cooper, 2020