Oscar Wilde In America


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

Halifax

Nova Scotia


Academy of Music

Tuesday, October 10, 1882


The House Beautiful

VERIFICATION

Newspaper reports

St. John Daily Sun, October 13, 1882

[Original unseen—as noted in Oscar Wilde’s Progress Down East, by Rose Snider, The New England Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Mar., 1940), p. 19.]


‘Halifax papers of Wednesday morning speak very favourably  of Oscar Wilde’s second lecture entitled “The House Beautiful”; describing it as an honest lecture, delivered with much better effect and of vastly greater interest than the other.’ 


Related:

On this occasion Wile’s subject was The House Beautiful, the talk he reserved for when he lectured in the same city more than once. Wilde had lectured in Halifax the previous day, October 9, 1882. 


See Lecture Titles.




Venue


Academy of Music

Barrington Street, at Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS


Built: 1876

Opened: 1877

Seating: 1500

Renamed: 1918 (The Majestic)

Demolished: 1929

Replaced by: Capitol Theatre (1930)

Accommodation


Waverley Hotel

Pleasant Street, Halifax, NS (now 1266 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y5


Built: c. 1800, as a private residence

Converted: 1876 as Waverley House

Extant: as Waverley Inn


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