Oscar Wilde In America


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

Saratoga Springs

New York


Congress Hall

Saturday, September 2, 1882


The Decorative Arts

VERIFICATION

Newspaper report

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Sep 4, 1882, 3


Wilde had lectured at Saratoga on August 10 as part of his tour of The Catskills. He returned briefly after his tour of the Jersey Shore to stay with friends and lecture for a final time at the resorts at the end of the season.

Indication

The New York World, August 19, 1882, 3

After returning to New York from Saratoga, Wilde took a few weeks off during which time he attended the first nights of several Broadway theatre productions. He was even given a tour of the New York Stock Exchange. He resumed lecturing on September 25 in Providence, RI as he made a short tour of New England on his way to a second visit to Canada.

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