Oscar Wilde's 1882 Lecture Tour Of America

The Apostle of Aestheticism

In 1882, poet Oscar Wilde was invited by Richard D'Oyly Carte to make a lecture tour of North America. Due to popularity, the original four month tour was extended to 140 lectures over 260 days and stretched from New York to San Francisco. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Description Place
1882/01/03 Oscar Wilde arrives in New York aboard the SS Arizona to promote Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, Patience, and to give a series of lectures. Castle Clinton National Monument, New York City
1882/01/03 Oscar Wilde probably stayed at the Grand Hotel, New York during his lecture series Grand Hotel, New York City
1882/01/24 After arriving in Baltimore from Washington this afternoon, Oscar Wilde is entertained at Mrs Sherwood's on Charles St.
1882/01/26 Oscar Wilde delivers a lecture on "The English Renaissance" at the Academy of Music (razed). About 800 persons are in the audience. Considering the weather it is quite a large turn out of ladies. Mr Wilde stays at the Mount Vernon Hotel. William Julian Albert House, Baltimore, MD
1882/01/31 Walt Whitman meets Oscar Wilde at his brother and sister-in-law's house on Stevens St (lost) in Camden, New Jersey. "He is a fine large handsome youngster," and "he had the good sense to take a great fancy to me." WW
1882/01/31 Oscar Wilde encounters Walt Whitman, living with his brother and sister-in-law in a row house on Stevens St (lost) in Camden, New Jersey. Walt Whitman Neighborhood, Camden, NJ
1882/02/00 Oscar Wilde did stay at the Grand Hotel, New York during his lecture series in Febraury and May Grand Hotel, New York City
1882/07/15 At an invitation from Julia Ward Howe, Oscar Wilde lectures at the Newport Casino Theater in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport Casino, Newport, RI

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