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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Atchison, KS

The Decorative Arts * | Corinthian Hall | Saturday, April 22, 1882

* See Clarification below.

THIS WAS OSCAR WILDE'S FOURTH AND FINAL APPEARANCE IN THE SUNFLOWER STATE

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Newspaper Report

The Atchison Globe, April 24, 1882, 1

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Newspaper Report

The Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Herald-Dispatch (Decatur, IL) April 29, 1882, 7

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clarification

As to lecture title

Advertised as The English Renaissance, but, owing to the smaller houses, Wilde had written to his manager, Col.W. F. Morse in early March to say:

"Kindly see that I am not advertised to lecture on 'The English Renaissance'. I have not delivered that lecture since February 11, and yet I am always advertised for it. It is very annoying, and besides, 'The English Renaissance' is printed in the Seaside, so people think they know it, and stay away. The lecture is on 'The Decorative Arts.'"

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See incorrect advertisement below, and newspaper correction.

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Newspaper Advertisement

Atchison Daily Champion, April 21, 1882, 1

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Atchison Daily Champion, April 22, 1882, 4
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historical note

Corinthian Hall
Fourth Street, between Kansas Avenue and Commercial Street (west side), Atchison, KS

Built: 1870-71 (Judge C. G. Foster, C. J. Drury, J. M. Linley) as an opera house
Premises: Second story above a stores occupied by Frank Howard and Janssen & Co.
Demolished: 1892 following the building's collapse:
 

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Atchison Daily Champion, February 22, 1892, 4

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Otis House
C
orner of Commercial and Second Streets, Atchison, KS

Opened: May 1873 (Mr. Eldredge of Lawrence, KS)
Rooms: 113
Premises: Four stories

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Atchison Globe, February 24, 1892, 4

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Commercial Street, Atchison, KS

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