Narragansett

Pier

New York

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The Mathewson Hotel

Monday, August 7, 1882

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VERIFICATION

Newspaper reports

The Narragansett Times, Aug 11, 1882 (left)

The Camden Post (New Jersey), Aug 8, 1882 (below)

Venue and Accommodation

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The Mathewson Hotel

Ocean Road, Narragansett Pier, RI

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Built: 1868, near and incorporating the original Mathewson home (b. 1865)

Guest rooms: 270

Wilde lectured in: the Dining Room

Renamed: 1917, The New Mathewson Hotel

Closed: November 1917, property put up for sale

Demolished: 1919

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Related:

Wilde in Narragansett Pier—A Newly Discovered Lecture.

Sources:

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My gratitude goes to Jessica Wilson, South Kingstown Public Library/Peace Dale for sourcing the press clipping on this page from the microform archive of the Narragansett Times

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I am grateful also for the support of Brian Gallagher and Prof. Jim Kinnie of the University of Rhode Island Carothers Library; Shirley Eastham, President of the Narragansett Historical Society; and Samuel Judd

Reference and Information Services Librarian at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library.

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