The New-York Herald Feb 3, 1882
Hartford Daily Courant Feb 3, 1882
A little after 8 o'clock a tall, long-haired, loose-jointed young man in evening dress walked out upon the stage of the opera house. He was alone. Bowing slightly to the audience, he made his way directly to the high music-stand doing duty as reading desk, spread his lecture before him and began reading.
Source: from the private collection of Michael Seeney.