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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

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Hartford, CT

The English Renaissance | Roberts' Opera House | Thursday, February 2, 1882

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Newspaper reports

The New-York Herald Feb 3, 1882

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Hartford Daily Courant February 3, 1882

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Harrisburg Telegraph, February 3, 1882, 1

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Hartford Courant, February 2, 1882, 1

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Indication

Printed announcement

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Source: from the private collection of Michael Seeney.

historical note

Roberts' Opera House
937 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Opened: January 20, 1869 (W.H. Roberts)
Change of management: July 1, 1886, upgraded (F.F. Proctor)
Demolished: c. 1900

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The church behind the Opera House is the
Christ Church Cathedral (1829—extant)

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ACCOMMODATION

United States Hotel
26 State Street, Hartford, CT

Built: 1826 (site of Ripley's Coffee House)
Opened: April 16, 1827
Rebuilt and enlarged: 1855
Improvements: 1869 (consolidated with Trumbull House)
Converted to mercantile use: c. 1900, subsequently demolished

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United States Hotel and Honiss Oyster House [1]
State Street, Hartford, CT

[1] Honnis Oyster House closed on March 1, 1982 after 137 years of operation. See note below about Wilde's oyster supper.

Wilde's Supper

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The New North-West, Deerfield, MT, March 10, 1882, 1

Wilde's Cigarette holder

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Listing from the Auction Catalogue of the
A. E. Brooks's Collection, Hartford Press,(1899)

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