Moday, February 27 , 1882
The Chicago Tribune, Mar 1, 1882, 7 col. 1
Reports “Oscar Wilde...arrived from...Springfield, Ill., where he lectured Monday evening.”
New York Dramatic Mirror
Sixth and Jefferson Streets (SE corner), Springfield, IL
Played host to Mrs. Langtry, Lillian Russell, Edwin Booth, Rose Coghlan, William F. Cody, Adelina Patti, et al.
Evidently Wilde did not stay overnight in Springfield. After the lecture, Wilde traveled night and day on February 27/28 arriving at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago, IL, before beginning the next leg of his tour in Dubuque, IA, on March 1. This was the next day as 1882 was not a leap year.
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