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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Memphis, TN

The Decorative Arts | Leubrie's Theater | Monday, June 12, 1882

The start of Wilde's lecture tour of the South.

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Newspaper Report

Public Ledger (Memphis, TN), June 14, 1882, 4

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Newspaper Report

The Milan Exchange, June 17, 1882, 4

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Newspaper Report

The Newark Advocate (Newark, OH), June 17, 1882, 2

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Newspaper Advertisement

Public Ledger (Memphis), June 3, 1882, 4

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Newspaper Article

Public Ledger (Memphis), June 7, 1882, 4

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* The only example noted of tickets for a Wilde lecture being sold by auction.

historical note

Leubrie's Theater
82 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN

Built: 1857 (James Wickersham)
Leubrie's Theatre: 1880-c. 1886 (Ellis and Louis Leubrie)
Partially destroyed (fire): September 1891, closed as a theatre

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The theater at this location had various names including Crisp's Gaiety, Memphis Theatre, Leubrie's Theatre, and New Memphis Theatre. For a full chronology see Historic Memphis.

ACCOMMODATION

Gaston's European Hotel
31 & 33 Court Street, Memphis, TN (now 107-111 S. Court Ave., adjacent to the D.T. Porter Building)

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Began: 1867, nearby as an eating establishment (John Gaston)
Hotel opened: 1878
Name change: 1883 (Gaston's Hotel)
Closed: c. 1916

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Wilde, servant and manager listed at bottom

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Gaston's to the left of the Porter building on the South side of Court Square (1910)

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