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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Mobile, AL

The Decorative Arts | Frascati Theatre | Wednesday, June 28, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), June 29, 1882, 4


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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Mobile Register, June 28, 1882

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Wilde Meets Jefferson Davis

On his way from New Orleans to Mobile, Wilde stopped off at Biloxi to visit Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, at his home at Beauvoir.

Newspaper Article

The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), June 30, 1882

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historical note

Frascati Theatre
Frascati Park, Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL (on the western shore of Mobile Bay)

Park developed: 1860s (Henry Nabring)
Owner in 1882: Apolonia Horst (widow of Martin Horst, who had purchased the site)
Destroyed (storm): October 2, 1893
Later: Monroe Park
Now: Brookley Field

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ACCOMMODATION

Battle House Hotel
SE corner of Royal and Francis Streets, Mobile, AL

Opened: November 13, 1852 (James Battle)
Destroyed (fire): 1905
Replaced: 1908 by a second Battle House Hotel, now The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, extant

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Sketch of Wilde by Jefferson Davis

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