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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

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Peoria, IL

The Decorative Arts | Rouse's Opera House | Thursday, March 9, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Daily Transcript, (Peoria) March 10, 1882, p.4

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Peoria newspaper clippings courtesy of the Peoria Public Library.

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Newspaper Report

The Saturday Evening Call (Peoria, IL), March 11, 1882, p.1

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Newspaper Report

The True Republican (Sycamore, IL), March 22, 1882, p.4

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historical note

Rouse's Opera House
Main and Jefferson Streets, Peoria, IL (second story of Dr. Rudolph Rouse's building)

Built: 1857-8
Seating: 1200

Superseded as Peoria's main theater in 1882 by the Grand Opera House.

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The Daily Transcript (Peoria), March 8, 1882, p.3

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The Saturday Evening Call (Peoria, IL), March 4, 1882, p.5

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As to accommodation

No record is currently available for where Wilde stayed in Peoria. However, it is likely that he did, as he was not due to arrive at his next stop, Bloomington (which is less than 40 miles away), until 11:30 am the next day.

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‪The Guide from the Pacific to the Atlantic, 1878‬, ‪A.T. Sears and E. Webster‬, 1878 - ‪Chicago, IL

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