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Oscar Wilde In America

oscar wilde's 1882 lecture tour of america

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Minneapolis, MN

The Decorative Arts | Academy of Music | Wednesday, March 15, 1882

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Newspaper item

Daily Globe (St.Paul, MN), March 16, 1882, p.3

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Newspaper article and interview

Minneapolis Tribune, March 16, 1882

OSCAR WILDE.

Arrival of this Much-Talked-of Young Man in this City Yesterday Afternoon

He Tells a Small Audience in the Evening what he knows about Decorative Art

AN “ASS-THETE”

Oscar Wilde, “the apostle of beauty,” and the most talked about young man of the day, arrived in Minneapolis from Chicago yesterday afternoon and registered at the Nicollet.

historical note

Academy of Music
Washington and Hennepin Avenues, Minneapolis, MN

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Built: 1871 (Joseph Hodges)
Opened: Jan. 2, 1872
Destroyed (fire): December 25, 1884

Source: Hennepin County Library

accommodation

Nicolett House
Washington and Nicolett Avenues, Minneapolis, MN

Opened: 1858
Demolished: 1923 (replaced by the New Nicollet Hotel)

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