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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Brantford, ON

The Decorative Arts | Stratford's Opera House | Friday, May 26, 1882

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Newspaper Report

The Brantford Expositor, May 27?, 1882

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Newspaper Listing

The New York Mirror , c. June 1882

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Indication

Newspaper Advertisement

Newspaper unknown, May, 1882

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The date 1881 is a typographical error.

historical note

Stratford's Opera House
140 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON (now Harmony Square)

opera

Built: 1866, as Ker's Hall (James Ker)*
Converted: 1881 (Joseph Stratford)
Opened as Stratford's Opera House: October 1881
Seating: 1000 (600 iron opera chairs plus ordinary seating in gallery, circles and private boxes)
Destroyed (fire): January 10, 1908

* Not James Kerby, another prominent Brantford developer.

accommodation

Currently unknown

Wilde did stay overnight in Brantford but his lodgings are unknown. The most likely hotel would have been Kerby House.

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