LECTURE TOUR

The four main published chronologies of Oscar Wildeĺs American lecture tour are shown. None of them agrees completely with any other.  The differences are demonstrated in a checklist format.

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JANUARY 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
  01 09 New York, NY -  Chickering Hall
ôThe English Renaissanceö
01 17 Philadelphia, PA - Horticultural Hall
01 23 Washington DC - Lincoln Hall  
01 25 Baltimore, Maryland- Lincoln Hall    
01 27 Albany, NY - Music Hall  
01 31 Boston, MA - Music Hall

FEBRUARY 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
02 01 New Haven, CT - Peckĺs Opera House
02 02 Hartford, CT - Opera House  
02 03 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music
ôThe English Renaissanceö
02 06 Utica, NY - City Opera House  
02 07 Rochester, NY - Grand Opera House
ôThe English Renaissanceö
02 08 Buffalo, NY - Academy of Music  
02 11 Chicago, IL - Central Music Hall
ôThe House Beautifulö
       
02 13 Chicago, IL - Central Music Hall
ôThe Decorative Artsö
 
02 13 Chicago, IL - Central Music Hall
ôThe Decorative Artsö
 
02 16 Fort Wayne, IN - Old Academy    
02 17 Detroit, MI - Detroit Music Hall  
02 18 Cleveland, OH - Case Hall  
02 20 Columbus, OH      
02 21 Louisville, KY- Masonic Temple
ôThe English Renaissanceö (Beckson)
 
02 22 Indianapolis, IN- Englishĺs Opera House
ôThe Decorative Artsö (Beckson)
   
02


02

23


24

Cincinnati, OH - Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, OH - Grand Opera House

 

02 25 St Louis, MO - Mercantile Library Hall    
02 27 Springfield, IL - Opera House    

MARCH 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
03 01 Dubuque, IO - Opera House    
03 02 Rockford, IL    
Rockford, IL- Opera House        
03 03 Aurora, IL    
03 04 Racine, WI
03 05 Milwaukee, WI - Grand Opera House  
03 06 Joliet, IL    
03 07 Jacksonville, IL    
03 08 Decatur, IL - Opera House
"Art Decoration"
 
03 09 Peoria, IL    
03 10 Bloomington, IL    
03 11 Chicago, IL - Central Music Hall
ôInterior and Exterior Decoration of Houses
 
03 15 Minneapolis, MN - Academy of Music
ôThe English Renaissanceö (Beckson)
   
03 16 St Paul, MN - Opera House  
03 17 St Paul, MN - Opera House
St. Patrickĺs Day speech
     
03 20 Sioux City, IO - Academy of Music    
03 21 Omaha, NE - Boydĺs Opera House
ôThe Decorative Artsö (Beckson)
   
Omaha, NE - Social Art Club        
03 27 San Francisco, CA - Plattĺs Hall
ôThe English Renaissanceö
03 28 Oakland, CA - Armory Hall        
Oakland, CA - Oakland Light Cavalry Armory      
03 29 San Francisco, CA - Plattĺs Hall
ôThe Decorative Artsö
03 30 Oakland, CA - Armory Hall        
San JosÚ, CA    
03 31

Sacramento, CA- Congregational Church

 

APRIL 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
04 01

Sacramento, CA- Plattĺs Hall
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

 
04 03

San JosÚ,, CA- California Theatre
ôThe English Renaissanceö (Beckson)

       
San JosÚ,, CA- California Hall
ôThe English Renaissanceö (Beckson)
     
04 04

Stockton, CA- Mozart Hall
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

   
04 05

San Francisco, CA- Plattĺs Hall
ôIrish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Centuryö  (Beckson)

 
04 08

Sacramento, CA
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

       
04 10

Leavenworth, KS - Leavenworth Opera House

     
04 11

Salt Lake City, UT- Salt Lake Theatre
ôThe Decorative Artsö
(Beckson)

 
04 11

Denver, CO - Opera House

 
04 13

Leadville, CO - Tabor Opera House

 

 
04 14

Colorado Springs, CO - Opera House
"Art Decoration"

04 15

Denver, CO - Opera House
ôInterior and Exterior House Decorationö (Beckson)

 
04 17

Kansas City, MO - Coates Opera House

04 18

St Joseph, MO - Tootleĺs Opera House
ôThe Decorative Artsö (Beckson)

 
04 19

Leavenworth, KS - New Opera House

       
04 20

Topeka, KS - Crawfordĺs Opera House

       

Topeka, KS - Opera House

     

Topeka, KS

       
04 21

Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall

   

Lawrence, KS

       
04 22

Atchison, KS - Corinthian Hall

 
04 24

Lincoln, NE - State University (students)

       
04 24

Lincoln, NE - Old City Hall

 
04 25

Fremont, IO

   
04 26

Des Moines, IO

 
04 26

Iowa City, , IO - Opera House (B, M)

     

Iowa City, , IO

     
04 28

Cedar Rapids, IO

 
04 29

Rock Island, IL

       
Rock Island, IO      

MAY 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
05 02

Dayton, OH
ôDecorative Artö

   
05 03

Columbus, OH - Comstock Opera House

05 04

Harrisburg, PA

   
05 08

Freehold, NJ

   
05 09

Newark, NJ

   
05 10

Philadelphia, PA - Horticultural Hall
House Decorationö (truncated version of ôThe Decorative Artsö (Beckson)

       
05 c.10 Philadelphia, PA - Association Hall
"The Practical Application of the Principles of the Aesthetic Theory to the Exterior and Interior House Decoration, with Observations Upon Dress and Personal Ornament"
       
05 11

New York, NY- Wallackĺs Theatre
ôDecorative Art in Americaö

05 12

Brooklyn, NY- Lee Avenue Baptist Church

       

Williamsburg, VA - Lee Avenue Baptist Church

     
05 13

Ottawa, Ontario

      ?
05 15

Montreal, Quebec - Queenĺs Hall
ôThe Decorative Artsö

   
05 16

Ottawa, Ontario - Grand Opera House

   
05 18

Quebec City, Quebec - Music Hall

   
05 20

Montreal, Quebec - Queenĺs Hall
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

   
05 22

Kingston, Ontario - Opera House

   
05 23

Belleville, Ontario - City Hall Auditorium

   
05 25

Toronto, Ontario - Grand Opera House

   
05 26

Brantford, Ontario - Stratford Opera House

   
05 27

Toronto, Ontario - Pavilion of the Horticultural Gardens

   
05 29

Woodstock, Ontario - City Hall Auditorium

   
05 30

Hamilton, Ontario - Grand Opera House

   
05 31

Hamilton, Ontario - Wesleyan Ladies College
ôThe Relation of Art to Other Studiesö (Beckson)

   

JUNE 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
06 02

Boston, MA - Globe Theatre
ôThe Decorative Artsö

06 11 Cincinnati, OH - Grand Opera House
ôArt Decorationö
 
06 12

Memphis, TN - Leubrieĺs Theatre

 
06 14

Vicksburg, MS - Opera House

       
06 16

New Orleans, LA - Grand Opera House
ôDecorative Artö

 
06 17

Fort Worth, TX

     
06 19

Galveston, TX - Pavilion

 
06 20
21

San Antonio, TX - Turner Opera Hall

     
06 21 San Antonio, TX - Turner Opera Hall      
06 23 Houston, TX - Grayĺs Opera House    
06 24 New Orleans, LA         o
06 26

Spanish Fort, LA - Concert Hall
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

 
06 28

Mobile, AL - Frascati Amusement Park

 
06 29

Montgomery, AL - McDonaldĺs Opera House
ôDecorative Art"

06 30

Columbus, GA -  Springer Opera House

 

JULY 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
07 03

Macon, GA - Rolston Hall

 
07 04

Atlanta, GA  - De Giveĺs Opera House
"Decorative Art"

07 05

Savannah, GA  -  Savannah Theatre

07 06

Augusta, GA

 
07 07

Charleston, SC  - Academy

     

Charleston, SC  - Academy of Music

     
07 08

Wilmington, North Carolina - Opera House
ôDecorative Artö (CM)

       
07 08 Wilmington, Delaware    
07 10

Norfolk, VA - Van Wyckĺs Academy

       

Norfolk, VA - Van Wyckĺs Academy of Music

   
07 11

Richmond, VA -  Richmond Theatre

   
07 12

Richmond, VA -  Richmond Theatre

       
07 14

Vicksburg  - Opera House

     
07 15

Newport, RI -  Casino

 
07 28

Long Branch, NJ

     

AUGUST 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
08 02

Babylon, Long Island, NY

     
08 05

Long Beach, Long Island, NY

     
08 07

Long Beach, Long Island, NY- Long Beach Hotel

       

Long Beach, Long Island, NY

       
08 09

Ballston Spa, NY - Gould Hall

 
08 10

Saratoga, NY - Congress Hall Ballroom

 
08 11

Sharon Springs, NY - Pavilion Hotel

     
08 12

Cooperstown, NY - Cooper House

     
08 14

Richfield Springs, NY - Spring House

     
08 15

Catskill Mountains, NY - Hotel Kaaterskill

     
08 16

Long Beach, Long Island, NY - Long Beach Hotel

   
08 17

Cornwall, NY - Mountain House

     
08 18

Catskills - Tremper House

     
08 19

Catskills - Grand Hotel

     
08 21

Seabright, NJ - Octagon House

     
08 22

Long Branch, NJ - West End Hotel

     
08 23

Spring Lake, NJ - Palisades Mountain House

     
08 24

Asbury Park, NJ - Coleman House

     
08 25

Atlantic City, NJ

     
08 26

Cape May, NJ - Hotel Stockton

     

SEPTEMBER 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
09 25
26

Providence, RI -  Lowĺs Grand Opera House

     
09 26

Providence, RI -  Lowĺs Grand Opera House

       
09 27

Lynn, MA -  Music Hall
ôDecorative Art in Americaö (Beckson)

       
09 28

Pawtucket, RI -  Music Hall

 
09 29 North Attleboro, MA  

OCTOBER 1882
mm/dd

Mikhail Ellmann Page Beckson OWSOA
10 03

Bangor, ME -  Opera House
ôThe Decorative Artsö (Beckson)

 
10 04

Fredericton, New Brunswick - City Hall Auditorium

   
10 05

St. John, New Brunswick - Mechanicĺs Institute

   
10 06

Amherst, Nova Scotia -  Academy of Music

   
10 06

Truro, Nova Scotia -  YMCA Hall

   
10 07

Truro, Nova Scotia -  YMCA Hall

   
10 09

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Academy of Music

   
10 10

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Academy of Music
ôThe House Beautifulö (Beckson)

   
10 11

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - Market Hall

   
10 12

Moncton, New Brunswick  - Ruddickĺs Hall

     
10 13

St. John, New Brunswick  - Mechanicĺs Institute

 
           

Comments: marilyn.bisch@owsoa.org
Calendar designed by John Cooper.
 

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