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A report from the Rocky Mountain News (reprinted by the Fort Collins Courier) on Oscar Wilde's lectures in Denver in 1882. The stop was part of a wider U.S. tour that Wilde completed and included a stop in Leadville, CO. The report includes excerpts…

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This poem, written by Lord Alfred Douglas, a young man who had a torrid homosexual relationship with Wilde and eventually was the key witness in his arrest and incarceration for "gross indecency" in 1895, appears in full, without comment in the…

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An account of the conviction of Oscar Wilde for "gross indecency" in London in 1895, published in the Loveland Register. The account is largely if not completely taken from an Associated Press wire report. Note the commentary on Wilde's handwriting…

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The Loveland Reporter notes Oscar Wilde's development of a new flower.

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An advertisement in the Leadville Daily Herald promoting Oscar Wilde's upcoming lecture in the city at the Tabor Opera House. Wilde's U.S. tour and lecture in Leadville took place several years before he would be convicted for "gross indecency" for…

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This 1926 advertisement for hats is from Taylor Clothing & Co in Fort Collins. The advertisement explicitly uses the name of Oscar Wilde to draw in customers. The hat depicted in the advertisement appears to be a type not unlike those worn by men…

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A weekly announcement of unclaimed letters issued by the Loveland post master notes that there was an unclaimed letter for a mister "Oscar Wilde" at the post office. Wilde, of course, only traveled through Northern Colorado on train. He never stepped…

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A brief newspaper account in the Fort Collins Daily Express describing the Denver editor and activist, Caroline Nichols Churchill, as an "esthetic." The story appears during Oscar Wilde's visit to the State of Colorado in 1882.

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A front-page story in the Loveland Reporter notes the increasing changes in men's dress away from the standard suit to more casual attire. This changes is supposedly "agitating the masculine mind" and has only been held off thus far because of a…

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A visiting preacher to Colorado State Teachers College, in a sermon on "conscience" and "curiosity," discusses the "sex problems of today" of the United States and how Oscar Wilde's curiosity lead to his "horrible crime." Colorado State Teachers…
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