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Lecture at Westbourne Park

was a speech about Henry Irving given by Bram Stoker at the Westbourne Park Institute, London, UK, on October 2, 1906. Although the exact contents of this speech are currently unknown, an untitled excerpt was published in the October 11, 1906 issue of The Cornishman, Penzance, UK. A different excerpt was published under the title "Sir Henry Irving's Audiences" in the November 4, 1906 issue of The San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA. According to The San Francisco Call this excerpt had been published in the London Express, London, UK.

Newspaper publication

After its appearance in The San Francisco Call, "Sir Henry Irving's Audiences" was reprinted under various titles in at least six newspapers in the US and New Zealand. It appeared as follows:
  • The Evening Star, Washington D.C., November 17, 1906 [1]
  • The Des Moines Daily News, Des Moines, Iowa, November 18, 1906 [2]
  • The Poverty Bay Herald, Gisborne, New Zealand, November 24, 1906 [3]
  • The Montgomery Tribune, Montgomery City, MO, January 4, 1907 [4]
  • Mt. Sterling Advocate, Mt. Sterling, KY, January 23, 1907 [4]
  • The Daily Favorite, Bonham, TX, September 15, 1907 [4]
  • [1] "Irving's Audiences"
    [2] "12,000 Miles of Irving's Audiences"
    [3] "Irving's Audiences: Would Cover 12,000 Miles if Placed Together"
    [4] "Irving as an Educator: Tribute Paid to Great Actor by His Lifelong Associate"

    Book publication

    A copy of "12,000 Miles of Irving's Audiences" from The Des Moines Daily News first appeared in book form on December 24, 2012 in The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker edited by John Edgar Browning. This book is a 240 page collection of fiction, poetry, and journalistic writing by Bram Stoker published by Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK.


    This article is available as a:
  • Free PDF download (The Cornishman)
  • Free PDF download (The San Francisco Call)
  • This article can be purchased online in a collection in:
  • Hardcover The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker
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