Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Sunday,
August 11, 1833
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Life Event Birth
November, 1833 Dresden, NY Miscellaneous family moved

destination not currently known

1835 Cazenovia, NY Miscellaneous family moved

Rev. Ingersoll called to preach at Free Church

1835 Cazenovia, NY Life Event mother died
1836 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Miscellaneous Baptised

In a theater where his father preached

May, 1837 Adams, NY Miscellaneous family moved

Rev. Ingersoll preached a year in Adams prior to Belleville

May, 1838 Belleville, NY Miscellaneous family moved

John Ingersoll preached in Belleville for 2 years

1841 Greenville, IL Miscellaneous family moved
1842 Madison, OH Miscellaneous family moved

source has father preaching 3 years (till 1845) at 1st Congregational Church

1843 *
Date is approximate
Shawneetown, IL Miscellaneous family moved
November, 1844 Aurora, IL Miscellaneous family moved

Pastorate ended May 1845

Saturday,
July 1, 1848
Waukesha, WI Miscellaneous family moved

village then known as Praireville – left a little more than 6 months later for Illinois

1851 Greenville, IL Miscellaneous attended school in basement of Old Presbyterian church
Monday,
April 12, 1852
Conneautville, PA Correspondence letter to John Ingersoll
June, 1852 Greenville, IL Writing Poem in Greenville Journal
Wednesday,
September 29, 1852
Mount Vernon, IL Correspondence letter to John Ingersoll
Friday,
January 14, 1853
Mount Vernon, IL Correspondence letter to John Ingersoll

reading Burns & Shakespeare

Thursday,
December 29, 1853
Humphrey's County, TN Correspondence letter to John Ingersoll

teaching in rural Tenn.

Wednesday,
December 20, 1854
Court House
Mount Vernon, IL
Miscellaneous Admitted to bar
December, 1854 *
Date is approximate
Metropolis, IL Miscellaneous moved to Metropolis to practice law
1856 Shawneetown, IL Miscellaneous moved to Shawneetown to practice law

with brother and father

February, 1857 Peoria, IL Miscellaneous moved to Peoria with brother Ebon

Smith says 1858

Sunday,
July 4, 1858
Peoria, IL Lecture 4th of July lecture to German Immigrants

possibly Ingersoll’s first freethought lecture – year tenative.

1859 *
Date is approximate
Peoria, IL Lecture Heretics

dubious – supposedly delivered before the death of his father

Thursday,
February 13, 1862
Parker Home
Groveland, IL
Life Event Marriage

Married Eva Parker

1862 Life Event Went to War as Col in 11th Illinois Calvary
Wednesday,
December 17, 1862
Lexington, TN Life Event Captured by Confederates
Monday,
August 28, 1865
Pa...ley's(?) Hall
Peoria, IL
Lecture 86th IL Regiment

hall was crowded

Saturday,
May 5, 1866
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Ebon

will deliver at lecture week after next on Progress

Monday,
May 14, 1866
Rouses Hall
Peoria, IL
Lecture Progress
Tuesday,
June 26, 1866
Elmwood, IL Political Speech

almost certainly political

Wednesday,
June 27, 1866
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Ebon
Wednesday,
July 4, 1866
Louton, IL Lecture

5000 in audience

Thursday,
July 5, 1866
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Ebon
Thursday,
July 5, 1866
Galesburg, IL Lecture
Saturday,
August 18, 1866 *
Date is approximate
IN Travel

Gov. Oglesby & Col. Ingersoll start 10 days of speaking in various parts of the state.

Thursday,
August 30, 1866
Colerick's Hall
Fort Wayne, IN
Political Speech

Speaking with Gov. Oglesby

June, 1867 Peoria, IL Lecture
Thursday,
June 20, 1867
45 Main Street
Peoria, IL
Correspondence Letter to Ebon

address to Germans on Tuesday – religious people making quite a fight on me now…

Thursday,
July 4, 1867
Sycamore, IL Lecture
Monday,
July 8, 1867
45 Main Street
Peoria, IL
Correspondence Letter to Ebon
1867 Washington, DC Miscellaneous

Elected 4th VP of Union League of America

1867 Galesburg, IL Lecture Colored People Address
Friday,
January 31, 1868
Springfield, IL Travel

Left for Washington

March, 1868 New York, NY Political Speech

Grant Speech – could have been early April

Sunday,
March 29, 1868
Springfield, IL Political Speech
Thursday,
April 16, 1868
Jo Daviess County Court House
Galena, IL
Political Speech Support of the Republican Party

political speech consisted of “support of the principles of the Republican party,”

Tuesday,
September 22, 1868
Indianapolis, IN Lecture 1868 Indianapolis
1869 *
Date is approximate
Bloomington, IL Lecture
Friday,
March 26, 1869
Powers' Hall
Decatur, IL
Lecture Progress

discrepancy between accounts in paper – may have been Mar 25th

Wednesday,
March 31, 1869
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Ebon
Tuesday,
September 14, 1869
Robinson's Opera House
Peoria, IL
Lecture Humbolt
Monday,
September 27, 1869 *
Date is approximate
Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Humbolt
Tuesday,
March 15, 1870
Peoria, IL Lecture Woman’s Suffrage

Susan B. Anthony also present

Monday,
August 29, 1870
Rouses Opera House
Peoria, IL
Political Speech Speech for Renomination of Ebon
Monday,
October 24, 1870
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Clark
1870 Lecture Paine
Sunday,
January 29, 1871
Fairbury Hall to Freethought
Fairbury, IL
Lecture Paine

dedication of new building on Paine’s 134th birthday

Thursday,
February 16, 1871
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Sue

visiting Washington

Thursday,
February 23, 1871
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Sue

will return home first week of March

Wednesday,
October 25, 1871
Rockville, IL Trial

mandamus case

Friday,
October 27, 1871
Pontiac, MI Trial
Wednesday,
November 15, 1871 *
Date is approximate
Davenport, IA Trial

case lasted 3 days

Tuesday,
November 21, 1871
Pittsfield Trial

case before Judge Higbee

Wednesday,
November 22, 1871
Rock Island, IL Trial

case before common council

Thursday,
November 23, 1871
Springfield, MA Trial

case before (judge?) Treat

Saturday,
November 25, 1871
Peoria, IL Travel returned home
Sunday,
December 3, 1871
Monmouth, IL Correspondence Letter to Clark
Monday,
January 29, 1872
Fairbury Hall to Freethought
Fairbury, IL
Lecture Gods

135th birthday of Paine

Tuesday,
February 13, 1872
Schroeder's Opera House
Bloomington, IL
Miscellaneous Women’s Suffrage Convention

There with Susan B Anthony& others.

Friday,
February 23, 1872
Roust's Opera House
Peoria, IL
Lecture Gods

Largest audience ever gathered in Opera House

Monday,
September 9, 1872
Keokuk, IA Political Speech Liberal Reform Party

Seems likely to be RGI – although listed as S D Ingersoll

Wednesday,
November 27, 1872
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown

legal case?

Tuesday,
July 8, 1873
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown

legal case?

Saturday,
November 22, 1873
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown

legal case?

Sunday,
December 21, 1873
West Side Opera House
Chicago, IL
Lecture Gods

enormous audience

Thursday,
February 26, 1874
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown

legal case?

Friday,
April 3, 1874
TPW railroad employees
Peoria, IL
Miscellaneous meeting with employees

explained bankruptcy of railroad to employees of Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw RR

Sunday,
May 3, 1874
Kingsbury Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Heretics
Thursday,
June 18, 1874
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Aunt Candice

Mentions travelling east this summer. May give her a copy of a book having published.

Wednesday,
June 24, 1874
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Tuesday,
July 28, 1874
Niagara Falls, NY Travel Vacation
Wednesday,
July 29, 1874
St. Nicholas? Hotel
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint

Will go to Boston this week

Sunday,
August 16, 1874
Lelands Ocean Hotel
Long Branch, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint
Sunday,
August 16, 1874
Lelands Ocean Hotel
Long Branch, NY
Travel Vacation
Tuesday,
August 25, 1874
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint

will be home next week

Wednesday,
September 16, 1874
State Fair
Peoria, IL
Miscellaneous Attended
Tuesday,
September 22, 1874
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown
September, 1874 Truth Seeker Office
New York, NY
Travel Visiting
Saturday,
December 12, 1874
Washington, DC Lecture

misdating of 1877 Washington lecture?

Sunday,
December 13, 1874
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
January 11, 1875
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Eva and Maud

will leave for New York tonight – start for home Tuesday”

Friday,
January 15, 1875
Chicago, IL Miscellaneous Motion for Receivership

representing Toledo, Peoria & Warsaw RR

Tuesday,
February 16, 1875
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Eva and Maud

“been in court nearly all day”

Wednesday,
March 17, 1875
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to Leon J. North(?) Esq.

Concerning phrenology & religious ideas

Tuesday,
June 15, 1875
Chicago, IL Trial Railroad Tax Case
Sunday,
July 4, 1875
Monticello, IL Lecture

possible lecture in Monticello (IL?)

Saturday,
July 31, 1875
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Saturday,
August 21, 1875
New York, NY Travel Begin European vacation

2 months, left on Adriatica

Sunday,
August 29, 1875
Ireland Travel Arrive
Thursday,
September 16, 1875
England Travel Return from France
Tuesday,
September 28, 1875
London, England Correspondence Letter to household

will be home about Nov 2nd

Thursday,
October 21, 1875
England Travel Began return to USA

aboard Adriatica

Thursday,
November 4, 1875
Peoria, IL Travel returned home
Tuesday,
November 16, 1875
Peoria, IL Lecture Some Things Seen
Monday,
January 24, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Saturday,
February 5, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Tuesday,
February 29, 1876
Washington, DC Trial Legal case before Supreme Court

State Railroad Tax Cases, Oct 1875 Term, 92 U.S. 375

Saturday,
April 1, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Wednesday,
May 10, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Request for Postponement, Munn Trial
Friday,
May 12, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Friday,
May 12, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Munn Trial – Opening Remarks
Monday,
May 22, 1876
Chicago, IL Trial Address to Jury, Munn Trial
Wednesday,
May 24, 1876
Peoria, IL Tribute Parker Tribute
Monday,
May 29, 1876
Washington, DC Travel Dinner at the Blaine’s
Friday,
June 9, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Tribune

His Opinion of the Candidates

Thursday,
June 15, 1876
Cincinnati, OH Political Speech Blaine Nomination
Monday,
June 26, 1876
US District Court
Chicago, IL
Trial Railroad Tax Case
Tuesday,
July 4, 1876
Peoria, IL Lecture Centennial Oration
Saturday,
July 8, 1876
Market Street
Chicago, IL
Lecture Cancelled Rally for Hayes

cancelled due to sickness

Friday,
July 28, 1876
Republican Party Headquarters
Chicago, IL
Travel Visiting

had just returned from NY

Wednesday,
August 16, 1876
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to household

heading to Old Orchard Beach,ME

Friday,
August 18, 1876 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Travel
Saturday,
August 19, 1876
Rockland, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
August 20, 1876
Augusta, ME Travel

for speech?

Sunday,
August 20, 1876
Rockland, ME Correspondence Letter to household

came from Boston by steamship

Monday,
August 21, 1876
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Political Speech

3000 present

Tuesday,
August 22, 1876
Portland, ME Correspondence Letter to household
Tuesday,
August 22, 1876
8:00 PM
Portland, ME Political Speech
Wednesday,
August 23, 1876
2:00 PM
Skowhegan, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
August 24, 1876
3:00 PM
Abbot Square
Bangor, ME
Political Speech Bangor
1876 Dover, ME Political Speech
Friday,
August 25, 1876
7:00 PM
Dexter, ME Political Speech
Saturday,
August 26, 1876
2:00 PM
Belfast, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
August 27, 1876
Georgetown, ME Political Speech
Monday,
August 28, 1876
2:00 PM
Ellsworth, ME Political Speech
Tuesday,
August 29, 1876
Vinalhaven, ME Political Speech

monster mass meeting

Wednesday,
August 30, 1876
2:00 PM
Damariscotta, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
August 31, 1876
2:00 PM
Bath, ME Political Speech
Friday,
September 1, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political speech in Maine
Saturday,
September 2, 1876
Augusta, ME Political Speech
Sunday,
September 3, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political speech in Maine
Monday,
September 4, 1876
Worcester, MA Political Speech
Monday,
September 4, 1876
Farmington, ME Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 5, 1876
South Paris, ME Political Speech
Wednesday,
September 6, 1876
Bridgton, ME Political Speech
Thursday,
September 7, 1876
Biddeford, ME Political Speech
Friday,
September 8, 1876
Portland, ME Correspondence Letter to household

have had continual oration in Maine. Will reach home next Friday.

Saturday,
September 9, 1876
Uncategorized possible political speech in NE
Sunday,
September 10, 1876
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Political Speech
Monday,
September 11, 1876
Uncategorized Probably political
Tuesday,
September 12, 1876
Academy of Music
Newark, NJ
Political Speech
Wednesday,
September 13, 1876
Forrest Mansion
Philadelphia, PA
Political Speech

10,000 in attendence

Thursday,
September 14, 1876
Uncategorized
Friday,
September 15, 1876
8:00 PM
Old City Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Political Speech
Saturday,
September 16, 1876
Columbus, OH Political Speech
Sunday,
September 17, 1876
Indianapolis, IN Political Speech
Monday,
September 18, 1876
Cincinnati, OH Political Speech
Tuesday,
September 19, 1876
Cleveland, OH Political Speech

25,000 in attendance

Wednesday,
September 20, 1876
Indianapolis, IN Political Speech 1876 Indianapolis

Contains the famous “Vision of War”

Wednesday,
September 20, 1876
Dayton, OH Political Speech

5,000 in attendance

Friday,
September 22, 1876
Peoria, IL Political Speech
Monday,
September 25, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel left in morning for Ohio

Speaking in Ohio until Oct 2 – then Indiania

Tour:
76B
Tuesday,
September 26, 1876
Circleville, OH Political Speech

crowds serenaded Ingersoll at hotel – responded with speech to large crowd

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
Lancaster, OH Political Speech

morning speech while waiting for train

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
College Campus
Athens, OH
Political Speech Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
September 27, 1876
Wilmington, OH Political Speech

lasted for 3 nearly hours

Tour:
76B
Thursday,
September 28, 1876
Jackson, OH Political Speech

7000 people

Tour:
76B
Friday,
September 29, 1876
Ironton, OH Political Speech

15 thousand

Tour:
76B
Saturday,
September 30, 1876
Portsmouth, OH Political Speech Tour:
76B
Sunday,
October 1, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76B
Monday,
October 2, 1876
Charlestown, IN Political Speech Tour:
76B
Tuesday,
October 3, 1876
Greenfield, IN Political Speech

8 thousand

Tour:
76B
Wednesday,
October 4, 1876
Fair Ground
Winchester, IN
Political Speech

12 to 15 thousand

Tour:
76B
Thursday,
October 5, 1876
Elkhart, IN Political Speech

20,000 attendees

Tour:
76B
Friday,
October 6, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Wigwam
Terre Haute, IN
Political Speech Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 7, 1876
Crawfordsville, IN Political Speech Tour:
76B
Sunday,
October 8, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76B
Monday,
October 9, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel returned home from Indiana Tour:
76B
Saturday,
October 14, 1876
Peoria, IL Correspondence letter to Col Babcock

will give Chicago address on 21st

Friday,
October 20, 1876
Court House Square
Rock Island, IL
Political Speech

3000 in audience

Tour:
76C
Saturday,
October 21, 1876
Centennial building
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Chicago Speech

~20,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Sunday,
October 22, 1876
Aurora, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 23, 1876
Belleville, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Tuesday,
October 24, 1876
Centralia, IL Political Speech

20,000 people

Tour:
76C
Wednesday,
October 25, 1876
Peoria, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Thursday,
October 26, 1876
Morris, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Friday,
October 27, 1876
Lincoln Park
Aurora, IL
Political Speech

10,000 people

Tour:
76C
Saturday,
October 28, 1876
Gilman, IL Political Speech

7,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Sunday,
October 29, 1876
Uncategorized

Political

Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 30, 1876
Mattoon, IL Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
October 30, 1876
Champaign-Urbana, IL Political Speech

12,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Wednesday,
November 1, 1876
Quincy, IL Political Speech

10,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Thursday,
November 2, 1876
Uncategorized Tour:
76C
Friday,
November 3, 1876
A Circus Tent
Oshkosh, WI
Political Speech

10,000 attendees

Tour:
76C
Friday,
November 3, 1876
Fond du Lac, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
Saturday,
November 4, 1876
Madison, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
November, 1876 Milwaukee, WI Political Speech Tour:
76C
November, 1876 Moulton, IA Political Speech Tour:
76C
Monday,
November 6, 1876
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Political Speech
Monday,
November 13, 1876
Chicago, IL Correspondence Telegram to Wife
Monday,
November 27, 1876
St. Nicholas? Hotel
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Children

We go in the morning to Hartford, back here on Friday, home Monday next

Thursday,
November 30, 1876
Hartford, CT Trial

Some sort of legal business

December, 1876 Evanstown, IL Lecture

possible lecture

Saturday,
December 16, 1876
Washington, DC Trial

railroad business

Saturday,
December 30, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Uncategorized
Saturday,
January 6, 1877
Uncategorized
Friday,
January 12, 1877
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Eva & Maud
Saturday,
January 13, 1877
Uncategorized
Sunday,
January 14, 1877
Washington, DC Uncategorized
Wednesday,
January 31, 1877
Case Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty

city assumed by mention of Case Hall

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
February 8, 1877
Library Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Liberty

immense audience

Tour:
77A
Tuesday,
February 13, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

may be home next Monday

Tour:
77A
Friday,
February 16, 1877
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77A
Friday,
February 16, 1877
Cincinnati, OH Uncategorized

check in this time frame for Cincinnati lecture

Tour:
77A
Sunday,
February 18, 1877
Altoona, PA Lecture

possible lecture – or may have been family meeting?

Tour:
77A
Tuesday,
February 20, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

met the ‘folks’ at Altoona on

Tour:
77A
Thursday,
February 22, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Saturday,
March 3, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

discusses leaving Peoria

Monday,
March 5, 1877
Washington, DC Miscellaneous meeting with President Hayes

cabinet post

Thursday,
March 8, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

will deliver a lecture in NY on the 14th on the political situation.

Friday,
March 9, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
March 12, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter

to NY city resident, saying he will support Hayes in lecture

Wednesday,
March 14, 1877
Steinway Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77B
Thursday,
March 15, 1877
New Institute Hall
Newark, NJ
Lecture Liberty

poorly attended. Switched by audience vote from 827

Tour:
77B
Friday,
March 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Saturday,
March 17, 1877
Pike's Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77B
Sunday,
March 18, 1877
Cincinnati, OH Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77B
Monday,
March 19, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Tuesday,
March 20, 1877
Tremont Temple
Boston, MA
Lecture Eight to Seven

first public appearance in Boston

Tour:
77B
Wednesday,
March 21, 1877
Music Hall
Providence, RI
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77B
Thursday,
March 22, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Friday,
March 23, 1877
Academy
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77B
Saturday,
March 24, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Sunday,
March 25, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Monday,
March 26, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77B
Tuesday,
March 27, 1877
Farwell Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77B
Monday,
April 9, 1877
McCormick Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Ghosts

hall crowded to full capacity

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 11, 1877
Armory Hall
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 13, 1877
Armory Hall
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 14, 1877
St. Louis, MO Correspondence Letter to Clint

leaving for Kansas City

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 14, 1877
Kansas City, MO Lecture

probable lecture in Kansas City

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
April 15, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 16, 1877
Topeka, KS Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 17, 1877
Laing's Hall
Leavenworth, KS
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 18, 1877
Tootle's Opera House
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 19, 1877
Academy of Music
Omaha, NE
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 20, 1877
Opera House
Lincoln, NE
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 21, 1877
Snow's Academy
Council Bluffs, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 23, 1877
Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 24, 1877
Opera House
Quincy, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 25, 1877
Gibbon's Opera House
Keokuk, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 26, 1877
Union Hall
Burlington, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 27, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 28, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Sunday,
April 29, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 30, 1877
Detroit, MI Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 1, 1877
Madison, WI Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 2, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Progress Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 3, 1877
Minneapolis, MN Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 4, 1877
Winona, MN Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 6, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 7, 1877
Opera House
St. Paul, MN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 9, 1877
Moore's Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 10, 1877
Omaha, NE Uncategorized

left about noon

Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 11, 1877
Cheyenne, WY Correspondence Letter to household

leaving for Denver at 3AM, lecture there next Monday night

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 12, 1877
Guard Hall
Denver, CO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 13, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 14, 1877
Cheyenne, WY Correspondence Letter to household

tomorrow we leave direct for San Francisco – will NOT stop in Salt Lake – could not get a hall

Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 14, 1877
McDaniel's Theatre
Cheyenne, WY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 15, 1877
Salt Lake City, UT Lecture Cancelled Progress

will lecture in Salt Lake upon return from California

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 15, 1877
8000 feet above the sea
Laramie, WY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 17, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Humboldt County, NV Travel Passing through

on route to San Fransisco for lecture

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 17, 1877
11:00 AM
Carlin, NV Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
1877 Rose Creek, NV Correspondence Letter to household

453 miles from San Francisco, locomotive left track

Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 18, 1877
Train Depot
Reno, NV
Travel Passing through

on delayed train heading for San Francisco

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 19, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 20, 1877
Uncategorized

probably resting from trip

Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 21, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 22, 1877
Platt's Hall
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 23, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

splendid house last night

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 24, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 25, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 26, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 27, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 28, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 29, 1877
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 30, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 31, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

Going today to San Jose. to speak at Stockton tomorrow

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 31, 1877
San Jose, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 1, 1877
Stockton, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 2, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 3, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 4, 1877
Metropolitan Opera House
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 6, 1877
Platt's Hall
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 7, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 7, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Petaluma Theatre
Petaluma, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 9, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 11, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 13, 1877
Stockton Theater
Stockton, CA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 14, 1877
Grand Opera House
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 15, 1877
Metropolitan Theater
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 16, 1877
Golden Eagle Hotel
Sacramento, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 17, 1877
Marysville, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 18, 1877
Nevada City, CA Uncategorized

probable lecture

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 19, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 19, 1877
National Guard Hall
Virginia City, NV
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 20, 1877
International Hotel
Virginia City, NV
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 20, 1877
Carson Theater
Carson City, NV
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 21, 1877
International Hotel
Virginia City, NV
Correspondence Letter to household

lectured last night in Carson City

Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 22, 1877
National Guard Hall
Virginia City, NV
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 23, 1877
Virginia City, NV Correspondence Letter to Clint

going to Carson City – then Lake Tahoe – then San Francisco

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 23, 1877
Carson Theater
Carson City, NV
Lecture Ghosts

*possible* delivery of Ghosts

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 24, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 25, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Lake Tahoe, CA Lecture

possible lecture in Lake Tahoe

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 26, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 27, 1877
San Francisco, CA Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 28, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household

home around the 11th of July

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 28, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 29, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 30, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household

start for home say 6th of July – something about cool as the audience at Quincy (IL? MA?)

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
July 1, 1877
Badger's Park
Oakland, CA
Lecture

National Labor Union Picnic benefit lecture

Tour:
77C
Monday,
July 2, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
July 3, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
July 4, 1877
Badger's Park
Oakland, CA
Lecture

benefit for free reading room, 7-20 thousand present. Addition to Ingersol Canon?

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
July 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
July 6, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
July 7, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
July 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
July 9, 1877
Grand Opera House
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
July 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
July 11, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Thursday,
July 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
July 13, 1877
Federal Court room
Salt Lake City, UT
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
August 31, 1877
Peoria, IL Writing Letter to Editor: Letter to editor, NY Observer

Part of Vindication of Thomas Paine

Thursday,
September 13, 1877
Peoria, IL Lecture Farming In Illinois

delivered at Illinois State Fair

Thursday,
September 20, 1877
St. Nicholas Hotel
New York, NY
Miscellaneous check in
Monday,
October 8, 1877
Peoria, IL Writing Letter to Editor: Letter to editor, NY Observer

Part of Vindication of Thomas Paine

Friday,
October 26, 1877
National Liberal League
Rochester, NY
Miscellaneous elected VP

Ingersoll there?

Friday,
November 2, 1877
Peoria, IL Writing Letter to Editor: Letter to editor, NY Observer

Part of Vindication of Thomas Paine

Monday,
November 5, 1877
Writing Letter to Editor: Letter to Editor?

Letter to Utica Herald

Monday,
November 5, 1877
Courthouse
Indianapolis, IN
Miscellaneous Attended funeral of Oliver P. Morton (former IN gov.)
Tuesday,
November 6, 1877
Kennard House
Cleveland, OH
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77D
Tuesday,
November 6, 1877
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Paine Tour:
77D
Wednesday,
November 7, 1877
Park Opera House
Erie, PA
Lecture Ghosts

not first lecture in Erie

Tour:
77D
Thursday,
November 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77D
Friday,
November 9, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77D
Saturday,
November 10, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77D
Sunday,
November 11, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77D
Monday,
November 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77D
Tuesday,
November 13, 1877
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Liberty

1st visit to Central New York

Tour:
77D
Wednesday,
November 14, 1877
Butterfield House
Utica, NY
Interview Utica Morning Herald Tour:
77D
Wednesday,
November 14, 1877
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Liberty

suspected first visit of Ingersoll to Utica

Tour:
77D
Thursday,
November 15, 1877
Butterfield House
Utica, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77D
Thursday,
November 15, 1877
Martin Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77D
Friday,
November 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77D
Tuesday,
November 20, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

will be at the house next month

Thursday,
November 22, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Saturday,
November 24, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Sunday,
November 25, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Thursday,
November 29, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
November, 1877 Washington, DC Miscellaneous

Moved residence to Washington

Monday,
December 3, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Peoria Call

Responding to letter from Dr. Gregg of Ireland

Monday,
December 10, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Sue

will lecture in Troy NY on 17th – then Lafayette on the 20th

Wednesday,
December 12, 1877
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household

will lecture at Troy, Dunkirk & Lafayette

Tour:
77E
Wednesday,
December 12, 1877
Lincoln Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77E
Friday,
December 14, 1877
1417 G Street
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77E
Friday,
December 14, 1877
Washington, DC Interview Washington Post

Ingersoll’s Ideas

Tour:
77E
Sunday,
December 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77E
Monday,
December 17, 1877
Music Hall
Troy, NY
Lecture Liberty

First lecture in Troy

Tour:
77E
Tuesday,
December 18, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77E
Wednesday,
December 19, 1877
Opera House
Dunkirk, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77E
Wednesday,
December 19, 1877
Richmond, IN Lecture Cancelled

Ingersoll would not give assurances that “nothing offensive to Christianitywould be in the lecture”

Tour:
77E
Thursday,
December 20, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77E
Friday,
December 21, 1877
Lafayette, IN Lecture Tour:
77E
Saturday,
December 22, 1877
Albany, NY Lecture

doubtful – misdated?

Tour:
77E
Saturday,
December 29, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Lecture

mentions a trip to Cleveland – Nov 6?

Monday,
January 7, 1878
Powers Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Tuesday,
January 8, 1878
Ann Arbor, MI Lecture Tour:
78A
Wednesday,
January 9, 1878
Toledo, OH Lecture Tour:
78A
Thursday,
January 10, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Friday,
January 11, 1878
Corinthian Hall
Rochester, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Saturday,
January 12, 1878
train depot
Utica, NY
Travel Brief stop in Utica, traveling to Albany

on way to Washington (after Albany) for law practice

Tour:
78A
Saturday,
January 12, 1878
Collingwood OperaHouse
Poughkeepsie, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Sunday,
January 13, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78A
Monday,
January 14, 1878
Martin Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78A
Tuesday,
January 15, 1878
Fulton Opera House
Lancaster, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Wednesday,
January 16, 1878
National Hotel
Washington, DC
Uncategorized

with family

Wednesday,
January 16, 1878
12:00 AM *
Date is approximate
Washington, DC Miscellaneous Legal work
Monday,
January 21, 1878
Lincoln Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Ghosts

largest assembly ever in that hall

Wednesday,
January 23, 1878
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household

lecture on Ghosts tonight?

Friday,
January 25, 1878
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Saturday,
January 26, 1878
1417 G Street
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to household
Sunday,
January 27, 1878
Uncategorized
Monday,
January 28, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78B
Tuesday,
January 29, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Paine Tour:
78B
Wednesday,
January 30, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78B
Saturday,
February 2, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78B
Sunday,
February 3, 1878
Chickering Hall| Redpath Lyceum
New York, NY
Lecture Hell Tour:
78B
Monday,
February 4, 1878
Bevoost(?) House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

lecture last night

Tour:
78B
Tuesday,
February 5, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78B
Wednesday,
February 6, 1878
1417 G Street
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
78B
Friday,
February 8, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78B
Saturday,
February 9, 1878
Gilmore's Garden
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty

not more than 200 persons present

Tour:
78B
Sunday,
February 10, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78B
Monday,
February 11, 1878
Odd Fellows' Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Hell
Tuesday,
February 12, 1878
Odd Fellows' Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Paine
Tuesday,
February 12, 1878
House Naval Committee
Washington, DC
Trial Council for Secor & Nat McKav
Wednesday,
February 13, 1878
1417 G Street
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to household
Thursday,
February 14, 1878
Washington, DC Correspondence Correspondence from RGI to Utica theater
Saturday,
February 16, 1878
1417 G Street
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
February 18, 1878
Uncategorized
Tuesday,
February 19, 1878
Music Hall
Troy, NY
Lecture Hell Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
February 20, 1878
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Ghosts

1000 in attendance.Utica Weekly Herald has complete transcript.

Tour:
78C
Thursday,
February 21, 1878
Corinthian Hall
Rochester, NY
Lecture Individuality Tour:
78C
Friday,
February 22, 1878
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Saturday,
February 23, 1878
2:00 PM
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Ghosts

about 500 in audience

Tour:
78C
Saturday,
February 23, 1878
8:00 PM
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Liberty

about 900 in audience

Tour:
78C
Sunday,
February 24, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Monday,
February 25, 1878
Opera House
Elmira, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Tuesday,
February 26, 1878
Academy of Music
Binghamton, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
February 27, 1878
Music Hall
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Thursday,
February 28, 1878
Grand Opera House
Harrisburg, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Friday,
March 1, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78C
Saturday,
March 2, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78C
Sunday,
March 3, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78C
Monday,
March 4, 1878
Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Tuesday,
March 5, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
March 6, 1878
The Brunswick
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
March 6, 1878
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Thursday,
March 7, 1878
Opera House
Springfield, MA
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Skulls in ad

Tour:
78C
Friday,
March 8, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Saturday,
March 9, 1878
Mechanics Hall
Worcester, MA
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Skulls in review

Tour:
78C
Sunday,
March 10, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78C
Monday,
March 11, 1878
Providence, RI Lecture Hell Tour:
78C
Tuesday,
March 12, 1878
Music Hall
Brockton, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
March 13, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78C
Thursday,
March 14, 1878
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint

returned to Washington this morning

Tour:
78C
Saturday,
March 16, 1878
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Washington Post

concerning story that Ingersoll didn�t pay his hotel bill in RI

Monday,
March 18, 1878
Washington, DC Writing Letter to Editor: The Circulation of Obscene Literature
Wednesday,
April 3, 1878
House Committee on Public Lands
Washington, DC
Trial concerning title to land in Iowa
Sunday,
April 7, 1878
Uncategorized
Monday,
April 8, 1878
Masonic Temple
Baltimore, MD
Lecture Liberty
Thursday,
April 11, 1878
Wormley's Hotel
Washington, DC
Trial French-American Commercial Treaty

met with French officials and Senators

Saturday,
April 13, 1878
Washington, DC Lecture Ghosts

seems unlikely given no coverage in Post

Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
April 17, 1878
Academy of Music
Baltimore, MD
Lecture Reviewers Reviewed

3rd lecture in Baltimore

Tour:
78D
Saturday,
April 20, 1878
National Theater
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous attended The Chimes of Normandy Tour:
78D
Sunday,
April 28, 1878
Pittsburgh, PA Lecture Liberty

lecture title was Religion of Past Present & Future – Date 26?

Tour:
78D
Monday,
April 29, 1878
Chicago, IL Trial made arguments 2 lawsuits Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
April 30, 1878
Terre Haute, IN Lecture Liberty

first lecture in Terre Haute

Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
May 1, 1878
Indianapolis, IN Lecture Liberty

title given as Intellectual Development -large audience

Tour:
78D
Thursday,
May 2, 1878
Springfield, OH Lecture Tour:
78D
Friday,
May 3, 1878
Masonic Opera House
Chillicothe, OH
Lecture Liberty

lecture title was Democracy of the Fireside

Tour:
78D
Saturday,
May 4, 1878
Pittsburgh, PA Lecture Tour:
78D
Sunday,
May 5, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Monday,
May 6, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 7, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
May 8, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Thursday,
May 9, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Friday,
May 10, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Saturday,
May 11, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Sunday,
May 12, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Monday,
May 13, 1878
Meriden, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 14, 1878
Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Religion of the Past Present & Future

Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 14, 1878
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
May 15, 1878
Opera House
Hartford, CT
Lecture Liberty

800-1000 people

Tour:
78D
Thursday,
May 16, 1878
Haverhill, MA Correspondence Letter to Maud

written just before lecture

Tour:
78D
Thursday,
May 16, 1878
City Hall
Haverhill, MA
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Skulls in ad

Tour:
78D
Friday,
May 17, 1878
City Hall
Keene, NH
Lecture Liberty

about 500 people present – lecture titled Religion of the Past Present & Future

Tour:
78D
Friday,
May 17, 1878
Parker House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78D
Saturday,
May 18, 1878
Music Hall
Brockton, MA
Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
78D
Sunday,
May 19, 1878
Parker House
Boston, MA
Interview Boston Globe

The Florida Fraud

Tour:
78D
Sunday,
May 19, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
78D
Monday,
May 20, 1878
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to Maud

going to be home Wednesday

Tour:
78D
Monday,
May 20, 1878
Haynes' Opera House
Springfield, MA
Lecture Liberty

lecture titled Religion of the Past Present & Future

Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 21, 1878
Massasoit House
Springfield, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78D
Tuesday,
May 21, 1878
City Hall
Meriden, CT
Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
78D
Wednesday,
May 22, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78D
Thursday,
May 23, 1878
Uncategorized
Friday,
May 24, 1878
House Chambers
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous encounter with reporter
Thursday,
July 18, 1878
Brevoort House
New York, NY
Travel checked in
Friday,
August 2, 1878
Washington, DC Travel left for Europe

with family

Saturday,
August 3, 1878
Steamer Rhein
New York, NY
Interview New York Sun

Bob Ingersoll

Saturday,
August 3, 1878
Steamer Rhein
New York, NY
Travel Depart for 2nd European vacation
Wednesday,
August 14, 1878
Gillig's American Exchange
London, England
Interview Chicago Tribune

Will return by Steamer Rhein Sep 10

Saturday,
August 17, 1878
Robert Burns home
Alloway, Scotland
Travel
Sunday,
August 18, 1878
The Royal Hotel
Edinburgh, Scotland
Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
August 19, 1878
Alloway, Scotland Miscellaneous Composed poem on birthplace of Burns
Monday,
August 19, 1878
Ayr Arms Hotel
Ayr, Scotland
Correspondence Letter to household
Saturday,
August 24, 1878
Royal Hotel
London, England
Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
August 26, 1878
Hotel de Lamiraute
Paris, France
Correspondence Letter to household
Thursday,
September 19, 1878
Steamer Main
New York, NY
Travel returned from Europe
Sunday,
September 22, 1878
Home
Washington, DC
Interview Washington Post

That Cheerful Pagan

Monday,
September 23, 1878
Uncategorized
Tuesday,
September 24, 1878
Town Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture Hard Times

lecture titled as Tramps

Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
September 25, 1878
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Thursday,
September 26, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78E
Friday,
September 27, 1878
Concert Hall
Malone, NY
Lecture Moses

largest audience ever in Hall

Tour:
78E
Friday,
September 27, 1878
Franklin County Fair Grounds
Malone, NY
Lecture Farming Tour:
78E
Saturday,
September 28, 1878
Burlington, VT Correspondence Letter to children

“the houses have been good and enthusiastic”

Tour:
78E
Saturday,
September 28, 1878
City Hall
Burlington, VT
Lecture Hard Times

Title given as ‘Tramps’ – first lecture in Burlington

Tour:
78E
Sunday,
September 29, 1878
Van Ness House
Burlington, VT
Travel Stayed over as guest Tour:
78E
Monday,
September 30, 1878
Smyth's Opera House
Manchester, NH
Lecture Hard Times

lecture titled as Tramps

Tour:
78E
Tuesday,
October 1, 1878
Lowell, MA Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
October 2, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
October 2, 1878
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
78E
Thursday,
October 3, 1878
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
78E
Thursday,
October 3, 1878
Low's Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Friday,
October 4, 1878
Providence, RI Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78E
Friday,
October 4, 1878
Music Hall
New Haven, CT
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Saturday,
October 5, 1878
Bridgeport, CT Lecture Tour:
78E
Sunday,
October 6, 1878
Philadelphia, PA Lecture Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 7, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 7, 1878
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

just got back from Philadelphia, “have cancelled 1 week of engagements to be home with you”

Tour:
78E
Tuesday,
October 8, 1878
Allyn Hall
Hartford, CT
Lecture Moses Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
October 9, 1878
Springfield, MA Lecture Tour:
78E
Thursday,
October 10, 1878
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78E
Thursday,
October 10, 1878
Salem, MA Lecture Tour:
78E
Friday,
October 11, 1878
Lawrence, MA Lecture Tour:
78E
Saturday,
October 12, 1878
Haverhill, MA Lecture Tour:
78E
Sunday,
October 13, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Moses Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 14, 1878
Granite Hall
Augusta, ME
Lecture Hard Times

lecture titled as Tramps – 1st lecture In Augusta

Tour:
78E
Tuesday,
October 15, 1878
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Lecture Hard Times

Tramps

Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
October 16, 1878
Norombega Hall
Bangor, ME
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78E
Thursday,
October 17, 1878
Lewiston, ME Lecture Tour:
78E
Friday,
October 18, 1878
Keene, NH Lecture Tour:
78E
Saturday,
October 19, 1878
Malden, MA Lecture Tour:
78E
Sunday,
October 20, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 21, 1878
New York, NY Travel

Clipper says visit on this date

Tuesday,
October 22, 1878
Brooklyn, NY Travel

Clipper says visit on this date

Wednesday,
October 23, 1878
Brooklyn, NY Travel

Clipper says visit on this date

Thursday,
October 24, 1878
Paterson, NJ Lecture
Friday,
October 25, 1878
New Brunswick, NJ Lecture
Saturday,
October 26, 1878
Taylor Opera House
Trenton, NJ
Lecture
Sunday,
October 27, 1878
Uncategorized
Monday,
October 28, 1878
Twaddle Hall
Albany, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
October 29, 1878
Albany, NY Correspondence Letter to household

lecture last night

Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
October 29, 1878
Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Moses

small audience – frequently applauded

Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
October 30, 1878
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78F
Thursday,
October 31, 1878
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Moses

SDJ Ad of Oct 29 mentions lecture recently delivered throughout New England

Tour:
78F
Thursday,
October 31, 1878
Syracuse, NY Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 1, 1878
Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 2, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Express Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Buffalo, NY Correspondence Letter to household

Houses better than in New England

Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Monday,
November 4, 1878
Park Opera House
Erie, PA
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
November 5, 1878
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 6, 1878
Whitney's Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
Thursday,
November 7, 1878
Power's Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Moses

Changed lecture from Hard Times by audience vote.

Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 8, 1878
Opera House
Lansing, MI
Lecture Moses

originally Hard Times, but changed day before

Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 9, 1878
Ann Arbor, MI Lecture Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 10, 1878
Detroit, MI Lecture Tour:
78F
Monday,
November 11, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
November 12, 1878
Union Hall
Kalamazoo, MI
Lecture Burns

full house

Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
November 12, 1878
Burdick House
Kalamazoo, MI
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 13, 1878
Academy of Music
Fort Wayne, IN
Lecture Burns

first lecture in Fort Wayne – subject changed from MOM

Tour:
78F
Thursday,
November 14, 1878
Lafayette, IN Lecture Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 15, 1878
Terre Haute, IN Lecture Burns

one of the largest audiences ever at a lecture in Terre Haute

Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 16, 1878
Green's Opera Hall
Vincennes, IN
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 17, 1878
Pike's Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Moses

full house

Tour:
78F
Monday,
November 18, 1878
Grand Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Moses

Recollections of Ingersoll, 305

Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
November 19, 1878
Library Hall
Louisville, KY
Lecture Liberty

very large audience

Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 20, 1878
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Gazette Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 20, 1878
Pike's Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Hell Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 20, 1878
Burnet House
Cincinnati, OH
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78F
Thursday,
November 21, 1878
Library Hall
Louisville, KY
Lecture Moses

Lecture was changed from Hell to Moses by audience request

Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 22, 1878
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Comercial

Criticism of his lectures

Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 22, 1878
Pike's Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Burns

Lecture may have been Liberty..

Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 23, 1878
Columbus, OH Lecture Hell Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 23, 1878
Columbus, OH Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 24, 1878
Hamilton, OH Lecture Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 24, 1878
Phillips House
Hamilton, OH
Correspondence Letter to Maud

received letter last night at Dayton

Tour:
78F
Monday,
November 25, 1878
Lagonda House
St. Louis, MO
Correspondence Letter home

will be at the house Friday evening, Reading on Saturday, Baltimore on

Tour:
99B
Monday,
November 25, 1878
Black's Opera House
Springfield, OH
Lecture Hard Times

Tramps. Large & Select Audience

Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
November 26, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
November 27, 1878
Opera House
Youngstown, OH
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Thursday,
November 28, 1878
Uncategorized Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 29, 1878
Washington, DC Uncategorized Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 30, 1878
Reading, PA Lecture Tour:
78F
Sunday,
December 1, 1878
Baltimore, MD Lecture Tour:
78F
Monday,
December 2, 1878
Philadelphia, PA Lecture
Tuesday,
December 3, 1878
Baltimore, MD Lecture
Wednesday,
December 4, 1878
Washington, DC Lecture
Wednesday,
December 11, 1878
Uncategorized
Thursday,
December 12, 1878
Academy of Music
Baltimore, MD
Lecture Moses
Sunday,
December 15, 1878
Academy of Music
Baltimore, MD
Lecture Hell

lecture postponed to another date

Sunday,
January 26, 1879
La Crosse, WI Interview La Crosse Republican and Leader

on tour?

Friday,
January 31, 1879
House Naval Committee
Washington, DC
Trial Council for Secor & Nat McKav Tour:
78B
Sunday,
February 23, 1879
National Theatre
Washington, DC
Lecture Moses

standing room only at a premium

Sunday,
March 2, 1879
National Theatre
Washington, DC
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79A
Tuesday,
March 4, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79A
Wednesday,
March 5, 1879
Taylor Opera House
Trenton, NJ
Lecture Moses

first lecture of 100 with Redpath as manager

Tour:
79A
Thursday,
March 6, 1879
New Brunswick, NJ Lecture Tour:
79A
Friday,
March 7, 1879
Opera House
Paterson, NJ
Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Saturday,
March 8, 1879
Grand Opera House
Harrisburg, PA
Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Saturday,
March 8, 1879
Harrisburg, PA Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
79A
Sunday,
March 9, 1879
Library Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Moses

large audience

Tour:
79A
Monday,
March 10, 1879
Youngstown, OH Lecture Tour:
79A
Tuesday,
March 11, 1879
Cleveland, OH Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Tuesday,
March 11, 1879
Kennard House
Cleveland, OH
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
79A
Wednesday,
March 12, 1879
Toledo, OH Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Thursday,
March 13, 1879
Academy of Music
Fort Wayne, IN
Lecture Hell Tour:
79A
Friday,
March 14, 1879
South Bend, IN Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Saturday,
March 15, 1879
Kalamazoo, MI Lecture Tour:
79A
Sunday,
March 16, 1879
Whitney's Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Moses

Lecture title listed as Some Words of a Man about the Word of God.

Tour:
79A
Monday,
March 17, 1879
Pikes Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Tour:
79A
Monday,
March 17, 1879
Bancroft House
East Saginaw, MI
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
79A
Tuesday,
March 18, 1879
Academy of Music
East Saginaw, MI
Lecture Moses Tour:
79A
Wednesday,
March 19, 1879
Power's Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Moses

Lecture title listed as Some Words of a Man about the Word of God.

Tour:
79A
Thursday,
March 20, 1879
Lansing, MI Lecture Tour:
79A
Friday,
March 21, 1879
Opera House
Adrian, MI
Lecture Tour:
79A
Saturday,
March 22, 1879
Ann Arbor, MI Lecture Tour:
79A
Sunday,
March 23, 1879
Haverly's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Moses

Afternoon lecture – 3PM

Tour:
79A
Monday,
March 24, 1879
Washington, DC Uncategorized

Had to postpone remainder of midwest tour due to legal work in Washington

Tour:
79A
Wednesday,
April 9, 1879
Washington, DC Uncategorized

Left for lecture tour of the West

Thursday,
April 10, 1879
Uncategorized
Friday,
April 11, 1879
Rouses's Hall
Peoria, IL
Lecture Moses

Lecture title listed as Some Words of a Man about the Word of God.

Tour:
79B
Saturday,
April 12, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79B
Sunday,
April 13, 1879
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Moses Tour:
79B
Monday,
April 14, 1879
Opera House
Racine, WI
Lecture Moses Tour:
79B
Tuesday,
April 15, 1879
DuBois' Opera House
Elgin, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79B
Wednesday,
April 16, 1879
Morrison, IL Lecture Tour:
79B
Thursday,
April 17, 1879
Galt House
Sterling, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
79B
Thursday,
April 17, 1879
Sterling, IL Lecture Tour:
79B
Friday,
April 18, 1879
Brown's Hall
Rockford, IL
Lecture Tour:
79B
Saturday,
April 19, 1879
Coulter Opera House
Aurora, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79B
Sunday,
April 20, 1879
Haverly's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79B
Monday,
April 21, 1879
Elkhart, IN Lecture Liberty Tour:
79B
Tuesday,
April 22, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79B
Wednesday,
April 23, 1879
Wheeler's Opera House
Toledo, OH
Lecture Tour:
79B
Thursday,
April 24, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79B
Tuesday,
May 6, 1879
Uncategorized
Wednesday,
May 7, 1879
Washington, DC Writing Letter to Editor: Chicago Bible Class

Letter to Editor of Chicago Times

Wednesday,
May 14, 1879
Bedford, IA Lecture

possible lecture

May, 1879 St. Louis, MO Lecture

possible lecture to honor Paine/raise funds for monument

Sunday,
May 25, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to household
Monday,
June 2, 1879
1403 K Street
Washington, DC
Tribute E C Ingersoll Tribute

E. C. Ingersoll died on May 31

Wednesday,
June 4, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Phil. Hotel

letter to hotel owner cancelling Ebon’s reservation

Thursday,
June 5, 1879
St. Paul, MN Lecture

these lectures seem unlikely given letters written in Washington during this date

Tour:
79C
Friday,
June 6, 1879
Minneapolis, MN Lecture

these lectures seem unlikely given letters written in Washington during this date

Tour:
79C
Sunday,
June 8, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue

going to Pittsburgh tonight – be back the 10th

Tour:
79C
Monday,
June 9, 1879
Pittsburgh, PA Uncategorized

in town for patent dispute

Tour:
79C
Tuesday,
June 17, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Addison Sangdon(?) Esq

concerning immortality

Tuesday,
July 8, 1879
Washington Correspondence Letter to Mr Wakeman(?)

seems to be involved with the Obscenity trial of Bennett

Friday,
July 11, 1879
Washington Correspondence Letter to the President

concerning D. M. Bennett

Sunday,
July 13, 1879
Washington, DC Tribute Clark Tribute
Thursday,
July 17, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to D.M. Bennett

concerning meeting with the President

Friday,
July 18, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to D.M. Bennett

concerning protests against the Bennett pardon

Tuesday,
July 22, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to D.M. Bennett

concerning final efforts to win his pardon

Wednesday,
July 23, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to lawyers in Kansas City
Saturday,
July 26, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Hon. J.J. Noah

concerning anti-semitism

Monday,
July 28, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to ??
Tuesday,
July 29, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to E. C. Wheeler
Wednesday,
July 30, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to H. B. Titus
Thursday,
July 31, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Simon J. Kilduff Esq.
Friday,
August 8, 1879
Astor House
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Meeting of National Liberal League

concerning Bennett case

Thursday,
August 21, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Personal correspondance

concerning “obscene literature”

Sunday,
August 24, 1879
Washington, DC Interview Cincinatti Enquirer

concerning Cincinatti Convention

Sunday,
September 7, 1879
Uncategorized
Monday,
September 8, 1879 *
Date is approximate
Bismark Grove
Lawrence, KS
Lecture

Kansas Liberal Convention – Sep 5-12 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Parker Pillsbury, B.F. Underwood, etc

Tour:
79D
Tuesday,
September 9, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79D
Wednesday,
September 10, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79D
Thursday,
September 11, 1879
Cincinnati, OH Lecture Human Rights Tour:
79D
Saturday,
September 13, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79D
Sunday,
September 14, 1879
Pikes Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture National Liberal League Tour:
79D
Monday,
September 15, 1879
Uncategorized
Wednesday,
September 17, 1879
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to H.L. Green

quoted in Jamestown NY paper – concerning lecture at Chautauqua

Saturday,
September 20, 1879
Uncategorized
Sunday,
September 21, 1879
Chautauqua, NY Lecture Liberty

Event was held at shore of Chautauqua lake – note: NOT at the Institute, but at ‘Lake View’

Tour:
79E
Sunday,
September 21, 1879
Opera House
Jamestown, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
79E
Monday,
September 22, 1879
Salamanca, NY Lecture

Date may be 23rd

Tour:
79E
September, 1879 *
Date is approximate
Lockport, NY Lecture

Possible lecture

Tour:
79E
Wednesday,
September 24, 1879
Opera House
Hornellsville, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
79E
Thursday,
September 25, 1879
Lecture Tour:
79E
Monday,
October 6, 1879
Lecture Tour:
79E
Tuesday,
October 7, 1879
Washington, DC Writing preface to Mistakes of Moses

preface

Tour:
79E
Tuesday,
October 14, 1879
Opera House
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Religious Intolerance

seems unlikely given no coverage in Daily Post

Wednesday,
October 15, 1879
Uncategorized
Wednesday,
October 22, 1879
Uncategorized
Thursday,
October 23, 1879
Law Office
Washington, DC
Correspondence Letter to Editor

concerning liberalism of Cornell

Friday,
October 24, 1879
Home
Washington, DC
Interview Washington Post

Had George Holyoake as guest for past few days. Part of interview with Holyoake.

Sunday,
October 26, 1879
Washington, DC Travel Left for Pittsburgh Tour:
79F
Sunday,
October 26, 1879
Pittsburgh, PA Interview Pittsburgh Leader

The Laws of Pittsburg

Tour:
79F
Sunday,
October 26, 1879
Opera House
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Human Rights Tour:
79F
Monday,
October 27, 1879
Opera House
Meadville, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Tuesday,
October 28, 1879
Bradford, PA Interview Bradford Evening Star Tour:
79F
Tuesday,
October 28, 1879
Opera House
Bradford, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Wednesday,
October 29, 1879
Academy of Music
Williamsport, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Thursday,
October 30, 1879
Mishler Academy of Music
Reading, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Friday,
October 31, 1879
Academy of Music
Pottsville, PA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Saturday,
November 1, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Thursday,
November 6, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Friday,
November 7, 1879
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Saturday,
November 8, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Sunday,
November 9, 1879
Opera House
Canton, OH
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Monday,
November 10, 1879
Canton, OH Correspondence Letter to Eva & Maud

very good house last night, met Mark Twain in the cars

Tour:
79F
Tuesday,
November 11, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Wednesday,
November 12, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Thursday,
November 13, 1879
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Political and Religious

Tour:
79F
Thursday,
November 13, 1879
Palmer House
Chicago, IL
Lecture Great Banquet Tour:
79F
Friday,
November 14, 1879
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Saturday,
November 15, 1879
Hotel Clinton
Kokomo, IN
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
79F
Saturday,
November 15, 1879
Sharp & Dayhuff's Hall
Kokomo, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
Sunday,
November 16, 1879
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79F
November, 1879 Indianapolis, IN Interview Unknown Paper

Politics and Gen. Grant

Tour:
79F
Monday,
November 17, 1879
Wysor's Opera House
Muncie, IN
Lecture Moses Tour:
79F
Tuesday,
November 18, 1879
Opera House
Alliance, OH
Lecture Moses Tour:
79F
Wednesday,
November 19, 1879
Uncategorized
Friday,
November 28, 1879
Uncategorized
Saturday,
November 29, 1879
Washington, DC Writing Modern Thinkers

preface to book by Prof. Van Buren Denslow

Tuesday,
December 2, 1879
Washington, DC Travel returns home
Wednesday,
December 3, 1879
Uncategorized
Sunday,
December 14, 1879
Uncategorized
Monday,
December 15, 1879
Opera House
Altoona, PA
Lecture Cancelled Liberty

Lecture was delivered in Milwaukee before Dec 10, Train left track-got to Altoona at 10PM

Tour:
79G
Tuesday,
December 16, 1879
Johnstown, PA Lecture Tour:
79G
Tuesday,
December 16, 1879
Merchant's Hotel
Johnstown, PA
Correspondence Letter to Girls Tour:
79G
Thursday,
December 18, 1879
Urbana, IL Lecture Tour:
79G
Friday,
December 19, 1879
Neil House
Columbus, OH
Correspondence Letter to children

going home for Christmas

Tour:
79G
Friday,
December 19, 1879
Columbus, OH Lecture Hell Tour:
79G
Saturday,
December 20, 1879
City Hall
Lima, OH
Lecture Liberty Tour:
79G
Sunday,
December 21, 1879
Wheeler Opera House
Toledo, OH
Lecture The Religion of Our Day Tour:
79G
Monday,
December 22, 1879
Uncategorized
January, 1880 Atchison, KS Lecture

possible lecture in Atchison in January for charity

Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 5, 1880
Parkersburg, WV Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Tuesday,
January 6, 1880
Music Hall
Zanesville, OH
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Wednesday,
January 7, 1880
Grand Opera House
Richmond, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Thursday,
January 8, 1880
Evans Hall
Evansville, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Friday,
January 9, 1880
Evansville, IN Lecture Moses Tour:
80A
Saturday,
January 10, 1880
Danville, IL Lecture Tour:
80A
Sunday,
January 11, 1880
Opera House
Terre Haute, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 12, 1880
Xenia, OH Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 12, 1880
Xenia, OH Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
80A
Tuesday,
January 13, 1880
Springfield, OH Correspondence Letter to Clint

Something about Leadville?? Receipt of $334.75 from Terre Haute

Tour:
80A
Wednesday,
January 14, 1880
Cleveland, OH Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Thursday,
January 15, 1880
Opera House
Olean, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Friday,
January 16, 1880
Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Saturday,
January 17, 1880
Hodge Opera House
Lockport, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Sunday,
January 18, 1880
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 19, 1880
Buffalo, NY Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 19, 1880
Ward's Opera House
Brockport, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Tuesday,
January 20, 1880
Bordwell's Hall
Albion, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Wednesday,
January 21, 1880
Medina, NY Lecture Liberty

possible lecture in Medina – check

Tour:
80A
Thursday,
January 22, 1880
Uncategorized Tour:
80A
Friday,
January 23, 1880
Uncategorized Tour:
80A
Saturday,
January 24, 1880
Washington, DC Lecture Woman’s Suffrage Tour:
80A
Thursday,
January 29, 1880
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Paine Tour:
80B
Friday,
January 30, 1880
Plymouth, IN Lecture Liberty Tour:
80B
Saturday,
January 31, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Lecture

possible lecture in Cleveland after Chicago

Tour:
80B
Sunday,
February 1, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Seneca Falls, NY Lecture

possible lecture – or possible turned down request to

Tour:
80B
Monday,
February 2, 1880
Toledo, OH Lecture Tour:
80B
Tuesday,
February 3, 1880
Lawrence House
Adrian, MI
Correspondence Letter to children

“spoke last night for 2 hours forty minutes, and people said Go on”.

Tour:
80B
Tuesday,
February 3, 1880
Detroit, MI Lecture Gods Tour:
80B
Wednesday,
February 4, 1880
Powers Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Gods Tour:
80B
Thursday,
February 5, 1880
Kalamazoo, MI Lecture Liberty Tour:
80B
Thursday,
February 5, 1880
Burdick House
Kalamazoo, MI
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80B
Friday,
February 6, 1880
Ottawa, IL Lecture Tour:
80B
Saturday,
February 7, 1880
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Politics. Religion and Thomas Paine

Tour:
80B
Sunday,
February 8, 1880
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Gods Tour:
80B
Monday,
February 9, 1880
Opera House
South Bend, IN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80B
Tuesday,
February 10, 1880
Logansport, IN Lecture Tour:
80B
Thursday,
February 12, 1880
Washington, DC Travel Return home Tour:
80B
Thursday,
February 26, 1880
Washington Correspondence Letter to Samual Putnam
Tuesday,
March 2, 1880
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Tribune
Sunday,
March 7, 1880
National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Gods
Saturday,
March 27, 1880
Washington, DC Writing Chinese God

Letter to the Editor, Chicago Times?

Monday,
March 29, 1880
Lea's Opera House
Port Jervis, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
March 30, 1880
Eagle Hall
Ogdensburg, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80C
Thursday,
April 1, 1880
Montreal, QUE Lecture

small audience

Tour:
80C
Friday,
April 2, 1880
Montreal, QUE Lecture Tour:
80C
Saturday,
April 3, 1880
Opera Hall
Napanee, ONT
Lecture Moses

150 in audience

Tour:
80C
Sunday,
April 4, 1880
Toronto, ONT Miscellaneous Dialogue with Rev. Clark Tour:
80C
Sunday,
April 4, 1880
Belleville, ONT Lecture Cancelled ?

denied hall?

Tour:
80C
Monday,
April 5, 1880
Royal Opera House
Toronto, ONT
Lecture Gods

Crowded Opera House

Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
April 6, 1880
Royal Opera House
Toronto, ONT
Lecture Moses

Only Toronto Telegram covered lecture

Tour:
80C
Wednesday,
April 7, 1880
Grand Opera House
Ottawa, ONT
Lecture Gods Tour:
80C
Thursday,
April 8, 1880
Brockville, ONT Lecture Cancelled ?

denied hall by mayor

Tour:
80C
Friday,
April 9, 1880
St. Catharines, ONT Lecture Tour:
80C
Sunday,
April 11, 1880
National Theatre
Washington, DC
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
April 13, 1880
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
April 13, 1880
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80C
Wednesday,
April 14, 1880
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80C
Wednesday,
April 14, 1880
Music Hall
Lynn, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80C
Thursday,
April 15, 1880
Providence Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Friday,
April 16, 1880
Liberty Hall
New Bedford, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Sunday,
April 18, 1880
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Gods Tour:
80C
Monday,
April 19, 1880
Academy
Fall River, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
April 20, 1880
Smyth's Opera House
Manchester, NH
Lecture How To Be Saved?

Was in Manchester last season – very large audience

Tour:
80C
Wednesday,
April 21, 1880
Home of Parker Pillsbury
Concord, NH
Uncategorized

first visit to Concord – lecture in Lawrence tonight

Tour:
80C
Wednesday,
April 21, 1880
City Hall
Lawrence, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Thursday,
April 22, 1880
MA Lecture

Boston Investigator notes MA & NH tour

Tour:
80C
Friday,
April 23, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Portland, ME Lecture

may take the place of one of the MA or NH entries

Tour:
80C
Friday,
April 23, 1880
MA Lecture

Boston Investigator notes MA & NH tour

Tour:
80C
Saturday,
April 24, 1880
Opera House
Holyoke, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
Sunday,
April 25, 1880
Grand Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80C
April, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Titusville, PA Lecture

likely Titusville lecture

Thursday,
May 6, 1880
Macauley's Theater
Louisville, KY
Lecture How To Be Saved?

1500 in audience

Tour:
80D
Friday,
May 7, 1880
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Saturday,
May 8, 1880
Terre Haute, IN Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Sunday,
May 9, 1880
Pike's Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Monday,
May 10, 1880
Dolan's Opera House
Logansport, IN
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Tuesday,
May 11, 1880
Richmond, IN Lecture Tour:
80D
Friday,
May 14, 1880
House of Representatives
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Watching Session

With wife and daughter

Tour:
80D
Sunday,
May 16, 1880
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Sunday,
May 23, 1880
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80D
Tuesday,
May 25, 1880
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Wednesday,
May 26, 1880
Academy of Music
Baltimore, MD
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Monday,
May 31, 1880
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Uncategorized

Arrived for Republican Convention

Tour:
80D
Thursday,
June 3, 1880
Republican Nation Convention
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Committee on Credentials
Friday,
July 2, 1880
Bass Rock House
Gloucester, MA
Travel Vacation

summer vacation

Sunday,
August 1, 1880
Music Hall
Lynn, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80E
Thursday,
August 12, 1880
City Hall
Gloucester, MA
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Sunday,
August 15, 1880
Academy of Music
Chelsea, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80E
August, 1880 Cape Ann, MA Travel Vacation

3 days with violinist, Edouard Remenyi

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
August 22, 1880
Highland Lake Grove
Norfolk, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved?

2500-5000 people

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 3, 1880
Lake Maranacook, ME Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 5, 1880
Hornellsville, NY Lecture How To Be Saved?

National Freethinker’s Convention sept 1-5 25-30 speakers

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 12, 1880
Schoolcraft, MI Lecture How To Be Saved?

4000 people. Liberal meetingof Michigan & N. Indiana

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 17, 1880
Chicago, IL Lecture National Liberal League Convention Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 19, 1880
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 19, 1880
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80E
Monday,
September 20, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
September 21, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
September 22, 1880
Lafayette, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10-15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
September 23, 1880
Lafayette, IN Correspondence Letter to children

Leaving in a few moments for South Bend

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 24, 1880
South Bend, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Ligonier, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10 thousand

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children

Immense audience at Ligonier – Just starting for Milwaulkee

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Grand Opera House
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80E
Monday,
September 27, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
September 28, 1880
County Fair Grounds
Rockford, IL
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6000

Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
September 29, 1880
Chicago, IL Travel

return to Chicago on Weds, the 29th

Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
September 29, 1880
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Reply to Chicago Critics

Tour:
80E
October, 1880 Washington, DC Lecture How To Be Saved?

date & location given in preface to transcript

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 2, 1880
Batavia, IL Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 2, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Cincinnati, OH Lecture Tour:
80E
Sunday,
October 3, 1880
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to wife

Leaving in morning for Ohio – political speeching tour

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 7, 1880
Fair Grounds
Springfield, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

50 thousand in audience

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 8, 1880
Lincoln Club
Cincinnati, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 9, 1880
Marietta, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

Could be Marietta NY?

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 15, 1880
Sussex, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

community at the time was known as Deckertown

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 16, 1880
Trenton, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6000 in audience

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 18, 1880
Sink's Opera House
Rome, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

largest audience ever in Opera House

Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
October 19, 1880
Ogdensburg, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

7-8000 in audience

Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
October 20, 1880
Lowville, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 21, 1880
State Arsenal
Syracuse, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000in audience, 2000 turned away

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 22, 1880
Fair Ground
Canandaigua, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15000 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 23, 1880
Cooper Institute
New York, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

immense audience

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 25, 1880
Albany, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 28, 1880
Wall Street
New York, NY
Political Speech Wall Street Speech Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 29, 1880
Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

3500 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 30, 1880
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Brooklyn Speech

Famed Ingersoll-Beecher meeting

Tour:
80E
Monday,
November 1, 1880
Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
November 4, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

The Republican Victory

Tour:
80E
Friday,
November 5, 1880
Washington, DC Political Speech Victory speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Saturday,
November 6, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

Ingersoll and Beecher

Saturday,
November 13, 1880
Washington, DC Interview Washington Post

Political

Thursday,
November 18, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Evening Express

Religion in Politics

Sunday,
December 5, 1880
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Commercial

The Political Outlook

Tour:
80F
Monday,
December 6, 1880
Washington, DC Travel Left for NY tour Tour:
80F
Friday,
December 10, 1880
Pittsburgh, PA Interview Pittsburgh Dispatch

Miracles and Immortality

Tour:
80F
Friday,
December 10, 1880
5th Ave Lyceum
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Saturday,
December 11, 1880
Park Opera House
Erie, PA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Sunday,
December 12, 1880
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Monday,
December 13, 1880
Grand Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Thursday,
December 23, 1880
Riggs House
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Towpath Club Banquet
Friday,
December 31, 1880
Correspondence Letter to theater owner
Tuesday,
January 4, 1881
Wilmington, DE Lecture How To Be Saved?

This lecture is the one that caused the Justice Comegys incident.

Saturday,
January 29, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Mr. Beecher, Moses and The Negro by Washington correspondent

Sunday,
February 6, 1881
Home
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous

reporter visited Ingersoll at home

Friday,
February 11, 1881
Capitol Building
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous

some kind of talk in the statuary room

Monday,
February 14, 1881
Chicago, IL Interview Chief Justice Comegys

Interview with Chicago Times. Also, interview in Brooklyn Eagle on same subject

Saturday,
February 19, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hades, Delaware, and Freethought

Saturday,
March 19, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tuesday,
March 29, 1881
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty

audience “as large as the building would accomodate”

Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 2, 1881
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
81A
Thursday,
April 7, 1881
Carll's Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Why

largest audience ever had in New Haven

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to children

from undated clipping – but dateable due to Meriden incident

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
Town Hall
Meriden, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

Wilcox Opera House cancelled due to Rev. Lansing – had lecture at town hall

Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 9, 1881
New Haven, CT Interview New Haven Union

A Reply To Rev. Mr. LansingMeriden lecture cancelled

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 10, 1881
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous at lecture by George Chainey

Lecture was Lights and Shades of Liberalism.

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 10, 1881
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Monday,
April 11, 1881
Providence Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Tuesday,
April 12, 1881
Academy of Music
Fall River, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
81A
Wednesday,
April 13, 1881
Music Hall
Taunton, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 23, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Beaconsfield, Lent and Revivals by Washington correspondent

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 24, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 1, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 8, 1881
National Theatre
Washington, DC
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 15, 1881
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Great Infidels

$1413 receipts

Tour:
81B
Friday,
May 20, 1881
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81B
Sunday,
May 22, 1881
St. Louis, MO Correspondence Letter to Maude

returning home Wednesday?

Tour:
81B
Sunday,
May 22, 1881
St. Louis, MO Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
81B
Monday,
May 23, 1881
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81B
Saturday,
May 28, 1881 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview Chicago Times

Answering the New York Ministers by NY correspondent

Tour:
81B
Wednesday,
June 8, 1881
Las Vegas, NM Travel

Examining mining interests-heading to Sante Fe tonight, then Black Range Mountains

Wednesday,
June 15, 1881
Santa Fe, NM Travel

Returned from Black Hills

Monday,
July 4, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Atlanta Constitution?

Guiteau

Saturday,
July 23, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Washington Gazette

Guiteau and His Crime

August, 1881 Writing Article

The Christian Religion

November, 1881 Writing Article
Tuesday,
December 13, 1881
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to J.E. Remsburg
Saturday,
December 17, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Washington Capital

District Suffrage

Wednesday,
December 21, 1881
Washington, DC Writing Brain and Bible

preface to book

1882 Edison Labs
Menolo Park, NJ
Miscellaneous Audio Recording – Creed

Location Uncertain – early audio recording made by Ingersoll

Sunday,
January 8, 1882
Washington, DC Tribute Child’s Grave

funeral for Harry Miller, son of George O. Miller

Saturday,
January 21, 1882
Washington, DC Interview Chicago Times

first interview on Talmage

Monday,
January 23, 1882
Indianapolis, IN Writing Answers to Clergymen

Letter in Iconoclast

Saturday,
February 4, 1882
home
Washington, DC
Interview Chicago Tribune

Reply to Talmage

Monday,
February 6, 1882
Washington, DC Interview Chicago Times

2nd interview on Talmage

Thursday,
February 16, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Sioux Falls, SD Lecture Tour:
82A
Sunday,
March 26, 1882
Steinway Hall
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
Wednesday,
March 29, 1882
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
April, 1882 Washington, DC Interview Unknown Paper(s)

in the preface

Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 16, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 23, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Wednesday,
April 26, 1882
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 30, 1882
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Monday,
May 1, 1882
Low's Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Friday,
May 12, 1882
House Committee on Elections
Washington, DC
Trial Herbert vs. Strobach

2nd Alabama House District Case

Tuesday,
May 30, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’82
Thursday,
June 1, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1 Opening
Tuesday,
August 1, 1882
Denver, CO Lecture

opening address at the National Mining Exposition

Sunday,
August 6, 1882
Long Beach, NY Miscellaneous Vacationing

caught chill

Wednesday,
August 16, 1882
Grand Rapids, MI Lecture Tour:
82B
Thursday,
August 17, 1882
Indianapolis, IN Lecture Tour:
82B
Friday,
August 18, 1882
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
82B
Friday,
August 18, 1882 *
Date is approximate
St. Paul, MN Lecture Tour:
82B
September, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel Possible Visit to Birthplace
Tuesday,
September 5, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1

address to jury

Wednesday,
September 6, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1

address to jury/closing arguments

Friday,
September 15, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1 Closing
Tuesday,
October 31, 1882
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette
Washington, DC
Interview Interview:

Star Route Trial

Wednesday,
November 1, 1882
Police Court
Washington, DC
Trial Payne Trial

Part of Star Route trials

Sunday,
November 5, 1882
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 6, 1882
Sandusky, OH Lecture Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 7, 1882
Music Hall
Toledo, OH
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 8, 1882
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 10, 1882
Saginaw, MI Lecture Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 10, 1882
Saginaw, MI Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 11, 1882
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 12, 1882
McVicker's Theatre
Chicago, IL
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 13, 1882
Opera House
St. Paul, MN
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 14, 1882
Sawyer House
Stillwater, MN
Correspondence Letter to Eve Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 14, 1882
Stillwater, MN Lecture Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 15, 1882
Nicollet House
Minneapolis, MN
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 15, 1882
Academy of Music
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Great Infidels

Combination of Talmedgian Theology and Great Infidels

Tour:
82C
Thursday,
November 16, 1882
Green's Opera House
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

at least 1400 in audience

Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 17, 1882
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

600 in audience

Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Ottumwa, IA Lecture

Date approximate

Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Lecture Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 19, 1882
St. Louis, MO Lecture Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 20, 1882
Boyd's Opera House
Omaha, NE
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 21, 1882
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture How To Be Saved?

2000 in audience

Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 21, 1882
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Interview Kansas City Journal

gone from Washington 25 nights – lectured every one – $700 avg per night

Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 22, 1882
Opera House
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture How To Be Saved?

about 1000 in audience

Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 22, 1882
The Pacific
St. Joseph, MO
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Thursday,
November 23, 1882
Lincoln, NE Lecture Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 24, 1882
Opera House
Creston, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 25, 1882
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 26, 1882
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 26, 1882
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 27, 1882
Opera House
Springfield, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 28, 1882
Opera House
Evansville, IN
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 29, 1882
Macauley's Theater
Louisville, KY
Lecture Talmagian Theology

theater filled to overflowing

Tour:
82C
Monday,
December 4, 1882
Trial Star Trial 2 Opening
Sunday,
January 14, 1883
National Theater
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Introduced Mr. Kidd for his Lincoln lecture
Tuesday,
January 16, 1883
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to Col. Thomas Donaldson
Wednesday,
February 14, 1883
Washington, DC Miscellaneous 21st wedding anniversary
March, 1883 Washington, DC Miscellaneous Introduction to lecture on Lincoln

Lawyer Lincoln by the Crier of the Court by Mr. Kidd

Sunday,
April 15, 1883
Washington, DC Tribute tribute to Mills
Saturday,
April 28, 1883 *
Date is approximate
Cincinnati, OH Lecture
Sunday,
April 29, 1883
Washington, DC Interview Washington Post

Funeral of John G. Mills and Immortality

Wednesday,
May 16, 1883 *
Date is approximate
Washington, DC Miscellaneous At Reunion of Army of Potamac

possible appearance/lecture?

Thursday,
June 14, 1883
Washington, DC Trial Star Route Trial 2 Closing
Wednesday,
June 27, 1883 *
Date is approximate
Long Beach, NY Miscellaneous Vacationing

reported dead in Washington, but in best of health

Saturday,
June 30, 1883
Long Beach, NY Interview New York Herald

Star Route and Politics

Monday,
July 2, 1883
New York, NY Interview New York Morning Journal

The Interviewer

Friday,
August 3, 1883
Brooklyn Union
Long Beach, NY
Interview Brooklyn Divines

Press interview

August, Rochester, NY Miscellaneous Freethinkers Assoc. of NY?

Ingersoll there?

Friday,
October 12, 1883
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Politics and Prohibition

Tour:
83A
Sunday,
October 14, 1883
Dayton, OH Interview Dayton Democrat

The Republican Defeat in Ohio

Tour:
83A
Tuesday,
October 16, 1883
Washington, DC Interview Washington National Republican

The Civil Rights Bill

Tour:
83A
Monday,
October 22, 1883
Lincoln Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Civil Rights Tour:
83A
Friday,
November 2, 1883
Lincoln Hall
Washington, DC
Lecture Civil Rights Tour:
83A
Wednesday,
November 28, 1883
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Justice Harlan and the Civil Rights Bill

Monday,
December 10, 1883
Supreme Court
Washington, DC
Trial Star Route Trial 3 Opening

People vs. Kellogg

Sunday,
December 16, 1883
National Theater
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Introduced Charles Cravens at his lecture

Craven’s lecuture was Shakespeare

Saturday,
January 5, 1884
Detroit, MI Interview Detroit News

Morality and Immorality

Sunday,
January 6, 1884
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Introduced Helen Gardener for her lecture Tour:
84A
Thursday,
January 10, 1884
Denver, CO Interview Denver Tribune

probably by correspondant

Tour:
84A
Monday,
January 14, 1884
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel

buying ticket for Denver

Tour:
84A
Tuesday,
January 15, 1884
Pacific Junction, IA Travel Telegraph to Denver Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
January 16, 1884
Denver, CO Interview Denver Republican

Free Trade and Christianity

Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
January 16, 1884
Denver, CO Interview Denver News

Politics, Mormonism and Mr. Beecher

Tour:
84A
Friday,
January 18, 1884
on train
Chicago, IL
Interview Interview:

quoted in Newark Ohio Daily Advocate

Tour:
84A
Sunday,
January 20, 1884
Tabor Grand Opera House
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

Largest Audience ever in building

Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
January 23, 1884
Chicago, IL Travel

left in the afternoon for Washington

Tour:
84A
Friday,
February 1, 1884
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

correspondant?

Tour:
84A
Monday,
February 18, 1884
Home
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous Party for John McCullough

about 50 guests

Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
February 20, 1884
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Wendell Phillips, Fitz John Porter and Bismark

Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
February 20, 1884
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to household

leaving tomorrow about noon

Tour:
84A
Friday,
February 22, 1884
Kansas City, MO Interview Kansas City Times

General Subjects

Tour:
84A
Friday,
February 22, 1884
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Orthodoxy

2nd delivery of this lecture – 1st at Denver

Tour:
84A
Friday,
February 22, 1884
Kansas City, MO Interview Kansas City Journal

Reply to Kansas City Clergy

Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
February 27, 1884
Las Vegas, NM Travel Passing thru
Saturday,
March 1, 1884
Springer, NM Correspondence Letter to household

gives travel details for past few days – no lectures noted

Saturday,
March 8, 1884
Raton, NM Travel

little speech in Raton at public insistance

Sunday,
March 9, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Colorado Springs, CO Travel
Monday,
March 10, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Manitou Springs, CO Travel
Tuesday,
March 11, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Denver, CO Travel
Wednesday,
March 12, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Central City, CO Travel
Thursday,
March 13, 1884
Opera House
Leavenworth, KS
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84B
Thursday,
March 13, 1884
Leavenworth, KS Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
84B
Friday,
March 14, 1884
Topeka, KS Interview Topeka Capital Tour:
84B
Friday,
March 14, 1884
Crawford's Opera House
Topeka, KS
Lecture How To Be Saved?

1500 in audience

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
March 16, 1884
Pope's Theatre
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
March 18, 1884
Durley Theater
Bloomington, IL
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
March 19, 1884
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Orthodoxy

3000 in audience

Tour:
84B
Friday,
March 21, 1884
Springer, NM Correspondence Letter to home Tour:
84B
Friday,
April 11, 1884
Fifth Ave Hotel
New York, NY
Interview Boston Globe

Presidential Candidates of 84

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
April 27, 1884
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
April 29, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Washington, DC Miscellaneous

Introduced lecture by William Armstrong on nilism

Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
April 29, 1884
Washington, DC Trial US v Kellog

trial began

Tour:
84B
Thursday,
May 1, 1884
Washington, DC Trial US v Kellog

trial finished – Kellog acquitted

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 11, 1884
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Orthodoxy

Ingersoll Receipts for lecture: $1786

Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
May 13, 1884
Providence, RI Correspondence Letter to Clint Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
May 13, 1884
New Haven Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy

10th or 11th time lecturing in New Haven(!)

Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 14, 1884
Opera House
Hartford, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 14, 1884
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to home Tour:
84B
Friday,
May 16, 1884
Leland Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Daily Courier

Swearing and Affirming

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Times

Reply to a Buffalo Critic

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

4000 in audience

Tour:
84B
Monday,
May 19, 1884
Mansion House
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

came from Albany, next to Erie, PA

Tour:
84B
Monday,
May 19, 1884
Park Opera House
Erie, PA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
May 20, 1884
Bradford, PA Interview Bradford Era Tour:
84B
Tuesday,
May 20, 1884
Wagner Opera House
Bradford, PA
Lecture Orthodoxy

Not first lecture in Bradford – Filled Opera House

Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 21, 1884
Grand Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Friday,
May 23, 1884
New York, NY Travel

source says RGI arrived from NY(in Phil. Press)

Friday,
May 23, 1884
Philadelphia, PA Interview Philadelphia Press

Blasphemy

Friday,
May 23, 1884
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Orthodoxy

footnote indicates lecture that night

Thursday,
May 29, 1884
Hoffman House (Hotel)
New York, NY
Travel
June, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Youngstown, OH Lecture

Lecture around this time – before Jul 7- filled hall

Tour:
84C
June, 1884 *
Date is approximate
New Castle, PA Lecture

Lecture around this time – before Jul 7- filled hall

Tour:
84C
Friday,
June 6, 1884
Convention Hall
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Republican Convention

Ingersoll there

Tour:
88A
Tuesday,
June 10, 1884
Train Depot
Washington, DC
Travel Arrived

met at station by daughters

Sunday,
June 22, 1884
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84C
Monday,
June 23, 1884
City Hall
Columbus, OH
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84C
Thursday,
June 26, 1884
Opera House
Olean, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

small audience

Tour:
84C
Friday,
June 27, 1884
Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Herald Tour:
84C
Friday,
June 27, 1884
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84C
Monday,
June 30, 1884
Library Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84C
Tuesday,
July 8, 1884
Grand Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Orthodoxy

1600 in audience – house filled

Tour:
84D
Wednesday,
July 9, 1884
Boyd Opera House
Omaha, NE
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 10, 1884
Academy
Sioux City, IA
Lecture Tour:
84D
Friday,
July 11, 1884
Minneapolis, MN Lecture Tour:
84D
Saturday,
July 12, 1884
Grand Opera House
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84D
Sunday,
July 13, 1884
St. Paul, MN Lecture Tour:
84D
Monday,
July 14, 1884
Travel

On Train

Tour:
84D
Tuesday,
July 15, 1884
Fargo, ND Lecture Tour:
84D
Wednesday,
July 16, 1884
Atheneum
Bismarck, ND
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 17, 1884
Sheridan House
Bismarck, ND
Interview Bismark Tribune Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 17, 1884
Travel

On Train

Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 17, 1884
Mandan, ND Lecture

*possible* lecture in Mandan

Tour:
84D
Friday,
July 18, 1884
Miles City, MT Lecture Tour:
84D
Saturday,
July 19, 1884
Bozeman, MT Lecture Tour:
84D
Sunday,
July 20, 1884
Livingston, MT Lecture Tour:
84D
Monday,
July 21, 1884
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel
Tuesday,
July 22, 1884
Norris Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel
Wednesday,
July 23, 1884
Upper Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel
Thursday,
July 24, 1884
Marshall (Hotel)
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel

Hotel built in 1880 – near mouth of Nez Perce Creek

Friday,
July 25, 1884
Grand Canyon
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel
Saturday,
July 26, 1884
Marshall (Hotel)
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel

Hotel built in 1880, near mouth of Nez Perce Creek

Sunday,
July 27, 1884
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone Nat. Park, WY
Travel
Monday,
July 28, 1884
Livingston, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
July 29, 1884
Bozeman, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
July 29, 1884
Opera House
Helena, MT
Lecture Orthodoxy

1000 in audience

Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
July 30, 1884
Opera House
Helena, MT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

opera house filled

Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
July 30, 1884
Helena, MT Correspondence Letter to household

have lectured here twice – leave in few moments for Butte City

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
July 31, 1884
Helena, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
Helena, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
O'Neil's Hotel
Garrison, MT
Correspondence Letter to household

I speak in Butte twice – tonight & tomorrow night – shall be in Portland on the 10th

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 2, 1884
Butte, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 2, 1884
Mt. Vernon Hotel
Butte, MT
Correspondence Letter to Mother-in-law Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 3, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 4, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 5, 1884
Missoula, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 6, 1884
Spokane Falls, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 6, 1884
Spokane, WA Correspondence Letter to household

Spoke here last night

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 8, 1884
Small's Opera House
Walla Walla, WA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 9, 1884
Dayton, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 10, 1884
The Dalles, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 11, 1884
Columbia River, OR Travel Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 11, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 13, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture Liberty

1500-2000 in audience – 2nd lecture in Portland

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 14, 1884
Rhinehart's Hall
Eugene, OR
Lecture Orthodoxy

about 500 in audience

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 14, 1884
Portland, OR Travel

staying in Portland

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 16, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture How To Be Saved?

3rd lecture in Portland

Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 18, 1884
Forest Grove, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 19, 1884
Portland, OR Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 19, 1884
Corvallis, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 21, 1884
Astoria, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 22, 1884
WA Travel

On way to Olympia

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 23, 1884
Olympia, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 24, 1884
Olympia, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 25, 1884
Standard Theatre
Seattle, WA
Lecture Orthodoxy

first lecture in Seattle – more than 700 in audience

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 26, 1884
Tacoma, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 27, 1884
Tacoma, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 28, 1884
Theater Royal
Victoria, BC
Lecture Orthodoxy

police attempted to stop lecture for alleged safety reasons.

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 29, 1884
Port Townsend, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 30, 1884
Port Townsend, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 31, 1884
Seattle, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 1, 1884
WA Travel

On Puget Sound

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 2, 1884
Portland, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 2, 1884
Salem, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 3, 1884
Rhinehart's Hall
Eugene, OR
Lecture Liberty

at least 400 in audience

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
September 4, 1884
OR Travel

On Way to Ashland

Tour:
84E
Friday,
September 5, 1884
Ashland, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 6, 1884
Yreka, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 7, 1884
Mount Shasta, CA Lecture

town formerly known in 1884 as ‘Sissons’

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 8, 1884
Redding, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 9, 1884
Red Bluff, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 10, 1884
Marysville, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 13, 1884
Metropolitan Temple
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

2500 in audience

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 13, 1884
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

interviews in the Sun & Examiner

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 15, 1884
San Francisco, CA Interview San Francisco Evening Post

Politics and British Columbia mentions 8/28 lecture in Victoria, BC

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 16, 1884
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 17, 1884
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 20, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Santa Cruz, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 21, 1884
Metropolitan Temple
San Francisco, CA
Lecture How To Be Saved?

crowded house

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 22, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Gilroy, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 23, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Salinas, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 24, 1884 *
Date is approximate
San Francisco, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
September 25, 1884
Petaluma, CA Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Friday,
September 26, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Oakland, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 27, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Stockton, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 28, 1884
San Francisco, CA Lecture Liberty Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 29, 1884
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture

Oakland infered from name of theater

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 30, 1884
Ridgway Hall
Santa Rosa, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

first lecture in Santa Rosa

Tour:
84E
Friday,
October 3, 1884
San Francisco, CA Interview SF San Franciscan

Ingersoll Catechised

Tour:
84E
Monday,
October 6, 1884
San Francisco, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
October 6, 1884
Music Hall
San Jose, CA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
October 8, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 9, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Travel left for New Mexico vacation

5 week vacation

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 9, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Correspondence Letter to household

lectured here last night

Tour:
84E
Friday,
October 10, 1884
Las Vegas, NM Travel passing thru Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 23, 1884
Louisville, KY Interview Louisville Commercial

Blaine’s Defeat – correspondant/dating problem??

Wednesday,
November 5, 1884
Maudeva
Chico Springs, NM
Correspondence Letter to household

Springfield IL on the 24th?

Tuesday,
November 11, 1884
Maudeva
Chico Springs, NM
Correspondence Letter to household

Have just concluded a new lecture called “Which Way?”

Wednesday,
November 12, 1884
Springer, NM Lecture Liberty

free lecture, given during public BBQ welcoming Ingersolls to Springer

November, 1884 Kitt Carson Monument
Sante Fe, NM
Lecture

orator for unveiling

Monday,
November 17, 1884
Trinidad, CO Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
Tuesday,
November 18, 1884
St. Louis, MO Miscellaneous

Delegate at National Cattleman’s Association

Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
November 19, 1884
Union Train Depot
Kansas City, MO
Travel had breakfast Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
November 19, 1884
Atchison Theatre
Atchison, KS
Lecture Liberty Tour:
84F
Thursday,
November 20, 1884
Topeka, KS Interview Topeka Commonwealth

Blaines’s Defeat

Tour:
84F
Thursday,
November 20, 1884
Topeka, KS Lecture Tour:
84F
Friday,
November 21, 1884
St. Joe, KS Lecture Tour:
84F
Saturday,
November 22, 1884
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
84F
Sunday,
November 23, 1884
St. Louis, MO Lecture Tour:
84F
Monday,
November 24, 1884
Grand Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
Tuesday,
November 25, 1884
Opera House
Decatur, IL
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
November 26, 1884
Evansville, IN Lecture Tour:
84F
Thursday,
November 27, 1884
Liederkranz Hall
Louisville, KY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
Friday,
November 28, 1884
Union Depot Hotel
Vincennes, IN
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
84F
Friday,
November 28, 1884
Vincennes, IN Lecture Tour:
84F
Saturday,
November 29, 1884
Springfield, IL Lecture Orthodoxy

date must have changed from initial plan

Tour:
84F
Sunday,
November 30, 1884
McViker's Theatre
Chicago, IL
Lecture Which Way?

filled to overflowing

Tour:
84F
December, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Jacksonville, IL Lecture

state uncertain

Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
December 3, 1884
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Orthodoxy

large audience

Tour:
84F
Friday,
December 5, 1884
Lafayette, IN Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
Saturday,
December 6, 1884
Greencastle, IN Lecture Tour:
84F
Saturday,
December 6, 1884
Greencastle, IN Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
84F
Sunday,
December 7, 1884
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Which Way?

afternoon lecture

Tour:
84F
Tuesday,
December 9, 1884
Marion, OH Miscellaneous

in town for a short while – on way to Upper Sandusky for lecture

Tour:
84F
Tuesday,
December 9, 1884
Upper Sandusky, OH Lecture Which Way? Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
December 10, 1884
Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

Plagiarism and Politics

Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
December 10, 1884
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
84F
Thursday,
December 11, 1884
Lockport, NY Lecture

obvious collision with Youngstown

Tour:
84F
Thursday,
December 11, 1884
Youngstown, OH Lecture Tour:
84F
Sunday,
December 14, 1884
National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84F
1885 Boston, MA Interview Boston Evening Record

Hell or Sheol and Other Subjects

1885 Writing Inspiration

article in “The Truth Seeker” annual

Sunday,
January 11, 1885
New York, NY Interview New York Mail and Express

Religioius Prejudice

Tour:
85A
Sunday,
January 11, 1885
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 13, 1885
City Hall
Waterbury, CT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 14, 1885
Pittsfield, MA Correspondence Letter home Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 14, 1885
American House
Pittsfield, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 14, 1885
Academy of Music
Pittsfield, MA
Lecture Orthodoxy

very meager audience

Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 17, 1885
Portland Theatre
Portland, ME
Lecture Orthodoxy

full house

Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 17, 1885
Falmouth House
Portland, ME
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
85A
Sunday,
January 18, 1885
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 19, 1885
Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 20, 1885
Opera House
Rome, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

300-400 people

Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 21, 1885
Academy of Music
Auburn, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

audience of “goodly proportions”, but didn’t fill hall (blizzard in progress)

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Windsor Hotel
Gloversville, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

came from Auburn, going to Amsterdam

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Memorial Hall
Gloversville, NY
Lecture

recent lecture noted in Amsterdam paper

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Train Station
Auburn, NY
Miscellaneous Conversation with minister

With Mrs. Ingersoll

Tour:
85A
Friday,
January 23, 1885
Academy of Music
Oswego, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 24, 1885
Hodge Opera House
Lockport, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 24, 1885
Powers Hotel
Rochester, NY
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
85A
Sunday,
January 25, 1885
Court Street Theater
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 26, 1885
The Genesee Hotel
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

just starting for Rochester

Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 26, 1885
Corinthian Academy of Music
Rochester, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 27, 1885
Wagner Opera House
Bradford, PA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 27, 1885
Bradford, PA Correspondence Letter to Clint Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 27, 1885
St. James Hotel
Bradford, PA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 28, 1885
Breese Opera House
Norwich, NY
Lecture Cancelled Orthodoxy

cancelled Norwich lecture (due to blizzard) – rescheduled to 2/26

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 29, 1885
Metropolitan Opera House
Binghamton, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

Not the first lecture in Binghamton, but previous was a long time earlier.

Tour:
85A
Friday,
January 30, 1885
Opera House
Amsterdam, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 31, 1885
City Opera House
Altoona, PA
Lecture Cancelled Which Way?

part of Liberal League meeting – miscommunication with league?

Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 31, 1885
Music Hall
Kingston, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Sunday,
February 1, 1885
Brooklyn Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
February 11, 1885
Kalamazoo, MI Lecture Cancelled ?

cancelled due to blizzard

Tour:
85B
Thursday,
February 12, 1885
Battle Creek, MI Lecture Tour:
85B
Sunday,
February 15, 1885
Helena, MT Lecture Tour:
85B
Tuesday,
February 17, 1885
Powers Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85B
Wednesday,
February 18, 1885
Toledo, OH Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85B
Sunday,
February 22, 1885
Brooklyn Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Blasphemy

First delivery of this lecture

Tour:
85B
Monday,
February 23, 1885
Albany, NY Lecture Tour:
85B
Thursday,
February 26, 1885
Breese Opera House
Norwich, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

makeup date for snowed out lecture of Jan 28th

Tour:
85B
Sunday,
March 1, 1885
Albaugh's Grand Opera House
Washington, DC
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85B
Sunday,
March 8, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Monday,
March 9, 1885
New York, NY Interview New York Mail and Express

Cleveland and His Cabinet

Sunday,
March 15, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85C
Sunday,
March 22, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85C
Sunday,
March 29, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
85C
Monday,
March 30, 1885
Hartford, CT Trial Law case
Tuesday,
March 31, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint

was in Hartford,CT yesterday on lawsuit

Thursday,
April 16, 1885
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to children

will be in Hartford on Saturday, Boston on Monday, then Providence – location uncertain

Saturday,
April 18, 1885
Hartford, CT Lecture Tour:
85D
Sunday,
April 19, 1885
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85D
Sunday,
April 19, 1885
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous Attended meeting of Ingersoll Secular Society Tour:
85D
Monday,
April 20, 1885
Low's Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85D
Wednesday,
April 22, 1885
Home
Washington, DC
Travel Expected end of tour Tour:
85D
Sunday,
May 3, 1885
Opera House
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85E
Monday,
May 4, 1885
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85E
Tuesday,
May 5, 1885
Grand Opera House
Ann Arbor, MI
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85E
Thursday,
May 7, 1885
Opera House
Rockford, IL
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Saturday,
May 16, 1885 *
Date is approximate
Janesville, WI Lecture

probable lecture shortly before Oshkosh

Tour:
85E
Sunday,
May 17, 1885
Columbia Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Blasphemy

afternoon lecture

Tour:
85E
Monday,
May 18, 1885
Opera House
Oshkosh, WI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Tuesday,
May 19, 1885
Grand Opera House
Fond du Lac, WI
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Friday,
May 22, 1885
Des Moines, IA Interview Des Moines Iowa State Register

Religion, Prohibition and Gen. Grant

Tour:
85E
Saturday,
May 23, 1885
Grand Opera House
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Sunday,
May 24, 1885
St. Louis, MO Lecture Tour:
85E
Sunday,
May 24, 1885
St. Louis, MO Lecture

2 lectures

Tour:
85E
Wednesday,
May 27, 1885
Aborn Hotel
Des Moines, IA
Interview Des Moines Iowa State Register Tour:
85E
Thursday,
May 28, 1885
Grand Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Sunday,
June 14, 1885
Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Western Union vs. Bankers Telegraph
Sunday,
June 21, 1885
Mechanic Hall
Salem, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85F
Monday,
June 22, 1885
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
85F
Monday,
June 22, 1885
Opera House
Lawrence, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85F
Tuesday,
June 23, 1885
Manchester Opera House
Manchester, NH
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85F
Wednesday,
June 24, 1885
Whitney's Opera House
Fitchburg, MA
Lecture Which Way?

Daily Sentinel says first appearance in Fitchburg

Tour:
85F
Thursday,
June 25, 1885
Holyoke Opera House
Holyoke, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85F
Friday,
June 26, 1885
City Hall
Northampton, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
85F
Saturday,
June 27, 1885
Opera House
Brockton, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85F
Sunday,
June 28, 1885
Academy of Music
Fall River, MA
Lecture Liberty

audience of 350

Tour:
85F
Monday,
June 29, 1885
Boston, MA Lecture

no ad/Review in Boston Herald – spurious?

Tour:
85F
Sunday,
July 19, 1885
Adams House
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous Conversation with Buffalo Bill

possibly New York rather than Boston?

Tuesday,
July 21, 1885
New York, NY Trial Telegraph case representing Edward S. Stokes
Wednesday,
July 22, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Writing Men, Women and God

preface to book by Helen Gardener

Tuesday,
August 25, 1885
Long Beach, NY Travel Vacation
Tuesday,
August 25, 1885
Long Beach, NY Correspondence Letter to household
Thursday,
August 27, 1885
Long Beach, NY Correspondence Letter to Sue

had better deliver a few lectures in NH & VT

Saturday,
August 29, 1885
Manhattan Beach, NY Miscellaneous Dogfight

Ingersoll’s mastiff involved in fight with minister’s dog

Wednesday,
September 2, 1885
Cleveland, OH Trial Law case
Friday,
September 4, 1885
Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

Interviewing, Politics and Spiritualism

Saturday,
September 5, 1885 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview New York Truthseeker

Some Live Topics – location uncertain

Saturday,
September 5, 1885
Cleveland, OH Correspondence Letter to children
Tuesday,
September 8, 1885
Cleveland, OH Correspondence Letter to Clint

had been in Cleavland for 10 days on law case

Friday,
September 11, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

mentions Rutland, VT – next Tuesday

Sunday,
September 13, 1885
Albany, NY Lecture Belief
Tuesday,
September 15, 1885
Town Hall
Rutland, VT
Lecture Which Way?
Friday,
September 18, 1885
Opera House
Burlington, VT
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85G
Thursday,
September 24, 1885
Kearsarge House
Portsmouth, NH
Correspondence Letter to children

dup of event 392?

Tour:
85G
Thursday,
September 24, 1885
Music Hall
Portsmouth, NH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Thursday,
September 24, 1885
Portsmouth, NH Correspondence Letter home Tour:
85G
Thursday,
September 24, 1885
Philadelphia, PA Interview Philadelphia Times

My Belief – probably by correspondant

Tour:
85G
Friday,
September 25, 1885
Opera House
Farmington, NH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Saturday,
September 26, 1885
Town Hall
Exeter, NH
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85G
Sunday,
September 27, 1885
Opera House
Manchester, NH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Monday,
September 28, 1885
Hayes' Opera House
Rochester, NH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Thursday,
October 1, 1885
City Hall
Newburyport, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85G
Friday,
October 2, 1885
Haverhill, MA Correspondence Letter to children

fixing up the lecture on Myth & Miracle – hope to have it alright for night

Tour:
85G
Friday,
October 2, 1885
Academy of Music
Haverhill, MA
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Sunday,
October 4, 1885
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Sunday,
October 4, 1885
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children

heading for Concord NH, then NY, maybe Cleveland

Tour:
85G
Monday,
October 5, 1885
White's Opera House
Concord, NH
Lecture Liberty

First lecture in Concord

Tour:
85G
Sunday,
October 11, 1885
Cleveland, OH Lecture National Liberal League Tour:
85G
Thursday,
November 5, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint

plans to be in Chicago on Nov 22, some city in NY on Nov 29.

Tour:
85G
Saturday,
November 7, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 8, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 8, 1885
Brooklyn, NY Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 15, 1885
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Monday,
November 16, 1885
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to children

looking at houses

Tour:
85G
Tuesday,
November 17, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

renting 101 Fifth Ave

Tour:
85G
November, 1885 New York, NY Travel Ingersolls move from Washington to NYC Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 22, 1885
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Thursday,
December 10, 1885
New Haven Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85H
Sunday,
December 13, 1885
National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Myth and Miracle

filled all the seats

Tour:
85H
Saturday,
December 19, 1885
New York, NY Tribute Wright Tribute
Wednesday,
January 13, 1886
Syracuse, NY Trial
Saturday,
January 16, 1886
Denver, CO Interview Denver Tribune

Politics and Theology

Tour:
86A
February, 1886 Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

The President and Senate

Tour:
86A
Sunday,
February 7, 1886
Indianapolis, IN Interview Indianapolis Times

Let the Democrats In

Tour:
86A
Wednesday,
February 10, 1886
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Civil Service Reform

Tour:
86A
Wednesday,
March 3, 1886
Denison Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
Correspondence Letter to Maude
April, 1886 Brooklyn, NY Interview Brooklyn NY Citizen

Ingersoll on McGlynn

Thursday,
April 15, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Lecture
Tuesday,
April 20, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Barnstable, MA Trial
Tuesday,
May 11, 1886
Metropolitan Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Address to Hotel Owners
Friday,
May 21, 1886
New York, NY Trial opening speech to jury

trial: Bankers’ and Merchants’ Telegraph vs. Western Union

Wednesday,
May 26, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald
Friday,
June 11, 1886
New York, NY Trial Farnsworth vs. Western Union
July, 1886 *
Date is approximate
IL Miscellaneous afflicted with growths on vocal cords – lecturing curtailed

returning from Illinois

Saturday,
August 7, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Atheism and Citizenship

Monday,
August 23, 1886
Albany, NY Trial People vs. Squire
September, 1886 United States Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Travel

traveling from Albany to Franconia NH to meet family

Saturday,
September 4, 1886
New York, NY Travel Returning from 2-3 week vacation with family at “mountain resort”
Wednesday,
September 29, 1886
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Times Star

Railroads and Politics

Wednesday,
September 29, 1886
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Enquirer

The Labor Question

Monday,
October 11, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Henry George and Labor

Sunday,
October 17, 1886
Parker House
Boston, MA
Interview Boston Evening Traveller

Prohibition

Monday,
October 25, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY World

Labor Question and Socialism

Wednesday,
October 27, 1886
Court House
Morristown, NJ
Trial Initial hearing in Reynolds case

requested delay due to trouble with voice

Wednesday,
November 3, 1886
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Henry George and Socialism

Thursday,
November 11, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Opened Congress of American Secular Union
Sunday,
November 14, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture A Lay Sermon

before 10th annual congress of American Secular Union

Sunday,
December 5, 1886
New York, NY Miscellaneous Dinner for Buffalo Bill Cody
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Lecture Thirteen Club Dinner
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Reply to the Rev. B. F. Morse

Saturday,
December 18, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Washington, DC Lecture
Wednesday,
December 29, 1886
State Supreme Court
Hartford, CT
Trial Representing Mr. Simpson

private legal matter

Saturday,
January 8, 1887
Toronto, ONT Writing Edit Liberal Paper

Published in “Secular Thought” – location uncertain

Friday,
January 14, 1887
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel Arrived
Saturday,
February 12, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Remsburg

On “The Fathers of Our Republic”

Saturday,
February 19, 1887
New York, NY Writing Truth of History

in The Truth Seeker

Tuesday,
March 8, 1887
State Supreme Court
Boston, MA
Trial Snow vs Alley
March, 1887 Writing Some Interrogation Points

Journal article – written before Mar 15

Saturday,
April 2, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Remsburg

On the death of Remsburg’s 2 year old son

Wednesday,
May 4, 1887
State Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Cox vs. Stokes
Thursday,
May 19, 1887
Morristown, NJ Trial Reynolds Trial
Thursday,
June 2, 1887
Mayors office
New York, NY
Miscellaneous argued against blue laws in NY hotels
Friday,
June 3, 1887
40 Wall Street Law Office
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Howard C. Trip

On Prohibition

Sunday,
June 5, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Lewis Masquerier
Friday,
June 10, 1887
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Post
Friday,
June 10, 1887
Cincinnati, OH Trial legal business
Friday,
June 10, 1887
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Enquirer
Tuesday,
June 14, 1887
Washington, DC Interview Washington Post

On Immigration

Sunday,
June 26, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Beecher Tribute
Saturday,
July 2, 1887
89 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

taking the yahct on Wednesday – going to Newport & possibly Marblehead – cool time in Syracuse(?)

Wednesday,
July 6, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to T.B. Murdock

About prohibition

Thursday,
July 14, 1887 *
Date is approximate
Syracuse, NY Trial Telegraph Case
Saturday,
August 6, 1887
Marblehead, MA Travel resting his throat

vacation

Thursday,
August 11, 1887
Marblehead, MA Miscellaneous watching yacht racing
Thursday,
September 8, 1887
Law Office Wall Street
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint
Saturday,
September 10, 1887
40 Wall Street Law Office
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

talking about Fields debate to be published in November

Sunday,
September 18, 1887
Nanepashemet House
Marblehead, MA
Miscellaneous Summer Vacation

enjoying yacht racing

Saturday,
September 24, 1887
Young's
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous New England Club dinner

gave brief talk on the Anarchists – headed for NY afterward

October, 1887 *
Date is approximate
Writing Her Daily Bread

book preface Maximum date via publication date (Not in LOC)

Tuesday,
October 25, 1887
Yorkville Police Court
New York, NY
Trial defense of Adolph Gibbons

accused of assault on Ann Ward. Case ajourned to .

Saturday,
October 29, 1887
Yorkville Police Court
New York, NY
Trial defense of Adolph Gibbons
Wednesday,
November 2, 1887
New York, NY Interview NY Mail and Express

Trial of the Chicago Anarchists

Wednesday,
November 9, 1887
State Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Eno vs. Seymore et al
Monday,
November 21, 1887
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Tribute Robson & Crane Banquet
Wednesday,
November 30, 1887
Court of Appeals
Albany, NY
Trial Sharp Case
Friday,
December 16, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Knowles Tribute
1888 Toronto, ONT Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Liberals and Liberalism

1888 New York, NY Interview NY World

Woman’s Right to Divorce

Friday,
January 13, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Truthseeker

The Stage and the Pulpit

Tuesday,
January 17, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Wednesday,
January 18, 1888
Dedham, MA Trial Snow vs Alley
Friday,
January 20, 1888
Dedham, MA Trial Snow vs Alley
Tuesday,
January 24, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Police Captain’s Dinner
Saturday,
February 4, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Sun

Pugalism and Poker

Tuesday,
February 7, 1888
Patent Office
Washington, DC
Trial McDonahue vs. Bell Co

Coverage includes RGI comments on Patents that is very timely today

Monday,
February 13, 1888
Remsen Hall
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Lincoln Toast
March, 1888 Writing Art and Morality

location where written indeterminate

Thursday,
March 15, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Miscellaneous

attended reception for Henry Irving, put on by the Gothe Society

Wednesday,
March 28, 1888
Senate Hearing
Washington, DC
Trial

speaking against Spooner Interstate Telegraph bill

Wednesday,
April 18, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Roscoe Conkling

Friday,
April 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Dramatic Mirror

The Church and the Stage

Friday,
April 27, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Grant’s Birthday
Tuesday,
May 8, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Limits of Toleration

debate

Wednesday,
May 9, 1888
Albany, NY Tribute Tribute to Conkling
Friday,
May 18, 1888
Albany, NY Trial legal case

in State Court of Appeals – could be NYC

Thursday,
May 24, 1888
New York, NY Tribute Whiting Tribute
Saturday,
May 26, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Protection – Free Trade

Wednesday,
May 30, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’88
Saturday,
June 2, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Labor and Tariff Reform

Tuesday,
June 5, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Actor’s Fund
Saturday,
June 9, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Cleveland and Thurman

Tour:
88A
Saturday,
June 16, 1888
Chicago, IL Political Speech Republican Convention Tour:
88A
Friday,
June 29, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Political Speech Ratification Speech
Monday,
July 2, 1888
Supreme Court Chambers
Newburgh, NY
Trial
Saturday,
July 7, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Republican Platform of 1888

Sunday,
July 15, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

James G. Blaine and Politics

Thursday,
July 26, 1888
New York, NY Tribute
Saturday,
July 28, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Mills Bill

August, 1888 Writing Divided Faith

Article in North American Review

Saturday,
August 4, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Society and Its Criminals

Wednesday,
August 8, 1888
Tribute
Saturday,
August 11, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 14, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 21, 1888
Opera House
Ticonderoga, NY
Lecture American Protection

1900 people present

Friday,
August 24, 1888
Toronto, ONT Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Secularism

Wednesday,
August 29, 1888
Saratoga Springs, NY Political Speech Lecture

On vacation – 3500 in hall

September, 1888 Farmer City, IL Political Speech

with Blaine & Senator Ingalls

September, 1888 Cooper Union
New York, NY
Miscellaneous debate

possible debate with Henry George on Tarriffs –

Tuesday,
September 4, 1888
Syracuse, NY Trial legal case
October, 1888 New York, NY Writing Libel Laws

in The Herald

Monday,
October 8, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Saturday,
October 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Prohibition

October, 1888 Music Hall
Norwalk, CT
Political Speech

speech happened on a Friday – late Oct or early Nov – 2000 in audience

Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
October 31, 1888
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
November 14, 1888
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Political Speech Speech concerning presidential campaign

speech concerning recent presidential campaign

Saturday,
November 17, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Robert Elsmere

Monday,
November 26, 1888
New York, NY Miscellaneous At performance of Julia Marlowe
Saturday,
December 1, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Working Girls

Tuesday,
December 11, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

On Rev. Newton

Saturday,
December 15, 1888
New York, NY Writing newspaper article

in The Herald

Saturday,
December 22, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Star

Protection for American Actors

Wednesday,
January 16, 1889
Congressional Committee
Washington, DC
Trial Brief submitted

Ingersoll retained by Actors Order of Friendship

Wednesday,
February 6, 1889
Scottish Rite House
New York, NY
Tribute
February, 1889 *
Date is approximate
Trial Kerr Trial
Saturday,
February 23, 1889
Fulton Street Cigar Store
Brooklyn, NY
Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Interviewed while waiting for court business to start

Monday,
March 11, 1889
36 Beach Street
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Attended John Ericsson funeral

recessed Kerr trial in order to attend

Friday,
March 15, 1889
Court of Oyer and Terminer
New York, NY
Trial Kerr Trial Ended

Kerr acquitted

Sunday,
March 24, 1889
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture

benefit for the Confederate Soldiers Home?

Monday,
March 25, 1889
Brunswick Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

no reporters present. May not have been the same as later Shakespeare lecture.

April, 1889 Writing Huxley?

article in North American Review

Monday,
April 8, 1889
Princess Anne Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA
Travel vacation

violent storm

Monday,
April 8, 1889
Virginia Beach, VA Correspondence Letter to household
Friday,
May 31, 1889
New York, NY Miscellaneous sick at home
Tuesday,
June 11, 1889 *
Date is approximate
Windsor Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

Month uncertain – heading for Toledo tomorrow

Tuesday,
June 25, 1889
45 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to E. R. Johnes

about Immortality

Tuesday,
August 13, 1889
Far Rockaway, NY Correspondence Dear Folks

“Wave Crest”

Tuesday,
August 20, 1889
Far Rockaway, NY Travel vacation

“Wave Crest”

Sunday,
August 25, 1889
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Tribute Seidl Tribute
Tuesday,
September 24, 1889
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel visit to house
Wednesday,
September 25, 1889
Penn Yan, NY Lecture free lecture at Yates County Fair
October, 1889 Writing magazine debate

in Nov. North American Review

Friday,
October 4, 1889
New York, NY Lecture speech before Delmonico banquet
Friday,
October 11, 1889
389 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Attended 25th Anniversary of Mr & Mrs. Chandler
November, 1889 New York, NY Trial Lawsuit between Pope & Belgian King

perhaps the most ironic client of Ingersoll’s career – he represented Pope Leo XIII

Wednesday,
November 13, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Life Event Marriage of daughter Eva

Eva married W. H. Brown

Wednesday,
November 27, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Interview NY Herald

On Thanksgiving

December, 1889 New York, NY Interview NY Tribune

Essay on Christmas

Monday,
December 9, 1889
Hotel Brunswick
New York, NY
Miscellaneous inducted as member of Gothe Society

Smith has date as the 11th

January, 1890 Boston, MA Writing God in the Constitution

article in “The Arena” – location uncertain

Monday,
January 6, 1890
Court of Oyer and Terminer
New York, NY
Trial Sheriff Flack Case
Thursday,
January 16, 1890
New York, NY Trial Cammerer vs. Muller

Ingersoll represented Mr. Muller

Saturday,
January 18, 1890
New York, NY Trial Cammerer vs. Muller

Ingersoll represented Mr. Muller

Tuesday,
January 21, 1890
Harmanus Bleecker Hall
Albany, NY
Lecture

auditorium filled

Sunday,
February 9, 1890
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Dr. Watts

about secularism debate held in Nova Scotia

Thursday,
February 20, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Lecture Diner of Cigar Manufacturers
Sunday,
February 23, 1890
New York, NY Writing Improved Man

article in “The World” – location uncertain

Thursday,
March 20, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Miscellaneous NY Press Club Banquet

brief speech made

Saturday,
March 22, 1890
New York, NY Lecture Lotos Club Dinner Tour:
90A
Saturday,
March 29, 1890
Hudson, NY Lecture Which Way?

crowded house

Tour:
90A
Sunday,
March 30, 1890 *
Date is approximate
Race Track
Albany, NY
Miscellaneous Bobsledding

With Susan B. Anthony, Talmage, Mark Twain, others

Monday,
April 21, 1890
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Pope Leo XIII

Thursday,
April 24, 1890
New York, NY Writing Crumbling Creeds

Newspaper is “The Twentieth Century”

Saturday,
May 31, 1890
Reisser's
Philadelphia, PA
Miscellaneous diner party for Walt Whitman’s birthday
June, 1890 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Travel

article mentions Ingersoll on train between Buffalo & Cleveland

June, 1890 New York, NY Interview NY World
Saturday,
June 7, 1890
New York, NY Interview NY Journal

The Sacredness of the Sabbath

Friday,
June 20, 1890
Indianapolis, IN Interview Indianapolis Journal

The West and South

Sunday,
June 22, 1890
Rochester, NY Interview Rochester Post Express

The Westminster Creed and Other Subjects

Sunday,
June 22, 1890
Rochester, NY Travel arrived for Tone vs. Brown case>
Monday,
June 23, 1890
Rochester, NY Trial Tone vs. Brown law
Tuesday,
June 24, 1890
New York, NY Interview Revision of Faith

interviewed by UP reporter

Tuesday,
October 21, 1890
Horticultural Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Liberty in Literature
Friday,
October 31, 1890
Opera House
Toledo, OH
Political Speech

First political speech since 1880(except brief address in 1888)

Saturday,
December 27, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Lecture Manhattan Athletic Dinner
1890 New York, NY Writing Freethought Constructive?

The Truth Seeker newspaper article location uncertain

1891 Writing Corporal Punishment

unfinished work found in RGI papers

1891 Writing Is Avarice Triumphant

later than June – reply to North American Review

Friday,
January 30, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children
Saturday,
January 31, 1891
West Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
Correspondence Letter to children
Saturday,
January 31, 1891
Minneapolis, MN Travel

announced possible lecture upon return from West, and debate on Shakespeare

Monday,
February 2, 1891
Helena, MT Travel

Arrived in Helena for Davis Will Case – first time there since 1883 (sic – 1885)

Wednesday,
February 4, 1891
The Helena Hotel
Helena, MT
Correspondence Letter to children

Involved in mandemous case

Wednesday,
February 4, 1891
Hotel Helena
Helena, MT
Interview Helena Journal

was last in Helena when Cleveland was on his way to Washington(around Feb ’85)

Friday,
February 6, 1891
Ming's Opera House
Helena, MT
Lecture Shakespeare

first lecture in Helena for 6 years. Delivered as benefit for orphaned children

Saturday,
February 7, 1891
Montana Supreme Court
Helena, MT
Trial Davis Will Case

Davis Will case concludes

Saturday,
February 28, 1891
New York, NY Lecture Facts Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 1, 1891
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
91A
Tuesday,
March 3, 1891
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Speech to Lambs Club Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 8, 1891
Proctor's Theatre
Albany, NY
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91A
Friday,
March 13, 1891
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 22, 1891
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

Contained the Tribute to Barrett

Tour:
91A
Thursday,
April 2, 1891
Liederkranz Club
New York, NY
Lecture Seidl-Stanton Banquet
Sunday,
April 12, 1891
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91B
Sunday,
April 19, 1891
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

striken with appendicitus(?)

Tour:
91B
Monday,
April 27, 1891 </