Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Saturday,
August 18, 1866 *
Date is approximate
IN Travel

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

Friday,
January 31, 1868
Springfield, IL Travel

Left for Washington

Saturday,
November 25, 1871
Peoria, IL Travel returned home
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?

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

legal case?

Tuesday,
July 28, 1874
Niagara Falls, NY Travel Vacation
Sunday,
August 16, 1874
Lelands Ocean Hotel
Long Branch, NY
Travel Vacation
Tuesday,
September 22, 1874
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown
September, 1874 Truth Seeker Office
New York, NY
Travel Visiting
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
Thursday,
October 21, 1875
England Travel Began return to USA

aboard Adriatica

Thursday,
November 4, 1875
Peoria, IL Travel returned home
Monday,
January 24, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Saturday,
February 5, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Saturday,
April 1, 1876
Tremont House
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Friday,
May 12, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Arrive
Monday,
May 29, 1876
Washington, DC Travel Dinner at the Blaine’s
Friday,
July 28, 1876
Republican Party Headquarters
Chicago, IL
Travel Visiting

had just returned from NY

Friday,
August 18, 1876 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Travel
Sunday,
August 20, 1876
Augusta, ME Travel

for speech?

Monday,
September 25, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel left in morning for Ohio

Speaking in Ohio until Oct 2 – then Indiania

Tour:
76B
Monday,
October 9, 1876
Peoria, IL Travel returned home from Indiana Tour:
76B
Thursday,
May 17, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Humboldt County, NV Travel Passing through

on route to San Fransisco for lecture

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

on delayed train heading for San Francisco

Tour:
77C
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
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
Travel Depart for 2nd European vacation
Saturday,
August 17, 1878
Robert Burns home
Alloway, Scotland
Travel
Thursday,
September 19, 1878
Steamer Main
New York, NY
Travel returned from Europe
Sunday,
September 29, 1878
Van Ness House
Burlington, VT
Travel Stayed over as guest 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

Sunday,
October 26, 1879
Washington, DC Travel Left for Pittsburgh Tour:
79F
Tuesday,
December 2, 1879
Washington, DC Travel returns home
Thursday,
February 12, 1880
Washington, DC Travel Return home Tour:
80B
Friday,
July 2, 1880
Bass Rock House
Gloucester, MA
Travel Vacation

summer vacation

August, 1880 Cape Ann, MA Travel Vacation

3 days with violinist, Edouard Remenyi

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

return to Chicago on Weds, the 29th

Tour:
80E
Monday,
December 6, 1880
Washington, DC Travel Left for NY tour Tour:
80F
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

September, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel Possible Visit to Birthplace
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 23, 1884
Chicago, IL Travel

left in the afternoon for Washington

Tour:
84A
Wednesday,
February 27, 1884
Las Vegas, NM Travel Passing thru
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
Friday,
May 23, 1884
New York, NY Travel

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

Thursday,
May 29, 1884
Hoffman House (Hotel)
New York, NY
Travel
Tuesday,
June 10, 1884
Train Depot
Washington, DC
Travel Arrived

met at station by daughters

Monday,
July 14, 1884
Travel

On Train

Tour:
84D
Thursday,
July 17, 1884
Travel

On Train

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,
August 11, 1884
Columbia River, OR Travel Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 14, 1884
Portland, OR Travel

staying in Portland

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 22, 1884
WA Travel

On way to Olympia

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 1, 1884
WA Travel

On Puget Sound

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

On Way to Ashland

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 9, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Travel left for New Mexico vacation

5 week vacation

Tour:
84E
Friday,
October 10, 1884
Las Vegas, NM Travel passing thru Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
November 19, 1884
Union Train Depot
Kansas City, MO
Travel had breakfast Tour:
84F
Wednesday,
April 22, 1885
Home
Washington, DC
Travel Expected end of tour Tour:
85D
Tuesday,
August 25, 1885
Long Beach, NY Travel Vacation
November, 1885 New York, NY Travel Ingersolls move from Washington to NYC Tour:
85G
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”
Friday,
January 14, 1887
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel Arrived
Saturday,
August 6, 1887
Marblehead, MA Travel resting his throat

vacation

Tuesday,
January 17, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Monday,
October 8, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Monday,
April 8, 1889
Princess Anne Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA
Travel vacation

violent storm

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

“Wave Crest”

Tuesday,
September 24, 1889
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel visit to house
June, 1890 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Travel

article mentions Ingersoll on train between Buffalo & Cleveland

Sunday,
June 22, 1890
Rochester, NY Travel arrived for Tone vs. Brown case>
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)

Tuesday,
May 19, 1891
Butte, MT Travel Ingersoll & family arrived in Butte

in town for Davis Will Case

Saturday,
June 27, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel On route to Butte

brief stop in Chicago

Sunday,
June 28, 1891
Ryan Hotel
St. Paul, MN
Travel On route to Butte

brief stop in St. Paul

Friday,
July 17, 1891
New York, NY Travel

source says that Ingersoll back in NY

Tuesday,
February 23, 1892
400 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Travel Returned from tour Tour:
92A
Wednesday,
May 11, 1892
New York, NY Travel Left NY for Mexico Trip

Mexico’ is probably ‘New Mexico’

Thursday,
May 12, 1892
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel At hotel for a few hours

Ingersoll met with W. H. Root about Davis Will case

Thursday,
February 2, 1893
New York, NY Travel returns from the West
Thursday,
May 18, 1893
Cleveland, OH Travel

stopped at Cleveland Hotel to rest – heading East

Tour:
93C
Wednesday,
June 21, 1893
Saratoga Springs, NY Travel arrived in Saratoga with Maude
Friday,
May 18, 1894
Edison Hotel
Schenectady, NY
Travel Had Lunch

en route to Troy – lecture?

Tour:
94D
Sunday,
February 3, 1895
New York, NY Travel leaves for Southern tour Tour:
95B
Thursday,
November 14, 1895
New York, NY Travel Left for lecture tour

left for the west

Tour:
95F
June, 1896 Dobbs Ferry, NY Travel time at home
Friday,
October 9, 1896
Desoto House Hotel
Galena, IL
Travel Tour:
96H
Friday,
November 20, 1896
Great Northern Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel

Ingersoll taken to hotel to recover

Sunday,
November 22, 1896
New York, NY Travel returned to NYC from Chicago
Saturday,
March 19, 1898
Decatur, IL Travel passing thru

on route to Taylorville

Tour:
98C