Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Friday,
August 18, 1876 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Travel
Wednesday,
January 31, 1877
Case Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty

city assumed by mention of Case Hall

Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
March 20, 1877
Tremont Temple
Boston, MA
Lecture Eight to Seven

first public appearance in Boston

Tour:
77B
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
Friday,
March 8, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Friday,
May 17, 1878
Parker House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud 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
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 10, 1878
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
78E
Sunday,
October 13, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Moses Tour:
78E
Sunday,
October 20, 1878
Music Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78E
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
Sunday,
April 18, 1880
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Gods Tour:
80C
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
Sunday,
April 30, 1882
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
May 11, 1884
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Orthodoxy

Ingersoll Receipts for lecture: $1786

Tour:
84B
1885 Boston, MA Interview Boston Evening Record

Hell or Sheol and Other Subjects

Sunday,
January 18, 1885
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
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,
June 22, 1885
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children 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?

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
Thursday,
April 15, 1886 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Lecture
Sunday,
October 17, 1886
Parker House
Boston, MA
Interview Boston Evening Traveller

Prohibition

Friday,
January 14, 1887
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel Arrived
Tuesday,
March 8, 1887
State Supreme Court
Boston, MA
Trial Snow vs Alley
Saturday,
September 24, 1887
Young's
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous New England Club dinner

gave brief talk on the Anarchists – headed for NY afterward

Tuesday,
January 17, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Monday,
October 8, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Sunday,
August 25, 1889
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Tribute Seidl Tribute
January, 1890 Boston, MA Writing God in the Constitution

article in “The Arena” – location uncertain

Sunday,
November 12, 1893
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Shakespeare

3000 in audience

Tour:
93E
Sunday,
November 19, 1893
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93E
Sunday,
January 14, 1894
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Gods Tour:
94A
Sunday,
April 8, 1894
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Sunday,
April 8, 1894
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Interview Boston Journal Tour:
94D
Saturday,
December 1, 1894
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

Have had only a moderate week

Tour:
94G
Sunday,
December 2, 1894
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Holy Bible

well attendend

Tour:
94G
Sunday,
December 2, 1894
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94G
Monday,
December 3, 1894
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

yesterday weather was awful but theater was packed

Tour:
94G
Thursday,
December 6, 1894
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94G
Saturday,
December 8, 1894
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94G
Saturday,
February 23, 1895
Boston, MA Lecture Shakespeare

possible lecture in Boston *check this*

Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 3, 1895
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
95B
Sunday,
October 6, 1895
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Foundations of Faith

First Delivery of this lecture

Tour:
95E
Thursday,
October 10, 1895
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

“Tonight I speak at Leonminster..”

Tour:
95E
Sunday,
March 8, 1896
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty

filled theater

Tour:
96C
Tuesday,
March 10, 1896
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

Very good house at Lynn last night

Tour:
96C
Saturday,
May 16, 1896
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty

great audience – Why I am an Agnostic?

Sunday,
January 24, 1897
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Reform Mankind

lecturing resumed after stroke. Smith has Jan 28, but appears to betypo

Saturday,
May 22, 1897
Boston, MA Lecture

Truth Seeker says this was tenative *check this*

Tour:
97D
Sunday,
October 3, 1897
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Truth Tour:
97E
Monday,
October 4, 1897
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to children

“Good House” “head to Portland tomorrow”

Tour:
97E
Tuesday,
October 5, 1897
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to children

“Leaving for Portland”

Tour:
97E
December, 1897 Boston, MA Writing For Christmas

Published in “The Arena” – location uncertain

Tour:
97F
Friday,
April 15, 1898
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98C
Sunday,
April 17, 1898
Boston, MA Lecture A Thanksgiving Sermon Tour:
98C
Monday,
April 18, 1898
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to children

arrived here yesterday at 4:30

Tour:
98C
Sunday,
October 23, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Writing Writings:

A reply to Rev. Plumb

Tour:
98E
Sunday,
October 23, 1898
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Superstition Tour:
98E
Sunday,
February 19, 1899
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B
Sunday,
February 19, 1899
Adams House
Boston, MA
Interview Philadelphia Press

John Russel Young and Expansion

Tour:
99B
Tuesday,
February 21, 1899
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

fine house here on – Last night at Lynn – fair house – be ready to go with me to Washington

Tour:
99B
Sunday,
May 7, 1899
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Shakespeare
Friday,
June 2, 1899
Hollis St. Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture What is Religion?