Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Tuesday,
September 19, 1876
Cleveland, OH Political Speech

25,000 in attendance

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
Saturday,
December 29, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Lecture

mentions a trip to Cleveland – Nov 6?

Tuesday,
November 5, 1878
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
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,
January 14, 1880
Cleveland, OH Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Saturday,
January 31, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Lecture

possible lecture in Cleveland after Chicago

Tour:
80B
Friday,
June 27, 1884
Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Herald Tour:
84C
Friday,
June 27, 1884
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84C
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
Sunday,
May 3, 1885
Opera House
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85E
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
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

Sunday,
October 11, 1885
Cleveland, OH Lecture National Liberal League Tour:
85G
June, 1890 *
Date is approximate
Cleveland, OH Travel

article mentions Ingersoll on train between Buffalo & Cleveland

Tuesday,
November 10, 1891
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91E
Wednesday,
November 11, 1891
Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Press

Missionaries

Tour:
91E
Thursday,
February 11, 1892
Hollenden Hotel
Cleveland, OH
Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

only in the city a few hours in afternoon

Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
February 16, 1892
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Liberty

hall filled to the doors

Tour:
92A
Friday,
January 27, 1893
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Lincoln

lecture contained brief tribute to Blaine

Tour:
93A
Thursday,
May 18, 1893
Cleveland, OH Travel

stopped at Cleveland Hotel to rest – heading East

Tour:
93C
Saturday,
May 20, 1893
Cleveland, OH Trial Cloverleaf Railroad Case
Friday,
November 3, 1893
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Gods

theater completely filled

Tour:
93D
Monday,
November 19, 1894
Gray's Armory
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94G
Tuesday,
November 19, 1895
Gray's Armory
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Foundations of Faith

Audience figures vary wildly – 1000 to 3000 in audience

Tour:
95F
Tuesday,
April 7, 1896
Gray's Armory
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
96D
Wednesday,
April 8, 1896
Cleveland, OH Correspondence Letter to children

talks about visting Ashtabula where he lived 55 years ago

Tour:
96D
Sunday,
April 4, 1897
Cleveland, OH Lecture Tour:
97C
Monday,
April 5, 1897
The Hollenden
Cleveland, OH
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
97C
Sunday,
December 5, 1897
Cleveland, OH Lecture Tour:
97F
Monday,
December 6, 1897
The Hollenden
Cleveland, OH
Correspondence Letter to children

Expect to see you next Wednesday

Tour:
97F
1898 Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

A Reply to the Rev. L. A. Banks Oct 8?

Saturday,
October 8, 1898
Cleveland, OH Lecture

600 turned away

Tour:
98E
Sunday,
January 8, 1899
Cleveland, OH Interview Trenton NJ Evening Times

correspondant or via press service

Sunday,
January 8, 1899
Cleveland, OH Lecture