Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
1841 Greenville, IL Miscellaneous family moved
1843 *
Date is approximate
Shawneetown, IL Miscellaneous family moved
November, 1844 Aurora, IL Miscellaneous family moved

Pastorate ended May 1845

1851 Greenville, IL Miscellaneous attended school in basement of Old Presbyterian church
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

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

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

Left for Washington

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,”

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
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
Sunday,
January 29, 1871
Fairbury Hall to Freethought
Fairbury, IL
Lecture Paine

dedication of new building on Paine’s 134th birthday

Wednesday,
October 25, 1871
Rockville, IL Trial

mandamus case

Wednesday,
November 22, 1871
Rock Island, IL Trial

case before common council

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

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,
September 16, 1874
State Fair
Peoria, IL
Miscellaneous Attended
Tuesday,
September 22, 1874
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel Unknown
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
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
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
Friday,
June 9, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Tribune

His Opinion of the Candidates

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

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
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
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
Monday,
November 13, 1876
Chicago, IL Correspondence Telegram to Wife
December, 1876 Evanstown, IL Lecture

possible lecture

Saturday,
December 30, 1876
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Uncategorized
Friday,
January 12, 1877
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Eva & Maud
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 24, 1877
Opera House
Quincy, IL
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

Monday,
October 8, 1877
Peoria, IL Writing Letter to Editor: Letter to editor, NY Observer

Part of Vindication of Thomas Paine

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

Part of Vindication of Thomas Paine

Monday,
April 29, 1878
Chicago, IL Trial made arguments 2 lawsuits Tour:
78D
Sunday,
March 23, 1879
Haverly's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Moses

Afternoon lecture – 3PM

Tour:
79A
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
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
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
Thursday,
December 18, 1879
Urbana, IL Lecture Tour:
79G
Saturday,
January 10, 1880
Danville, IL Lecture Tour:
80A
Thursday,
January 29, 1880
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Paine 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
Tuesday,
March 2, 1880
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Tribune
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,
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
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children

Immense audience at Ligonier – Just starting for Milwaulkee

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
Saturday,
October 2, 1880
Batavia, IL Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Sunday,
October 3, 1880
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to wife

Leaving in morning for Ohio – political speeching tour

Tour:
80E
Monday,
February 14, 1881
Chicago, IL Interview Chief Justice Comegys

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

Saturday,
April 2, 1881
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
81A
Friday,
May 20, 1881
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81B
Friday,
August 18, 1882
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
82B
Sunday,
November 12, 1882
McVicker's Theatre
Chicago, IL
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Lecture 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
Friday,
October 12, 1883
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Times

Politics and Prohibition

Tour:
83A
Wednesday,
November 28, 1883
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Justice Harlan and the Civil Rights Bill

Monday,
January 14, 1884
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel

buying ticket for Denver

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

quoted in Newark Ohio Daily Advocate

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

Ingersoll there

Tour:
88A
Tuesday,
November 25, 1884
Opera House
Decatur, IL
Lecture Orthodoxy 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
Thursday,
May 7, 1885
Opera House
Rockford, IL
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85E
Sunday,
May 17, 1885
Columbia Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Blasphemy

afternoon lecture

Tour:
85E
February, 1886 Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

The President and Senate

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

Civil Service Reform

Tour:
86A
July, 1886 *
Date is approximate
IL Miscellaneous afflicted with growths on vocal cords – lecturing curtailed

returning from Illinois

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

Henry George and Socialism

Saturday,
June 16, 1888
Chicago, IL Political Speech Republican Convention Tour:
88A
September, 1888 Farmer City, IL Political Speech

with Blaine & Senator Ingalls

Friday,
January 30, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children
Monday,
May 11, 1891
Chicago Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91C
Tuesday,
June 2, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Times

Hot Shots for Presbyterians

Tour:
91D
Saturday,
June 27, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel On route to Butte

brief stop in Chicago

Monday,
July 13, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Herald

Blaine Not the Man – on the way back home

Thursday,
July 23, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Pope Bob on Slugging

Monday,
September 7, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Post

& The Fair

Monday,
October 26, 1891
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Woman’s Suffrage, Horse Racing and Money

Monday,
October 26, 1891
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Interview Chicago Tribune

The Tendency of Modern Thought

Monday,
October 26, 1891
Chicago, IL Trial
Saturday,
November 7, 1891
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty

5000 in audience

Tour:
91E
Friday,
February 12, 1892
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Lincoln

5000 people

Tour:
92A
Friday,
February 19, 1892
Chicago, IL Correspondence letter home Tour:
92A
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

Saturday,
May 28, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean Tour:
92D
Thursday,
October 6, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago News Tour:
92E
Saturday,
October 8, 1892
Chicago Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Voltaire

first delivery of this lecture – 5000 attended

Tour:
92E
Sunday,
October 9, 1892
Opera House
Streator, IL
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
92E
Sunday,
October 30, 1892
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Myth and Miracle

Nov 10?

Tour:
92E
Monday,
January 23, 1893
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Burns

Under the auspices of the Caledonian Society

Tour:
93A
Monday,
October 16, 1893
Opera House
Springfield, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93D
Tuesday,
October 17, 1893
Doerr's Opera House
Quincy, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93D
Saturday,
October 28, 1893
Opera House
Rockford, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93D
Saturday,
October 28, 1893
Rockford, IL Interview Rockford Republican Tour:
93D
Sunday,
October 29, 1893
Chicago Opera House
Chicago, IL
Lecture Gods

theater filled to the doors

Tour:
93D
Wednesday,
January 31, 1894
Grand Pacific
Chicago, IL
Lecture Army of Potomac Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
January 31, 1894
Grand Pacific
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maud

times are hard will not have a good house on either night

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 1, 1894
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Cleveland’s Hawaiian Policy

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 1, 1894
Elgin, IL Lecture Lincoln

Truthseeker had lecture as Shakespeare

Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 2, 1894
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Moses

2 lectures at auditorium?

Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 3, 1894
Opera House
Joliet, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 4, 1894
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 5, 1894
Grand Opera House
Bloomington, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 6, 1894
Grand Opera House
Peoria, IL
Lecture Shakespeare

nearly 3000 at opera house

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 21, 1894
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

just in the city for a few hours

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
March 22, 1894
Opera House
Decatur, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94C
Thursday,
March 22, 1894
St. Nicholas Hotel
Decatur, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

confusion in above dates?

Tour:
94C
Friday,
March 23, 1894
Danville, IL Political Speech speech before Republican County Convention Tour:
94C
Friday,
March 23, 1894
Grand Opera House
Danville, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94C
Saturday,
October 13, 1894
Chicago Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94F
Wednesday,
October 17, 1894
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean Tour:
94F
Sunday,
January 6, 1895
Columbia Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
95A
Friday,
March 22, 1895
Opera house
Elgin, IL
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Saturday,
March 23, 1895
Springfield, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
September 3, 1895
Grand Opera House
Peoria, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95D
Thursday,
September 5, 1895
Elmwood, IL Lecture Reunion Address Tour:
95D
Thursday,
September 5, 1895
Grand Opera House
Elmwood, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95D
Sunday,
October 20, 1895
Columbia Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95E
Monday,
October 21, 1895
Opera house
Aurora, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95E
Tuesday,
October 22, 1895
Joliet, IL Lecture Tour:
95E
Wednesday,
October 23, 1895
Danville, IL Lecture Tour:
95E
Thursday,
October 24, 1895
Bloomington, IL Lecture Tour:
95E
Monday,
October 28, 1895
Opera house
Decatur, IL
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95E
Tuesday,
October 29, 1895
Walker Opera House
Champaign, IL
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
95E
Sunday,
April 12, 1896
Columbia Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Reform Mankind

speech before Church Militant

Tour:
96D
Sunday,
April 12, 1896
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
96D
Tuesday,
April 28, 1896
Tiemann Opera House
Belleville, IL
Lecture Liberty

Prayer attack by Dr. West

Tour:
96E
Friday,
May 8, 1896
Auditorium
Galesburg, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
96E
Friday,
May 8, 1896
Union Hotel
Galesburg, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maud

“I hope to be with you next Monday”

Tour:
96E
Saturday,
May 9, 1896
Opera house
Macomb, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
96E
Wednesday,
May 13, 1896
Chicago, IL Interview Boston Advertiser

en route to New York after his recently completed lecture tour

Tour:
96E
Thursday,
October 8, 1896
corner of Sacramento Ave and Lake St
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Gold

>20,000 attendees

Tour:
96H
Friday,
October 9, 1896
Desoto House Hotel
Galena, IL
Travel Tour:
96H
Saturday,
October 10, 1896
Park Avenue
Galena, IL
Political Speech Gold

7500-8000 people

Tour:
96H
Sunday,
October 11, 1896
Great Northern Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
96H
Monday,
October 12, 1896
corner of Halstead and 29th Streets
Chicago, IL
Political Speech Gold

14,000

Tour:
96H
Monday,
October 12, 1896
Great Northern Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
96H
Tuesday,
October 13, 1896
Galesburg, IL Political Speech Gold

dating problem?

Tour:
96H
Thursday,
October 15, 1896
2:20 PM
Bloomington, IL Political Speech Gold

15,000 in audience

Tour:
96H
Friday,
October 16, 1896
2:00 PM
Tabernacle
Peoria, IL
Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
Saturday,
October 17, 1896
Paris, IL Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
Sunday,
November 15, 1896
Chicago, IL Lecture Individuality Tour:
96I
Thursday,
November 19, 1896
Freeport, IL Lecture Liberty

taken ill after lecture – remainder of tour cancelled

Tour:
96I
Friday,
November 20, 1896
Great Northern Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel

Ingersoll taken to hotel to recover

Friday,
November 20, 1896
Elgin, IL Lecture Cancelled Foundations of Faith

Cancelled due to health

Friday,
November 27, 1896
Pana, IL Lecture Cancelled Liberty

Cancelled due to health

Saturday,
November 28, 1896
Litchfield, IL Lecture Cancelled Liberty

Cancelled due to health

March, 1897 Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Music, Newspapers, Lynching and Arbitration

Tour:
97B
Monday,
March 8, 1897
Chicago, IL Lecture Truth

1st delivery of this lecture

Tour:
97B
Thursday,
April 1, 1897 *
Date is approximate
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago World Tour:
97C
Wednesday,
November 10, 1897
Shelbyville, IL Lecture Lincoln Tour:
97F
Thursday,
November 25, 1897
Chicago, IL Lecture

$2500 gross

Tour:
97F
November, 1897 Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Is Life Worth Living – Christian Science and Politics – date probablyaround 25th

Tour:
97F
Friday,
November 26, 1897
Victoria Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
97F
Tuesday,
November 30, 1897
Elgin, IL Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
97F
Wednesday,
December 1, 1897
Victoria Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
97F
Thursday,
December 2, 1897
Ottawa, IL Lecture Agnostic Tour:
97F
Saturday,
March 19, 1898
Taylorville, IL Lecture Tour:
98C
Saturday,
March 19, 1898
Decatur, IL Travel passing thru

on route to Taylorville

Tour:
98C
Sunday,
May 1, 1898
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98D
Sunday,
May 1, 1898
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 2, 1898
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

fine meeting last night. Leave at 4 for LaSalle

Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 2, 1898
La Salle, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Tuesday,
May 3, 1898
Streator, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Wednesday,
May 4, 1898
Kankakee, IL Lecture Liberty Tour:
98D
Thursday,
May 5, 1898
Danville, IL Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98D
Friday,
May 6, 1898
Aetna House
Danville, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98D
Saturday,
May 7, 1898
Anderson, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Sunday,
October 16, 1898
Chicago, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
98E
Thursday,
January 12, 1899
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
99A
Tuesday,
January 24, 1899
St. George Hotel
Carlinville, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

papers refused to take any ads for lecture

Tour:
99A
Tuesday,
January 24, 1899
Opera House
Carlinville, IL
Lecture Liberty

Theater manager Pranke absconded with receipts – next Monday start for home

Tour:
99A
Wednesday,
January 25, 1899
Bloomington, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
99A
Wednesday,
January 25, 1899
Beardsley
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Sue Tour:
99A
Thursday,
January 26, 1899
The Beardsley
Champaign, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
99A
Thursday,
January 26, 1899
Paris, IL Lecture Agnostic Tour:
99A
Friday,
January 27, 1899
Decatur, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
99A
Wednesday,
March 8, 1899
Mattoon, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
99B
Thursday,
March 9, 1899
Dole House
Mattoon, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

had only a fair house here

Tour:
99B
Thursday,
March 9, 1899
Bloomington, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
99B
Friday,
March 10, 1899
Taylorville, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
99B
Monday,
March 13, 1899
Monmouth, IL Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B
Wednesday,
March 15, 1899
Joliet, IL Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B
Thursday,
March 16, 1899
Rockford, IL Lecture Tour:
99B
Friday,
March 17, 1899
Dixon, IL Lecture

alternately Aurora IL

Tour:
99B
Friday,
March 17, 1899
Hotel Munroe
Joliet, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
99B
Friday,
March 17, 1899
Rockford, IL Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B
Saturday,
March 18, 1899
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Tribune

Captial Punishmnet and the Whipping Postcorrespondant?

Tour:
99B
Sunday,
March 19, 1899
Chicago, IL Lecture The Devil Tour:
99B