Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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45 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
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
Saturday,
September 2, 1876
Augusta, ME 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.

Wednesday,
March 6, 1878
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
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,
April 23, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Portland, ME Lecture

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

Tour:
80C
Friday,
September 3, 1880
Lake Maranacook, ME Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
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
Monday,
November 20, 1893
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93E
Tuesday,
November 21, 1893
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93E
Monday,
April 9, 1894
Augusta, ME Lecture Tour:
94D
Tuesday,
April 10, 1894
Opera House
Bangor, ME
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Wednesday,
April 11, 1894
Waterville, ME Lecture Tour:
94D
Thursday,
April 12, 1894
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Friday,
April 13, 1894
City Hall
Saco, ME
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Tuesday,
December 4, 1894
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Holy Bible

1200 in audience

Tour:
94G
Sunday,
March 10, 1895 *
Date is approximate
Bath, ME Lecture

Ingersoll’s lecture interfered with by members of YMCA making noise

Tour:
95B
Monday,
May 6, 1895 *
Date is approximate
Portland, ME Lecture Tour:
95C
Wednesday,
May 8, 1895
Rockland, ME Lecture Liberty Tour:
95C
Wednesday,
May 8, 1895
Opera house
Bangor, ME
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95C
Tuesday,
October 8, 1895
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Which Way?

about 800 in audience

Tour:
95E
Tuesday,
October 5, 1897
Portland, ME Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
97E