Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Sunday,
August 11, 1833
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Life Event Birth
November, 1833 Dresden, NY Miscellaneous family moved

destination not currently known

1835 Cazenovia, NY Miscellaneous family moved

Rev. Ingersoll called to preach at Free Church

1835 Cazenovia, NY Life Event mother died
1836 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Miscellaneous Baptised

In a theater where his father preached

May, 1837 Adams, NY Miscellaneous family moved

Rev. Ingersoll preached a year in Adams prior to Belleville

May, 1838 Belleville, NY Miscellaneous family moved

John Ingersoll preached in Belleville for 2 years

March, 1868 New York, NY Political Speech

Grant Speech – could have been early April

Tuesday,
July 28, 1874
Niagara Falls, NY Travel Vacation
Wednesday,
July 29, 1874
St. Nicholas? Hotel
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint

Will go to Boston this week

Sunday,
August 16, 1874
Lelands Ocean Hotel
Long Branch, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint
Sunday,
August 16, 1874
Lelands Ocean Hotel
Long Branch, NY
Travel Vacation
Tuesday,
August 25, 1874
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Sue & Clint

will be home next week

September, 1874 Truth Seeker Office
New York, NY
Travel Visiting
Saturday,
August 21, 1875
New York, NY Travel Begin European vacation

2 months, left on Adriatica

Wednesday,
August 16, 1876
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to household

heading to Old Orchard Beach,ME

Sunday,
September 10, 1876
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Political Speech
Monday,
November 27, 1876
St. Nicholas? Hotel
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Children

We go in the morning to Hartford, back here on Friday, home Monday next

Wednesday,
March 14, 1877
Steinway Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77B
Friday,
March 23, 1877
Academy
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77B
Thursday,
September 20, 1877
St. Nicholas Hotel
New York, NY
Miscellaneous check in
Friday,
October 26, 1877
National Liberal League
Rochester, NY
Miscellaneous elected VP

Ingersoll there?

Tuesday,
November 13, 1877
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Liberty

1st visit to Central New York

Tour:
77D
Wednesday,
November 14, 1877
Butterfield House
Utica, NY
Interview Utica Morning Herald Tour:
77D
Wednesday,
November 14, 1877
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Liberty

suspected first visit of Ingersoll to Utica

Tour:
77D
Thursday,
November 15, 1877
Butterfield House
Utica, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77D
Thursday,
November 15, 1877
Martin Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77D
Monday,
December 17, 1877
Music Hall
Troy, NY
Lecture Liberty

First lecture in Troy

Tour:
77E
Wednesday,
December 19, 1877
Opera House
Dunkirk, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77E
Saturday,
December 22, 1877
Albany, NY Lecture

doubtful – misdated?

Tour:
77E
Thursday,
January 10, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Friday,
January 11, 1878
Corinthian Hall
Rochester, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
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
Saturday,
January 12, 1878
Collingwood OperaHouse
Poughkeepsie, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78A
Monday,
January 14, 1878
Martin Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78A
Monday,
January 28, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78B
Tuesday,
January 29, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Paine Tour:
78B
Sunday,
February 3, 1878
Chickering Hall| Redpath Lyceum
New York, NY
Lecture Hell Tour:
78B
Monday,
February 4, 1878
Bevoost(?) House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

lecture last night

Tour:
78B
Saturday,
February 9, 1878
Gilmore's Garden
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty

not more than 200 persons present

Tour:
78B
Sunday,
February 10, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78B
Tuesday,
February 19, 1878
Music Hall
Troy, NY
Lecture Hell Tour:
78C
Wednesday,
February 20, 1878
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Ghosts

1000 in attendance.Utica Weekly Herald has complete transcript.

Tour:
78C
Thursday,
February 21, 1878
Corinthian Hall
Rochester, NY
Lecture Individuality Tour:
78C
Friday,
February 22, 1878
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Saturday,
February 23, 1878
2:00 PM
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Ghosts

about 500 in audience

Tour:
78C
Saturday,
February 23, 1878
8:00 PM
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Liberty

about 900 in audience

Tour:
78C
Sunday,
February 24, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
78C
Monday,
February 25, 1878
Opera House
Elmira, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Tuesday,
February 26, 1878
Academy of Music
Binghamton, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
78C
Thursday,
July 18, 1878
Brevoort House
New York, NY
Travel checked in
Saturday,
August 3, 1878
Steamer Rhein
New York, NY
Interview New York Sun

Bob Ingersoll

Saturday,
August 3, 1878
Steamer Rhein
New York, NY
Travel Depart for 2nd European vacation
Thursday,
September 19, 1878
Steamer Main
New York, NY
Travel returned from Europe
Tuesday,
September 24, 1878
Town Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture Hard Times

lecture titled as Tramps

Tour:
78E
Wednesday,
September 25, 1878
Washington Hall
Watertown, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Friday,
September 27, 1878
Concert Hall
Malone, NY
Lecture Moses

largest audience ever in Hall

Tour:
78E
Friday,
September 27, 1878
Franklin County Fair Grounds
Malone, NY
Lecture Farming Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 7, 1878
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78E
Monday,
October 7, 1878
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

just got back from Philadelphia, “have cancelled 1 week of engagements to be home with you”

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

Monday,
October 28, 1878
Twaddle Hall
Albany, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
October 29, 1878
Albany, NY Correspondence Letter to household

lecture last night

Tour:
78F
Tuesday,
October 29, 1878
Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Moses

small audience – frequently applauded

Tour:
78F
Wednesday,
October 30, 1878
Utica Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Burns Tour:
78F
Thursday,
October 31, 1878
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Moses

SDJ Ad of Oct 29 mentions lecture recently delivered throughout New England

Tour:
78F
Thursday,
October 31, 1878
Syracuse, NY Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
78F
Friday,
November 1, 1878
Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Saturday,
November 2, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Hard Times Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Express Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Buffalo, NY Correspondence Letter to household

Houses better than in New England

Tour:
78F
Sunday,
November 3, 1878
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
78F
Friday,
August 8, 1879
Astor House
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Meeting of National Liberal League

concerning Bennett case

Sunday,
September 21, 1879
Chautauqua, NY Lecture Liberty

Event was held at shore of Chautauqua lake – note: NOT at the Institute, but at ‘Lake View’

Tour:
79E
Sunday,
September 21, 1879
Opera House
Jamestown, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
79E
Monday,
September 22, 1879
Salamanca, NY Lecture

Date may be 23rd

Tour:
79E
September, 1879 *
Date is approximate
Lockport, NY Lecture

Possible lecture

Tour:
79E
Wednesday,
September 24, 1879
Opera House
Hornellsville, NY
Lecture Moses Tour:
79E
Friday,
November 7, 1879
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Uncategorized Tour:
79F
Thursday,
January 15, 1880
Opera House
Olean, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Friday,
January 16, 1880
Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Saturday,
January 17, 1880
Hodge Opera House
Lockport, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Sunday,
January 18, 1880
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 19, 1880
Buffalo, NY Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
80A
Monday,
January 19, 1880
Ward's Opera House
Brockport, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Tuesday,
January 20, 1880
Bordwell's Hall
Albion, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80A
Wednesday,
January 21, 1880
Medina, NY Lecture Liberty

possible lecture in Medina – check

Tour:
80A
Sunday,
February 1, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Seneca Falls, NY Lecture

possible lecture – or possible turned down request to

Tour:
80B
Monday,
March 29, 1880
Lea's Opera House
Port Jervis, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80C
Tuesday,
March 30, 1880
Eagle Hall
Ogdensburg, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80C
Sunday,
May 16, 1880
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80D
Sunday,
May 23, 1880
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
80D
Sunday,
September 5, 1880
Hornellsville, NY Lecture How To Be Saved?

National Freethinker’s Convention sept 1-5 25-30 speakers

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 9, 1880
Marietta, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

Could be Marietta NY?

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 18, 1880
Sink's Opera House
Rome, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

largest audience ever in Opera House

Tour:
80E
Tuesday,
October 19, 1880
Ogdensburg, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

7-8000 in audience

Tour:
80E
Wednesday,
October 20, 1880
Lowville, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 21, 1880
State Arsenal
Syracuse, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000in audience, 2000 turned away

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 22, 1880
Fair Ground
Canandaigua, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15000 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 23, 1880
Cooper Institute
New York, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

immense audience

Tour:
80E
Monday,
October 25, 1880
Albany, NY Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 28, 1880
Wall Street
New York, NY
Political Speech Wall Street Speech Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 29, 1880
Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

3500 people

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 30, 1880
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Brooklyn Speech

Famed Ingersoll-Beecher meeting

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
November 4, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

The Republican Victory

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
November 6, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

Ingersoll and Beecher

Thursday,
November 18, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Evening Express

Religion in Politics

Sunday,
December 12, 1880
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Monday,
December 13, 1880
Grand Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80F
Tuesday,
March 29, 1881
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty

audience “as large as the building would accomodate”

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 24, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 1, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81A
Saturday,
May 28, 1881 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview Chicago Times

Answering the New York Ministers by NY correspondent

Tour:
81B
Sunday,
March 26, 1882
Steinway Hall
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
Wednesday,
March 29, 1882
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 16, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 23, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Tuesday,
May 30, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’82
Sunday,
August 6, 1882
Long Beach, NY Miscellaneous Vacationing

caught chill

September, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel Possible Visit to Birthplace
Wednesday,
June 27, 1883 *
Date is approximate
Long Beach, NY Miscellaneous Vacationing

reported dead in Washington, but in best of health

Saturday,
June 30, 1883
Long Beach, NY Interview New York Herald

Star Route and Politics

Monday,
July 2, 1883
New York, NY Interview New York Morning Journal

The Interviewer

Friday,
August 3, 1883
Brooklyn Union
Long Beach, NY
Interview Brooklyn Divines

Press interview

August, Rochester, NY Miscellaneous Freethinkers Assoc. of NY?

Ingersoll there?

Sunday,
January 6, 1884
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Introduced Helen Gardener for her lecture Tour:
84A
Friday,
April 11, 1884
Fifth Ave Hotel
New York, NY
Interview Boston Globe

Presidential Candidates of 84

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
April 27, 1884
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Friday,
May 16, 1884
Leland Opera House
Albany, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Daily Courier

Swearing and Affirming

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Times

Reply to a Buffalo Critic

Tour:
84B
Sunday,
May 18, 1884
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

4000 in audience

Tour:
84B
Monday,
May 19, 1884
Mansion House
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

came from Albany, next to Erie, PA

Tour:
84B
Wednesday,
May 21, 1884
Grand Opera House
Rochester, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84B
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
Thursday,
June 26, 1884
Opera House
Olean, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

small audience

Tour:
84C
Thursday,
December 11, 1884
Lockport, NY Lecture

obvious collision with Youngstown

Tour:
84F
Sunday,
January 11, 1885
New York, NY Interview New York Mail and Express

Religioius Prejudice

Tour:
85A
Sunday,
January 11, 1885
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 19, 1885
Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Tuesday,
January 20, 1885
Opera House
Rome, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

300-400 people

Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 21, 1885
Academy of Music
Auburn, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

audience of “goodly proportions”, but didn’t fill hall (blizzard in progress)

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Windsor Hotel
Gloversville, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

came from Auburn, going to Amsterdam

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Memorial Hall
Gloversville, NY
Lecture

recent lecture noted in Amsterdam paper

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 22, 1885
Train Station
Auburn, NY
Miscellaneous Conversation with minister

With Mrs. Ingersoll

Tour:
85A
Friday,
January 23, 1885
Academy of Music
Oswego, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 24, 1885
Hodge Opera House
Lockport, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 24, 1885
Powers Hotel
Rochester, NY
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
85A
Sunday,
January 25, 1885
Court Street Theater
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 26, 1885
The Genesee Hotel
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

just starting for Rochester

Tour:
85A
Monday,
January 26, 1885
Corinthian Academy of Music
Rochester, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Wednesday,
January 28, 1885
Breese Opera House
Norwich, NY
Lecture Cancelled Orthodoxy

cancelled Norwich lecture (due to blizzard) – rescheduled to 2/26

Tour:
85A
Thursday,
January 29, 1885
Metropolitan Opera House
Binghamton, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

Not the first lecture in Binghamton, but previous was a long time earlier.

Tour:
85A
Friday,
January 30, 1885
Opera House
Amsterdam, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Saturday,
January 31, 1885
Music Hall
Kingston, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85A
Sunday,
February 1, 1885
Brooklyn Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
85A
Sunday,
February 22, 1885
Brooklyn Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Blasphemy

First delivery of this lecture

Tour:
85B
Monday,
February 23, 1885
Albany, NY Lecture Tour:
85B
Thursday,
February 26, 1885
Breese Opera House
Norwich, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy

makeup date for snowed out lecture of Jan 28th

Tour:
85B
Sunday,
March 8, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Monday,
March 9, 1885
New York, NY Interview New York Mail and Express

Cleveland and His Cabinet

Sunday,
March 15, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
85C
Sunday,
March 22, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Blasphemy Tour:
85C
Sunday,
March 29, 1885
Bijou Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
85C
Tuesday,
March 31, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint

was in Hartford,CT yesterday on lawsuit

Thursday,
April 16, 1885
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to children

will be in Hartford on Saturday, Boston on Monday, then Providence – location uncertain

Sunday,
June 14, 1885
Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Western Union vs. Bankers Telegraph
Tuesday,
July 21, 1885
New York, NY Trial Telegraph case representing Edward S. Stokes
Wednesday,
July 22, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Writing Men, Women and God

preface to book by Helen Gardener

Tuesday,
August 25, 1885
Long Beach, NY Travel Vacation
Tuesday,
August 25, 1885
Long Beach, NY Correspondence Letter to household
Thursday,
August 27, 1885
Long Beach, NY Correspondence Letter to Sue

had better deliver a few lectures in NH & VT

Saturday,
August 29, 1885
Manhattan Beach, NY Miscellaneous Dogfight

Ingersoll’s mastiff involved in fight with minister’s dog

Saturday,
September 5, 1885 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview New York Truthseeker

Some Live Topics – location uncertain

Friday,
September 11, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

mentions Rutland, VT – next Tuesday

Sunday,
September 13, 1885
Albany, NY Lecture Belief
Thursday,
November 5, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint

plans to be in Chicago on Nov 22, some city in NY on Nov 29.

Tour:
85G
Saturday,
November 7, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 8, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 8, 1885
Brooklyn, NY Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 15, 1885
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Monday,
November 16, 1885
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to children

looking at houses

Tour:
85G
Tuesday,
November 17, 1885
Hoffman House
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

renting 101 Fifth Ave

Tour:
85G
November, 1885 New York, NY Travel Ingersolls move from Washington to NYC Tour:
85G
Sunday,
November 22, 1885
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
85G
Saturday,
December 19, 1885
New York, NY Tribute Wright Tribute
Wednesday,
January 13, 1886
Syracuse, NY Trial
April, 1886 Brooklyn, NY Interview Brooklyn NY Citizen

Ingersoll on McGlynn

Tuesday,
May 11, 1886
Metropolitan Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Address to Hotel Owners
Friday,
May 21, 1886
New York, NY Trial opening speech to jury

trial: Bankers’ and Merchants’ Telegraph vs. Western Union

Wednesday,
May 26, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald
Friday,
June 11, 1886
New York, NY Trial Farnsworth vs. Western Union
Saturday,
August 7, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Atheism and Citizenship

Monday,
August 23, 1886
Albany, NY Trial People vs. Squire
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”
Monday,
October 11, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Henry George and Labor

Monday,
October 25, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY World

Labor Question and Socialism

Thursday,
November 11, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Opened Congress of American Secular Union
Sunday,
November 14, 1886
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture A Lay Sermon

before 10th annual congress of American Secular Union

Sunday,
December 5, 1886
New York, NY Miscellaneous Dinner for Buffalo Bill Cody
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Lecture Thirteen Club Dinner
Monday,
December 13, 1886
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Reply to the Rev. B. F. Morse

Saturday,
February 12, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Remsburg

On “The Fathers of Our Republic”

Saturday,
February 19, 1887
New York, NY Writing Truth of History

in The Truth Seeker

Saturday,
April 2, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Remsburg

On the death of Remsburg’s 2 year old son

Wednesday,
May 4, 1887
State Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Cox vs. Stokes
Thursday,
June 2, 1887
Mayors office
New York, NY
Miscellaneous argued against blue laws in NY hotels
Friday,
June 3, 1887
40 Wall Street Law Office
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Howard C. Trip

On Prohibition

Sunday,
June 5, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Lewis Masquerier
Sunday,
June 26, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Beecher Tribute
Saturday,
July 2, 1887
89 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

taking the yahct on Wednesday – going to Newport & possibly Marblehead – cool time in Syracuse(?)

Wednesday,
July 6, 1887
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to T.B. Murdock

About prohibition

Thursday,
July 14, 1887 *
Date is approximate
Syracuse, NY Trial Telegraph Case
Thursday,
September 8, 1887
Law Office Wall Street
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint
Saturday,
September 10, 1887
40 Wall Street Law Office
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to household

talking about Fields debate to be published in November

Tuesday,
October 25, 1887
Yorkville Police Court
New York, NY
Trial defense of Adolph Gibbons

accused of assault on Ann Ward. Case ajourned to .

Saturday,
October 29, 1887
Yorkville Police Court
New York, NY
Trial defense of Adolph Gibbons
Wednesday,
November 2, 1887
New York, NY Interview NY Mail and Express

Trial of the Chicago Anarchists

Wednesday,
November 9, 1887
State Supreme Court
New York, NY
Trial Eno vs. Seymore et al
Monday,
November 21, 1887
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Tribute Robson & Crane Banquet
Wednesday,
November 30, 1887
Court of Appeals
Albany, NY
Trial Sharp Case
Friday,
December 16, 1887
New York, NY Tribute Knowles Tribute
1888 New York, NY Interview NY World

Woman’s Right to Divorce

Friday,
January 13, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Truthseeker

The Stage and the Pulpit

Tuesday,
January 24, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Police Captain’s Dinner
Saturday,
February 4, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Sun

Pugalism and Poker

Monday,
February 13, 1888
Remsen Hall
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Lincoln Toast
Thursday,
March 15, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Miscellaneous

attended reception for Henry Irving, put on by the Gothe Society

Wednesday,
April 18, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Roscoe Conkling

Friday,
April 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Dramatic Mirror

The Church and the Stage

Friday,
April 27, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Grant’s Birthday
Tuesday,
May 8, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Limits of Toleration

debate

Wednesday,
May 9, 1888
Albany, NY Tribute Tribute to Conkling
Friday,
May 18, 1888
Albany, NY Trial legal case

in State Court of Appeals – could be NYC

Thursday,
May 24, 1888
New York, NY Tribute Whiting Tribute
Saturday,
May 26, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Protection – Free Trade

Wednesday,
May 30, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’88
Saturday,
June 2, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Labor and Tariff Reform

Tuesday,
June 5, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Actor’s Fund
Saturday,
June 9, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Cleveland and Thurman

Tour:
88A
Friday,
June 29, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Political Speech Ratification Speech
Monday,
July 2, 1888
Supreme Court Chambers
Newburgh, NY
Trial
Saturday,
July 7, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Republican Platform of 1888

Sunday,
July 15, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

James G. Blaine and Politics

Thursday,
July 26, 1888
New York, NY Tribute
Saturday,
July 28, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Mills Bill

Saturday,
August 4, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Society and Its Criminals

Saturday,
August 11, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 14, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 21, 1888
Opera House
Ticonderoga, NY
Lecture American Protection

1900 people present

Wednesday,
August 29, 1888
Saratoga Springs, NY Political Speech Lecture

On vacation – 3500 in hall

September, 1888 Cooper Union
New York, NY
Miscellaneous debate

possible debate with Henry George on Tarriffs –

Tuesday,
September 4, 1888
Syracuse, NY Trial legal case
October, 1888 New York, NY Writing Libel Laws

in The Herald

Saturday,
October 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Prohibition

Wednesday,
October 31, 1888
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
November 14, 1888
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Political Speech Speech concerning presidential campaign

speech concerning recent presidential campaign

Saturday,
November 17, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Robert Elsmere

Monday,
November 26, 1888
New York, NY Miscellaneous At performance of Julia Marlowe
Saturday,
December 1, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Working Girls

Tuesday,
December 11, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

On Rev. Newton

Saturday,
December 15, 1888
New York, NY Writing newspaper article

in The Herald

Saturday,
December 22, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Star

Protection for American Actors

Wednesday,
February 6, 1889
Scottish Rite House
New York, NY
Tribute
Saturday,
February 23, 1889
Fulton Street Cigar Store
Brooklyn, NY
Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Interviewed while waiting for court business to start

Monday,
March 11, 1889
36 Beach Street
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Attended John Ericsson funeral

recessed Kerr trial in order to attend

Friday,
March 15, 1889
Court of Oyer and Terminer
New York, NY
Trial Kerr Trial Ended

Kerr acquitted

Sunday,
March 24, 1889
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture

benefit for the Confederate Soldiers Home?

Monday,
March 25, 1889
Brunswick Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

no reporters present. May not have been the same as later Shakespeare lecture.

Friday,
May 31, 1889
New York, NY Miscellaneous sick at home
Tuesday,
June 11, 1889 *
Date is approximate
Windsor Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

Month uncertain – heading for Toledo tomorrow

Tuesday,
June 25, 1889
45 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to E. R. Johnes

about Immortality

Tuesday,
August 13, 1889
Far Rockaway, NY Correspondence Dear Folks

“Wave Crest”

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

“Wave Crest”

Tuesday,
September 24, 1889
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel visit to house
Wednesday,
September 25, 1889
Penn Yan, NY Lecture free lecture at Yates County Fair
Friday,
October 4, 1889
New York, NY Lecture speech before Delmonico banquet
Friday,
October 11, 1889
389 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Attended 25th Anniversary of Mr & Mrs. Chandler
November, 1889 New York, NY Trial Lawsuit between Pope & Belgian King

perhaps the most ironic client of Ingersoll’s career – he represented Pope Leo XIII

Wednesday,
November 13, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Life Event Marriage of daughter Eva

Eva married W. H. Brown

Wednesday,
November 27, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Interview NY Herald

On Thanksgiving

December, 1889 New York, NY Interview NY Tribune

Essay on Christmas

Monday,
December 9, 1889
Hotel Brunswick
New York, NY
Miscellaneous inducted as member of Gothe Society

Smith has date as the 11th

Monday,
January 6, 1890
Court of Oyer and Terminer
New York, NY
Trial Sheriff Flack Case
Thursday,
January 16, 1890
New York, NY Trial Cammerer vs. Muller

Ingersoll represented Mr. Muller

Saturday,
January 18, 1890
New York, NY Trial Cammerer vs. Muller

Ingersoll represented Mr. Muller

Tuesday,
January 21, 1890
Harmanus Bleecker Hall
Albany, NY
Lecture

auditorium filled

Sunday,
February 9, 1890
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Dr. Watts

about secularism debate held in Nova Scotia

Thursday,
February 20, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Lecture Diner of Cigar Manufacturers
Sunday,
February 23, 1890
New York, NY Writing Improved Man

article in “The World” – location uncertain

Thursday,
March 20, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Miscellaneous NY Press Club Banquet

brief speech made

Saturday,
March 22, 1890
New York, NY Lecture Lotos Club Dinner Tour:
90A
Saturday,
March 29, 1890
Hudson, NY Lecture Which Way?

crowded house

Tour:
90A
Sunday,
March 30, 1890 *
Date is approximate
Race Track
Albany, NY
Miscellaneous Bobsledding

With Susan B. Anthony, Talmage, Mark Twain, others

Monday,
April 21, 1890
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Pope Leo XIII

Thursday,
April 24, 1890
New York, NY Writing Crumbling Creeds

Newspaper is “The Twentieth Century”

June, 1890 New York, NY Interview NY World
Saturday,
June 7, 1890
New York, NY Interview NY Journal

The Sacredness of the Sabbath

Sunday,
June 22, 1890
Rochester, NY Interview Rochester Post Express

The Westminster Creed and Other Subjects

Sunday,
June 22, 1890
Rochester, NY Travel arrived for Tone vs. Brown case>
Monday,
June 23, 1890
Rochester, NY Trial Tone vs. Brown law
Tuesday,
June 24, 1890
New York, NY Interview Revision of Faith

interviewed by UP reporter

Saturday,
December 27, 1890
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Lecture Manhattan Athletic Dinner
1890 New York, NY Writing Freethought Constructive?

The Truth Seeker newspaper article location uncertain

Saturday,
February 28, 1891
New York, NY Lecture Facts Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 1, 1891
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
91A
Tuesday,
March 3, 1891
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Speech to Lambs Club Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 8, 1891
Proctor's Theatre
Albany, NY
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91A
Friday,
March 13, 1891
Griswold Opera House
Troy, NY
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
91A
Sunday,
March 22, 1891
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

Contained the Tribute to Barrett

Tour:
91A
Thursday,
April 2, 1891
Liederkranz Club
New York, NY
Lecture Seidl-Stanton Banquet
Sunday,
April 12, 1891
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
91B
Sunday,
April 19, 1891
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

striken with appendicitus(?)

Tour:
91B
Monday,
April 27, 1891
Home?
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Sick
Saturday,
May 2, 1891
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty

filled to utmost capacity

Tour:
91C
Sunday,
May 3, 1891
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty

benefit for New York Ethical Society

Tour:
91C
Thursday,
June 11, 1891
New York, NY Uncategorized NY Morning Advertiser

Creeds

Friday,
July 17, 1891
New York, NY Travel

source says that Ingersoll back in NY

Sunday,
November 22, 1891
400 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Meeting with fellow agnostics

meeting at Ingersoll’s home

Tuesday,
December 1, 1891
New York, NY Lecture Carpenter Dinner
Saturday,
December 19, 1891
Evening Telegram
New York, NY
Writing Christmas Sermon
Friday,
December 25, 1891
New York, NY Interview NY Dramatic Mirror

Plays and Players

Friday,
January 15, 1892
Unitarian Club
New York, NY
Lecture Unitarian Club Dinner
Wednesday,
January 20, 1892
Delmonico's
New York, NY
Lecture speech before Jeweler’s Board of Trade
Wednesday,
January 20, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Morning Advertiser

Colonel Shepard’s Stage Horses

Sunday,
January 24, 1892
Hammerstein's Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Monday,
January 25, 1892
Police Association
New York, NY
Lecture
Thursday,
January 28, 1892
Harlem Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Friday,
January 29, 1892
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Paine

celebrating Paine’s birthday

Friday,
February 5, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Evening Advertiser

Must Religion Go?

Friday,
February 5, 1892
New York, NY Writing Christmas Sermon Reply
Wednesday,
February 10, 1892
Hotel Iroquois
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud & Eva

leave in the morning for Cleveland

Tour:
92A
Wednesday,
February 10, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

5 or 6 years since last lecture in Buffalo – Courrier 2/11/1892

Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
February 23, 1892
400 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Travel Returned from tour Tour:
92A
Saturday,
March 5, 1892 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Writing Reply to Rev Hall & Van Norden Tour:
92A
Sunday,
March 6, 1892
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
March 8, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Morning Advertiser

just back to NY from 3-4 week tour

Tour:
92A
Monday,
March 14, 1892
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Lecture speech honoring Frederick Douglas
Sunday,
March 27, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92B
Sunday,
April 3, 1892
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92C
Wednesday,
May 11, 1892
New York, NY Travel Left NY for Mexico Trip

Mexico’ is probably ‘New Mexico’

Friday,
August 12, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Sunday,
August 14, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Monday,
August 15, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Friday,
August 19, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue

“have to go into the talking business in a few months”

Tuesday,
August 23, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Thursday,
September 8, 1892
New York, NY Correspondence Dear Folks
Monday,
October 3, 1892
Supreme Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Read-Stokes Trial

Ingersoll testified for Read

Wednesday,
October 5, 1892
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Evening Express

Tolstoy and Literature

Tour:
92E
Wednesday,
October 5, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Progress Tour:
92E
Sunday,
December 11, 1892
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Voltaire

Dec 16?

Wednesday,
December 14, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Gray-Sheppard Case
New York, NY
Trial trial
Sunday,
December 18, 1892
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Voltaire
Sunday,
December 25, 1892
New York, NY Writing Agnostic Christmas

Seems like newspaper article, not speech. RGI location indeterminate

Sunday,
January 1, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Progress
Sunday,
January 8, 1893
Amphion
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty
Thursday,
January 19, 1893 *
Date is approximate
Ithaca, NY Interview Unknown Paper Tour:
93A
Thursday,
February 2, 1893
New York, NY Travel returns from the West
February, 1893 Court of Appeals
Albany, NY
Trial trial

case involved Croton Aquaduct

Monday,
February 6, 1893
Brooklyn City Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Annulment of Col. Sinn
Saturday,
February 11, 1893
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Republican Club Dinner

spoke on Lincoln

Sunday,
February 12, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93B
Friday,
February 24, 1893
Fifth Ave Theater
NY, Mount Vernon
Lecture Lincoln

theater manager absconded with reciepts

Tour:
93B
Sunday,
February 26, 1893
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93B
Monday,
March 6, 1893
Circuit Court
New York, NY
Trial Case of Eccles vs. Radam

Case Started

Tour:
93B
Thursday,
March 9, 1893
Circuit Court
New York, NY
Trial Case of Eccles vs. Radam

Case Finished

Tour:
93B
Sunday,
March 12, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

2nd delivery of Shakespeare in NY

Tour:
93B
Friday,
March 31, 1893
Home
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Sick with Rhemetism at the back of the neck
Saturday,
April 1, 1893
Home
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Annulment of Col. Sinn

Court case postponed due to Col. Ingersoll’s illness

Tuesday,
April 18, 1893
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93C
Wednesday,
April 19, 1893
Prospect House Hotel
Niagara Falls, NY
Interview Niagara Falls Gazette

staying overnight at Niagara Falls

Tour:
93C
Monday,
April 24, 1893
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Lincoln

Large Audience

Tour:
93C
Tuesday,
April 25, 1893
Alhambra Theater
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

Large Audience

Tour:
93C
Thursday,
May 4, 1893 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview Unknown Paper

Strikes, Expansion and Other Subjects – correspondant/typo?loc

Tour:
93C
Monday,
May 29, 1893
Brooklyn City Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Annulment of Col. Sinn
Thursday,
June 1, 1893
New York, NY Miscellaneous dinner to celebrate Whitman’s Birthday

Ingersoll presided

Sunday,
June 4, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Sunday,
June 18, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Wednesday,
June 21, 1893
Saratoga Springs, NY Travel arrived in Saratoga with Maude
Friday,
July 14, 1893 *
Date is approximate
New Rochelle, NY Interview New Rochelle Register

probably copied from some other paper

Thursday,
July 20, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Times

a Day of Pleasure

Tuesday,
August 8, 1893
Convention Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

nearly 2000 attendees

September, 1893 New York, NY Interview NY Herald

The Parliament of Religions

Monday,
September 4, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint
Friday,
September 29, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Evening Telegram

Vivisection

Wednesday,
November 29, 1893
20 Nassau St Law Office
New York, NY
Interview NY Press

Not a Thanksgiving year

Tour:
93E
Sunday,
December 3, 1893
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
93F
Sunday,
December 10, 1893
Broadway Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
93F
Sunday,
December 17, 1893
Amphion Theatre
Williamsburg, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93F
Saturday,
December 23, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Advertiser

Women in Politics

Tour:
93F
Sunday,
January 28, 1894
Broadway Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture Moses

house filled to greatest capacity

Tour:
94A
Wednesday,
March 21, 1894 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview London Sketch

Orators and Oratory – footnote says that interview was conducted at Ingersoll’s office in NY

Sunday,
April 15, 1894
Star Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Sunday,
April 22, 1894
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Monday,
April 23, 1894
Academy of Music
Newburgh, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Tuesday,
April 24, 1894
Kingston Opera House
Kingston, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved?

audience of 500

Tour:
94D
Thursday,
April 26, 1894
Leland
Albany, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Friday,
April 27, 1894
Bastable
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Saturday,
April 28, 1894
Burtis
Auburn, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Sunday,
April 29, 1894
Lyceum
Rochester, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Monday,
April 30, 1894
Fitzhugh Hall
Oswego, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Tuesday,
May 1, 1894
Doolittle Hotel
Oswego, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94D
Tuesday,
May 1, 1894
City Opera House
Watertown, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Wednesday,
May 2, 1894
Opera House
Utica, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Friday,
May 4, 1894
Opera House
Corning, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94D
Saturday,
May 5, 1894
Shattuck Opera House
Hornellsville, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Sunday,
May 6, 1894
Casino
Middletown, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94D
Thursday,
May 17, 1894
Opera House
Little Falls, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved?

house filled – lecture tour closes in MA May 18

Tour:
94D
Friday,
May 18, 1894
Edison Hotel
Schenectady, NY
Travel Had Lunch

en route to Troy – lecture?

Tour:
94D
Wednesday,
May 30, 1894
Tom Paine Monument
New Rochelle, NY
Lecture Paine

address before Philosophical Association of Brooklyn

Monday,
July 9, 1894
New York, NY Interview NY Herald
Wednesday,
August 8, 1894
New Camp Association
Caldwell, NY
Lecture Liberty
Thursday,
August 9, 1894
New Camp Association
Caldwell, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94E
Wednesday,
August 22, 1894 *
Date is approximate
Town Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture

probable Saratoga lecture around this date -date may be a week earlier

Tour:
94E
Thursday,
August 30, 1894
Walson
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Friday,
August 31, 1894
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Maud
Saturday,
September 1, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Sunday,
September 2, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Monday,
September 3, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Tuesday,
September 4, 1894
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Maud
Wednesday,
September 5, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Thursday,
September 6, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Thursday,
September 13, 1894
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Thursday,
September 13, 1894
Law Office
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint
Saturday,
September 15, 1894
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Catholicism and Protestantism. The Pope, The A.P.A., Agnosticism andthe Church

Saturday,
September 29, 1894
New York, NY Writing Elmira Reformatory

Letter to the editor of NY World

Sunday,
November 11, 1894
Star Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94F
Friday,
November 23, 1894
Warner Hall
Jamestown, NY
Lecture Holy Bible

large audience

Tour:
94G
Saturday,
November 24, 1894
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94G
Sunday,
November 25, 1894
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
94G
Thursday,
January 24, 1895
Academy of Music
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95A
Friday,
January 25, 1895
Rochester, NY Lecture Burns Tour:
95A
Sunday,
January 27, 1895
Fifth Ave Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
95A
Thursday,
January 31, 1895
High Street Theater
Albany, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved?

possible confusion with Mar 17 lecture in Columbus OH

Tour:
95A
Saturday,
February 2, 1895
New York, NY Tribute Seidl Tribute Tour:
95A
Sunday,
February 3, 1895
New York, NY Travel leaves for Southern tour Tour:
95B
Monday,
March 4, 1895
Music Hall
Troy, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle

moderate sized audience

Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
March 5, 1895
Albany, NY Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
March 6, 1895
Hotel Kenmore
Albany, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud

Mentions preachers at Troy

Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
March 6, 1895
Opera house
Amsterdam, NY
Lecture Moses

some 8 years since last Amsterdam lecture

Tour:
95B
Thursday,
March 7, 1895
Opera House
Gloversville, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95B
Friday,
March 8, 1895
Skinner Opera House
Little Falls, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95B
Saturday,
March 9, 1895
Bastable Theater
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 10, 1895
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Holy Bible

large audience mentions lecture last season

Tour:
95B
Monday,
March 11, 1895
Van Curler Opera House
Schenectady, NY
Lecture Holy Bible

nearly every seat occupied

Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
April 23, 1895
Opera house
Elmira, NY
Lecture Holy Bible

about 250 in audience

Tour:
95C
Tuesday,
May 14, 1895
Plattsburgh Theatre
Plattsburgh, NY
Lecture Cancelled Liberty
Friday,
May 31, 1895
New Rochelle, NY Lecture Paine

delivered before the unveiling of Paine’s statue

Monday,
August 19, 1895
Saratoga Opera House
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
95D
Sunday,
September 29, 1895
Columbia Theatre
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Which Way? Tour:
95D
Thursday,
October 3, 1895
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Writing Letter to Editor

concerning false story of pickpocket in Elmwood

Sunday,
November 10, 1895
Star Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
95E
Thursday,
November 14, 1895
New York, NY Travel Left for lecture tour

left for the west

Tour:
95F
Sunday,
November 17, 1895
Star Theater
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Foundations of Faith

was in Buffalo last some two years ago

Tour:
95F
Friday,
December 13, 1895
New York, NY Interview NY Sun Tour:
95F
Saturday,
December 14, 1895
New York, NY Interview NY Journal

Reply to the Christian Endeavorers

Tour:
95F
Sunday,
December 22, 1895
Amphion Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95F
Monday,
December 23, 1895
New York, NY Interview NY Journal

The Venezuelan Boundry Discussion and the Whipping Post

Tour:
95F
Thursday,
January 23, 1896
New York, NY Writing College Bigotry
Sunday,
January 26, 1896
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

same lecture delivered in NY about 2 years earlier

Tour:
96B
Saturday,
February 22, 1896
Geneva, NY Lecture Lincoln
Sunday,
February 23, 1896
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Foundations of Faith

Rochester Herald ad says “only appearance in Rochester this season”

Tour:
96C
Monday,
February 24, 1896
Rochester, NY Interview Rochester Herald

A Little of Everything

Tour:
96C
Tuesday,
February 25, 1896
Wieting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
96C
Wednesday,
February 26, 1896
Kasson Opera House
Gloversville, NY
Lecture Lincoln

largely attended”1st appearance this season (more?)

Tour:
96C
Sunday,
March 15, 1896
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Foundations of Faith Tour:
96C
Monday,
March 30, 1896
New York, NY Lecture
Sunday,
April 5, 1896
Star Theatre
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
96D
Sunday,
April 19, 1896
Star Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
96D
Monday,
May 18, 1896
69 Wall Street
New York, NY
Trial Trial

Ingersoll a witness Continental Trust vs. Toledo RR

Thursday,
May 28, 1896
New York, NY Correspondence The Religious Beliefs of Abraham Lincoln
June, 1896 Dobbs Ferry, NY Travel time at home
Sunday,
July 12, 1896
Canandaigua, NY Lecture Liberty

5000 people in audience

Tour:
96F
Tuesday,
July 14, 1896
2:30 PM
Auditorium
Lily Dale, NY
Lecture Liberty

5000 people

Tour:
96F
Sunday,
July 19, 1896
3:30 PM
Washington Co. Fair Grounds
Greenwich, NY
Lecture Liberty

over 1300 people

Tour:
96F
Saturday,
July 25, 1896
New York, NY Interview NY Journal

Spiritualism

Tour:
96F
Sunday,
October 25, 1896
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture

appeared with G.W. Foote & Charles Watt

Tour:
96H
Thursday,
October 29, 1896
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Political Speech Gold Tour:
96H
Sunday,
November 22, 1896
New York, NY Travel returned to NYC from Chicago
Sunday,
January 31, 1897
Powers Hotel
Rochester, NY
Interview Rochester Herald
Sunday,
January 31, 1897
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Agnostic
Sunday,
February 7, 1897
Harlem Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Holy Bible
Sunday,
February 14, 1897
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Reform Mankind
Monday,
February 15, 1897
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

About lithographs for his lecture next being torn down

Sunday,
February 21, 1897
Montauk Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Reform Mankind Tour:
97A
Sunday,
April 25, 1897
New York, NY Lecture Individuality

location uncertain

Sunday,
May 9, 1897
Brooklyn, NY Lecture

date conflict with Syracuse – check

Tour:
97D
Sunday,
May 9, 1897
Syracuse, NY Lecture Truth

confirmed with 2 local papers

Tour:
97D
Wednesday,
June 23, 1897
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Maud
Friday,
June 25, 1897
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Saturday,
August 28, 1897
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Monday,
August 30, 1897
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud
Sunday,
October 17, 1897
Brooklyn, NY Lecture How To Be Saved?

Rescheduled to 18th?

Tour:
97E
Thursday,
October 21, 1897
Opera House
Hudson, NY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
97E
Tuesday,
October 26, 1897
Opera House
Poughkeepsie, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved?

TS has lecture as “The Bible”

Tour:
97E
Sunday,
October 31, 1897
Grand Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
97E
Sunday,
December 19, 1897
Fifth Avenue Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Tour:
97F
Friday,
December 31, 1897
Berliner Recording Studio
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Audio Recording – Liberty

Berliner Catalog 695

Friday,
December 31, 1897
Berliner Recording Studio
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Audio Recording – Hope

Berliner Catalog 697

Tuesday,
January 4, 1898
Weiting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98A
Wednesday,
January 5, 1898
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Tour:
98A
Sunday,
January 9, 1898
Star Theatre
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98A
Saturday,
January 15, 1898
220 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to actor James E. Sullivan
April, 1898 New York, NY Interview New York Sun

How to Become an Orator

Tour:
98C
Saturday,
April 2, 1898
Allens Opera House
Jamestown, NY
Lecture Agnostic

very small audience – a surprise given his past drawing power

Tour:
98C
Sunday,
April 3, 1898
Binghamton, NY Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Thursday,
September 8, 1898
New York, NY Tribute Robertson Tribute
September, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Dobbs Ferry, NY Political Speech
Tuesday,
November 15, 1898
New York, NY Trial Representing Mary Robertson in contesting will

before Surrogate Fitzgerald

Saturday,
November 26, 1898
New York, NY Lecture Lotos Club Dinner
Sunday,
November 27, 1898
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Superstition
Saturday,
December 17, 1898
Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Attended funeral for Calvin S. Brice
Sunday,
February 5, 1899
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture The Devil Tour:
99A
Sunday,
February 12, 1899
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Superstition
Saturday,
February 18, 1899
New York, NY Correspondence Letter to Dr. Ranney
Saturday,
March 18, 1899
New York, NY Interview New York Sun

This Century’s Glories correspondant?

Tour:
99B
Thursday,
March 23, 1899
Fifth Ave Theater
New York, NY
Lecture The Children of the Stage Tour:
99B
Monday,
March 27, 1899
Waldorf Astoria
New York, NY
Tribute Bailey Tribute
March, 1899 New York, NY Interview New York Mind

Psychical Research and the Bible

Tuesday,
April 25, 1899
New York, NY Interview Interview:

Negro Lynchings

Sunday,
May 14, 1899
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Paine
Sunday,
May 21, 1899
Montauk Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty

benefit for soldiers

Tuesday,
May 30, 1899
New Rochelle, NY Correspondence

unveiling of bust of Thomas Paine

Friday,
July 21, 1899
Dobbs Ferry, NY Life Event Robert Ingersoll dies at home