Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Monday,
April 9, 1877
McCormick Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Ghosts

hall crowded to full capacity

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 11, 1877
Armory Hall
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 13, 1877
Armory Hall
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 14, 1877
St. Louis, MO Correspondence Letter to Clint

leaving for Kansas City

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 14, 1877
Kansas City, MO Lecture

probable lecture in Kansas City

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
April 15, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 16, 1877
Topeka, KS Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 17, 1877
Laing's Hall
Leavenworth, KS
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 18, 1877
Tootle's Opera House
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 19, 1877
Academy of Music
Omaha, NE
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 20, 1877
Opera House
Lincoln, NE
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 21, 1877
Snow's Academy
Council Bluffs, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 23, 1877
Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
April 24, 1877
Opera House
Quincy, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
April 25, 1877
Gibbon's Opera House
Keokuk, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
April 26, 1877
Union Hall
Burlington, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
April 27, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
April 28, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Sunday,
April 29, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
April 30, 1877
Detroit, MI Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 1, 1877
Madison, WI Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 2, 1877
Academy of Music
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Progress Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 3, 1877
Minneapolis, MN Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 4, 1877
Winona, MN Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 6, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 7, 1877
Opera House
St. Paul, MN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 9, 1877
Moore's Opera House
Des Moines, IA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 10, 1877
Omaha, NE Uncategorized

left about noon

Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 11, 1877
Cheyenne, WY Correspondence Letter to household

leaving for Denver at 3AM, lecture there next Monday night

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 12, 1877
Guard Hall
Denver, CO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 13, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 14, 1877
Cheyenne, WY Correspondence Letter to household

tomorrow we leave direct for San Francisco – will NOT stop in Salt Lake – could not get a hall

Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 14, 1877
McDaniel's Theatre
Cheyenne, WY
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 15, 1877
Salt Lake City, UT Lecture Cancelled Progress

will lecture in Salt Lake upon return from California

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 15, 1877
8000 feet above the sea
Laramie, WY
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 17, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Humboldt County, NV Travel Passing through

on route to San Fransisco for lecture

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 17, 1877
11:00 AM
Carlin, NV Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
1877 Rose Creek, NV Correspondence Letter to household

453 miles from San Francisco, locomotive left track

Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 18, 1877
Train Depot
Reno, NV
Travel Passing through

on delayed train heading for San Francisco

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 19, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 20, 1877
Uncategorized

probably resting from trip

Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 21, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 22, 1877
Platt's Hall
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 23, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

splendid house last night

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 24, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
May 25, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
May 26, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
May 27, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
May 28, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
May 29, 1877
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
May 30, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 31, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

Going today to San Jose. to speak at Stockton tomorrow

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
May 31, 1877
San Jose, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 1, 1877
Stockton, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 2, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 3, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 4, 1877
Metropolitan Opera House
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 6, 1877
Platt's Hall
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 7, 1877
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 7, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Petaluma Theatre
Petaluma, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 9, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 11, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 13, 1877
Stockton Theater
Stockton, CA
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 14, 1877
Grand Opera House
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 15, 1877
Metropolitan Theater
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Eight to Seven Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 16, 1877
Golden Eagle Hotel
Sacramento, CA
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 16, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 17, 1877
Marysville, CA Lecture Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 18, 1877
Nevada City, CA Uncategorized

probable lecture

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 19, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 19, 1877
National Guard Hall
Virginia City, NV
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 20, 1877
International Hotel
Virginia City, NV
Correspondence Letter to household Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 20, 1877
Carson Theater
Carson City, NV
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 21, 1877
International Hotel
Virginia City, NV
Correspondence Letter to household

lectured last night in Carson City

Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 22, 1877
National Guard Hall
Virginia City, NV
Lecture Ghosts Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 23, 1877
Virginia City, NV Correspondence Letter to Clint

going to Carson City – then Lake Tahoe – then San Francisco

Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 23, 1877
Carson Theater
Carson City, NV
Lecture Ghosts

*possible* delivery of Ghosts

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
June 24, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
June 25, 1877 *
Date is approximate
Lake Tahoe, CA Lecture

possible lecture in Lake Tahoe

Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
June 26, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
June 27, 1877
San Francisco, CA Lecture Reviewers Reviewed Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 28, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household

home around the 11th of July

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
June 28, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
June 29, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
June 30, 1877
San Francisco, CA Correspondence Letter to household

start for home say 6th of July – something about cool as the audience at Quincy (IL? MA?)

Tour:
77C
Sunday,
July 1, 1877
Badger's Park
Oakland, CA
Lecture

National Labor Union Picnic benefit lecture

Tour:
77C
Monday,
July 2, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
July 3, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
July 4, 1877
Badger's Park
Oakland, CA
Lecture

benefit for free reading room, 7-20 thousand present. Addition to Ingersol Canon?

Tour:
77C
Thursday,
July 5, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
July 6, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Saturday,
July 7, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Sunday,
July 8, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Monday,
July 9, 1877
Grand Opera House
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C
Tuesday,
July 10, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Wednesday,
July 11, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Thursday,
July 12, 1877
Uncategorized Tour:
77C
Friday,
July 13, 1877
Federal Court room
Salt Lake City, UT
Lecture Liberty Tour:
77C