Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Wednesday,
January 31, 1877
Case Hall
Boston, MA
Lecture Liberty

city assumed by mention of Case Hall

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
August 1, 1880
Music Hall
Lynn, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
80E
Thursday,
August 12, 1880
City Hall
Gloucester, MA
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Sunday,
August 15, 1880
Academy of Music
Chelsea, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
80E
August, 1880 Cape Ann, MA Travel Vacation

3 days with violinist, Edouard Remenyi

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
August 22, 1880
Highland Lake Grove
Norfolk, MA
Lecture How To Be Saved?

2500-5000 people

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 3, 1880
Lake Maranacook, ME Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 5, 1880
Hornellsville, NY Lecture How To Be Saved?

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

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 12, 1880
Schoolcraft, MI Lecture How To Be Saved?

4000 people. Liberal meetingof Michigan & N. Indiana

Tour:
80E
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
Wednesday,
September 22, 1880
Lafayette, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10-15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
September 23, 1880
Lafayette, IN Correspondence Letter to children

Leaving in a few moments for South Bend

Tour:
80E
Friday,
September 24, 1880
South Bend, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

15 thousand

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
80E
Saturday,
September 25, 1880
Ligonier, IN Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

10 thousand

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Chicago, IL Correspondence Letter to children

Immense audience at Ligonier – Just starting for Milwaulkee

Tour:
80E
Sunday,
September 26, 1880
Grand Opera House
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture How To Be Saved? 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
October, 1880 Washington, DC Lecture How To Be Saved?

date & location given in preface to transcript

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 2, 1880
Batavia, IL Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 2, 1880 *
Date is approximate
Cincinnati, OH Lecture Tour:
80E
Sunday,
October 3, 1880
Peoria, IL Correspondence Letter to wife

Leaving in morning for Ohio – political speeching tour

Tour:
80E
Thursday,
October 7, 1880
Fair Grounds
Springfield, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

50 thousand in audience

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 8, 1880
Lincoln Club
Cincinnati, OH
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6-7000 people

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

Could be Marietta NY?

Tour:
80E
Friday,
October 15, 1880
Sussex, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

community at the time was known as Deckertown

Tour:
80E
Saturday,
October 16, 1880
Trenton, NJ Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield

6000 in audience

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
Monday,
November 1, 1880
Opera House
Wilmington, DE
Political Speech Political Speech for Garfield Tour:
80E
Thursday,
November 4, 1880
New York, NY Interview New York Herald

The Republican Victory

Tour:
80E
Friday,
November 5, 1880
Washington, DC Political Speech Victory speech for Garfield Tour:
80E