Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Sunday,
January 20, 1884
Tabor Grand Opera House
Sacramento, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

Largest Audience ever in building

Tour:
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Monday,
July 28, 1884
Livingston, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
July 29, 1884
Bozeman, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
July 29, 1884
Opera House
Helena, MT
Lecture Orthodoxy

1000 in audience

Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
July 30, 1884
Opera House
Helena, MT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

opera house filled

Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
July 30, 1884
Helena, MT Correspondence Letter to household

have lectured here twice – leave in few moments for Butte City

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
July 31, 1884
Helena, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
Helena, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
O'Neil's Hotel
Garrison, MT
Correspondence Letter to household

I speak in Butte twice – tonight & tomorrow night – shall be in Portland on the 10th

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 1, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 2, 1884
Butte, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 2, 1884
Mt. Vernon Hotel
Butte, MT
Correspondence Letter to Mother-in-law Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 3, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 4, 1884
Renshaw Opera House
Butte, MT
Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 5, 1884
Missoula, MT Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 6, 1884
Spokane Falls, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 6, 1884
Spokane, WA Correspondence Letter to household

Spoke here last night

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 8, 1884
Small's Opera House
Walla Walla, WA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 9, 1884
Dayton, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 10, 1884
The Dalles, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 11, 1884
Columbia River, OR Travel Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 11, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 13, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture Liberty

1500-2000 in audience – 2nd lecture in Portland

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 14, 1884
Rhinehart's Hall
Eugene, OR
Lecture Orthodoxy

about 500 in audience

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 14, 1884
Portland, OR Travel

staying in Portland

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 16, 1884
Mechanic's Pavilion
Portland, OR
Lecture How To Be Saved?

3rd lecture in Portland

Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 18, 1884
Forest Grove, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 19, 1884
Portland, OR Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 19, 1884
Corvallis, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 21, 1884
Astoria, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 22, 1884
WA Travel

On way to Olympia

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 23, 1884
Olympia, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 24, 1884
Olympia, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
August 25, 1884
Standard Theatre
Seattle, WA
Lecture Orthodoxy

first lecture in Seattle – more than 700 in audience

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
August 26, 1884
Tacoma, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
August 27, 1884
Tacoma, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
August 28, 1884
Theater Royal
Victoria, BC
Lecture Orthodoxy

police attempted to stop lecture for alleged safety reasons.

Tour:
84E
Friday,
August 29, 1884
Port Townsend, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
August 30, 1884
Port Townsend, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
August 31, 1884
Seattle, WA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 1, 1884
WA Travel

On Puget Sound

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 2, 1884
Portland, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 2, 1884
Salem, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 3, 1884
Rhinehart's Hall
Eugene, OR
Lecture Liberty

at least 400 in audience

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
September 4, 1884
OR Travel

On Way to Ashland

Tour:
84E
Friday,
September 5, 1884
Ashland, OR Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 6, 1884
Yreka, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 7, 1884
Mount Shasta, CA Lecture

town formerly known in 1884 as ‘Sissons’

Tour:
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Monday,
September 8, 1884
Redding, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 9, 1884
Red Bluff, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 10, 1884
Marysville, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 13, 1884
Metropolitan Temple
San Francisco, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

2500 in audience

Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 13, 1884
Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Correspondence Letter to household

interviews in the Sun & Examiner

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 15, 1884
San Francisco, CA Interview San Francisco Evening Post

Politics and British Columbia mentions 8/28 lecture in Victoria, BC

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 16, 1884
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 17, 1884
California Theater
San Jose, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 20, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Santa Cruz, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 21, 1884
Metropolitan Temple
San Francisco, CA
Lecture How To Be Saved?

crowded house

Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 22, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Gilroy, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 23, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Salinas, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
September 24, 1884 *
Date is approximate
San Francisco, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
September 25, 1884
Petaluma, CA Lecture Orthodoxy Tour:
84E
Friday,
September 26, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Oakland, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Saturday,
September 27, 1884 *
Date is approximate
Stockton, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Sunday,
September 28, 1884
San Francisco, CA Lecture Liberty Tour:
84E
Monday,
September 29, 1884
Dietz Opera House
Oakland, CA
Lecture

Oakland infered from name of theater

Tour:
84E
Tuesday,
September 30, 1884
Ridgway Hall
Santa Rosa, CA
Lecture Orthodoxy

first lecture in Santa Rosa

Tour:
84E
Friday,
October 3, 1884
San Francisco, CA Interview SF San Franciscan

Ingersoll Catechised

Tour:
84E
Monday,
October 6, 1884
San Francisco, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Monday,
October 6, 1884
Music Hall
San Jose, CA
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
84E
Wednesday,
October 8, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Lecture Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 9, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Travel left for New Mexico vacation

5 week vacation

Tour:
84E
Thursday,
October 9, 1884
Los Angeles, CA Correspondence Letter to household

lectured here last night

Tour:
84E
Friday,
October 10, 1884
Las Vegas, NM Travel passing thru Tour:
84E