Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Wednesday,
January 31, 1894
Grand Pacific
Chicago, IL
Lecture Army of Potomac Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
January 31, 1894
Grand Pacific
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maud

times are hard will not have a good house on either night

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 1, 1894
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean

Cleveland’s Hawaiian Policy

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 1, 1894
Elgin, IL Lecture Lincoln

Truthseeker had lecture as Shakespeare

Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 2, 1894
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Moses

2 lectures at auditorium?

Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 3, 1894
Opera House
Joliet, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 4, 1894
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 5, 1894
Grand Opera House
Bloomington, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 6, 1894
Grand Opera House
Peoria, IL
Lecture Shakespeare

nearly 3000 at opera house

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 7, 1894
Keokuk, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 8, 1894
Burlington, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 8, 1894
Union Hotel
Burlington, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 9, 1894
Ballingall's
Ottumwa, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 9, 1894
Grand Opera House
Ottumwa, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 10, 1894
Des Moines, IA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 11, 1894
Savery House
Des Moines, IA
Correspondence Letter to Maud Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 11, 1894
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 12, 1894
Kimball Hotel
Davenport, IA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 12, 1894
Grand Opera House
Dubuque, IA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 13, 1894
Hotel Julien
Dubuque, IA
Correspondence Letter to children

splendid house at Davenport. Should be home on the 25th

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 14, 1894
Hotel Julien
Dubuque, IA
Correspondence Letter to children

Fine house here last night. Just starting for La Crosse.

Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 14, 1894
New La Crosse Theatre
La Crosse, WI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 15, 1894
Minneapolis, MN Lecture speech before State Editorial Association Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 15, 1894
Lyceum Theater
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Lincoln

TS has 2/14

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 15, 1894
West Hotel
Minneapolis, MN
Correspondence Letter to children

“Good House Last night” just returned from lecture (here) and largest audience ever in theater

Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 16, 1894
Temple
Duluth, MN
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 17, 1894
The Spaulding Hotel
Duluth, MN
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 17, 1894
Grand Opera House
West Superior, WI
Lecture Liberty

town apparently absorbed by Superior in later years

Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 18, 1894
Metropolitan Opera House
St. Paul, MN
Lecture Moses Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 19, 1894
Park Hotel
Madison, WI
Correspondence Letter to children

letter is dated the 9th however much better match to 19th

Tour:
94B
Monday,
February 19, 1894
Fuller Opera House
Madison, WI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 20, 1894
Janesville, WI Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94B
Tuesday,
February 20, 1894
Park Hotel
Janesville, WI
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Wednesday,
February 21, 1894
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

just in the city for a few hours

Tour:
94B
Thursday,
February 22, 1894
Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 23, 1894
Jackson, MI Lecture Shakespeare

schedule change? – seems to have been dropped

Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 23, 1894
Bancroft House
Saginaw, MI
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
94B
Friday,
February 23, 1894
Academy of Music
Saginaw, MI
Lecture How To Be Saved?

Truthseeker has date as 20th, lecture as Shakespeare

Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 24, 1894
Fraser House
Bay City, MI
Correspondence Letter to children

will be home next Moday evening -left Chicago and 9:35 last night and got here at 10AM

Tour:
94B
Saturday,
February 24, 1894
Battle Creek, MI Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
94B
Sunday,
February 25, 1894
Memorial Hall
Toledo, OH
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
94B