Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Sunday,
February 3, 1895
New York, NY Travel leaves for Southern tour Tour:
95B
Monday,
February 4, 1895
Opera house
Columbia, SC
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
February 5, 1895
Charleston, SC Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
February 6, 1895
Theater
Savannah, GA
Lecture Shakespeare

very large audience

Tour:
95B
Thursday,
February 7, 1895
Augusta, GA Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Friday,
February 8, 1895
Academy of Music
Macon, GA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Saturday,
February 9, 1895
Casino
St. Augustine, FL
Lecture Shakespeare

400 people

Tour:
95B
Sunday,
February 10, 1895
Park Opera House
Jacksonville, FL
Lecture Liberty

small audience

Tour:
95B
Monday,
February 11, 1895
Macon, GA Lecture Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
February 12, 1895
Springer's Opera House
Columbus, GA
Lecture Shakespeare

small but enthusiastic audience

Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
February 13, 1895
Grand Opera House
Atlanta, GA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Thursday,
February 14, 1895
Staub's
Knoxville, TN
Correspondence Liberty Tour:
95B
Friday,
February 15, 1895
Opera house
Chattanooga, TN
Lecture Liberty

date problem?

Tour:
95B
Saturday,
February 16, 1895
Theatre Vendome
Nashville, TN
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95B
Monday,
February 18, 1895
Cosmopolitan Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Correspondence Letter to Maud

gave 4 interviews today

Tour:
95B
Monday,
February 18, 1895
Washington Artillery Hall
New Orleans, LA
Lecture Shakespeare

1200-1500 in audience

Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
February 20, 1895
O'Brian's Theater
Birmingham, AL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
95B
Thursday,
February 21, 1895
Macauley's Theater
Louisville, KY
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Saturday,
February 23, 1895
Boston, MA Lecture Shakespeare

possible lecture in Boston *check this*

Tour:
95B
Sunday,
February 24, 1895
Jacob's Opera House
Hoboken, NJ
Lecture Holy Bible

Ingersoll skirted blasphemy laws by double talk – big audience

Tour:
95B
Friday,
March 1, 1895
Lynn, MA Lecture

Small audience

Tour:
95B
Saturday,
March 2, 1895
Opera house
Lowell, MA
Lecture Moses Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 3, 1895
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Voltaire 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 *
Date is approximate
Bath, ME Lecture

Ingersoll’s lecture interfered with by members of YMCA making noise

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
Sunday,
March 17, 1895
High Street Theater
Columbus, OH
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
95B
Monday,
March 18, 1895
Ann Arbor, MI Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
March 19, 1895
Powers Opera House
Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
March 20, 1895
Yore's Opera House
Benton Harbor, MI
Lecture Liberty Tour:
95B
Thursday,
March 21, 1895
Goshen, IN Lecture Liberty Tour:
95B
Friday,
March 22, 1895
Opera house
Elgin, IL
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Saturday,
March 23, 1895
Springfield, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 24, 1895
Olympic Theater
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Monday,
March 25, 1895
Wysor Grand
Muncie, IN
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Tuesday,
March 26, 1895
Grand Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Wednesday,
March 27, 1895
Springfield, OH Lecture Lincoln Tour:
95B
Thursday,
March 28, 1895
Opera house
Sandusky, OH
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Friday,
March 29, 1895
Opera house
Youngstown, OH
Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
95B
Saturday,
March 30, 1895 *
Date is approximate
Fort Wayne, IN Lecture Tour:
95B
Sunday,
March 31, 1895
Academy of Music
Jersey City, NJ
Lecture Liberty

used veiled language as in Hoboken lecture

Tour:
95B