Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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37 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Tuesday,
January 4, 1881
Wilmington, DE Lecture How To Be Saved?

This lecture is the one that caused the Justice Comegys incident.

Saturday,
January 29, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Mr. Beecher, Moses and The Negro by Washington correspondent

Sunday,
February 6, 1881
Home
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous

reporter visited Ingersoll at home

Friday,
February 11, 1881
Capitol Building
Washington, DC
Miscellaneous

some kind of talk in the statuary room

Monday,
February 14, 1881
Chicago, IL Interview Chief Justice Comegys

Interview with Chicago Times. Also, interview in Brooklyn Eagle on same subject

Saturday,
February 19, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Hades, Delaware, and Freethought

Saturday,
March 19, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tuesday,
March 29, 1881
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty

audience “as large as the building would accomodate”

Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 2, 1881
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
81A
Thursday,
April 7, 1881
Carll's Opera House
New Haven, CT
Lecture Why

largest audience ever had in New Haven

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
New Haven, CT Correspondence Letter to children

from undated clipping – but dateable due to Meriden incident

Tour:
81A
Friday,
April 8, 1881
Town Hall
Meriden, CT
Lecture How To Be Saved?

Wilcox Opera House cancelled due to Rev. Lansing – had lecture at town hall

Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 9, 1881
New Haven, CT Interview New Haven Union

A Reply To Rev. Mr. LansingMeriden lecture cancelled

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 10, 1881
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Miscellaneous at lecture by George Chainey

Lecture was Lights and Shades of Liberalism.

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 10, 1881
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Monday,
April 11, 1881
Providence Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Tuesday,
April 12, 1881
Academy of Music
Fall River, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
81A
Wednesday,
April 13, 1881
Music Hall
Taunton, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
81A
Saturday,
April 23, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Beaconsfield, Lent and Revivals by Washington correspondent

Tour:
81A
Sunday,
April 24, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Why Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 1, 1881
Booth's Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 8, 1881
National Theatre
Washington, DC
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81A
Sunday,
May 15, 1881
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Great Infidels

$1413 receipts

Tour:
81B
Friday,
May 20, 1881
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81B
Sunday,
May 22, 1881
St. Louis, MO Correspondence Letter to Maude

returning home Wednesday?

Tour:
81B
Sunday,
May 22, 1881
St. Louis, MO Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
81B
Monday,
May 23, 1881
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Great Infidels Tour:
81B
Saturday,
May 28, 1881 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview Chicago Times

Answering the New York Ministers by NY correspondent

Tour:
81B
Wednesday,
June 8, 1881
Las Vegas, NM Travel

Examining mining interests-heading to Sante Fe tonight, then Black Range Mountains

Wednesday,
June 15, 1881
Santa Fe, NM Travel

Returned from Black Hills

Monday,
July 4, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Atlanta Constitution?

Guiteau

Saturday,
July 23, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Washington Gazette

Guiteau and His Crime

August, 1881 Writing Article

The Christian Religion

November, 1881 Writing Article
Tuesday,
December 13, 1881
Washington, DC Correspondence Letter to J.E. Remsburg
Saturday,
December 17, 1881
Washington, DC Interview Washington Capital

District Suffrage

Wednesday,
December 21, 1881
Washington, DC Writing Brain and Bible

preface to book