Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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63 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
1882 Edison Labs
Menolo Park, NJ
Miscellaneous Audio Recording – Creed

Location Uncertain – early audio recording made by Ingersoll

Sunday,
January 8, 1882
Washington, DC Tribute Child’s Grave

funeral for Harry Miller, son of George O. Miller

Saturday,
January 21, 1882
Washington, DC Interview Chicago Times

first interview on Talmage

Monday,
January 23, 1882
Indianapolis, IN Writing Answers to Clergymen

Letter in Iconoclast

Saturday,
February 4, 1882
home
Washington, DC
Interview Chicago Tribune

Reply to Talmage

Monday,
February 6, 1882
Washington, DC Interview Chicago Times

2nd interview on Talmage

Thursday,
February 16, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Sioux Falls, SD Lecture Tour:
82A
Sunday,
March 26, 1882
Steinway Hall
New York, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
Wednesday,
March 29, 1882
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82A
April, 1882 Washington, DC Interview Unknown Paper(s)

in the preface

Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 16, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 23, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Wednesday,
April 26, 1882
Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Sunday,
April 30, 1882
Boston Theater
Boston, MA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Monday,
May 1, 1882
Low's Opera House
Providence, RI
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82A
Friday,
May 12, 1882
House Committee on Elections
Washington, DC
Trial Herbert vs. Strobach

2nd Alabama House District Case

Tuesday,
May 30, 1882
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’82
Thursday,
June 1, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1 Opening
Tuesday,
August 1, 1882
Denver, CO Lecture

opening address at the National Mining Exposition

Sunday,
August 6, 1882
Long Beach, NY Miscellaneous Vacationing

caught chill

Wednesday,
August 16, 1882
Grand Rapids, MI Lecture Tour:
82B
Thursday,
August 17, 1882
Indianapolis, IN Lecture Tour:
82B
Friday,
August 18, 1882
Chicago, IL Lecture Tour:
82B
Friday,
August 18, 1882 *
Date is approximate
St. Paul, MN Lecture Tour:
82B
September, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel Possible Visit to Birthplace
Tuesday,
September 5, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1

address to jury

Wednesday,
September 6, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1

address to jury/closing arguments

Friday,
September 15, 1882
Washington, DC Trial Star Trial 1 Closing
Tuesday,
October 31, 1882
Fort Wayne Daily Gazette
Washington, DC
Interview Interview:

Star Route Trial

Wednesday,
November 1, 1882
Police Court
Washington, DC
Trial Payne Trial

Part of Star Route trials

Sunday,
November 5, 1882
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 6, 1882
Sandusky, OH Lecture Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 7, 1882
Music Hall
Toledo, OH
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 8, 1882
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 10, 1882
Saginaw, MI Lecture Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 10, 1882
Saginaw, MI Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 11, 1882
Park Theater
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 12, 1882
McVicker's Theatre
Chicago, IL
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 13, 1882
Opera House
St. Paul, MN
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 14, 1882
Sawyer House
Stillwater, MN
Correspondence Letter to Eve Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 14, 1882
Stillwater, MN Lecture Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 15, 1882
Nicollet House
Minneapolis, MN
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 15, 1882
Academy of Music
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture Great Infidels

Combination of Talmedgian Theology and Great Infidels

Tour:
82C
Thursday,
November 16, 1882
Green's Opera House
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

at least 1400 in audience

Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 17, 1882
Burtis Opera House
Davenport, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology

600 in audience

Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882 *
Date is approximate
Ottumwa, IA Lecture

Date approximate

Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 18, 1882
Rock Island, IL Lecture Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 19, 1882
St. Louis, MO Lecture Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 20, 1882
Boyd's Opera House
Omaha, NE
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 21, 1882
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Lecture How To Be Saved?

2000 in audience

Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 21, 1882
Coates Opera House
Kansas City, MO
Interview Kansas City Journal

gone from Washington 25 nights – lectured every one – $700 avg per night

Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 22, 1882
Opera House
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture How To Be Saved?

about 1000 in audience

Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 22, 1882
The Pacific
St. Joseph, MO
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Thursday,
November 23, 1882
Lincoln, NE Lecture Tour:
82C
Friday,
November 24, 1882
Opera House
Creston, IA
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Saturday,
November 25, 1882
Central Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 26, 1882
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Sunday,
November 26, 1882
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to Maude Tour:
82C
Monday,
November 27, 1882
Opera House
Springfield, IL
Lecture How To Be Saved? Tour:
82C
Tuesday,
November 28, 1882
Opera House
Evansville, IN
Lecture Talmagian Theology Tour:
82C
Wednesday,
November 29, 1882
Macauley's Theater
Louisville, KY
Lecture Talmagian Theology

theater filled to overflowing

Tour:
82C
Monday,
December 4, 1882
Trial Star Trial 2 Opening