Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
1888 Toronto, ONT Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Liberals and Liberalism

1888 New York, NY Interview NY World

Woman’s Right to Divorce

Friday,
January 13, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Truthseeker

The Stage and the Pulpit

Tuesday,
January 17, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Wednesday,
January 18, 1888
Dedham, MA Trial Snow vs Alley
Friday,
January 20, 1888
Dedham, MA Trial Snow vs Alley
Tuesday,
January 24, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Police Captain’s Dinner
Saturday,
February 4, 1888 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview NY Sun

Pugalism and Poker

Tuesday,
February 7, 1888
Patent Office
Washington, DC
Trial McDonahue vs. Bell Co

Coverage includes RGI comments on Patents that is very timely today

Monday,
February 13, 1888
Remsen Hall
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Lincoln Toast
March, 1888 Writing Art and Morality

location where written indeterminate

Thursday,
March 15, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Miscellaneous

attended reception for Henry Irving, put on by the Gothe Society

Wednesday,
March 28, 1888
Senate Hearing
Washington, DC
Trial

speaking against Spooner Interstate Telegraph bill

Wednesday,
April 18, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

Roscoe Conkling

Friday,
April 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Dramatic Mirror

The Church and the Stage

Friday,
April 27, 1888
New York, NY Lecture Grant’s Birthday
Tuesday,
May 8, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Limits of Toleration

debate

Wednesday,
May 9, 1888
Albany, NY Tribute Tribute to Conkling
Friday,
May 18, 1888
Albany, NY Trial legal case

in State Court of Appeals – could be NYC

Thursday,
May 24, 1888
New York, NY Tribute Whiting Tribute
Saturday,
May 26, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Protection – Free Trade

Wednesday,
May 30, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Decoration Day ’88
Saturday,
June 2, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Labor and Tariff Reform

Tuesday,
June 5, 1888
Madison Square Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Actor’s Fund
Saturday,
June 9, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

Cleveland and Thurman

Tour:
88A
Saturday,
June 16, 1888
Chicago, IL Political Speech Republican Convention Tour:
88A
Friday,
June 29, 1888
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, NY
Political Speech Ratification Speech
Monday,
July 2, 1888
Supreme Court Chambers
Newburgh, NY
Trial
Saturday,
July 7, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Republican Platform of 1888

Sunday,
July 15, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

James G. Blaine and Politics

Thursday,
July 26, 1888
New York, NY Tribute
Saturday,
July 28, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Press

The Mills Bill

August, 1888 Writing Divided Faith

Article in North American Review

Saturday,
August 4, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Society and Its Criminals

Wednesday,
August 8, 1888
Tribute
Saturday,
August 11, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 14, 1888
Lake George, NY Correspondence Letter to Clint

On vacation

Tuesday,
August 21, 1888
Opera House
Ticonderoga, NY
Lecture American Protection

1900 people present

Friday,
August 24, 1888
Toronto, ONT Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Secularism

Wednesday,
August 29, 1888
Saratoga Springs, NY Political Speech Lecture

On vacation – 3500 in hall

September, 1888 Farmer City, IL Political Speech

with Blaine & Senator Ingalls

September, 1888 Cooper Union
New York, NY
Miscellaneous debate

possible debate with Henry George on Tarriffs –

Tuesday,
September 4, 1888
Syracuse, NY Trial legal case
October, 1888 New York, NY Writing Libel Laws

in The Herald

Monday,
October 8, 1888
Parker House
Boston, MA
Travel
Saturday,
October 20, 1888
New York, NY Interview Toronto Secular Thought

Prohibition

October, 1888 Music Hall
Norwalk, CT
Political Speech

speech happened on a Friday – late Oct or early Nov – 2000 in audience

Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
October 31, 1888
Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Political Speech Tour:
88B
Wednesday,
November 14, 1888
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Political Speech Speech concerning presidential campaign

speech concerning recent presidential campaign

Saturday,
November 17, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Robert Elsmere

Monday,
November 26, 1888
New York, NY Miscellaneous At performance of Julia Marlowe
Saturday,
December 1, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY World

Working Girls

Tuesday,
December 11, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Herald

On Rev. Newton

Saturday,
December 15, 1888
New York, NY Writing newspaper article

in The Herald

Saturday,
December 22, 1888
New York, NY Interview NY Star

Protection for American Actors