Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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27 Events
Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Wednesday,
January 16, 1889
Congressional Committee
Washington, DC
Trial Brief submitted

Ingersoll retained by Actors Order of Friendship

Wednesday,
February 6, 1889
Scottish Rite House
New York, NY
Tribute
February, 1889 *
Date is approximate
Trial Kerr Trial
Saturday,
February 23, 1889
Fulton Street Cigar Store
Brooklyn, NY
Interview Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Interviewed while waiting for court business to start

Monday,
March 11, 1889
36 Beach Street
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Attended John Ericsson funeral

recessed Kerr trial in order to attend

Friday,
March 15, 1889
Court of Oyer and Terminer
New York, NY
Trial Kerr Trial Ended

Kerr acquitted

Sunday,
March 24, 1889
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture

benefit for the Confederate Soldiers Home?

Monday,
March 25, 1889
Brunswick Hotel
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

no reporters present. May not have been the same as later Shakespeare lecture.

April, 1889 Writing Huxley?

article in North American Review

Monday,
April 8, 1889
Princess Anne Hotel
Virginia Beach, VA
Travel vacation

violent storm

Monday,
April 8, 1889
Virginia Beach, VA Correspondence Letter to household
Friday,
May 31, 1889
New York, NY Miscellaneous sick at home
Tuesday,
June 11, 1889 *
Date is approximate
Windsor Hotel
Saratoga Springs, NY
Correspondence Letter to children

Month uncertain – heading for Toledo tomorrow

Tuesday,
June 25, 1889
45 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to E. R. Johnes

about Immortality

Tuesday,
August 13, 1889
Far Rockaway, NY Correspondence Dear Folks

“Wave Crest”

Tuesday,
August 20, 1889
Far Rockaway, NY Travel vacation

“Wave Crest”

Sunday,
August 25, 1889
Paine Hall
Boston, MA
Tribute Seidl Tribute
Tuesday,
September 24, 1889
Birthplace
Dresden, NY
Travel visit to house
Wednesday,
September 25, 1889
Penn Yan, NY Lecture free lecture at Yates County Fair
October, 1889 Writing magazine debate

in Nov. North American Review

Friday,
October 4, 1889
New York, NY Lecture speech before Delmonico banquet
Friday,
October 11, 1889
389 Clinton Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Miscellaneous Attended 25th Anniversary of Mr & Mrs. Chandler
November, 1889 New York, NY Trial Lawsuit between Pope & Belgian King

perhaps the most ironic client of Ingersoll’s career – he represented Pope Leo XIII

Wednesday,
November 13, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Life Event Marriage of daughter Eva

Eva married W. H. Brown

Wednesday,
November 27, 1889
400 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Interview NY Herald

On Thanksgiving

December, 1889 New York, NY Interview NY Tribune

Essay on Christmas

Monday,
December 9, 1889
Hotel Brunswick
New York, NY
Miscellaneous inducted as member of Gothe Society

Smith has date as the 11th