Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
Friday,
January 8, 1892
Toledo, OH Interview Toledo Blade

My Belief and Unbelief – note: in Toldeo on legal businesss(railroadcase)

Friday,
January 15, 1892
Unitarian Club
New York, NY
Lecture Unitarian Club Dinner
Wednesday,
January 20, 1892
Delmonico's
New York, NY
Lecture speech before Jeweler’s Board of Trade
Wednesday,
January 20, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Morning Advertiser

Colonel Shepard’s Stage Horses

Thursday,
January 21, 1892
Clover Club
Philadelphia, PA
Miscellaneous dinner
Sunday,
January 24, 1892
Hammerstein's Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Monday,
January 25, 1892
Police Association
New York, NY
Lecture
Thursday,
January 28, 1892
Harlem Opera House
New York, NY
Lecture Liberty
Friday,
January 29, 1892
Chickering Hall
New York, NY
Lecture Paine

celebrating Paine’s birthday

Friday,
February 5, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Evening Advertiser

Must Religion Go?

Friday,
February 5, 1892
New York, NY Writing Christmas Sermon Reply
Sunday,
February 7, 1892
New National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Shakespeare
Wednesday,
February 10, 1892
Hotel Iroquois
Buffalo, NY
Correspondence Letter to Maud & Eva

leave in the morning for Cleveland

Tour:
92A
Wednesday,
February 10, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

5 or 6 years since last lecture in Buffalo – Courrier 2/11/1892

Tour:
92A
Thursday,
February 11, 1892
Hollenden Hotel
Cleveland, OH
Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

only in the city a few hours in afternoon

Tour:
92A
Friday,
February 12, 1892
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Lincoln

5000 people

Tour:
92A
Sunday,
February 14, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Enquirer Tour:
92A
Sunday,
February 14, 1892
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92A
Monday,
February 15, 1892
Academy of Music
Akron, OH
Lecture Liberty Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
February 16, 1892
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Liberty

hall filled to the doors

Tour:
92A
Wednesday,
February 17, 1892
Indianapolis, IN Interview Indianapolis News

Word Painting and College Education

Tour:
92A
Thursday,
February 18, 1892
Indianapolis, IN Interview Indianapolis News

recalled speech made as child

Tour:
92A
Thursday,
February 18, 1892
Grand Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92A
Friday,
February 19, 1892
Chicago, IL Correspondence letter home Tour:
92A
Saturday,
February 20, 1892
Tibbits Opera House
Coldwater, MI
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
92A
Sunday,
February 21, 1892
Lyceum
Detroit, MI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92A
Monday,
February 22, 1892
Park Opera House
Erie, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
February 23, 1892
400 Fifth Ave
New York, NY
Travel Returned from tour Tour:
92A
Saturday,
March 5, 1892
Norwich, CT Writing Letter to Editor

What has the Bible Produced?

Tour:
92A
Saturday,
March 5, 1892 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Writing Reply to Rev Hall & Van Norden Tour:
92A
Sunday,
March 6, 1892
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92A
Tuesday,
March 8, 1892
New York, NY Interview NY Morning Advertiser

just back to NY from 3-4 week tour

Tour:
92A
Monday,
March 14, 1892
Cooper Union
New York, NY
Lecture speech honoring Frederick Douglas
Sunday,
March 20, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Shakespeare

was about 6 weeks before May1st Cin. lecture

Sunday,
March 27, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92B
Monday,
March 28, 1892
Auditorium
Toronto, ONT
Lecture Shakespeare

planned lecture tour of E. Canada cancelled due to Witman’s death.

Tour:
92B
Wednesday,
March 30, 1892
Camden, NJ Tribute Whitman Tribute Tour:
92B
Sunday,
April 3, 1892
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92C
Friday,
April 8, 1892
Academy
Scranton, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92C
Tuesday,
April 12, 1892
Music Hall
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92C
Friday,
April 15, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Youngstown, OH Lecture

lecture for the Elks

Tour:
92C
Sunday,
April 17, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Astor House
Green Bay, WI
Miscellaneous

weighed in at 231 pounds – lecture @ Green Bay?

Tour:
92C
Sunday,
April 24, 1892
New National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Myth and Miracle

every seat filled

Tour:
92C
Sunday,
May 1, 1892
Cincinnati, OH Interview Cincinnati Commercial Gazette

Personal Magnetism and The Question

Tour:
92C
Sunday,
May 1, 1892
Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92C
Monday,
May 2, 1892
Columbus, OH Interview Columbus Journal Tour:
92C
Monday,
May 2, 1892
Auditorium
Columbus, OH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92C
Tuesday,
May 3, 1892
Grand Opera House
Springfield, OH
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92C
Wednesday,
May 4, 1892
Auditorium
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92C
Wednesday,
May 11, 1892
New York, NY Travel Left NY for Mexico Trip

Mexico’ is probably ‘New Mexico’

Thursday,
May 12, 1892
Grand Pacific Hotel
Chicago, IL
Travel At hotel for a few hours

Ingersoll met with W. H. Root about Davis Will case

Sunday,
May 15, 1892
Tabor Grand Opera House
Denver, CO
Lecture Shakespeare

largest audience – 2600 people – ever in the building

Tour:
92D
Monday,
May 16, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Las Vegas, NM Trial legal business

case against Dorsey over defunct Palo Blanco Cattle Co.

Tour:
92D
Saturday,
May 21, 1892
Grand Opera House
Pueblo, CO
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92D
Sunday,
May 22, 1892
Tabor Grand Opera House
Denver, CO
Lecture Myth and Miracle

ended lecture with statement about silver money

Tour:
92D
Tuesday,
May 24, 1892
Crawford's
Topeka, KS
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92D
Wednesday,
May 25, 1892
Tootles Opera House
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92D
Thursday,
May 26, 1892
Auditorium
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92D
Thursday,
May 26, 1892
Coates Hotel
Kansas City, MO
Interview Kansas City Star

Authors

Tour:
92D
Saturday,
May 28, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago Inter-Ocean Tour:
92D
Sunday,
May 29, 1892
English's Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
92D
Friday,
August 12, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Sunday,
August 14, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Monday,
August 15, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint & Sue
Friday,
August 19, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue

“have to go into the talking business in a few months”

Tuesday,
August 23, 1892
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Sunday,
September 4, 1892
Correspondence Dear Folks
Thursday,
September 8, 1892
New York, NY Correspondence Dear Folks
Monday,
October 3, 1892
Supreme Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Read-Stokes Trial

Ingersoll testified for Read

Wednesday,
October 5, 1892
Buffalo, NY Interview Buffalo Evening Express

Tolstoy and Literature

Tour:
92E
Wednesday,
October 5, 1892
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Progress Tour:
92E
Thursday,
October 6, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Chicago, IL Interview Chicago News Tour:
92E
Saturday,
October 8, 1892
Chicago Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Voltaire

first delivery of this lecture – 5000 attended

Tour:
92E
Sunday,
October 9, 1892
Opera House
Streator, IL
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
92E
Saturday,
October 29, 1892
Davidson
Milwaukee, WI
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
92E
Sunday,
October 30, 1892
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Myth and Miracle

Nov 10?

Tour:
92E
Monday,
October 31, 1892
University Hall
Ann Arbor, MI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
92E
Sunday,
December 11, 1892
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Voltaire

Dec 16?

Wednesday,
December 14, 1892 *
Date is approximate
Gray-Sheppard Case
New York, NY
Trial trial
Sunday,
December 18, 1892
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Voltaire
Sunday,
December 25, 1892
New York, NY Writing Agnostic Christmas

Seems like newspaper article, not speech. RGI location indeterminate

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