Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
1893 St. Louis, MO Interview St. Louis Globe-Democrat

Spiritualism (May 7? Oct 15?)

Sunday,
January 1, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Progress
Sunday,
January 8, 1893
Amphion
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Liberty
Sunday,
January 15, 1893
National Theater
Washington, DC
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
93A
Thursday,
January 19, 1893 *
Date is approximate
Ithaca, NY Interview Unknown Paper Tour:
93A
Sunday,
January 22, 1893
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI
Lecture Myth and Miracle

Truth Seeker has lecture as “Voltaire”

Tour:
93A
Monday,
January 23, 1893
Auditorium
Chicago, IL
Lecture Burns

Under the auspices of the Caledonian Society

Tour:
93A
Wednesday,
January 25, 1893
Dowagiac, MI Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93A
Wednesday,
January 25, 1893
Dowagiac, MI Tribute Beckwith Tribute Tour:
93A
Thursday,
January 26, 1893
Dowagiac, MI Correspondence Letter to wife Tour:
93A
Friday,
January 27, 1893
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Lincoln

lecture contained brief tribute to Blaine

Tour:
93A
Sunday,
January 29, 1893
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Voltaire Tour:
93A
Monday,
January 30, 1893
Opera House
Lexington, KY
Lecture Shakespeare

First lecture in Lexington

Tour:
93A
Tuesday,
January 31, 1893
Macauley's Theater
Louisville, KY
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93A
Thursday,
February 2, 1893
New York, NY Travel returns from the West
February, 1893 Court of Appeals
Albany, NY
Trial trial

case involved Croton Aquaduct

Monday,
February 6, 1893
Brooklyn City Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Annulment of Col. Sinn
Saturday,
February 11, 1893
Delmonicos
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Republican Club Dinner

spoke on Lincoln

Sunday,
February 12, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93B
Friday,
February 24, 1893
Fifth Ave Theater
NY, Mount Vernon
Lecture Lincoln

theater manager absconded with reciepts

Tour:
93B
Sunday,
February 26, 1893
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93B
Monday,
March 6, 1893
Circuit Court
New York, NY
Trial Case of Eccles vs. Radam

Case Started

Tour:
93B
Thursday,
March 9, 1893
Circuit Court
New York, NY
Trial Case of Eccles vs. Radam

Case Finished

Tour:
93B
Sunday,
March 12, 1893
Broadway Theater
New York, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

2nd delivery of Shakespeare in NY

Tour:
93B
Tuesday,
March 28, 1893
Harris' Academy of Music
Baltimore, MD
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93B
Wednesday,
March 29, 1893
Walnut Street Theater
Philadelphia, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93B
Friday,
March 31, 1893
Home
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Sick with Rhemetism at the back of the neck
Saturday,
April 1, 1893
Home
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Annulment of Col. Sinn

Court case postponed due to Col. Ingersoll’s illness

Sunday,
April 16, 1893
Miner's Theater
Newark, NJ
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93C
Sunday,
April 16, 1893
Miner's Theater
Newark, NJ
Interview Newark Advertiser

last spoke in Newark 20 years earlier (~1873)

Tour:
93C
Tuesday,
April 18, 1893
Music Hall
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93C
Wednesday,
April 19, 1893
Prospect House Hotel
Niagara Falls, NY
Interview Niagara Falls Gazette

staying overnight at Niagara Falls

Tour:
93C
Thursday,
April 20, 1893
Auditorium
Toronto, ONT
Lecture Burns

~600 attended -SHA?

Tour:
93C
Friday,
April 21, 1893
Grand Opera House
Hamilton, ONT
Lecture Shakespeare

~300 attended

Tour:
93C
Saturday,
April 22, 1893
Royal Hotel
Hamilton, ONT
Correspondence Letter to children

leave in a few moments for London(Ontario)

Tour:
93C
Saturday,
April 22, 1893
Grand Opera House
London, ONT
Lecture Shakespeare

small attendance

Tour:
93C
Monday,
April 24, 1893
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Lincoln

Large Audience

Tour:
93C
Tuesday,
April 25, 1893
Alhambra Theater
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

Large Audience

Tour:
93C
Sunday,
April 30, 1893
Grand Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93C
Monday,
May 1, 1893
Columbus, OH Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93C
Tuesday,
May 2, 1893
Grand Opera House
Dayton, OH
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93C
Wednesday,
May 3, 1893
Masonic Temple
Fort Wayne, IN
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93C
Thursday,
May 4, 1893
English's Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93C
Thursday,
May 4, 1893 *
Date is approximate
New York, NY Interview Unknown Paper

Strikes, Expansion and Other Subjects – correspondant/typo?loc

Tour:
93C
Friday,
May 5, 1893
St. George Hotel
Evansville, IN
Correspondence Letter to children

only 2 lectures after tonight then head for home

Tour:
93C
Friday,
May 5, 1893
Grand Opera House
Evansville, IN
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93C
Saturday,
May 6, 1893
Nayor's Opera House
Terre Haute, IN
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93C
Sunday,
May 7, 1893
Olympic Theater
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Shakespeare

last spoke in St. Louis in 1884

Tour:
93C
Thursday,
May 18, 1893
Cleveland, OH Travel

stopped at Cleveland Hotel to rest – heading East

Tour:
93C
Saturday,
May 20, 1893
Cleveland, OH Trial Cloverleaf Railroad Case
Monday,
May 29, 1893
Brooklyn City Court
Brooklyn, NY
Trial Annulment of Col. Sinn
Thursday,
June 1, 1893
New York, NY Miscellaneous dinner to celebrate Whitman’s Birthday

Ingersoll presided

Sunday,
June 4, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Sunday,
June 18, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint and Sue
Wednesday,
June 21, 1893
Saratoga Springs, NY Travel arrived in Saratoga with Maude
Friday,
July 14, 1893 *
Date is approximate
New Rochelle, NY Interview New Rochelle Register

probably copied from some other paper

Thursday,
July 20, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Times

a Day of Pleasure

Tuesday,
August 8, 1893
Convention Hall
Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecture Shakespeare

nearly 2000 attendees

Saturday,
August 12, 1893
Queen City Park
Burlington, VT
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
94E
September, 1893 New York, NY Interview NY Herald

The Parliament of Religions

Monday,
September 4, 1893
Walston
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Correspondence Letter to Clint
Friday,
September 29, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Evening Telegram

Vivisection

Sunday,
October 8, 1893
Macauley's
Louisville, KY
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
93D
Monday,
October 9, 1893
Lexington, KY Lecture Tour:
93D
Tuesday,
October 10, 1893
Paris, KY Lecture Tour:
93D
Wednesday,
October 11, 1893
Pike's Opera House
Cincinnati, OH
Lecture Gods

crowded to utmost capacity

Tour:
93D
Thursday,
October 12, 1893
Richmond, IN Lecture Tour:
93D
Friday,
October 13, 1893
Grand Opera House
Indianapolis, IN
Lecture Gods Tour:
93D
Sunday,
October 15, 1893
Olympic Theater
St. Louis, MO
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
93D
Monday,
October 16, 1893
Opera House
Springfield, IL
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93D
Tuesday,
October 17, 1893
Doerr's Opera House
Quincy, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93D
Wednesday,
October 18, 1893
Boyd's Opera House
Omaha, NE
Lecture Myth and Miracle

vast audience

Tour:
93D
Friday,
October 20, 1893
Dohany's Theater
Council Bluffs, IA
Lecture Tour:
93D
Saturday,
October 21, 1893
Atchison, KS Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
93D
Sunday,
October 22, 1893
Auditorium
Kansas City, MO
Lecture Myth and Miracle

3000 in audience

Tour:
93D
Monday,
October 23, 1893
Tootle Theater
St. Joseph, MO
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93D
Wednesday,
October 25, 1893
Lansing Opera House
Lincoln, NE
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93D
Thursday,
October 26, 1893
Sioux City, IA Lecture Liberty

1400 in audience

Tour:
93D
Saturday,
October 28, 1893
Opera House
Rockford, IL
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93D
Saturday,
October 28, 1893
Rockford, IL Interview Rockford Republican Tour:
93D
Sunday,
October 29, 1893
Chicago Opera House
Chicago, IL
Lecture Gods

theater filled to the doors

Tour:
93D
Tuesday,
October 31, 1893
Lyceum Theater
Detroit, MI
Lecture Progress Tour:
93D
Friday,
November 3, 1893
Case Hall
Cleveland, OH
Lecture Gods

theater completely filled

Tour:
93D
Sunday,
November 12, 1893
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Shakespeare

3000 in audience

Tour:
93E
Sunday,
November 19, 1893
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93E
Monday,
November 20, 1893
City Hall
Portland, ME
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93E
Tuesday,
November 21, 1893
City Hall
Lewiston, ME
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93E
Sunday,
November 26, 1893
Miner's Newark Theater
Newark, NJ
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93E
Monday,
November 27, 1893
Blackstone Hall
Providence, RI
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93E
Wednesday,
November 29, 1893
20 Nassau St Law Office
New York, NY
Interview NY Press

Not a Thanksgiving year

Tour:
93E
Sunday,
December 3, 1893
Columbia Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
93F
Thursday,
December 7, 1893
Mechanic's Hall
Worcester, MA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
93F
Sunday,
December 10, 1893
Broadway Theatre
New York, NY
Lecture Gods Tour:
93F
Tuesday,
December 12, 1893
Holyoke, MA Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93F
Wednesday,
December 13, 1893
Huntington Hall
Lowell, MA
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93F
Sunday,
December 17, 1893
Amphion Theatre
Williamsburg, NY
Lecture Lincoln Tour:
93F
Saturday,
December 23, 1893
New York, NY Interview NY Advertiser

Women in Politics

Tour:
93F
Thursday,
December 28, 1893
Ross' Theatre
Hoboken, NJ
Lecture Liberty Tour:
93F