Robert Green Ingersoll Chronology

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Date Location Type of Event Event Name Description Tour
1898 Writing Look Backward & Prophecy

Truth Seeker article?

1898 Cleveland, OH Interview Cleveland Plain Dealer

A Reply to the Rev. L. A. Banks Oct 8?

Tuesday,
January 4, 1898
Weiting Opera House
Syracuse, NY
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98A
Wednesday,
January 5, 1898
Lyceum Theater
Rochester, NY
Lecture Tour:
98A
Thursday,
January 6, 1898
Wagner Opera House
Bradford, PA
Lecture Agnostic

nearly filled Opera House

Tour:
98A
Sunday,
January 9, 1898
Star Theatre
Buffalo, NY
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98A
Saturday,
January 15, 1898
220 Madison Ave
New York, NY
Correspondence Letter to actor James E. Sullivan
Tuesday,
January 25, 1898
Atlanta, GA Lecture Tour:
98B
Wednesday,
January 26, 1898
The Kimball
Atlanta, GA
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Friday,
January 28, 1898
Savannah, GA Lecture Tour:
98B
Friday,
January 28, 1898
The De Soto Hotel
Savannah, GA
Correspondence Letter to children

left Atlanta last evening at 7:50

Tour:
98B
Sunday,
January 30, 1898
The New St. Charles
New Orleans, LA
Correspondence Letter to children

missed connection and had to stay at Montgomery AL

Tour:
98B
Sunday,
January 30, 1898
New Orleans, LA Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Monday,
January 31, 1898
The New St. Charles
New Orleans, LA
Correspondence Letter to children

splendid house last night. Lecture may have been Lincoln?

Tour:
98B
February, 1898 Louisville, KY Interview Louisville Courier Journal

Cuba-Zola and Theosophy

Tour:
98B
Tuesday,
February 1, 1898
New Orleans, LA Lecture Press Club Tour:
98B
Tuesday,
February 1, 1898
The New St. Charles
New Orleans, LA
Correspondence Letter to children

tonight to Houston

Tour:
98B
Wednesday,
February 2, 1898
Capitol Hotel
Houston, TX
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Wednesday,
February 2, 1898
Houston, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Thursday,
February 3, 1898
Galveston, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Friday,
February 4, 1898
San Antonio, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Saturday,
February 5, 1898
Waco, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Monday,
February 7, 1898
Fort Worth, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Tuesday,
February 8, 1898
Worth Hotel
Fort Worth, TX
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Tuesday,
February 8, 1898
Dallas, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Thursday,
February 10, 1898
Lindsay Hotel
Gainesville, TX
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Thursday,
February 10, 1898
Denison, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Friday,
February 11, 1898
Paris, TX Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Saturday,
February 12, 1898
Avenue Hotel
Paris, TX
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Saturday,
February 12, 1898
Paris, TX Correspondence letter home Tour:
98B
Sunday,
February 13, 1898
Fayetteville, AR Lecture Tour:
98B
Monday,
February 14, 1898
Fort Smith, AR Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Wednesday,
February 16, 1898
Hot Springs, AR Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Thursday,
February 17, 1898
Little Rock, AR Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Friday,
February 18, 1898
Lyceum Theater
Memphis, TN
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Saturday,
February 19, 1898
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, TN
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98B
Sunday,
February 20, 1898
Jackson, TN Lecture Tour:
98B
Monday,
February 21, 1898
Theatre Vendome
Nashville, TN
Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98B
Saturday,
March 19, 1898
Taylorville, IL Lecture Tour:
98C
Saturday,
March 19, 1898
Decatur, IL Travel passing thru

on route to Taylorville

Tour:
98C
Thursday,
March 24, 1898
Wilkes-Barre, PA Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Friday,
March 25, 1898
Lycoming Opera House
Williamsport, PA
Lecture Shakespeare

small attendance

Tour:
98C
Saturday,
March 26, 1898
Park Hotel
Williamsport, PA
Correspondence Letter to children

Next is Harrisburg

Tour:
98C
Sunday,
March 27, 1898
Grand Opera House
Harrisburg, PA
Lecture Shakespeare Tour:
98C
Monday,
March 28, 1898
Greensburg, PA Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Tuesday,
March 29, 1898
Wheeling, WV Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Wednesday,
March 30, 1898
Wheeling, WV Tribute Tribute to Anton Seidl

sent by telegram to NY

Tour:
98C
Thursday,
March 31, 1898
Youngstown, OH Lecture Lincoln Tour:
98C
April, 1898 New York, NY Interview New York Sun

How to Become an Orator

Tour:
98C
Friday,
April 1, 1898
Akron, OH Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Saturday,
April 2, 1898
Allens Opera House
Jamestown, NY
Lecture Agnostic

very small audience – a surprise given his past drawing power

Tour:
98C
Sunday,
April 3, 1898
Binghamton, NY Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Monday,
April 11, 1898
South Norwalk, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Tuesday,
April 12, 1898
Derby, CT Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Wednesday,
April 13, 1898
Wallingford, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Thursday,
April 14, 1898
Willimantic, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Friday,
April 15, 1898
Boston, MA Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98C
Friday,
April 15, 1898
Quincy, MA Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Saturday,
April 16, 1898
Rockland, MA Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Sunday,
April 17, 1898
Boston, MA Lecture A Thanksgiving Sermon Tour:
98C
Monday,
April 18, 1898
Adams House
Boston, MA
Correspondence Letter to children

arrived here yesterday at 4:30

Tour:
98C
Monday,
April 18, 1898
Plymouth, MA Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Tuesday,
April 19, 1898
Attleboro, MA Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98C
Wednesday,
April 20, 1898
New Britain, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Thursday,
April 21, 1898
Stamford, CT Lecture Liberty Tour:
98C
Thursday,
April 28, 1898
Marion, OH Lecture Lincoln

Marcion?

Tour:
98D
Friday,
April 29, 1898
Princess Rink
Fort Wayne, IN
Lecture Liberty

Made remarks on the Cuban situation

Tour:
98D
Sunday,
May 1, 1898
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98D
Sunday,
May 1, 1898
McVicker's Theater
Chicago, IL
Lecture Liberty Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 2, 1898
Auditorium Hotel
Chicago, IL
Correspondence Letter to children

fine meeting last night. Leave at 4 for LaSalle

Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 2, 1898
La Salle, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Tuesday,
May 3, 1898
Streator, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Wednesday,
May 4, 1898
Kankakee, IL Lecture Liberty Tour:
98D
Thursday,
May 5, 1898
Danville, IL Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98D
Friday,
May 6, 1898
Aetna House
Danville, IL
Correspondence Letter to children Tour:
98D
Friday,
May 6, 1898
Terre Haute, IN Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98D
Saturday,
May 7, 1898
Anderson, IL Lecture Holy Bible Tour:
98D
Sunday,
May 8, 1898
Columbus, OH Lecture Agnostic Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 9, 1898
The Chittenden Hotel
Columbus, OH
Correspondence Letter to children

fair audience here in spite of the war. Will be home Wednesday.

Tour:
98D
Monday,
May 9, 1898
Duquesne Theater
Pittsburgh, PA
Lecture Myth and Miracle Tour:
98D
Tuesday,
May 10, 1898
Mannington, WV Lecture Liberty Tour:
98D
June, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Writing Substitute for Bible

Written for Boston Investigator ‘Symposium’

July, 1898 Writing Chinese Exclusion

Article in North American Review

Thursday,
September 8, 1898
New York, NY Tribute Robertson Tribute
September, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Dobbs Ferry, NY Political Speech
Saturday,
October 8, 1898
Cleveland, OH Lecture

600 turned away

Tour:
98E
Sunday,
October 16, 1898
Chicago, IL Lecture Superstition Tour:
98E
Sunday,
October 23, 1898 *
Date is approximate
Boston, MA Writing Writings:

A reply to Rev. Plumb

Tour:
98E
Sunday,
October 23, 1898
Boston Theatre
Boston, MA
Lecture Superstition Tour:
98E
Tuesday,
November 15, 1898
New York, NY Trial Representing Mary Robertson in contesting will

before Surrogate Fitzgerald

Saturday,
November 26, 1898
New York, NY Lecture Lotos Club Dinner
Sunday,
November 27, 1898
Academy of Music
New York, NY
Lecture Superstition
Sunday,
December 11, 1898
Washington, DC Lecture Superstition
Saturday,
December 17, 1898
Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
Miscellaneous Attended funeral for Calvin S. Brice