A chronology of key events in the life of Anna E. Dickinson (1842-1932), lecturer, reformer, actress, and author.
1842, Oct. 28
Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
Delivered her first full-length lecture, Concert Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.
Employee, United States Mint, Philadelphia, Pa.
Spoke in New England at invitation of William Lloyd Garrison
Campaigned for the Republican Party in Mid-Atlantic states and New England
National lyceum movement lecturer
Published What Answer? (Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 301pp.)
Traveled to California on the transcontinental railroad
Campaigned for Horace Greeley for president
Debut at New Globe Theatre, Boston, Mass.
Published A Ragged Register of People, Places and Opinions (New York: Harper & Brothers. 286pp.)
Campaigned for the Republican Party in the Midwest
Committed to State Hospital for the Insane, Danville, Pa.
Waged libel suits against authorities responsible for her commitment to a hospital for the insane
Lived with George and Sallie Ackley, Goshen, N.Y.
1932, Oct. 22
Died, Goshen, N.Y.