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Year: 1896
6 dates spanning 1 year: 1896
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1896
  • 1896
    • September
      • September 30
        •  Bid Time Return 1975 Literature | Source Timeline
          While digging through books and documents in a Hotel Coronado storage room in 1971, Richard Collier finds a book of correspondence containing a letter from hotel manager E.S. Babcock to Elise McKenna dated October 6, 1896, informing her that he is looking forward to her arrival. His letter is in response to a letter from her dated September 30.
    • October
      • October 6
        •  Bid Time Return 1975 Literature | Source Timeline
          While digging through books and documents in a Hotel Coronado storage room in 1971, Richard Collier finds a book of correspondence containing a letter from hotel manager E.S. Babcock to Elise McKenna dated October 6, 1896, informing her that he is looking forward to her arrival. His letter is in response to a letter from her dated September 30.
    • November
      • November 19
        •  Bid Time Return 1975 Literature | Source Timeline
          After falling in love with a portrait of famous American theater actress Elisa McKenna in the Hotel Coronado's Hall of History, TV writer Richard Collier wills himself back in time, from 1971 to 1896. He arrives in the afternoon, tracking Elisa down on a walking path near the beach. Later, he has dinner with Elise, her mother and her manager, William Fawcett Robinson. He spends the night on the extra bed in Robinson's room.
      • November 20
        •  Bid Time Return 1975 Literature | Source Timeline
          After falling in love with a portrait of famous American theater actress Elisa McKenna in the Hotel Coronado's Hall of History in 1971, TV writer Richard Collier digs through books and documents in a storage room, discovering a hotel register from 1896 with his name signed on the page for November 20. He was there. He checked in to Room 350, signing his name as R.C. Collier, at 9:18am. He proceeds to will himself back in time, arriving the day before, meeting Elisa and spending the night in the room of her manager, William Fawcett Robinson. After waking up the following day, November 20, and paying Elisa a visit, he checks in to the hotel, spending the afternoon with Elisa in her train car and attending her play that night. During intermission, he is abducted by two thugs hired by Robinson and left tied up in a shed off hotel grounds.
      • November 21
        •  Bid Time Return 1975 Literature | Source Timeline
          After being abducted the night before by two thugs hired by Elise McKenna's manager William Fawcett Robinson, Richard Collier wakes up, tied up, in a shed off hotel grounds. He races back to the Hotel Coronado, praying Elise didn't leave as scheduled with her theater group. She didn't. He finds her at the hotel waiting for him. After getting to know each other better, including a romantic encounter, Richard discovers a penny in his suit pocket from the future, destroying his grasp on the past, and he returns to 1971.

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