Guide to the Robinson Collection
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Guide to the Robinson Collection, ca. 1739-1931
Collection number: Wyles Mss 12
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Title: Robinson Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1739-1931
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 12
.4 linear feet
(1 document box)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
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Robinson Collection. Wyles Mss 12. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection contains correspondence, financial, legal, and religious materials pertaining to a number of apparently unrelated
individuals and organizations, primarily from Massachusetts and other parts of the eastern seaboard, from the mid-18th to
the early-20th centuries. Some documents in the collection are from the Revolutionary War and Civil War periods. Surnames
represented in the collection include: Blatchford, Coates, Cohen, D'Wolf, Hosmer, Lyons, Nathans, Ogden, Stirling, Tilton,
and Wells (Welles).
Included in the collection are two slave documents (a bill of sale, 1819, and a bill of hire, n.d.). Also included are 18th
and 19th century correspondence and other items from Great Britain, and 19th century correspondence in German (much of it
from the U.S.).
A number of items in the collection apparently were collected for autographs, and in some cases have been cut from larger
documents. The rationale for the title of the collection is unclear, but may relate to the seller or collector from whom the
materials were acquired.
Box 1: 3
Christian Society of Brotherly Love, n.d.
Box 1: 9
Inglis -- family tree, latter 19th century
Box 1: 15
Rhode Island - essay re People's Legislature of Rhode Island, [early 1840s?]
Box 1: 17
Talmadge -- family history, n.d.
Box 1: 20
Wells (Welles), 1790-1797
Box 1: 21 - 44
Abstract: [correspondence, notes, receipts, and fragments of documents]
Box 1: 44
Religious (including sermons), n.d.
Box 1: 45
British (mainly correspondence and some receipts), ca. 1739-1912, n.d.
Box 1: 46
German (mainly correspondence), ca. 1845-1894, n.d.
Box 1: 47
Slave Documents, 1819, n.d.