Guide to the Robinson Collection

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University of California, Santa Barbara
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Guide to the Robinson Collection, ca. 1739-1931

Collection number: Wyles Mss 12

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff; latest revision, D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    06 November 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robinson Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1739-1931
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 12
Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Robinson Collection. Wyles Mss 12. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

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.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Blatchford, 1884

Box 1: 2

Bright, 1822

Box 1: 3

Christian Society of Brotherly Love, n.d.

Box 1: 4

Coates, 1785-1824

Box 1: 5

Cohen, 1828-1839

Box 1: 6

D'Wolf, 1829

Box 1: 7

Halden, n.y.

Box 1: 8

Hosmer, 1881, 1887, n.d.

Box 1: 9

Inglis -- family tree, latter 19th century

Box 1: 10

Lyons, 1839

Box 1: 11

Mellor, n.d.

Box 1: 12

Nathans, n.d.

Box 1: 13

Ogden, 1776, 1793

Box 1: 14

Pelham, n.d.

Box 1: 15

Rhode Island - essay re People's Legislature of Rhode Island, [early 1840s?]

Box 1: 16

Stirling, 1845

Box 1: 17

Talmadge -- family history, n.d.

Box 1: 18

Tiilton, ca. 1876

Box 1: 19

Way & Good, 1862, 1868

Box 1: 20

Wells (Welles), 1790-1797

Box 1: 21

1746-1769

Box 1: 21 - 44

Miscellany

Abstract: [correspondence, notes, receipts, and fragments of documents]
Box 1: 22

1770-1779

Box 1: 23

1780-1789

Box 1: 24

1790-1799

Box 1: 25

1800-1809

Box 1: 26

1810-1819

Box 1: 27

1820-1829

Box 1: 28

1830-1839

Box 1: 29

1840-1849

Box 1: 30

1850-1859

Box 1: 31

1860-1869

Box 1: 32

1870-1879

Box 1: 33

1880-1889

Box 1: 34

1890-1899

Box 1: 35

1900-1909

Box 1: 36

1910-1919

Box 1: 37

1920-1929

Box 1: 38

1930-1931

Box 1: 39

Undated

Box 1: 40

Autographs, n.d.

Box 1: 41

Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1: 42

Financial, n.d.

Box 1: 43

Legal

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.