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Guide to the Robinson Collection
Wyles Mss 12  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • 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


    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


    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.