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Robbins family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1169

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, sermons, poems, diaries, and miscellanea of the Robbins family of Branford and Enfield, Connecticut. Philemon Robbins, 1709-1781, a minister, and Ammi Ruhamah Robbins, 1740-1813, are central family members.

Dates

  • 1719-1850

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of Howard Chandler Robbins, 1942.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1169

Overview

Correspondence, notes, sermons, poems, diaries, and miscellanea of the Robbins family of Branford and Enfield, Connecticut. Philemon Robbins, 1709-1781, a minister, and Ammi Ruhamah Robbins, 1740-1813, are central family members.

Biographical / Historical

For biographical information, please consult the following citations or visit the repository.

PHILEMON ROBBINS, 1709-1781

Philemon Robbins: B.A., Harvard, 1729; ordained as a minister at Branford, Conn. in 1732 and remained there until his death.

Allibone's Dictionary of Authors, volume 2, page 1815.

Sibley, John Langdon. Harvard Graduates [Biographical sketches of graduates of Harvard university, in Cambridge, Massachusetts]. Volume VIII, pages 616-629.

CHANDLER ROBBINS, 1738-1799

Dexter, F. B. Yale Biographies and Annals. Volume 2, pages 424-428.

AMMI RUHAMAH ROBBINS, 1740-1813

Ammi Ruhamah Robbins: B.A., Yale, 1760; ordained in Litchfield, Conn. in 1761; accepted a chaplaincy during the Revolutionary War; did missionary work in New York and Vermont, 1783, 1794-1796; prepared a number of young men for Yale College.

Dexter, F. B. Yale Biographies and Annals. Volume 2, pages 670-673.
Title
Guide to the Robbins Family Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Marguerite S. Witkop and Betsy H. Morris
Date
July 1980
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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