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Henry Cornelius Robinson papers

Call Number: MS 1060
Scope and Contents

This small collection consists entirely of letters to Henry Cornelius Robinson and members of his family. Over sixty of the letters were written by Robinson's mother, Anne (Seymour) Robinson (1801-1892), to her son during his study at Yale College; seven other letters from her are written to Robinson's wife, Eliza Niles (Trumbull) Robinson (1833-1916). Also in the papers are three letters from Robinson to his wife, two from Robinson's sister, Mary Caroline (Robinson) Shipman (1834-1904), to him; one from a college friend, Lewis Ledyard Weld (1833-1865), to him; and one letter from "Cousin Molly" to an otherwise unidentified "Lutey." All of these letters contain routine family news, comments on current evens, and descriptions of social events. The letters from Robinson's mother refer frequently to his college life, reacting to events and activities his letters have mentioned, and offering advice on his behavior at school.

These papers were purchased from Whitlock's in 1957.

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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Purchased in 1957.

0.25 Linear Feet
Related Names
Robinson, Henry Cornelius, 1832-1900
Language of Materials