Robinson Family Papers

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Robinson Family Papers

The Robinson Family letters from Rokeby Museum represent several generations of Quaker families in Vermont, especially the Robinsons - a family of farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors whose home in Ferrisburgh is now a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country.

The letters concern personal, farming, and business matters relating to the various families, and major political and social issues of their times, including abolitionism, the Civil War, temperance, women's rights, education and controversies within the Quaker faith, including the Hicksite movement. Letters' topics include the literary and artistic careers of Rowland E. Robinson (1833-1900) and his daughters, Rachael (Robinson) Elmer (1878-1919) and Mary (Robinson) Perkins (1884-1931). Local politics and economic affairs of Ferrisburgh, whose town clerks from 1857 to 1962 were members of the Robinson family, are also part of the collection.

Letter from (Gubeline?), dated 1862-04-20

Letter from (Gubeline?), dated 1862-04-20

5 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 40% needs review
Letter from A. Stevens, dated 1861-02-23

Letter from A. Stevens, dated 1861-02-23

6 pages: 33% indexed, 100% transcribed, 50% needs review
Letter from A.C. Wakefield, dated 1864-03-20

Letter from A.C. Wakefield, dated 1864-03-20

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Letter from A.H. Sperry, dated 1864-03-20

Letter from A.H. Sperry, dated 1864-03-20

4 pages: 25% indexed, 100% transcribed, 25% needs review
Letter from Aaron N. Freeman to George Gilpin Robinson

Letter from Aaron N. Freeman to George Gilpin Robinson

Letter written by Aaron N. Freeman to George Gilpin Robinson, dated April 5, 1864. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.

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Letter from Abbie H. Blanchard, dated 1862-09-30

Letter from Abbie H. Blanchard, dated 1862-09-30

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Letter from Alfred A. Rush, dated 1864-03-27

Letter from Alfred A. Rush, dated 1864-03-27

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Letter from Amasa Gates to Ann King, October 8, 1860

Letter from Amasa Gates to Ann King, October 8, 1860

This is a scanned copy of the original manuscript, held by Rokeby Museum and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt.)

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Letter from Amy Post to Ann King, July 6, 1860

Letter from Amy Post to Ann King, July 6, 1860

This is a scanned copy of the original manuscript, held by Rokeby Museum and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt.)

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Letter from Ann King to Rowland Thomas Robinson, November 9, 1861

Letter from Ann King to Rowland Thomas Robinson, November 9, 1861

This is a scanned copy of the original manuscript, held by Rokeby Museum and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt.)

7 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
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