New Haven, Jan. 30, 1839. Rev. Edward Robinson, aux soins de M. M. DeLaunay et comp. en France
- Edward Robinson
- Alternative Title
- Correspondence from Charles Robinson and Elisabeth Robinson to Edward Robinson
- Item Media Type
- Contributor Name
- Robinson, Edward, 1794-1863
- Robinson, Charles, 1801-1876
- Robinson, Elisabeth, 1803-1881
- January 30th, 1839
- 4 images
- Series Title
- Edward Robinson and his family in Europe (1837–40), during which time E. R. made his first trip to the Middle East
- H-2 1839, Jan. 30 Letter to E. R. in Europe from his brother Charles and sister Elisabeth in New Haven. They, in their respective parts of the letter, express relief that one letter came from Vienna and a second one from Berlin, both of which reassured the family that Edward's health was restored. Charles' part of the letter focuses on business-related items. He explains that prosperity is beginning to return to the region. Also says that his business (i.e., renewing insurance policies) is doing well. Mentions that brother George has found work in Smith & Sherman's store and Cornelia is attending dancing school, which helped restore her health. He is getting involved with politics and was asked to write a report on the feasibility of constructing a county prison. Elisabeth comments on a severe storm that did damage in New York and Hartford, destroying many bridges. She also indicates that she and Charles' family do not do much by way of social activities.
1839, January 30 - Letter to Edward Robinson from his brother Charles and sister Elisabeth.
Family letters to E. R. , 1838–1840
Description: 4 pages, sent to the firm Delaunay (on the letter mistakenly De Launay) in Le Havre, France. The letter signed New Haven Febr 27, New York March 1, outre-mer Le Havre March 22, recieved March 30, so that it took about 5 weeks until ER recieved it. Charles writes and than Elisabeth
- Shelf Location
- Original digital object name: yhm-spe-rob-h02b
- Hamilton College Special Collections, Robinson Collection, h02b
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