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Dr. Edward Robinson
(Class of 1816)

Description of the Edward Robinson Collection

This is a collection of correspondence, notes, and publications related to Dr. Edward Robinson (April 10, 1794 – January 27, 1863). Robinson was an American biblical scholar who conducted research in Biblical Geography and Biblical Archaeology in the Ottoman-ruled Palestine region in the late 1830s and 1850s. He was an 1816 graduate of Hamilton College..

Non-digital printed materials can be found in the Special Collections Department of the Hamilton College Library.

 

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13 April, 1870. Auszug aus den Civilstands-Registern zu Eppendorf hamburgischen Landgebeits
1870, April 13 - Death Certificate for Therese Robinson filed in Epindorf., Description: 1 page document; TALVJ died on April 13 1870 in Päseldorf, signed by the civilian register in Eppendorf, region of Hamburg., Death certificate for Therese Robinson, 1870, K-7 1870, April 13 Death Certificate for Therese Robinson filed in Eppendorf (near Hamburg, Germany). Therese died in Pöseldorf. Born Ther... [description clipped]
1822-1825. Nos. IV, V. Christian race
1822-1825. Nos. IV, V. Christian race, E 1822, Oct. 13 Sermon written by E. R. and delivered first at Britain (Berlin) CT and then 13 times between 1822 and 1825. Text based upon Hebrews 12:1-2., 1822, Oct. 13, Britain (Berlin) CT. "Nos. IV, V." "Christian Race." Text: Heb. 12:1,2 "Therefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, &... [description clipped]
1822. Nov. 5. Thanksgiving. Essex St. Boston
E 1822, Nov. 5 Sermon written by E. R. and delivered on Thanksgiving Day at a Congregation Church on Essex Street in Boston. E.R. also used this sermon for another service at South Parish in Andover MA on 6 April 1823. Text based on Proverbs 3:6., 1822, November 5 - Sermon written by Edward Robinson and delivered on Thanksgiving Day at a Congregation Church in Boston. He also used the same sermon ... [description clipped]
1822. Oct 27. P. M. Southington Conn.
E 1822, Oct. 27 Sermon written by E. R. and delivered at Southington CT. Also delivered at three other churches, including the Andover Chapel. Text based upon Matthew 16:26., 1822, Oct. 27, p.m. Southington, CT. Text: Matt 16:26, "For what if a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, & lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" 13 folios, with a slip of pape... [description clipped]
1822. Oct. 4. At Southington Conn. for prep. lecture. Friday P. M. 1st serm, preached
E 1822, Oct. 4 Sermon written by E. R. and delivered in Southington Ct. It was his "first sermon preached." He subsequently delivered this sermon 10 more times between 1822 and 1825. Text based upon Hebrews 3:2 [i.e., 2:3]., 1822, Oct. 4, Southington, CT. "for Prep. Lecture, Friday, p.m., 1st sermon preached. Text: Heb. 2:3 "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" 9 folios. Sermon d... [description clipped]
1834, March 11 - copy of a letter by Schmucker and other trustees of the Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg, asking ER to reconsider appointment as President of the college.
1834, March 11 - copy of a letter by Schmucker and other trustees of the Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg, asking ER to reconsider appointment as President of the college., Letters to E. R. from colleagues and relatives, 1828–1829, 1834, Original digital object name: yhm-spe-rob-f06
21st day of June 1837. I the undersigned, Secretary of State of the United States of America, hereby request all whom it may concern, to permit safely and freely to pass Revd Edward Robinson D.D. and Professor of Theology
For E. R. in June 1837, with a separate passport for members of his family, June 1837, On June 21 1837 ER received two passports. The first, both signed by John Forsyth (1780-1841), Secretay of State 1834-1841. The first passport, to ER, 'Reverend and Professor of Theology', already 43 years old, bound in leather, holds the first passport formal page, and 8 pages with signatures. The firsdt: US le... [description clipped]
22nd day of September, A.D. 1864. I the Undersigned Secretary of State of the United States of America hereby request all whom it may concerm to permit safely and freely to pass Mrs. Therese Robinson accompanied by her Daughter (a minor)
1864, September 22 - Passport for Therese and daughter Mary., Passport, issued September 22 1864 for 67 years old 'Mrs. Therese Robinson accompanied by her Daughter (a minor)', arriving at Berlin on May 5 1865., Passport for Therese and daughter Mary, Sept. 1864
25 Juli 1827. Konungens Befallnings-Hafvande öfver Malmöhus Län
1827, July 25 - Passport for Edward Robinson to go to Sweden. Issued in Europe., Passport for E. R. to visit Sweden, 1827, Passport, 1 page, issued Helsingbord, July 25 1837.
25 mai 1838. L'égation des Etats Unis d'Amérique en Prusse
Passport for Therese, her children, and her maid to travel to Vienna, 1838, USA Passport from the Legation in Prussia, Berlin Mai 25 1838, for Mrs. Robinson, two children and a female maid, to go to Dresden., 1838, May 25 - Passport for Therese, two infants, and maid for travel in Dresden. Departed for Vienna on September 21, 1838.
28th April 1826, Southington. Mr. Edward Robinson, Boston, Mass.
F-3 1826, April 28 Letter to E. R., sent first to Andover and then forwarded to Boston, MA. Although no signature is visible on this letter, its legal content, the return address (Southington, CT.), and the salutation ("Dear Brother") suggest the letter is from Charles Robinson., 1826, April 28 - Letter to Edward Robinson from Charles Robinson., 4 pages;, Letter to E. R. from Charles Robinson, 28 ... [description clipped]
28th day of April A.D. 1862. I the Undersigned Secretary of State of the United States of America hereby request all whom it may concern to permit safely and freely to pass Edward Robinson (accompanied by his wife and daughter).
1862, April 28- Passport for Edward Robinson, Therese, and daughter Mary., Passport for E. R., Therese, and daughter Mary, 1862, USA Passport in an envelope, issued Washington April 28 1862, for ER accompanied by his wife and daughter, for his last travel to Germany, signatures from Berlin and Munich.
30th day of May, A.D. 1831. I the undersigned acting Secretary of State of the United States of America hereby request all whom it may concern to permit safely and freely the Revd Edward Robinson D.D.
1851, May 30 - Passport for Edward Robinson. Internal pages show the various countries through which Edward Robinson passed on his way to and from the Middle East., Passport for E. R. , May 1851, Bound passport in leather, 5x3.5 inches, issued on May 30 1851 for ER, 57 years old, first page signed in London January 6 1852, BERLIN, Vienna (also the Ottoman Embassy), Prague, Triest, and his return s... [description clipped]
409 Hudson St. 1 Jan. 1844. Mrs. (Professor) Robinson, enclosed, I beg leave to send you the speciman of an Indian song which I mentioned as having procured for you during my recent visit to Canada.
1844, January 1 - Letter to Therese Robinson from Henry R. Schoolcraft of New York City., Description: 3 pages; Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793-1864), geographer, geologist, and ethnologist. (Actual Indian music speciman not digitized. CS), Autographs of famous people on documents and letters received by E. R. and his family from 1822 to the 1870s. Includes those of J. Q. Adams, J. Calhoun, R. Conkli... [description clipped]
50 Abermarle Street, London, Aug't 16, 1850. Murray, Rep. of Bibl. Res. in Lond
London correspondence, 1840 to 1858, L-1 1850, Aug. 16 Letter to E. R., New York, from Robert Cooke (on behalf of Mr. Murray), 50 Abermarle St. London. "If your publishers like to send over 50 copies of the American edition of the 'Biblical Researches' we shall be happy to receive them on commission . . . " Asks that a "proper certificate of the day on which the work was really published in Americ... [description clipped]
7te Vorstellung im letzten Sommer-Abonnement. Königlich Sächsisches Hoftheater. Deutsches Schauspiel in der Stadt. Montags, am 27. August 1827. Wilhelm Tell. Historisches Schauspiel in 2 Akten von Schiller. Die Oüverture und die zur Handlung gehörige Musi
1827 - Edward Robinson's playbill for Wilhelm Tell., Playbills, travel guides, 1827, Description: 1 page, printed. The Royal Saxonian Court-Theatre in Dresden. Both Robinson's stayed there on that day.
A peep at the Leverett Street Mansion House!!! Ward No. 5.
A peep at the Leverett Street Mansion House!!! Ward No. 5. Sold Wholesale & Retail, Corner of Cross and Mercantile Streets ---Boston.

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