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MS Eng 1202

Robson, William, 1785-1863. William Robson correspondence, 1855-1863: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1202
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Robson, William, 1785-1863.
Title: William Robson correspondence,
Date(s): 1855-1863.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence by and about English historian and translator William Robson, including fundraising for his annuity.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Bequest of E.J. Wendell; received: 1918.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Robson Correspondence, 1855-1863 (MS Eng 1202). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Robson (1785-1863) was an English schoolmaster, author, and translator. In later life, Robson fell into poverty. Routledge, the publisher, raised through public subscription, a fund to purchase an annuity for him. Robson died on 17 November 1863, before he could use the annuity.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence between Robson and friends and colleagues, especially T.F. (Thomas Francis) Dillon Croker. Part of this collection concerns the raising of funds for Robson's annuity. Includes manuscript by Robson and advertisements for the appeal for his annuity funds.

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