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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1426

Reginald Robbins letters from various correspondents


Letters to American author, composer, and naturalist Reginald C. Robbins


  • Creation: 1904-1915

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Consists of 44 letters to Robbins from various persons, chiefly acknowledging receipt of gifts of Robbins' privately printed books of poetry and commenting on his poems. Includes letters from William James, Francis Greenwood Peabody, Josiah Royce, Barrett Wendell, and Andrew Dickson White.

Biographical / Historical

Robbins was an American author, composer, and naturalist.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-199. Gift of Mrs. Reginald C. Robbins; received: 1956.

Robbins, Reginald C. (Reginald Chauncey), 1871-1955, recipient. Reginald Robbins letters from various correspondents, 1904-1915: Guide.
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