John S. Robinson Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a small amount of correspondence and several legal documents. It does not document Robinson's work as an elected official. Some of the correspondence has been transcribed.
- Robinson, John Staniford (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.
Biographical / Historical
John Staniford Robinson was born in Bennington in 1804 to Nathan Robinson (1772-1812) and Jerusha (Staniford) Robinson (1781-1844). John was the grandson of former Vermont Governor and US Senator from Vermont, Moses Robinson (1741-1813, Governor 1789-1790, Senator 1791-1796) John graduated from Williams College in 1824 and studied law. He was to the bar in 1827 and worked as an attorney. He served in the Vermont House (1832-1833) and Vermont Senate (1838-1839). Robinson was a Democrat and was part of the Free Soil movement. He was elected Governor through the Legislature in 1853 as no candidate received an electoral majority. In 1847, he married Juliette Staniford Robinson (1810-1902). John died in 1860 while attending the Democratic National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection contains an assortment of letters and legal papers, mostly connected with the Robinson family of Bennington, Vermont. John S. Robinson was the 22nd governor of Vermont.
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- Guide to the John S. Robinson Papers
- 2018 July
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