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Solon Robinson collection

Identifier: L136

Scope and Contents

This collection includes songs, correspondence, notes, reviews, and articles from Solon Robinson in Lake County, Indiana ranging from 1832 to 1931. The collection also includes a biography and bibliography of Solon Robinson.


  • 1832-1853


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Solon Robinson was born October 21, 1803 in Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, son of Salinda and Jacob Robinson. Solon Robinson married Mariah Robinson, with whom he had 5 children: Solon Oscar, Allen Downing, Josephine Salinda, Charles Tracy, and Leila Gertude. Solon Robinson died November 3, 1880, and is buried at Maplewood Memorial Cemetery in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject, with the exception of the correspondence which is organized chronologically by type.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts by purchase from May Stickney on 1935/09/27.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/20 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/18 by Brent Abercrombie.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.