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Mary Lavinia Robinson Lane collection

Identifier: L389

Scope and Contents

This collection includes hand-written book reviews, biographies, and miscellaneous drafts from Mary Lavinia Robinson Lane in Indianapolis ranging from 1896 to 1911 regarding various books, clubs, and people.


  • 1896-1911


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

Mary Lavinia Robinson was born on August 22, 1864 in Lebanon, Indiana. She married Al Lane in 1885 and had a daughter, Fern in 1889 who died at the age of five. Around 1900, the couple moved to Indianapolis, where Mary was involved in several literary clubs. Robinson moved back to Lebanon in 1912 to tend to her mother, then moved back to Indianapolis where she passed away in 1913.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Ruby Robinson Douglass in 1989.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/26 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/26.
Mary Lavinia Robinson Lane collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.