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Collection Number: 00635

Collection Title: Marmaduke Swaim Robins Papers, 1825-1887, 1900-1903

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 430 items)
Abstract Lawyer and teacher in Randolph County, N.C.; private secretary to Governor Zebulon Vance during part of the Civil War, and North Carolina legislator during and after the war; and chairman of the State Senate committee investigating North Carolina railroads, 1867. Scattered papers of Robins include family letters and business papers; official correspondence and records about internal military affairs of the state during the Civil War, particularly about deserters and lawlessness; letters from friends and relatives in the army and civilians in Randolph County, N.C., during the war; papers pertaining to a railroad investigation by the legislature in 1867; and slight political correspondence. Correspondents include Thomas J. Jarvis, Davis Lowry Swain; C. H. Wiley; Thomas Ruffin, Zebulon B. Vance, and Jonathan Worth.
Creator Robins, Marmaduke Swaim, 1827-1905.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Marmaduke Swaim Robins Papers #635, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sidney, Henry and M. Robins before 1940 and in 1956.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Marmaduke Swaim Robins, lawyer and teacher in Randolph County, N.C.; private secretary to Governor Zebulon Vance during part of the Civil War, and North Carolina legislator during and after the war; and chairman of the State Senate committee investigating North Carolina railroads, 1867.

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Scattered papers of Robins include family letters and business papers; official correspondence and records about internal military affairs of the state during the Civil War, particularly about deserters and lawlessness; letters from friends and relatives in the army and civilians in Randolph County, N.C., during the war; papers pertaining to a railroad investigation by the legislature in 1867; and slight political correspondence. Correspondents include Thomas J. Jarvis, David Lowry Swain, C. H. Wiley, Thomas Ruffin, Zebulon B. Vance, and Jonathan Worth.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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