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Collection Number: 03155

Collection Title: Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 26 items)
Abstract Benjamin Robinson (1775-1857) and his son Benjamin West Robinson were physicians of Fayetteville, N.C. The collection includes thirteen ledgers, eleven daybooks, and two other volumes of Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson. These volumes contain records of accounts with residents of Cumberland County, N.C., and nearby areas for medical advice, professional visits, and medicine dispensed. Some records give details of address, occupation, or race of patient, and nature of complaints and drugs prescribed, but most do not.
Creator Robinson, Benjamin, 1775-1857.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, #3155, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. S. Ruffin Horne of Fayetteville, N.C., July 1955.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Benjamin Robinson (1775-1857) was born in Bennington, Vt., and settled in Fayetteville, N.C., about 1805. He was a physician and surgeon of the upper Cape Fear region. His son, Benjamin West Robinson, was also a physician.

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The collection includes thirteen ledgers, eleven daybooks, and two other volumes of Benjamin Robinson (1775-1857) and Benjamin West Robinson, and also of Hall and Robinson, a partnership of T. C. Hall and Benjamin Robinson. These volumes contain records of accounts with residents of Cumberland County, N.C., and nearby areas for medical advice, professional visits, and medicine dispensed. Some records give details of address, occupation, or race of patient, and nature of complaints and drugs prescribed, but most do not. Most of the volumes contain a few miscellaneous records in addition to the contents listed.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Loose papers #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 1: Ledger, medical accounts and tuition for medical students, 1805-1820 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

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Volume 2: Ledger, Benjamin Robinson, 1805-1831 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 3, Ovolume SV-3155/2

Folder 4

Volume 3: Ledger, 1809-1834 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 4: Daybook, 1821-1825 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

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Volume 5: Daybook, 1825-1827 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 6, Ovolume SV-3155/5

Folder 7

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Volume 6: Daybook, Benjamin Robinson, 1827-1829 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 7, Ovolume SV-3155/6

Folder 8

Volume 7: Ledger, Benjamin Robinson, 1827-1837 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 8: Daybook, 1828-1829 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

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Volume 9: Daybook, 1829-1831 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 10, Ovolume SV-3155/9

Folder 11

Volume 10: Daybook, Benjamin Robinson, 1831-1832 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

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Volume 11: Daybook, 1833-1834 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 12, Ovolume SV-3155/11

Folder 13

Volume 12: Daybook, Benjamin West Robinson, 1836-1837 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

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Volume 13: Daybook, 1839-1840 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 14, Ovolume SV-3155/13

Folder 15

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Volume 14: Daybook, 1841-1844 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 15, Ovolume SV-3155/14

Folder 16

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Volume 15: Ledger, Benjamin West Robinson, 1843-1863 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 16, Ovolume SV-3155/15

Folder 17

Volume 16: Ledger, Benjamin West Robinson, 1844-1848 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 17: Ledger, Benjamin West Robinson, 1844-1848 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

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Volume 18: Invoice book, Benjamin and Benjamin West Robinson, 1848-1859 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 19, Ovolume SV-3155/18

Folder 20

Volume 19: Ledger, 1849-1853 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 20: Ledger, Benjamin Robinson, 1849-1853 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 21: Daybook, Hall and Robinson, 1853-1854 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 22: Ledger, Hall and Robinson, 1853-1855 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 23: Ledger, 1853-1857; 1865 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 24: Ledger, 1853-1859 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Volume 25: Ledger, Hall and Robinson, 1854 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Volume 26: Index of accounts, undated; Account of estate of Oliver P. Stark, 1861-1863 #03155, Series: "Benjamin Robinson and Benjamin West Robinson Account Books, 1805-1863 and undated." Folder 27

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Oversize volumes (SV-3155/2,5,6,9,11,13-15,18).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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