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Marmaduke Swaim Robins papers, 1825-1887; 1900-1903.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Robins, Marmaduke Swaim, 1827-1905.
Collection number: 635
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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.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder one contains two bills of sale for an enslaved man named Joe (19 February 1842) and an enslaved girl named Silvy (14 May 1841).