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Rachel Gilpin Robinson letters, 1820-1862

Rachel Gilpin Robinson, 1799-1862

Rachel Gilpin Robinson, 1799-1862.

Rokeby Museum

Location
Rokeby Museum (Ferrisburgh, Vt.); housed at the Sheldon Museum, Middlebury, Vt. External Link
Background
Robinson was the daughter of the artist George Gilpin. She married Rowland Thomas Robinson and they moved to his family home, Rokeby, in Ferrisburgh, in 1820. She was active in the anti-slavery movement, opening her home to fugitive slaves and also was a founder of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society.
Contents
Personal letters, chiefly of family members and close friend Ann King, relating to family life, farm business, finances, health, illness, and death, along with religious and social movements of the period including discussions of slavery and anti-slavery movements, spiritualism, and the Hicksite controversy. Correspondents include Ann King, George G. Robinson, Rowland Evans Robinson, Rowland Thomas Robinson, and Rachel Fish Byrd Stevens. Includes information relating to Robinson family members in Rhode Island, the Vermont Peace Society, and Vermont Anti-Slavery Society.
 

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