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John Erigena Robinson diary, 1867, 1873-1878, 1867 January 1 - 1867 December 31 (transcribed from an older volume), 1873 January 1 - 1873 February 28, 1874 March 1 - 1874 May 24, 1874 August 1 - 1874 December 31, 1876 May 18 - 1878 June 13

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The diary covers the years 1867 and 1873 to 1878, with some large gaps in entries during those years. The 1867 entries were transcribed from an older diary, and appear in this volume between the last entry of 1874 and the first of 1876.

The diary provides a look at everyday student life at Seton Hall College in the 19th century. Robinson’s entries discuss lectures, exams, recreation, and visits home. Robinson was a member of the College’s baseball team, the Alerts, and recorded team meetings and game scores in his diary. After graduation, he returned to Brooklyn and the diary focuses on his family, social life, and baseball activities. Later he writes about his career as a journalist for the New York Herald, discussing assignments and interview subjects and recording payments received for his stories.

Dates

  • 1867, 1873-1878
  • 1867 January 1 - 1867 December 31 (transcribed from an older volume)
  • 1873 January 1 - 1873 February 28
  • 1874 March 1 - 1874 May 24
  • 1874 August 1 - 1874 December 31
  • 1876 May 18 - 1878 June 13

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Extent

From the Collection: 1 Volumes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

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