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Robinson, Oscar David, 1838-1911



Oscar D. Robinson, born in 1838 on a farm in Cornish, NH. He was one of 20 Kimball Union Academy boys who enlisted in Company E of the 9th New Hampshire Infantry. He graduated in 1862 from KUA, valedictorian, and in his graduation address to his class, he reflected on a new trial that was about to begin. After the war, Captain Robinson returned home and entered Dartmouth College where he received a PhD in 1869. He then taught Latin and Greek in Albany, NY, where he became principal of the high school. He died on July 11, 1911.

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Oscar D. Robinson papers

Identifier: MS-98
Date(s): circa 1860-1894

Oscar D. Robinson (1938-1911), teacher. Dartmouth College Class of 1869. The collection contains diaries, correspondence, photographs, daguerreotypes, essays on Civil War topics, papers relating to the Committee of ten survey of American secondary school curriculum, including extensive correspondence with Charles W. Eliot, with one letter giving details of family history.

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