Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Robinson, Sara Tappan Doolittle, author, was born at Belchertown, Mass., July 12, 1827, the daughter of Myron and Clarissa (Dwight) Lawrence. She received an excellent education in the classical school of Belchertown and at Salem Academy; was married on Oct. 30, 1851, to Dr. Charles Robinson, who afterward became the first governor of the State of Kansas, to which state she came with her husband in 1854. Like her distinguished husband, she ardently supported the cause of freedom, and bore a prominent and helpful part in the struggle to make Kansas a free state. In her book, "Kansas, Its Interior and Exterior Life," published in 1856, she describes the scenes, actors and events of the conflict between the friends and foes of slavery in Kansas. The book has peculiar charm. It was written at a time when the scenes and incidents described were fresh in her mind, and her graphic pen pictures give the reader such a presentation of the actual condition of affairs as is not to be found anywhere else in print. The book was not written with a desire to establish a theory or to defend a partisan measure, but aims to tell just what happened in the territory. It had a wide circulation and great influence. Today it is regarded as one of the best works on the early history of Kansas, and is a classic. It is both history and literature. Mrs. Robinson was a pleasing writer, and contributed extensively to periodical literature. After a long and well-spent life, the closing days of which were passed at her beautiful rural estate, "Oakridge," a few miles from Lawrence, Kan., she died on Nov. 15, 1911.

Page 599 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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