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Papers include correspondence, legal documents, and related papers dealing with the law practice of James Richards Robinson (1885-1953); letters from constituents and special interest groups, copies of bills and hearings, and miscellaneous items pertaining to his service as a Republican member of the New York State Assembly, 1923-1936; scattered letters and pamphlets relating to his early Pesbyterian pastorate at Weston, Schuyler County. A stock ledger, subscribers' list, and advertising cuts of the Danby Telephone Co., ca.1912-1926, and broadsides, trade cards, pamphlets, and photographs from Ithaca, New York and elsewhere. Also papers, 1868-1881, of Mr. Robinson's father, James, Sr., principal of Southold Academy, Suffolk County, which include letters, a roll book, a student petition, school announcements and bills, manuscript orations and essays; personal and household accounts, 1868-1880; a scrapbook and estate settlement papers of Douglass Boardman, a distant relative of James Robinson; and blueprints (1922-1926) of the Masonic Temple in Ithaca.

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