Guide to the Papers of the Robinson/Lambuth Family, 1592 - 1993Manuscript MS-1098

History

Kenneth Allan Robinson was born on August 10, 1891 in Biddeford, Maine. He graduated from Bowdoin College with an A.B. in 1916 and went on to receive an A.M. from Harvard in 1916 and another from Dartmouth College in 1923. He started his long career at Dartmouth College as an instructor in English in 1916 and became an assistant professor of English in 1919. He received tenure as a full professor of English in 1923. An expert of early 20th century American fiction and Drama, Prof. Robinson was a very popular lecturer and a prolific writer of fiction including short stories, poems and plays. He also wrote articles, book reviews and essays and had many of his pieces published in literary and popular magazines such as "The New Yorker," and "The Saturday Evening Post." In 1924 he married Jean Spindle Lambuth, daughter of Dartmouth professor David Lambuth. Robinson retired from Dartmouth College in 1959. After his retirement he was named Whitney Visiting Professors Program of the John H. Whitney Foundation to teach at Southern College in Birmingham for one year. He died in December of 1961 after a long illness at the age of 70.

David Campbell Kelley Lambuth born on February 20, 1879 in Shanghai, China graduated with a B.A. in 1900 from Vanderbilt University and with an M.A. from Columbia. He began his long tenure at Dartmouth College as an English instructor in 1913 and became a full professor of English in 1920. He was the chairman of the Department's committee to plan Sanborn House and an editor of the "Missionary Review." He died in 1948.

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