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date: 19 November 2019

Robinson, Conwaylocked

(15 September 1805–30 January 1884)
  • E. Lee Shepard

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Robinson, Conway (15 September 1805–30 January 1884), lawyer, historian, and author, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of John Robinson, a respected local superior court clerk, and Agnes Conway Moncure. Educated in local schools, Conway was the only one of his father’s six sons not to attend college. Instead, he followed in John Robinson’s footsteps and was apprenticed at age fourteen to Thomas C. Howard, clerk of the Richmond City Hustings Court. In 1826 Conway Robinson himself became deputy clerk of the Virginia general court and in the same year published an updated edition of ...

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