Robinson, James Harvey
- James Friguglietti
Robinson, James Harvey (29 June 1863–16 February 1936), historian and educator, was born in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of James Harvey Robinson, a banker, and Latricia Maria Drake. Enjoying a comfortable youth, he was educated in the public schools of Bloomington and the Illinois State Normal School. Robinson early displayed a strong fascination with natural science, especially biology and astronomy. He interrupted his studies in 1882 to spend a year traveling through Europe. Upon his return home, Robinson worked in the family bank, but in 1884 he determined to follow his younger brother Benjamin to Harvard University. There he received his A.B. in 1887 after only three years of study and then earned his A.M. in 1888. While at Harvard, he came under the influence of ...