Little, Robbins - from United States

ID: 261260
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1851

Superintendent, Astor Library. Was temporarily rector of the Hopkins Grammar School. In 1854 he received the degree of Master of Arts in course, and was Tutor of the Sophomores in Horace and the Juniors in Greek, but soon resigned to enter the law office of Buckham, Smales & Greene in New York, where he was admitted to the bar. He then went abroad for a year, spending the winter in Rome, and in the spring visiting Athens and Jerusalem.

In New York he formed a law partnership with his classmate, William Winthrop. This was dissolved when the latter entered the Union army at the beginning of the Civil War From 1865 to 1869 he was instructor in international law in the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Later then studied at Harvard University and received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from there in 1870 From 1873 to 1878 he was examiner of claims in the War Department at Washington.

In the spring of 1878 he was appointed superintendent of the Astor Library in New York, and also a trustee While there he had charge of the preparation of a catalogue in four large volumes, 1886-88, and continued at the head of the library till 1896, when it was merged in the New York Public Library.

He died an illness of several years from paralysis, April 13, 1912, at the age of 80 years.

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