John Lupia submitted the following information from the online draft of his book of numismatic biographies for this week's installment of his series. Thanks! As always, this
is an excerpt with the full article and bibliography available online. This week's subject is Connecticut collector Alfred S. Robinson. -Editor
Alfred Seymour Robinson (1836-1878), was born on April 6, 1836, at Hartford, Connecticut, son of David Franklin Robinson (1801-1862), a bank president and commercial real estate owner, and
Anne Seymour Robinson (1801-1892).
Following in his father's footsteps Alfred S. Robinson became a banker in the Banking House of George P. Bissell &Company, 309 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut from May 1, 1857 to July 1,
1861. Afterwards he continued as a banker on his own account as a Banker, Broker, Notary Public, Dealer in Stocks, Bonds, Notes, Land Warrants, Uncurrent Money, and All Kinds of American and Foreign
He was active in local politics and was secretary of the Citizens' Caucus, and served on the Third Ward Committee.
In the 1860's he issued a series of tokens including the "Alfred S. Robinson's Historical Series", the unique Day, Griswold &Co. store card, and copies of colonial coins
including a Brasher doubloon.
He died on September 23, 1878, at Hartford, Connecticut. He is buried at Old North Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.
To read the complete article, see:
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ROBINSON, ALFRED SEYMOUR
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