Lampson, Robin, 1900-

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Poet, educator. Best remembered for his verse novels, "Laughter out of the ground" (1936), an epic of California Gold Rush, and "Death loses a pair of wings" (1939), the tale of Dr. William Gorgas' victory over yellow fever. Lampson studied English and Russian at Stanford University. Went to Russia with American Relief Administration (1922-24), where he administered distribution of relief supplies. Returning to United States, Lampson worked at variety of jobs, eventually returning to college at University of California (1930-32). From this date his poetry appeared in literary journals. Lampson was a neo-classicist, preferring rhyming sonnet structures to free verse. He supported himself by operating a stamp shop in Richmond, Calif. Following publication of "Laughter out of the ground," Lampson wrote literary criticism and produced radio programs for San Francisco area outlets. He also became an adjunct English instructor at University of California (1937-1941).

From the description of Robin Lampson collection, 1868-1937. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 35368460

Poet and novelist.

From the description of Poems of Robin Lampson, 1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015116

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Keene, Florence R., 1878-. Papers of Florence R. Keene, 1896-1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Lampson, Robin, 1900-. Robin Lampson papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Leland Stanford collection, 1869-1975. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Leland Stanford collection, 1869-1975 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Benjamin H. Lehman Papers Bancroft Library
creatorOf Lampson, Robin, 1900-. Poems of Robin Lampson, 1934. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jay B. Hubbell Papers, 1816-1998 and undated, bulk 1920-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Altrocchi, Julia Cooley, 1893-1972. Julia Cooley Altrocchi correspondence. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Lampson, Robin, 1900-. Robin Lampson collection, 1868-1937. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971, (bulk 1806-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Brame (Herbert) Papers, 1934-1936 University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Lampson, Robin, 1900-. Letter, 1934, Oct. 1, Berkeley, Cal., to S. Foster Damon. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Hillard, Harriet Low, 1809-1877. Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971 (bulk 1806-1940). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Altrocchi, Julia Cooley, 1893-1972. person
associatedWith Damon, S. Foster (Samuel Foster), 1893-1971, person
associatedWith Gorgas, William Crawford, 1854-1920. person
associatedWith Hewes, David, 1822-1915. person
associatedWith Hubbell, Jay B., 1885-1979 person
associatedWith Keene, Florence R., 1878- person
correspondedWith Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977 person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
associatedWith Low family family
associatedWith Mills family family
associatedWith Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Sharon, Sarah Althea. person
associatedWith Sharon, William, 1821-1885. person
associatedWith Terry, David Smith, 1823-1889. person
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Authors, American
Yellow fever--Poetry
Gold mines and mining--Poetry


Birth 1900



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