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    Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers, 1927-1947
     
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    Creator: 
    Robbins, Kenneth X. collector
    Title: 
    Kenneth X. Robbins Collection & Papers, 1927-1947
    Phy. Description: 
    ca. 100-150 maps : color
    6 books
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins of Potomac, Maryland, psychiatrist, M.D., collector of south Asian art, and author, assembled a collection of various types of materials documenting Indian society particularly in the second quarter of the 20th century, focusing on the noble courts.
    Summary: 
    This collection was received in many parts and at different times between 1989 and 2004 and is currently in the process of being added to. Items pertaining to the spiritual, economic, and artistic history of modern India and its princely states. Parts include: fiscal philately from the princely states of India, documents pertaining to Indian medicine (6 linear ft.), paintings, medals and coins, map of Baroda and other princely states, postcards, the collector's research files, genealogical studies of Majarajas, and memorabilia on the history of Jews in Southern Indian. For information on his photographic collection, see the Kenneth X. Robbins Photographic Collection [graphic] (Horizon bib #249142).
    Organization: 
    1139 postage stamps: organized in 5 boxes ; arranged numerically by item catalog number and alphabetically by region
    medals and coins ; 10 linear ft.
    Provenance: 
    Donated by Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins at various times between 1989 and 2004 ; some items still currently under consideration.
    Restrictions: 
    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Nobility -- India
    Coins
    Subject - Geographical: 
    India -- description and travel -- 1901-1946
    India -- Kings and rulers
    Form / Genre: 
    Maps
    Medals
    Postage stamps
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1990.01
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