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Born Joseph G. Rabinovitch in Russia in 1876. He immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1887. Taking the name Joseph G. Robin he became a wealthy banker in New York City. In 1912 served a year in jail for mismanagement of bank funds. Robin became involved in publishing as an author and editor. In the 1920s Robin published two plays using the pseudonym Odin Gregory. Theodore Dreiser admired Robin and wrote the introduction to his play entitled Caius Gracchus. Robin died in White Plains, New York in 1929.
Page proofs for Robin's play Jesus the tragedy of man "Printed by The Roycrofters in the United States of America", 1923. The first edition of this play was published by Colony Publishing Company in New York.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- May 2020
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This collection is open for research.
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