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Last Name
Price Robbins
Papers of Abraham Lincoln
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Early Republic, Revolutionary War, Antebellum, Slavery, Colonization, Manumission, Women, Martha Washington, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln
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About Me

Dr. Lynn Price Robbins is Assistant Editor of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln. She earned her Ph.D. in U.S. History from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2018. Her dissertation is titled “‘To enjoy the blessings of freedom’: Slavery, Manumission, and Colonization in the District of Columbia (1790-1862).” While in graduate school, Price Robbins held a two-year fellowship through the Papers of George Washington and Mount Vernon, during which she transcribed and verified George Washington’s financial ledgers and agricultural reports. Following that, she managed the George Washington Bibliography Project for three years. In 2015, Price Robbins  joined The Washington Papers and co-edited George Washington’s Barbados Diary, 1751-52 and The Papers of Martha Washington. She regularly serves as a scholar for the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon, lecturing on Martha Washington, women in the late-eighteenth century, and politics. In 2021, Price Robbins joined The Papers of Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Recent Publications

George Washington’s Barbados Diary, 1751-52, UVA Press, 2018

The Papers of Martha Washington, UVA Press, 2022

Women in George Washington’s World, UVA Press, 2022

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Emancipation, Public History, Race, Slavery, Women