The New International Encyclopædia/Robinson, Therese Albertine Luise

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ROBINSON, Therese Albertine Luise (pen-name Talvi, composed from the initials of her maiden name) (1797-1870). A cosmopolitan authoress, daughter of Prof. Ludwig H. von Jakob. She was born at Halle, Germany, lived for a time with her father in Russia; married (1828) Prof. Edward Robinson (q.v.). the American biblical scholar; accompanied him to the United States, where she studied the languages of the aborigines. Mrs. Robinson wrote extensively both in English and in German. Among her publications are German translations (under the signature Ernest Berthold) of Scott's Black Dwarf and Old Mortality (1822); Psyche, a volume of tales (1824); a German translation of Servian folk-songs (1825-26); Charakteristik der Volkslieder germanischer Nationen, (1840); Die Unechtheit der Lieder Ossians (1840); Die Colonisation von Neu-England (1847); tales in German — Heloise, Life's Discipline, and The Exiles, translated into English by her daughter (1850-53); a volume of reviews, entitled Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations (1850); Fifteen Years, a Picture of the Last Century (1870). Her Gesammelte Novellen appeared in two volumes in 1874.