George W. Robinson, author and physician, was born in New York City June 2, 1843. He was graduated from New York University in 1863, and served as a surgeon during the Civil War. In 1867 he was Assistant Physician in the City Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island, and thereafter practiced in New York City until the early 1890's, when he retired and spent much of his time in traveling or in Los Angeles and the West. He lived in Newark after September, 1912, and died there June 22, 1913.
Besides writing for Beadle and Adams, Dr. Robinson also wrote a number of novels for George Munro, among others "Rolling Thunder; or, The Rival War-Chiefs" (1865), "Silverheels, the Delaware" (1865), "The Red Star of the Seminoles" (1868), and "Fighting Nat; or, The Last Shot" (1868).
REFERENCES: Obituary notices in the New York Times, the New York Herald, and the Newark Evening News, all of June 25, 1913; New York City Directories 1868 to 1877, 1888 and 1889; Medical Register of the City of New York, 1867, 86.
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