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Title Cemetery Burial and Account Book of B.P. Smith and Henry Robinson
Date 1881-1883
Scope & Content This record book is the first of four used by Henry Robinson and his son Charles H. Robinson to document burials in their roles as sexton and later superintendent of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Early interments in this volume were documented by B.P. Smith, superintendent of cemeteries, and A.J. Austin, Henry Robinson's predecessor as sexton.

The first half of the notebook includes an alphabetical invoice of goods. The second half of the book records burials in Deadwood's Mount Moriah Cemetery and St. Ambrose Cemetery from April 9, 1881 to October 21, 1883. Burial records include the name of the deceased, date of burial, and general or specific location of grave.

The record book is handwritten in both pencil and pen. It has a black leather cover with a front flap.
Administrative/Biographical History Henry Robinson and his son Charles H. Robinson served as superintendents of Mount Moriah Cemetery and as undertakers in Deadwood from the 1880s through the 1920s. The donor is related to the Robinson family. This accession is directly related to accession 2016.032.
Collection Adams Museum Collection
Object Name Book, Record
Catalog Number 2016.021.001
Creator Robinson, Henry
Extent of Description 1 record book (3.25" x 6")
People Robinson, Henry
Smith, B.P.
Austin, A.J.
Search Terms 1880s
Cemeteries
Mount Moriah Cemetery
St. Ambrose Cemetery
Graves
Death