Robbins, Royal, a Congregational minister, was born at Wethersfield, Conn., in 1787, graduated at Yale College, and settled in the ministry at Kensington, a parish of Berlin, Conn., in 1816. He continued to hold this post until his death, in 1861. His works are, The World Displayed; Outlines of Ancient and Modern History (last ed. Hartford, 1851, 2 vols. in 1). He was also the author of History of American Contributions to the English Language, etc. (ibid. 1837, 12mo), besides several Sermons and articles for periodicals. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.