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Guide to the Robinson Family Papers
1822-1966 (Bulk 1860-1940)
  MS 520, MS 2309

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Collection processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Pauline Lentilhon Robinson (1885-1959)

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the letters, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of Pauline Robinson, the unmarried middle daughter of Dr. Beverley Robinson and Anna Foster Robinson. The bulk of the series consists of Pauline Robinson's numerous scrapbooks which include clippings, letters and memorabilia regarding social events and charity work. The scrapbooks are in chronological order and two of them have been disbound and foldered for conservation purposes.

The scrapbooks entitled "Year Books" specifically detail New York City social events. They consist of invitations and programs from dinners, concerts, plays, parties, dances, and weddings, and include newspaper clippings of the events and lists of those who attended. Pauline Robinson's volume "House Party Book," includes the photographs and names of companions who accompanied her on many East Coast trips. Although Pauline Robinson's own debut party is not covered in the scrapbooks, other social affairs such as Alice Roosevelt's debutante party and the Astors' Ball are documented.

Also of interest in this series is a volume entitled a "Chap Record" in which Pauline has listed many of the numerous "chaps" who she is acquainted with, and has rated them according to various categories.

Much of Pauline Robinson's correspondence is from family members describing recent trips or from others recognizing her for her charity work. Of particular interest is a 1915 letter from a Mildred Wallace describing her reaction to the sinking of the Lusitania and her personal reaction to seeing Jane Addams at a lecture on the "Woman Question." The writings in this series are mainly short essays or articles which Pauline Robinson attempted to have published. Other specific information on the charity work of Pauline Robinson can be found in Series 14: Charities.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Scrapbook, Clippings from New York Post, "A Collection Illustrating American Ideals and Characteristics"
1897-1898
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Composition Book
1890-1891
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Scrapbook, "Debutante Year Book"
1900 Jan. 1
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Scrapbook, "Second Year Book, No. I"
1900
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Scrapbook, "Second Year Book, No. II"
1901
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Scrapbook, "Third Year Book, No. I"
1901-1902
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Scrapbook, "Third Year Book, No. II"
1902
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Scrapbook, "Year Book"
1905-1906
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Scrapbook, "Year Book"
1906
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Cover of Disbound Scrapbook
1902-1905
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 1
1902-1905
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 2
1902-1905
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 3
1902-1905
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 4
1902-1905
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Scrapbook of Social Activities
1907-1908
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Cover of Scrapbook
1905-1915
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 1
1905-1915
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 2
1905-1915
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 3
1905-1915
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 4
1905-1915
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Disbound Scrapbook of Clippings, Letters, and Memorabilia, Part 5
1905-1915
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Scrapbook, "Jerusalem and the Holy City"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1885-1899
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1900-1909
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1910-1919
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1920-1929
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1930-1939
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1940-1949
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
1950-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters received
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, Postcards sent to Miss Angelica Livingston from Italy, France, and Spain
1952, undated
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, letters sent
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, Writings and Speeches
1895, 1917, undated
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson Writings on Edith Wharton novel, The House of Mirth
1905
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Gospel and Sermon Books
1921-1922
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Pauline Lentilhon Robinson, Memorabilia
1885-1941
Box: 6 Folder : 4 "A Short Catechism for Young Children"
undated
Box: 16 Chap Record
1899
Box: 16 Recollections of Visits
1902
Box: 16 Pauline Robinson, Notebook of Writings
1903
Box: 16 Memorandum Book
undated
Volume: 1 House Party Book, Photographs and Notes from Various House Parties
1904-1910

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