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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.

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Series II: Anna Foster Robinson (1852-1921)

Scope and Contents note

Most of this series is correspondence. Anna Foster Robinson's letters before her marriage in 1875 are from friends and family and detail everyday routines and travel. A few of the letters are from Arthur Cummings, a former servant. Most of the later letters are from her children, particularly Pauline. Pauline mostly describes her domestic and overseas travels, many of which were at the DuPont estate at Winterthur. The correspondence also contains a few letters from the Robinson children that detail meetings with presidents or other famous people. Letters dated September 1901 from her sons Beverley and Herman describe spending time with Teddy Roosevelt on Mount Marcy. During this trip, Roosevelt received telegrams notifying him of McKinley's death and informing him of his new role as President of the United States. A 1899 letter from Pauline, shortly before her debut, describes a visit with President McKinley and the First Lady Ida McKinley. A 1920 letter from Pauline describes how her friend Edith Wharton looks "broken and subdued."

Anna Foster Robinson's European travel diaries provide daily entries on the art, architecture, and scenery of the numerous cities and towns she visited throughout Europe. However, these accounts generally lack description of locals or discussion of current events in Europe.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1858-1865
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1866-1870
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1871-1875
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1876-1880
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1881-1885
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1886-1890
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1891-1892
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1893-1894
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1895-1896
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1897-1898
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1899-1900
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1901
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1902
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1903
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1904
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1905
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1908-1910
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
1911-1921
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
undated [pre-1875]
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Anna Foster Robinson, letters received
undated [after 1875]
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Anna Foster Robinson, letters sent
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Pencil Drawing by Anna Foster Robinson
1863
Box: 8 European Travel Diary
1869-1870
Box: 8 European Travel Diary
1870
Box: 8 European Travel Diary
1870-1871
Box: 8 European Travel Diary
1871
Box: 16 Scrapbook of Religious Clippings and Prayers
1852
Box: 16 School Notebook of Essays and Vocabulary Words
1856
Box: 16 Address Book
1872-1918

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