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Robinson Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 R56

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Scope and Contents

Includes letters, chiefly 1793-1848, written to John Robinson from Merit M. Robinson and Ann Robinson of Smithfield, Va. and from his sons Moncure Robinson, Conway Robinson, Eustace Robinson, Alfred Robinson and Cary Robinson. The collection includes notebooks containing copies of letters, 1853, written by Conway Robinson on a tour of the British Isles and copies of letters, 1861-1864, written by Cary Robinson (1843-1864) while serving in the 6th Virginia Infantry Regiment as well as papers, 1881-1882, concerning property in Washington, D. C. belonging to the estate of John Marshall; and genealogical materials on the Leigh, Marshall and Robinson families. Prominent correspondents include Edward Colston, Benjamin Watkins Leigh and Gustavus Adolphus Myers.

Acc. 2012.353 contains genealogical information on Conway Robinson and the Robinson family.


  • Creation: 1725-1940
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1793-1848


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

John Robinson (1773-1850) was clerk of the circuit court of Richmond, Va. His sons were Moncure Robinson (1802-1891) and Conway Robinson (1805-1884.) Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


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Related Materials:

Related collections are Moncure Robinson Papers (Mss. 65 R56) and Gustavus Adolphus Myers Papers (Mss. 39.2 M99), both at Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2012.353 added by Benjamin Bromley in November 2012.

Guide to the Robinson Family Papers
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository