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Guide to the Evelyn Byrd Robinson Papers, 1785-1940

Abstract

Daughter of Dr. Clifford Cabell of Buckingham County, Va.

Papers and correspondence of Evelyn Byrd (Cabell) Robinson, who married William Russell Robinson, resident of Nelson County, Va. There is also some material related to her two sons, Clifford Cabell Robinson and Wirt Robinson, who taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for many years. Includes some genealogical material, writings by Evelyn Robinson, early legal papers, and an obituary of Wirt Robinson. The correspondence is chiefly of a personal nature, and the bulk of it dates from after the Civil War.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Robinson, Evelyn Byrd.
Title
Evelyn Byrd Robinson papers 1785-1940
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, 415 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection includes papers and correspondence of Evelyn Byrd (Cabell) Robinson, who married William Russell Robinson, resident of Nelson County, Va. There is also some material related to her two sons, Clifford Cabell Robinson and Wirt Robinson, who taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for many years. Includes some genealogical material, writings by Evelyn Robinson, early legal papers, and an obituary of Wirt Robinson. The correspondence is chiefly of a personal nature, and the bulk of it dates from after the Civil War.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1820's-1940 and undated
(4 Folders)
Box 1
Legal Papers, 1815-1910
Box 2
Financial Papers, 1814-1874
Box 2
Addresses and Writings, undated
(2 Folders)
Box 2
Addresses and Writings, 1886-1887 and undated
Box 2
Addresses amd Writings, 1877-1878 and undated
Box 2
Geneaology, undated
Box 2
Printed Materials, various dates and undated
Box 2
Various Pictures
Box 3
Pictures: People--Douglas, Henry Kyd, undated
Box 4
Pictures: Geography--N.Y., West Point, U.S. Military Academy, undated
Box 4
Pictures: People--Robinson, Wirt, undated
Box 4
Pictures: Geography--Virginia, "Colleton" undated
Box 4
Autograph Book, undated
Box 5
Small Ledger, 1841
Box 5
Small Ledger, 1864-1866
Box 5
Notebook, 1838-1853
Box 5
Scrapbook, various dates and undated
Box 5
Ledger, 1886
Box 5

Historical Note

Evelyn Byrd (Cabell) Robinson was the daughter of Dr. Clifford Cabell of Buckingham County, Va., wife of William Russell Robinson of Nelson County, Va., and mother of Clifford Cabell Robinson and Wirt Robinson.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Evelyn Byrd Robinson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Evelyn Byrd Robinson Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1974.

Processing Information

Processed by Walt Evans, May 2001

Encoded by Noah Huffman, May 2010

Accession from 1974 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.