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Elizabeth Robins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS105
This small collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of Elizabeth Robins' family or from her friends (1876-1938); a few family photographs; correspondence regarding a lecture series at Bedford College for Women, University of London, in 1926; some autobiographical notes; and early drafts of some of her writing projects. Drafts include material for a book on Alice Duer Miller, Skiffe Kenyon story, and a notebook related to Magnetic North.

Dates

  • 1876 - 1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1 Boxes

Overview

Elizabeth Robins was born on August 6, 1862 in Louisville, Kentucky, the eldest daughter of Charles Ephraim Robins (1832-1893) and his cousin and wife, Hannah Maria Crow Robins (1836-1901). This small collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of Elizabeth Robins' family or from her friends (1876-1938); a few family photographs; correspondence regarding a lecture series at Bedford College for Women, University of London, in 1926; some autobiographical notes; and early drafts of some of her writing projects.

Arrangement

The materials are organized into a generally chronological arrangement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the Chicago firm of Hamill & Barker, Inc. after 1971. Leonard Woolf, literary executor for Octavia Wilberforce who had inherited Robins’ papers, sold the bulk of the archive to New York University in 1964. After his death, close friend Marjorie Tulip Ritchie (“Trekkie”) Parsons, became literary executor for any materials in Woolf’s possession. See correspondence in the Hamill & Barker Archive (MS90).

Related Materials

For additional archival material on Elizabeth Robins, see the Elizabeth Robins Papers (MSS.002) at the Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University (http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/fales/robins/).

Other related collections include the Raymond Robins Papers in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison (http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=wiarchives;view=reslist;subview=standard;didno=uw-whs-us0000ad), and the Margaret Dreier Robins Papers in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division, University of Florida, Gainesville (http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/robins.htm).
Title
Guide to the Elizabeth Robins Papers
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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