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MS Am 1785-1785.7

Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson papers, 1847-1933: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: TRC b
Call No.: MS Am 1785-1785.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933.
Title: Corinne Roosevelt Robinson papers,
Date(s): 1847-1933.
Quantity: 1 collection (32 linear feet (64 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Douglas Robinson; a published poet and active member of the Republican party.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-65-65M-65.6. Gift of Mrs. Francis Cole; received: 1965.
65M-111. Deposited by Mrs. Francis Cole; received: 1966.

Processing Information:

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material. Most of the collection is open for research.
bMS Am 1785.5 (12) is restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson Papers, 1847-1933 (MS Am 1785-1785.7). Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Collection is part of the Harvard College Library's Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Roosevelt family papers (HOLLIS: 008186829)

Biographical / Historical

Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Douglas Robinson, was a published poet and active member of the Republican Party.


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Scope and Contents

The correspondence reflects Mrs. Robinson's interest in political affairs. She supported her brother Theodore Roosevelt and continued an active campaign for the Republican Party after his death. Mrs. Robinson was prominent in society, and also corresponded with writers well known in England and America. Correspondence includes Robinson's letters to Douglas Robinson, to/from Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles and Anna Louisa (Bulloch) Gracie, and from Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt; also letters from Robert Bridges, John Jay Chapman, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edgar Lee Masters, William Roscoe Thayer, Charles Grenfill Washburn, Edith Wharton, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and Leonard Wood; other family correspondence includes letters between Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt, and letters from Martha (Stewart) Elliott Bulloch to Susan (Elliott) West. Journals includes Robinson's diaries and those of Anna Louisa (Bulloch) Gracie; also childhood notebooks of the Dresden Literary American Club and P.O.R.E. Literary and political drafts include Robinson's My brother, Theodore Roosevelt (1921) and Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles's The story of the Roosevelt family.

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