February 8, 2016, (unprocessed), 3.33 cubic feet; This collection (1823-1999) contains the papers of Robert “Bob” Boyd Robinson III (1948-1999) of Garysburg, N.C. Included are original documents related to Andrew Jackson Ellis and other Ellis family members such as correspondence (1843, 1854, 1861-1865), 1884 invitation and order of exercises for Howard University commencement, memoriam letters (1912-1913), and photographs (large tintype, cartes de visite). Other documents include Boyd family Bible Records and a 1917 publication titled “Ceremonies Attending Dedication of the Virginia Memorial on the Battlefield of Gettysburg.” Genealogical notes, clippings, correspondence, family charts, and Bible Records transcriptions concern the Palmer, Gary, Ellis, Coker, Kee, Turner, Boyd, Robinson, Read, Ricks, Purnell, Crossland, and Stephenson families of Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. Other documents relate to his involvement with groups such as Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, SCV, Military Order of The Stars and Bars, among others; and his column in The Daily Herald newspaper of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., titled “Confederate Letter.” Donor: The Robinson Family c/o Katherine S. Robinson.
February 10, 2016, (unprocessed), 2.25 cubic feet; This addition consists of correspondence, receipts, legal documents, and 1870s photographs related to the Person family (1823-1886) and Ellis family (1858-1940s) both of Garysburg, Northampton Co., N.C. Also included are correspondence (1850s-1880s), photographs, school certificates and a diploma (1870s-1880s) from Petersburg Female College (Virginia) and Suffolk Female Institute (Virginia) related to the Coker family; and an autograph book (1865-1868, 1873) kept by Fannie M. Ellis of Gold Ridge, N.C. More recent material includes clippings and transcripts of Bob Robinson’s “Confederate Letter” newspaper columns (1992-1999); typescripts of genealogical material (with documentation) related to the Gary, Turner, Purnell, Ellis, Coker, Stephenson and Kee families of Virginia, and Northampton and Halifax Cos., N.C.; and typescripts of Robinson family letters (1813-1851). Donor: The Robinson Family c/o Katherine S. Robinson.
Gift of the Robinson Family c/o Katherine S. Robinson
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law. The donor retains the literary rights to the publication titled
Robert "Bob" Boyd Robinson III Papers (#1269), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.A.