Robert "Bob" Boyd Robinson III Papers

1823-1999
Manuscript Collection #1269
Creator(s)
Robinson, Robert B., 1948-
Physical description
6.63 Cubic Feet, 10 boxes, consisting of correspondence, commencement documents, photographs, tintype, Bible records, publications, genealogical notes, clippings, family charts, and transcriptions
Preferred Citation
Robert "Bob" Boyd Robinson III Papers (#1269), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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) and photographs (large tintype, cartes de visite). 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 include a 1917 publication titled "Ceremonies Attending Dedication of the Virginia Memorial on the Battlefield of Gettysburg," his column in The Daily Herald newspaper of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., titled "Confederate Letter," and documents relating to his involvement with groups such as Society of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution in the State of North Carolina, SCV, and the Military Order of The Stars and Bars.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

July 13, 2018, (unprocessed), 1.05 cubic feet; This addition (1828-1860, 1936-1998) consists of original documents (1828-1860) related to the Gary, Ellis, and Person families; genealogical correspondence (1936-1998), clippings and family history material related to the Person, Ellis, Gary, Coker, and Kee families of Virginia and Northampton and Halifax Cos., N.C.; and photographs related to the Ellis, Robinson, and Stephenson families of Northampton Co., N.C. Donor: The Robinson Family c/o Katherine S. Robinson.

Source of acquisition

Gift of the Robinson Family c/o Katherine S. Robinson

Copyright notice

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 Confederate Letter.

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 Confederate Letter.