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Guide to the Anne Robbins Papers, 1827-1936

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Robbins, Anne
Title: Anne Robbins Papers
Dates: 1827-1936
Quantity: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Original journal from a trip through Europe in the summer of 1827. Also includes an edited typescript of the journal, Robbins' passport, ca. 1827; and a photograph of the Stewart estate near Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
Forms of Materials: Journal.

Biographical Note

Anne Robbins was an unmarried English woman of apparent means and cultivation who was probably born at the end of the eighteenth century. She was the great-great aunt of Jane J. Swenarton, professor of English at Vassar, 1926-1954, who transcribed and edited a diary kept by Anne Robbins during a European tour in the summer of 1827. She was one of a party of ten persons which was led by members of the Steward family of Ipswich. They were accompanied by three servants. In the diary Robbins mentions that she had lived in Brussels, and Professor Swenarton surmised that she may have been educated in that city.

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Scope and Content Note

Original journal from a trip through Europe in the summer of 1827. Robbins was one of a party of ten with three servants, led by members of the Stewart family of Ipswich, England. Collection also includes Robbins' passport, ca. 1827; an edited typescript of the journal prepared by her great-niece Jane J. Swenarton and Swenarton's letter about the journal, 1936; and a photograph of the Stewart estate near Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Swenarton, Jane J.

Subjects:

  • Family--England--Ipswich.
  • Stewart family.
  • Women--Diaries.

Places:

  • Europe--Description and travel.
  • Ipswich (England)--Description--Views.

Document Types:

  • Diaries.
  • Photoprints.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, February 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anne Robbins Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the estate of Jane J. Swenarton.

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