Guide to the Anne Robbins Papers, 1827-1936
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Title:||Anne Robbins Papers|
|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.|
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.
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.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Swenarton, Jane J.
- Stewart family.
- Europe--Description and travel.
- Ipswich (England)--Description--Views.
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, February 2007.
Anne Robbins Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
Gift of the estate of Jane J. Swenarton.
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