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Robb-Bernard Papers, 1665-2001

Robb-Bernard Papers, 1665-2001
Mss. 65 R54
26.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1800-1901, of and relating to John Hipkins and John Hipkins Bernard (mostly accounts); of and relating to members of the Hipkins, Bernard and Robb families; and relating to the Hipkins-Bernard-Robb home "Rose Hill," Caroline County, Va. (later renamed "Gay Mont") and to Bernard's lands in Alabama, Texas and Arkansas. Includes diaries, correspondence, poems, accounts and account books of women (Elizabeth Hipkins, Jane Gay Robertson Bernard, and Helen Struan Bernard Robb); and legal documents and letters of John Taylor of Caroline. Of special interest are the diaries of Eugenia D. Robb while serving with the American Red Cross in Germany and Japan during and after World War II (1999.56A).

Additions include other material on the Robb, Bernard, Upton and Hipkins families from the 19th century through the 20th century.

Check the Finding Aid/Inventory and the PDF Inventory for descriptions and/or folder lists of original accession and all additions.

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Original Accession of 14 boxes grouped by type of material, then chronologically within these groups.

Most of the additions to this collections are not yet processed.

Robb-Bernard Family
Bernard Family
Bernard, John Hipkins (1792-1854)
Hipkins Family
Howard, Allen Randolph (1866-)
Patton, James S.
Robb Family
Robb, Eugenia van Dyke
Robb, Helen Struan
Robb, Philip Lightfoot
Robb, Robert Gilchrist
Robb, Robert J., Jr.
Robertson, Powhatan
Upton, Frances Bernard
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.)
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century
Alabama--History--19th century
American Chemical Society
American Red Cross
American Red Cross--History--World War II period
Battleships--United States--History
Bernard Family
Canada--Description and travel
Caroline County (Va.)--History--18th century
Caroline County (Va.)--History--19th century
Chandler Court (Williamsburg, Va.)
Chemical warfare--United States--History--20th century.
College of William and Mary--History--19th century
College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary--Students
Darling family
Gay Mont
Germany--History--Allied occupation, 1945-
Hipkins family
Legal documents
Maine--Description and travel
Matthew Whaley School (Williamsburg, Va.)
Robb-Bernard family
Robb family
Taylor, John, 1753-1824
Tompkins, Sally Louisa, 1833-1916
United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
United States--Women--History
Upton family
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--European Front
World War, 1939-1945--Japan
World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area
Account books
Financial records

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

08/31/1940. Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note

The materials in this collection were donated to William & Mary Special Collections Research Center by Miss Fannie B. Robb of Caroline County, Virginia, James S. Patton, Frances Robb, and Eugenia Robb in various batches between 1940 and 2007.


1940-28D, 1947.28, 1947.33  - Gift of Fannie B. Robb

1983.28 - Gift of William Y.C. White, Jr.

1983.35 - Gift of Madge G. Baya.

1975.18, 1976.02, 1979.18, 1985.41, 1986.32, 1987.42, 1996.58 - Gift of James Samuel Patton

1999.34, 1999.43, 1999.56, 2000.47, 2000.61, 2002.33 - Gift of Eugenia V. Robb

1993.65, 2005.34, 2005.49, 2007.93 - Gift of Frances Robb

2008.78 - Gift of Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

1985.40 - Gift of James S. Patton via Williamsburg Historic Records Association.

2010.353 and 2010.385 are gift of Frances Robb.

Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Preferred Citation
Robb-Bernard Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:

Archon record updated in 2009 by Anne Johnson.

Original Accession and additions physically and intellectually combined in 2009.

Finding aid updated because of additions in June 2011 by Benjamin Bromley.

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A PDF document of this inventory is available online.
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