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.
See the Finding Aide/Inventory for a brief description.
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.
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.
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.