Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00163 - Charles Walker Robinson Papers

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Charles Walker Robinson Papers


  • 1645-1940 (Creation)

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3 boxes and items

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Charles Walker Robinson was an author and soldier. He retired with the rank of major-general after having seen action in the Crimean War, the Ashanti War, and the Zulu War. In addition to his active service, he held many staff appointments throughout a long and distinguished military career. He was responsible for collecting, sorting and preserving the mass of material that had been accumulated by various members of the Robinson family.

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The collection consists of family papers relating to John Robinson, Bishop of London (1650-1723), the Robinson family in Virginia and descendants in Upper Canada, especially Sir John Beverley Robinson (1791-1863), father of C.W. Robinson.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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