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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1785-1785.7

Corinne Roosevelt Robinson papers


Papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Douglas Robinson; a published poet and active member of the Republican party.


  • 1847-1933

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to most of this material. Most of the collection is open for research.

bMS Am 1785.5 (12) is restricted: fragile; use surrogate. For access to original consult curatorial staff.


32 linear feet (64 boxes)

The correspondence reflects Corinne Roosevelt Robinson's interest in political affairs. She supported her brother Theodore Roosevelt and continued an active campaign for the Republican Party after his death. Corinne Robinson was prominent in society, and also corresponded with writers well known in England and America. Correspondence includes Robinson’s letters to Douglas Robinson, to/from Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles and Anna Louisa (Bulloch) Gracie, and from Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt; also letters from Robert Bridges, John Jay Chapman, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edgar Lee Masters, William Roscoe Thayer, Charles Grenfill Washburn, Edith Wharton, Kate Douglas Wiggin, and Leonard Wood; other family correspondence includes letters between Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha (Bulloch) Roosevelt, and letters from Martha (Stewart) Elliott Bulloch to Susan (Elliott) West. Journals includes Robinson’s diaries and those of Anna Louisa (Bulloch) Gracie; also childhood notebooks of the Dresden Literary American Club and P.O.R.E. Literary and political drafts include Robinson’s My brother, Theodore Roosevelt (1921) and Anna (Roosevelt) Cowles’s The story of the Roosevelt family.

Biographical / Historical

Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Douglas Robinson, was a published poet and active member of the Republican Party.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. bMS Am 1785 : Letters to Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  2. II. bMS Am 1785.1 : Letters from Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  3. III. bMS Am 1785.2 : Other letters
  4. IV. bMS Am 1785.3: Compositions by Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  5. A. Addresses and essays
  6. B. Poetry manuscripts
  7. V. bMS Am 1785.4: Miscellaneous compositions from the papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  8. A. Addresses and essays
  9. B. Poetry manuscripts
  10. VI. bMS Am 1785.5: Journals and diaries from the papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  11. VII. bMS Am 1785.6: Ephemera and miscellaneous material from the papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  12. VIII. bMS Am 1785.7: Additional papers of Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  13. A. Correspondence
  14. B. Manuscripts

Immediate Source of Acquisition

65M-65-65M-65.6. Gift of Mrs. Francis Cole; received: 1965.

65M-111. Deposited by Mrs. Francis Cole; received: 1966.

Related Materials

Collection is part of the Harvard College Library’s Theodore Roosevelt Collection. For context see: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Roosevelt family papers (HOLLIS: 008186829)

Processing Information

Enhanced with digital content by Alison Harris.

Processing Information

In 2020, as part of a conscious and inclusive re-description effort, titles were updated to include a woman’s first name when identified

Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson papers, 1847-1933: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
Digital content funded by the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University.

Repository Details

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