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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1785.8

Corinne Robinson Alsop Cole family papers


Family papers of Corinne Douglas (Robinson) Alsop Cole, daughter of Douglas Robinson and Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt.


  • 1853-1954

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


18 linear feet (35 boxes)

Correspondence includes Cole’s letters to/from Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, 1889-1933, and from Eleanor (Roosevelt) Roosevelt, letters from Douglas Robinson to his wife, and letters of condolence to her on his death. Also included are diaries of Cole and Corinne Robinson, files relating to the motion picture The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1965), and Robinson and Roosevelt family photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Corinne Douglas (Robinson) Alsop Cole was the daughter of Douglas Robinson and Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson, younger sister of American president Theodore Roosevelt.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Letters to Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  2. ___A. Letters from various correspondents
  3. ___B. Condolences to Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson on the death of her husband Douglas Robinson
  4. II. Letters by Corinne (Roosevelt) Robinson
  5. III. Other letters
  6. IV. Copies of letters
  7. V. Diaries
  8. VI. Compositions
  9. VII. Other

Immediate Source of Acquisition

77M-69. Deposited by Joseph Alsop, Mrs. Stewart J. O. Alsop, Mrs. Percy Chubb, and John Alsop; received: 1977. All items except photographs (i.e.,(580), (583) et al.) presented 1979.

Related Materials

See also: Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Papers (HOLLIS: 008755308)

This 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

Cole, Corinne Robinson Alsop, 1886-1971. Corinne Robinson Alsop Cole family papers, 1853-1954: Guide.
Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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