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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.

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1 collection (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

Physical Location


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

Repository Details

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