Manuscript Collection

Robinson Family Papers - Accession 1051 - M474 (525)


Robinson Family Papers - Accession 1051 - M474 (525)


Robinson Family



Accession 1051 - M474 (525)

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1999-2001


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

95 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The Robinson Family Papers consist of photocopies of letters written during the American Civil War by Samuel L. Robinson and James Robinson of the 4th South Carolina Volunteers, Co. A to their parents. Also included is information concerning George Frank Robinson who was in 7th South Carolina Volunteers Co. A and Archibald Franklin McCord who was in 1st SCV Co. A later Hampton’s Calvary. There is also a typescript copy of a Civil War remembrance February 1884) by Eliza Lucilla Haskell Lee (1836-1905) who describes what civilian living in Charleston, SC (and in South Carolina) was like during the war. There are also reminiscences of the Civil War by James Smith Middleton (1856-1943) who was born in Charleston, SC and moved to Columbia, SC during the Civil War as a child. He discusses civilian life in Columbia, SC as General Sherman and the Union Army advanced, sacked, and then occupied the city. He details at length the rioting and burning of Columbia, SC by Union soldiers and then later life under Reconstruction. The collection also consists of copies of photographs of Civil War soldiers and of a sword.


The Robinson Family Papers were given to the Archives by Louise McBee Ferguson on July 2, 2001.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Robinson Family Papers - Accession 1051 - M474 (525)