Guide to the John Robinson Letters, September 1905

Summary Information

Title: John Robinson Letters, September 1905
Collection: AC.609
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The John Robinson Letters collection consists of two handwritten letters to my dear sweet girl referred to in one of the letters as 'Dot' or Florence, from John Robinson, dating September 12 & 28, 1905.

Creator: Robinson, John

Biographical/Historical Note

L.G. Robinson was a dry goods store proprietor in Smithfield, West Virginia in 1905, and was known as one of the more prominent citizens of Smithfield. Smithfield is located in Wetzel County. On the letter of the Office of L.G. Robinson, one phrase says he is a dealer in high grade general merchandise and the other side says a manufacturer of all kinds of rough and dressed lumber. John may have been L.G.'s son.

Scope and Contents

This collection is of letters from John Robinson to his fiancee Dot or Florence. He tells her that he is working in a mill and making rounds to other mills, while working on a tram road, apparently learning the business while Father is out of town. He speaks of marrying Dot after Christmas.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The origin of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2003.024

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.609, John Robinson Letters, Smithfield, West Virginia, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Letters, September 1905 ACSC_Box 18, Folder 14