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The Resource Blaze Robertson collection

Blaze Robertson collection

Label
Blaze Robertson collection, 1644-1967
Title
Blaze Robertson collection
Inclusive dates
1644-1967
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
There are twenty-two photocopied pages, some typed and some handwritten, in this collection. Charles Boswell wrote one page entitled "Reminiscences." Five pages list descendants but without any dates. Eight pages are excerpts from an 1813 diary by Mr. Robertson [first name unknown], and were typed by Ben H. Robertson, Distributing Company of Tacoma, Washington, during January 1958. The next seven pages are hand-written and give a history of the Robertson family. The last page, dated November 1, 1967, is a note written to George [Roberts] from Farrell Lang. It reads: "Am mailing the old ledger today. Watch for it. Thanks a million. Am writing a long letter which follows shortly."
Biographical or historical data
The first Blaze Robertson came from Northumberland County, England, to America in 1644 with Lord Berkley. Perhaps the wife of this Blaze was from the family of Anne Hutchinson, who was banished to the wilderness for her religous beliefs. Blaze Robertson and his wife, Hannah Hutchinson, lived in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) 15 or 20 miles from Moorefield. Blaze is said to have managed the estate of General Stevens, who was on George Washington's staff, but he did not take up arms against his mother country, England. Blaze died on September 10, 1810. The widow and several children moved to Jackson County, Indiana.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boswell, Charles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lang, Farrell
  • Robertson, Blaze
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberts, George
  • Robertson family
  • Genealogy
  • Photostat
  • Jackson County (Ind.)
  • Virginia
Label
Blaze Robertson collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2690
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/11/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369744
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George Roberts on 1969/03/12.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900198165
  • (OCoLC)900198165
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Blaze Robertson collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2690
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/11/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20369744
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George Roberts on 1969/03/12.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900198165
  • (OCoLC)900198165
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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