Jerome John Robbins papers, 1861-1913.


Robbins, Jerome John, 1841-1921. Jerome John Robbins papers, 1861-1913.

Jerome John Robbins papers, 1861-1913.

Diaries and correspondence concerning his Civil War service and two letters, 1863, from Sarah E. Edmonds Seelye, woman Civil War soldier who served under the alias Frank Thompson; also photographs.

9 v. and 40 items in 1 box.

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