The Resource Conway Robinson transcripts of early Virginia records, (microform)

Conway Robinson transcripts of early Virginia records, (microform)

Conway Robinson transcripts of early Virginia records, ca. 1860
Conway Robinson transcripts of early Virginia records
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ca. 1860
Transcripts, ca. 1860, of various early Virginia records, made by Conway Robinson (1805-1884) from manuscripts in the Library of Congress. Several of the transcribed documents, 1622-1624, deal with the Jamestown settlement, including instructions to the settlers before their departure, and communications between the Virginia colony, King James, and the Privy Council on developments there. Other documents include lists of early land patents granted in the corporations of Charles City, Elizabeth City, and Henrico Counties. This collection is located on frames 481-545 of the reel
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Biographical or historical data
Conway Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia, on 15 September 1805 to John Robinson (1773-1850) and Agnes Conway Moncure Robinson (1780-1862). He served as deputy clerk of the Virginia General Court in 1826, and was admitted to the bar in 1827. In 1828, Robinson began practicing before the Virginia Supreme Court and in 1838, began practicing before the United States Supreme Court. Robinson was appointed to the board of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad in 1834, and when the railroad was in fiscal trouble in 1836, he was appointed president. Robinson brought the RF&P out of debt in two years. He served as reporter of the Virginia Supreme Court from 1842 to 1844, and revised the Code of Virginia in 1849. Robinson was elected to the House of Delegates for one term in 1852. In 1858, he moved to the District of Columbia to work on a seven volume legal history. With some interruption during the Civil War, Robinson practiced law before the Virginia and United States Supreme Courts and wrote several works on the law. He married Mary Susen Selden Leigh (1816-1900) on 14 July 1836. The couple eventually had eight children. Robinson died on 30 January 1884 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while on a visit to his brother. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
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Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Conway Robinson transcripts of early Virginia records, (microform)
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
  • BR 583
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
service copy
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel (65 frames)

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