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Colonel William Morrison Robinson Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 86-20

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of materials related to the military career and history of Colonel William Morrison Robinson, Jr. Much of the material deals with research and preparation for his books, The Confederate privateers, and Justice in Grey, a history of the judicial system of the Confederate States. Subjects covered by this collection include: American Legal History Society, Harvard University Press, segregation and integration, Confederate commerce, Confederate courts, Colonial national monument in Yorktown, Virginia, Georgia railroads, privateering, Cape Canaveral history, Civil War commanders, Gustavus Woods, Dr. Jonathan J. Jones, fluoridation in Quincy, Florida, Civil War blockade, Confederate engineers, Confederate Navy, C.S.S. Virginia, Georgia history, Mobile, Alabama history, Marcellus A. Stovall, submarines, Texas Navy, United States Coastal and Geodetic Survey, Virginia history, Volunteer Navy, Reconstruction, Confederate uniforms, John Taylor Wood, 14th Amendment, Georgia's Navy, British colonies, Norfolk Navy yard photographs, Pensacola fortifications, Pensacola Bay photographs, Florida maps, and South Africa.

Also contains MSS 89-10


  • created: 1854-1965

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Colonel William Morrison Robinson, Jr. (1891-1965) was a native of Augusta, Georgia who moved to Quincy, Florida after his retirement from the army in 1950. His active military service in the United States Army Corps of Engineers included tours of duty in both world wars; in France, 1917-1919, and in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

Colonel Robinson was a graduate of the Georgia School of Technology with degrees in science and civil engineering. He received an honorary degree of doctor of humanities from Florida State University in 1955.

He was regarded as an authority in the field of history, particularly naval and many specialized phases of Confederate history.


1522.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Sarah Watson Robinson

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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