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Walter Robson journal

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-058

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of a single, Xerox copy of Walter Robson’s Journal of his “voyage to America and travels in the United States.” Entries describe his departure from England, his voyages to and from America, including weather, accommodations, and his fellow passengers. While in the U.S., Robson traveled to various Friends and meetings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Chicago, Iowa, Indianapolis, Baltimore, North Carolina, and New York.


  • 1877-1878


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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Walter Robson (1842-1929) was born March 30, 1842 at Saffron Walden, England, the son of John Stephenson and Rachel (Green) Robson. Robson was apprenticed in the family grocery business, Robson, Green & Co. In 1867, Robson accompanied his cousin Joseph James Neave to Australia, where he later met his wife. In 1869, he married M. Christina Cox of Wollongong, near Sydney, Australia. The couple had four children. The couple returned to England in 1870, at which time Christina became a partner in the family business. From 1877-1878, Robson visited the U.S. and attended seven Yearly Meetings and addressed open-air assemblies. His ministry would be considered “evangelical.” Robson was a committee member for Saffron Walden School from 1876-1929 and served his city government as Magistrate and as Treasurer for many years. He died on December 15th, 1929 at Saffron Walden at the age of 87.

Source: Dictionary of Quaker Biography


0.083 Linear Feet (1 volume)





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Processed by Kara Flynn, completed July 2015.
Walter Robson journal, 1877-1878
Kara Flynn
July, 2015
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