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Mrs. H. Delmer Robinson Sr. Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Inventory created by Archives Staff 07/1986. Last revised 11/2020.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

DATE: 1832-1920

ALTERNATIVE FORM AVAILABLE: Digitized in 2007 (GSU disc 014-03). Not available online.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Mrs. H. Delmer Robinson Sr. Collection contains military records, news clippings, and memorabilia belonging to Lt. Eugene Carroll. Carroll served in the Army during World War I.  The collection also contains genealogical records and notes for the Eddy and Powell families. The Powell family papers include Civil War, pension, and Bible records. There is also a muster roll for the Illinois Mounted Volunteers dated May 26, 1832.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Mrs. Robinson (Louise Gertrude Hall) was the wife of H(arry) Delmer Robinson, Sr., the son of Charles Lee Robinson. H. Delmer Robinson later became the proprietor of the C. L. Robinson Cold Storage business in Winchester, VA.  She was born in 1901 in West Virginia and died in 1987. The Robinson family was prominent in the business and civic life of Winchester.

RELATED MATERIAL: Charles L. Robinson Papers, 1762 THL; C.L. Robinson Ice and Cold Storage Records, 1470 THL

CITE AS: Mrs. H. Delmer Robinson Collection, 640 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.




Carroll, Lt. Eugene—World War I,  16 items, manuscript, typescript, printed  (folder contains the following):

  • France Our Ally, by B. Van Vorst, YMCA booklet
  • Small leather address book, 3-ring loose leaf with alphabetical tabs on the side
  • Army v. Navy football game stub for Nov. 28, no year given, in London
  • 1 landing card for casual officers, dated Jan. 24, 1918
  • 1 re-embarkation card for casual officers
  • 2 bills from American Red Cross Hospital No. 22, Lancaster Gate, London, dated Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, 1918
  • News articles about Lt. Eugene Carroll from The Spencer News-Herald (Spencer, Iowa), dated Jan. 23, 1919, unnumbered print (photocopy);  The Des Moines Register, dated Feb. 2, 1919, unnumbered print (photocopy);
  • and a news article written by Lt. Eugene Carroll in The Spencer News-Herald, dated Nov. 20, 1918, unnumbered print
  • 24-hour leave permit for Lt. Eugene Carroll in Winchester, England, dated Dec. 18, 1918, print, carbon copy
  • Transportation request for Lt. Eugene Carroll from Winchester to London and return
  • Carte-lettre from E. Carroll to Mrs. Chars. Carroll, 706 Gregory Pl., Urbana, Ill., dated March 19, 1918, 3 small leaves
  • Memo from Eugene Carroll to Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 118 Inf. American E.F. regarding permission to wear war service chevron, dated July 8, 1918
  • Note that reads that Lt. Carroll is returned from duty from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M., dated Apr. 26, 1918
  • News article – Charles Carroll kin dead in Paris at 72 (Countess Jean de Kergorlay was a great-great-granddaughter of a signer of the Declaration of Independence)
  • Special orders from Headquarters 39th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France, June 7, 1918, contains rifle company assignments, which lists Lt. Eugene Carroll, 2 leaves, print
  • 1 page, mimeograph instructions “What a battalion commander should know when taking over a battalion front line system.”

Eddy Family Genealogical Notes, 2 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, manuscript

Powell Family Genealogical Material—primarily pension applications and supporting material  for Jasper and William Powell, Civil War,  unnumbered items, manuscript, typescript

Russell, Capt. Bailey—Company, Illinois Mounted Volunteers—Muster Roll—May 26, 1832, 3 leaves, typescript