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Viola B. Robson Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Viola B. Robson Collection
Span Dates: 1876-1943
ID No: Ms2009-152
Creator: Viola B. Robson
Extent: 1 box (Ms2009-152)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Papers of Viola B. Robson, whose son James P. Robson was killed in World War I. She was a Gold Star Mother and traveled on a Pilgrimage of War Mothers and Widows to France in 1933. A photograph of Mrs. Robson at her son's grave was on the cover of the dedication program for the West Virginia Veterans Memorial.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Donated in memory of Viola B. Robson by her grandchildren: Virginia L. Robson (deceased), Houghton Abbot Robson, Pauline Viola Robson Wilkerson and Betty Robson Mahan.
Transfers: Museum Artifacts (see below)
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Viola B. Robson Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.

Correspondence (photocopies), James P. Robson to Viola B. Robson, 1917-1918
Correspondence (photocopies), Viola B. Robson to James P. Robson, 1918
Military Papers (photocopies), James P. Robson, 1917-1922
Diary, Viola B. Robson, trip to France with Gold Star Mothers, June 5-29, 1933
Correspondence, Viola B. Robson to Grandchildren, written en route to France with Gold Star Mothers, 1933
Correspondence (photocopies), to Viola B. Robson, regarding Pilgrimage of War Mothers and Widows, 1933
Map of American Military Cemeteries in Europe, 1931
Invitation by United States Government to Viola B. Robson, Pilgrimage to Cemetery in Europe, August 17, 1932
Official Certificate of Identification, War Mothers and Widows Pilgrimage, 1933
Information Cards, Pilgrimage of War Mothers and Widows
Baggage Tickets, Viola B. Robson, 1933
Envelope, Hotel D'Iena, Paris
Membership Cards, Viola Robson, American Legion Auxiliary, 1942-1943
West Virginia Veterans Memorial (photograph of Viola B. Robson posing at gravesite of son used on cover of dedication program)
Correspondence (photocopies), Emma Moore, regarding military pay due her deceased husband, Henry Moore, 1876
McMaster's Primary History of the United States
History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion, by "Buck Private" McCollum

Transferred from West Virginia Archives and History to the State Museum
Miniature flags
Ribbon with star, Mrs. V. E. Robson, First Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage, Staunton, Virginia, 1936
Flag, Presented to the Gold Star Mothers by the City of New York
Military pin

Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History