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Blaze Robertson collection

 Collection — Folder: S1125
Identifier: S1125

Scope and Contents

There are twenty-two photocopied pages, some typed and some handwritten, in this collection. Charles Boswell wrote one page entitled "Reminiscences." Five pages list descendants but without any dates. Eight pages are excerpts from an 1813 diary by Mr. Robertson [first name unknown], and were typed by Ben H. Robertson, Distributing Company of Tacoma, Washington, during January 1958. The next seven pages are hand-written and give a history of the Robertson family. The last page, dated November 1, 1967, is a note written to George [Roberts] from Farrell Lang. It reads: "Am mailing the old ledger today. Watch for it. Thanks a million. Am writing a long letter which follows shortly."


  • 1644-1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

The first Blaze Robertson came from Northumberland County, England, to America in 1644 with Lord Berkley. Perhaps the wife of this Blaze was from the family of Anne Hutchinson, who was banished to the wilderness for her religous beliefs.

Blaze Robertson and his wife, Hannah Hutchinson, lived in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) 15 or 20 miles from Moorefield. Blaze is said to have managed the estate of General Stevens, who was on George Washington's staff, but he did not take up arms against his mother country, England. Blaze died on September 10, 1810. The widow and several children moved to Jackson County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George Roberts on 1969/03/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/11/13 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Blaze Robertson collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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