Fonds F 44
1.5 metres of textual records
Fonds consists of records of Sir John Beverley Robinson, Christopher Robinson, Sir Charles W. Robinson, Sir Frederick P. Robinson, and of Sir William H. Robinson.
Fonds includes: five bound diaries of John Beverley Robinson, bound correspondence between John Beverley Robinson and Emma Walker, an album of manuscript poems by Bishop John Strachan and Lady Sarah Maitland, a scrapbook of commissions, as well as loose commissions and appointments, a scrapbook of autograph letters and portrait reproductions, Robinson family arms with two wax seals issued by the College of Heralds, London, England in 1854, and document with wax seal granting title of Baronet to Sir John Beverley Robinson in 1854. Fonds also includes: general correspondence, bonds, reports, agreements, addresses, accounts, indentures, records arising from a special commission on the trial for treason in 1838, charges to the grand jury (arranged chronologically), accounts, records regarding forfeited estates of the North West Company, as well as journals and notebooks of Sir Frederick P. Robinson, Sir John Beverley Robinson, Christopher Robinson, and Charles W. Robinson.
The Robinson family of Upper Canada were distinguished in law, the military, and politics in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century. Sir John Beverley Robinson (1791-1863) was Attorney-General and Solicitor- General of Upper Canada, and was Chief Justice of Upper Canada. His son Christopher (1828-1905) was a Toronto lawyer and was chancellor of Trinity University. Another son, Sir Charles (1836-1924), was a soldier and writer. A relative of John Beverley Robinson, Sir Frederick Robinson (1763-1852), was a soldier and provisional Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Another relative, Sir William H. Robinson (1766- 1836), was a soldier and Commissary-General of Nova Scotia.
Sir John Beverley Robinson (1791-1863) was Attorney-General and Solicitor-General of Upper Canada, and was Chief Justice of Upper Canada during the early and mid-nineteenth century.
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Other records of the Robinson family are held by the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto.
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Accession Numbers: 1487, 2023, 30212.MU 5903 - MU 5911, MU 5933 - MU 5935.MS 4.
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