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1861-1973, undated
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series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Ferndale Farm, earlier known as Potomac Landing, was the Robinson farm located on Dyson Road in Prince George's County. It was known as the Ferndale Farm after circa 1896. This series includes farm account books ranging from 1872 to 1939, a threshing account book 1930-1931, farm papers including land rental agreements, products sold, seed, feed, ...

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Dates:
1838-2010, undated
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series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This series is divided into six subseries. The Robinson family papers deal with the continuous farming operation of a single family over four generations on the same property. They employed not only immediate family members but also sharecroppers, tenant farmers and hired hands. The farming operation was carried out on acreage varying from over ...

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Dates:
1838-2010, undated
undated
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subseries
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This subseries contains personal and business papers of family individuals, including Thomas Wells Robinson (1803-1869) the purchaser of Potomac Landing, correspondence, one broadside, a family scrapbook, and general ephemera. This Subseries includes a family scrapbook, a scrapbook created by Lucy Robinson Arth (1876-1958), daughter of Robert H. a...

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Dates:
1841-1976, undated
1841-1976
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subseries
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This subseries contains material and ephemera of Elizabeth Bourne Robinson (1892-1976). She was the daughter of Joseph Blake Bourne and Maria Gantt of Calvert County, Maryland and the wife of Frank A. Robinson. This subseries consists of personal and business papers, correspondence, farm diaries for Ferndale Farm (1951-1960), recipe books (1872-19...

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Dates:
1932-1997
undated
Level:
subseries
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This subseries contains material and ephemera of Franklin Alexander Robinson (1932-). He was the son of Frank A. and Elizabeth Bourne Robinson. He married Adina Mae Via in 1958. The series consists of personal and business papers, correspondence, a diaries, his baby book, high-school yearbooks. He was a charter member of the Gwynn Park chapter ...

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Dates:
[1955.]
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 3-1/2" x 5".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

She is holding a piglet and the photo is taken from above. She enclosed the snapshot in a letter to Franklin Robinson on March 7, 1955. Photographer unidentified.

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Dates:
[1955.]
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item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 5" x 3".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1928-1997, undated
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Via family papers deal with the Robert M. Via family. The Via papers are a particularly appropriate complement to the Robinson papers because they deal with a farming operation of a smaller size, approximately thirty acres to 115 acres. In contrast to the Robinson operation that utilized many forms of outside labor, the Via farm was operated b...

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Dates:
1872
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 5.1" x 3.1".)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photoprint of Robert H. Robinson wearing the Confederate (CSA) uniform of his brother James G. Robinson of the 5th Virginia Inf., CSA, Prince George's County, Maryland. This is most likely a wedding photo taken in 1872 upon his marriage to Amanda M. Baden at Black Walnut Thicket, the bride's home.

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Dates:
undated
Level:
item
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., .)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0475
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Copy photograph of William Albert Kerr Baden of Black Walnut Thicket, Baden, Prince George's County, Maryland. A Confederate veteran, he was wounded in the War and died in the 1870s from wounds received while in service. He is buried at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baden. No collection photo number.