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James S. Patton was the husband of Frances Bernard Upton, who was a part of the Robb Bernard family. Patton provided Special Collections with this portion of the Robb Bernard collection, among others. The Robb Bernard deposits 85-41 and 86-32 are part of the larger Robb Bernard collection, which spans from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. This portion covers 1902 to 1980, with the bulk of the papers from 1920-1955. The collection is mainly comprised of correspondence from the various Robbs and Bernards, as well as their relations the Uptons, who were originally from southern Maine. As well as the correspondence, there are also a few other items, such as Frances Upton's journal from a family trip to Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, between July 4 and August 9, 1928. Other items of interest are letters from a Netherlands woman named Mary to Frances Upton immediately following World War II (1945-1955,) along with letters home from Robert Upton during World War II


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This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.