Jarvis-Robinson Family Papers
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1830 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection was acquired in two discrete increments. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with material found in other acquisitions. For instance, materials pertaining to Samuel Colt can be found in both groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
13.67 Linear Feet (34 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Samuel Colt (1814-1862)
The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified.
As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the call number Uncat MSS 918.
- Colt firearms
- Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co
- Connecticut -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
- Connecticut -- Social life and customs
- Firearms industry and trade -- United States
- Hartford (Conn.) -- Maps
- Jarvis family
- Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona
- Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico
- Photographs -- United States -- 20th Century
- Robinson family
- Russia -- Commerce -- United States
- United States -- Commerce -- Russia
- Weapons industry -- Russia
- Weapons industry -- United States
- Guide to the Jarvis-Robinson Family Papers
- In Progress
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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