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Collection Number: 04758

Collection Title: Julian Hart Robertson Papers, 1900-1995

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6000 items)
Abstract Julian Hart Robertson (1899-1995) was born in Wilmington, N.C. He was graduated from Clemson College with a B.S. in textile engineering in 1919. Robertson was active in North Carolina textile manufacturing around Salisbury and Lexington, N.C., for many years, and served in various capacities with textile organizations, including as president of the North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association in the 1950s. Robertson married Blanche Spencer of Martinsville, Va., in 1931; the couple had three children: Julian, Jr., Blanche, and Wyndham. Letters, writings, photographs, and other materials relating to Julian Hart Robertson and other members of the Robertson family. Included is a small number of items pertaining to Robertson's textile career. Family materials consist of letters, including some documenting Robertson's service in World War I and World War II; clippings; and photogarphs. The bulk of the materials relate to Robertson's interest in genealogy and include source materials and other items Robertson used in writing The Family of William and Elizabeth Bolling Robertson of Richmond, Virginia, 1585-1981 (1981, with James Samuel Patton) and The Story of Frederick Williams Robertson and Charlotte (Reynolds) Hackett Robertson (1969).
Creator Robertson, Julian Hart, 1899-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: closed to all but those specified in gift agreement on file at the Southern Historical Collection until August 2025, except with written permission of Wyndham Robertson.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Julian Hart Robertson Papers #4758, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Wyndham Robertson of Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 1995 (Acc. 95072).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Julian Hart Robertson (1899-1995) was born in Wilmington, N.C. He was graduated from Clemson College with a B.S. in textile engineering in 1919. Robertson was active in North Carolina textile manufacturing around Salisbury and Lexington, N.C., for many years, and served in various capacities with textile organizations, including as president of the North Carolina Cotton Manufacturers' Association in the 1950s. Robertson married Blanche Spencer of Martinsville, Va., in 1931; the couple had three children: Julian, Jr., Blanche, and Wyndham.

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Letters, writings, photographs, and other materials relating to Julian Hart Robertson and other members of the Robertson family. Included is a small number of items pertaining to Robertson's textile career. Family materials consist of letters, including some documenting Robertson's service in World War I and World War II; clippings; and photogarphs. The bulk of the materials relate to Robertson's interest in genealogy and include source materials and other items Robertson used in writing The Family of William and Elizabeth Bolling Robertson of Richmond, Virginia, 1585-1981 (1981, with James Samuel Patton) and The Story of Frederick Williams Robertson and Charlotte (Reynolds) Hackett Robertson (1969).

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, June 1995

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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