Collection MS 243 - James Milton Robb

MS 243-3-1 Lubbock Morning Avalanche Friday March 2.docx

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MS 243


James Milton Robb


  • 1941-1947 (Creation)

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0.04 linear metres

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Biographical history

James Milton Robb was the son of Walter Robb. He was a lawyer who worked for the DeWitt Perkins and Ponce law firm in the Philippines. He was married to Monica Cowles Robb (d. 1945) and had a daughter, Dollie. During the Second World War he was a USA prisoner-of-war held by the Japanese in the Philippines from December 1941 until his death at sea while being transported to Japan on 15 December 1944. During his imprisonment he kept a journal of daily life at the camps which was encased in a metal box and buried for safekeeping. Robb's father, Walter, traced the manuscript, entitled "Carry On!". Walter Robb intended the manuscript to be published but it never was, due to 'official obstruction' by U.S. authorities.

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Photocopies of correspondence and personal documents relating to the death of James Milton Robb and the search for his journal, c 1944-1947; Journal of 1st Lieutenant James Milton Robb entitled 'Carry On!' kept during imprisonment at Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines, 1941-1944; Copy of newspaper report of death of Monica Cowles Robb


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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The material is on paper.

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Descriptive list available at Dundee University Archives. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

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MS 15/255

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MS 243

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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