Photographs collected by Margaret Naylor Ward (nee Townshend) daughter of Martha Perry "Pattie" Robinson and Harry Naylor Townshend, wife of Frank E. Ward. Photographic subjects are Leigh Castle Farm, the Townshend farm near Marston, Carroll County, Maryland; Ferndale Farm, the Robinson family farm near Brandywine, Prince George's County, Maryland; photographs of family, extended family, and friends. Photographs of Christ Episcopal Church, Clinton, Maryland; the Ward home at 10316 Piscataway Road, Clinton, Maryland, and other varied subjects.
Unrestricted research use on site to portions of collection, but some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment.
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Preservation of the 8mm films in this collection was made possible, in part, by a grant from the National Film Preservation Fund.