MG 830 - Imbrie, John Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of the Robert Jackson Fleming diaries from 1850 to 1869, 1872, and 1874; a booklet, "Civil War Days," transcribed from the journals; a "Memorandum of A Trip to Cadiz, Ohio and to Washington County, PA in 1869" by Robert Jackson Fleming with a transcription; "Poems of R. J. Fleming," published in 1877; a genealogical diagram of the Fleming family; photocopies of a sketch of a coach made by R. J. Fleming; a photocopy of a daguerreotype of Mary Malvina Sausser (1852-1937), wife of Samuel Fleming; a description of the Fleming House on South Street with a summary of the life of Robert Jackson; and a copy of a letter written in 1838 by Robert Jackson Fleming to his brother Samuel B. Fleming.


Most of the items in the collection were inherited by John Imbrie from his mother, Margaret Fleming Imbrie (1882-1980) who was the daughter of Samuel Fleming and grew up in the family home at 104 South Street, Harrisburg. Her grandfather was Robert Jackson Fleming (1803-1874), a carriage-maker in Harrisburg.

Date(s): 1850-1877

Extent: 1 box, 8 folders, 33 items