File: "Personal correspondence - from Robin"

Scope and Content

In 1965, Robin started corresponding with Platt after meeting him when he visited Leeds for the Moynihan celebrations. This correspondence is largely personal, but shows Platt's continuing interest and encouragement in Robin's work for disabled people. Robin attended meetings of the Central Council for the Disabled and wrote articles on disabled living, based on her experiences building a house, and concerning cooking and the use of freezers etc. The correspondence is in reverse chronological order, some letters are undated.

  • /1-2 Birthday cards from Robin, n.d.
  • /3 Postcard from Robin, n.d. [1973?]
  • /4-5 Letter from Robin, 11 September [1972], including comments about a cookery book for disabled people, the 'Garden Room' book written with Keith Mossman and 'my freezer book'.
  • /6-7 Letter from Robin, 28 May 1972.
  • /8-9 Letter from Robin, 22 April [1972].
  • /10 Postcard from Robin, n.d. [1972].
  • /11 Postcard from Robin, 5 March 1972.
  • /12-14 Letter from Robin, 24 February 1972.
  • /15 Letter from Robin, 26 January 1972.
  • /16-17 Letter from Robin, 5 October 1971.
  • /18-19 Letter from Robin, 28 August 1971.
  • /20-21 Letter from Robin, 20 July 1971.
  • /22 Postcard from Robin, 3 June 1971.
  • /23 Postcard from Robin, 1 May [1971?].
  • /24-25 Letter from Robin, 26 April 1971.
  • /26 Postcard from Robin, 29 March 1971.
  • /27 Postcard from Robin, 10 January 1971.
  • /28-29 Letter from Robin, 2 January 1971, including comments about her manuscript on the disabled and about Sister Tushingham.
  • /30-31 Letter from Robin, 28 November 1970.
  • /32 Birthday card from Robin, n.d. [Oct 1970?]
  • /33-34 Letter from Robin, 29 September 1970.
  • /35-36 Letter from Robin, 28 August 1970, including comments and questions about her manuscript on personal experiences of disability.
  • /37-50 Typescript titled 'Some notes on disabilities for Keith Mossman', written by Robin about her personal experience of overcomming disability, n.d. [February 1970?].
  • /51 Postcard from Robin, August 1970.
  • /52 Letter from Robin, 1 July 1970.
  • /53-54 Letter from Robin, 13 June 1970.
  • /55 Card from Robin, 4 June 1970.
  • /56-58 Letter from Robin, 25 April 1970, including comments about her purpose built shower.
  • /59 Postcard from Robin, 21 April 1970.
  • /60 Postcard from Robin, 30 March 1970.
  • /61-62 Letter from Robin, 25 February 1970, annotated by Platt.
  • /63 Postcard from Robin, 17 February 1970.
  • /64-66 Letter from Robin, 8 November 1970, criticising a magazine called Hope and commenting on a number of other publications relating to disabled living.
  • /67 Postcard from Robin, 28 January 1970.
  • /68-69 Letter from Robin, 9 January 1970.
  • /70 Christman card from Robin, n.d. [1970?]
  • /71-72 Letter from Robin, 19 November 1969.
  • /73 Postcard from Robin, 11 November 1969.
  • /74 Postcard from Robin, 8 November [1969?]
  • /75-76 Letter from Robin, 22 October 1969.
  • /77-78 Letter from Robin, 9 October 1969.
  • /79-81 Letter from Robin, 27 September 1969, mentioning Platt's profile of Dr Wilson.
  • /82 Postcard from Robin, 28 August 1969.
  • /83-85 Letter from Robin, 29 August 1969.
  • /86 Greetings card, n.d.
  • /87-89 Letter from Robin, 14 August 1969, mentioning the general perception that arthritis is purely an age related disease.
  • /90-91 Letter from Robin, 26 July 1969.
  • /92-94 Letter from Robin, 5 July [1969]
  • /95-98 Letter from Robin, 27 June 1969.
  • /99-100 Letter from Robin, 19 June 1969, discussing the interest of the electricity companies in her experiences.
  • /101-102 Letter from Robin, 1 June 1969.
  • /103 Postcard from Robin, 21 May 1969.
  • /104-106 Letter from Robin, 20 April 1969.
  • /107-108 Letter from Robin, 27 February 1969.
  • /109 Postcard from Robin, 9 June 1969.
  • /110-112 Letter from Robin, 4 September 1968.
  • /113-114 Letter from Robin, 7 April 1968
  • /115 Letter from Robin to Mary Gass, 21 March 1968.
  • /116-7 Letter from Robin to Mary Gass, 27 January 1968.
  • /118 Copy letter from Platt to Robin about Lady Hamilton's work on disabled living, 23 January 1968.
  • /119 Copy letter from Platt to Lady Hamilton about research Robin hoped to undertake, 23 January 1968.
  • /120 Letter from Robin to Platt about research she hoped to do on attitudes of youth employment officers towards the disabled and asking him to contact Lady Hamilton, 13 December 1967.
  • /121-123 Letter from Robin to Platt, 24 November 1967.
  • /124-126 Letter from Robin to Mary Gass about ISRD publications, 5 November 1967, with copy letter from Mary Gass to the Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 15 December 1967.
  • /127 Copy letter from Platt to Robin, 24 October 1967.
  • /128-129 Letter from Robin to Mary Gass, 20 October 1967.
  • /130 Copy letter from Mary Gass to Robin, 13 October 1967.
  • /131 Letter from Robin to Platt, 7 October 1967.
  • /132-136 Letter from Robin to Platt, 2 October 1967.
  • /137-140 Letter from Robin to Platt, with copy reply, March 1967.
  • /141 Birthday card from Robin, n.d. [196-?]
  • /142-143 Birthday card from Robin to Platt with copy reply, 24 October 1966.
  • /144-145 Letter from Robin to Platt, 29 December 1965.
  • /146 Copy letter from Platt to Robin, 21 December 1965.
  • /147-148 Letter from Robin, 15 December [1965].
  • /149 Copy letter from Platt, 6 October 1965.