Roundup: May 13, 2015
Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Speaker: Bill Warren
Subject: William Wilcox Robinson: Historian, Poet, Story Teller, Critic, Community Servant, Museum Trustee, Bon Vivant, Friend, and always as a Man of Letters.
If you are one of the many members of the Los Angeles Corral who are interested in local history, you probably have one or more books or pamphlets written by W.W. Robinson. Come prepared to be enlightened and entertained by former Sheriff Bill Warren while he describes one of his heroes.
Will Robinson worked for years for Title Insurance and Trust Company, rising to Vice President of that concern. His business interests led him to research property history back to the Spanish and Mexican roots of much of Southern California. He was a prolific writer who delighted in making history interesting. Robinson and his artist wife, Irene, were a wonderfully collaborative force. Their efforts ranged from children’s books and poetry to fine press books printed with Irene’s imaginative illustrations.
Bill Warren will present an illustrated guide through the works of Will and Irene Robinson. Copies of some of these will be available for examination. Will and his close friends, Ward Ritchie and Larry Powell, had wicked imaginations and enjoyed nothing more than a little hijinks along the way. Join us for this enlightening presentation celebrating the life and times of W. W. Robinson.