This collection includes typescripts of James M. Robb's manuscript "Carry On" written while he was a patient at the Bilibid
prison-hospital in the Philippines during World War II; correspondence from his parents' efforts to locate the manuscript,
1946-48; reports and documents pertaining to Japanese treatment of Philippine prisoners of war, especially the "Hell Ships"
that transported POWs to Japan; resources collected by his sister Marion Robb about the history of POWs in the Philippines
with related correspondence, 1980-98; and additional family materials from his daughters Jannis Robb Garred and Allison Robb
Marks, including a letter (photocopied) from James M. Robb to his wife, 1938.
James M. Robb earned his A.B. in political science at Stanford in 1931 and his law degree in 1934. He worked for three years
with the Oakland Title Company before returning to Manila in 1937, where he joined the law firm of DeWitt, Perkins and Ponce
Enrile. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a first lieutenant in the Quartermaster Department
during the siege of Bataan. He survived the Bataan death march and several POW camps in the Philippines, but died at sea in
January 1945 while being transported with other POWs to Japan. Robb worked on a book detailing wartime conditions in the Philippines
and the POW camps while he was a patient at the Bilibid prison-hospital; the manuscript was buried for safekeeping and retrieved
when American troops liberated the Philippines.
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