Corinne Alsop Cole

Corinne Alsop Cole (born Corinne Douglas Robinson July 2, 1886 in Orange, New Jersey – June 23, 1971 in Avon, Connecticut) was the daughter of Douglas Robinson and his wife Corinne Roosevelt and a niece of Theodore Roosevelt. Corinne Douglas Robinson was the second of four children and the only daughter. She enjoyed a childhood of privilege and grew up on her parents' New Jersey estate. Travel and horseback rides were part of Corinne's childhood. Like her cousin Eleanor Roosevelt, she attended Allenswood Academy in England under the tutelage of Mlle. Marie Souvestre and though she enjoyed Souvestre and the school itself, she found Souvestre abrasive and threatening. Upon her return to the states, she participated in the wedding of Franklin and Eleanor, being a bridesmaid to Eleanor. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson gave a debut party for their only daughter in 1904, which according to The New York Times, "was not a large affair.


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