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Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers (RLC.Ms.025)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: (401) 847-0292
Fax: (401) 841-5680
email: redwood@redwoodlibrary.org

Collection Overview

Title: Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers
Date range: 1730-1866, (bulk 1730-1774)
Creator: Birckhead family
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Abstract: This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library, and his business dealings in Newport, Rhode Island. Also included are documents concerning the Redwood Library, Abraham Redwood’s contemporaries in Newport, and later letters from David King, a former president of the Redwood Library.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection number: RLC.Ms.025