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Collection on Goelet furnishings

McKillop Library

McKillop Library
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-341-2276
Fax: 401-341-2951
email: archives@salve.edu

Scope & content

These files were compiled in 2008 by a French summer intern who was working for Paul Miller, the curator at the Preservation Society of Newport County. The files document purchases of furnishings, art, and other objects by Ogden Goelet for his homes in New York City and Newport between 1882 and 1896. The intern translated select receipts and correspondence from the Goelet family papers (SP 02) that were written in French. He also researched the provenance of some items purchased by Ogden Goelet and found brief identifying information on some of the companies mentioned in the correspondence. In a few instances, he was able to trace the sales, later in the twentieth century, of some objects from Ochre Court.