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Thomas A. Jenckes papers (Ms.Rider.Jenckes)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Scope & content

The collection consists primarily of autograph letters, but includes miscellaneous manuscripts (chiefly essays) authored by Jenckes, as well as documents pertaining to his studies at Brown University and his subsequent study and practice of law in Rhode Island. Also well documented are Jenckes' political activities, first in Rhode Island, and later as a Rhode Island member of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Other topics covered by the collection are his courtship of Mary Fuller, familial relationships, Jenckes family genealogy, and various organizations of which he was a member (including the T.R.I.A.O.E.A.O.F., a Providence poetry club). The Jenckes papers were assembled by Sidney S. Rider as part of his comprehensive collection on Rhode Island History.