The 1883 Vanderbilt Fancy Dress Ball Album Collection
The 1883 Vanderbilt Fancy Dress Ball Album Collection is comprised of portrait photographs taken by Jose Maria Mora of attendees to the fancy dress ball hosted by Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt (nee Alva Erskine Smith) on the night of March 26, 1883 at the Vanderbilts' newly completed residence at 660 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The subjects of the photographs are all dressed in the costumes they wore to the event, and appear in staged poses in front of backgrounds provided by Mora's studio.
Personal and professional papers (primarily correspondence, research notes, and speeches) of Randolph Greenfield Adams and Thomas Randolph Adams. Also includes some personal papers of Helen Spiller adams and Richard Newbold Adams; correspondence and other family papers from the eighteenth century onward; genealogical background; letters from Franklin Delano Roosevelt; friendship albums; and printed items, including clippings.
Albert C. Greene (1791-1863) was born in Coventry, Rhode Island to Perry (b.1749) and Elizabeth (Belcher) Greene (b. 1758). He had one sibling, a brother, William P. Greene (1784-1855). He was educated at the East Greenwich Academy until he was placed as an apprentice, at the age of 13, to George Brinkerhoff, an attorney in New York City. He was admitted to the bar in 1812 and continued his studies at the law school of Judges Reeves & Gould in Litchfield, Connecticut. He returned to Rhode Island in 1813 and set up practice in East Greenwich.
Rhode Island School of Design. Alumni
1 linear feet
The records document the activities of the RISD Alumni
Association including meeting minutes, 1905-1943; membership, 1906-1921; traveling
scholarship fund, 1911-1937, bulk 1911-1914; Alumni Fund Drives, 1944-1957; AA
President's Office, 1934-1936; constitution and by-laws; banquets, invitations and
announcements, shows and publications
Collection of letters and printed items to Sarah Fisher Ames from prominent figures of the day, including: Mary Mann, John Hay, Robert Winthrop, Whitelaw Reid, J.O.P. Burnside, Wendell Phillips, Rufus King. Also includes: letter from her husband, Joseph A. Ames; three letters from her son stationed in Cuba; various letters of introduction and permission, including one from Abraham Lincoln; letters to her husband, Joseph Ames
The Annmary Brown Memorial, at 21 Brown Street in Providence, RI, was built in 1907 by Rush C. Hawkins (1831-1920) as a memorial to his deceased wife Annmary Brown Hawkins (1837-1903). The Memorial was designed as a tomb for the couple (both are interred there), and as a private library to house the Hawkins' collection of incunabula, paintings, manuscripts, books authored by or written about individuals with the surname of Hawkins, travel books, bibliographies, biographies, standard histories, books on printing wood engravings, and volumes on the early history of printing. This collection contains the records about the construction and maintenance of the building, documentation about the books and paintings collected by Hawkins, and records about the operation of the Memorial. It also includes a volume of minutes for the New York Dispensary for the Diseases of the Throat and Chest for which Rush Hawkins was a Trustee. Researchers can also find documentation about the Civil War swords presented to Rush Hawkins which were stolen from the Memorial and later recovered.