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Formal title:
Berkeley House collection
Extent:
1.668 linear feet
Date range:
1881-1895, undated (bulk 1884-1895)
Abstract:
This collection contains 4 architectural drawings and specifications, personal artwork, and household receipts related to LeRoy King and his residence, Berkeley House.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.2012.33
Formal title:
Bernon Helme Photograph Collection
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1895-1930
Abstract:
This collection contains 24 historic photographs of the University of Rhode Island and the surrounding Kingston village area.
Repository:
University Archives and Special Collections
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 125
Formal title:
Martha Dickinson Bianchi papers
Extent:
224 linear feet
Date range:
1834-1980
Abstract:
This collection consists of the papers of Martha Dickinson Bianchi and her family. It includes a great deal of secondary material relating to Emily Dickinson, along with material relating to the posthumous publication of Emily's work by Martha. In addition to the personal papers of Martha Bianchi and family (including family and editorial correspondence, diaries, notes, worksheets, typescript poems, stories, plays, photographs, articles, books, and clippings), the collection includes the personal papers of Alfred Leete Hampson and his wife, Mary Landis Hampson.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.046
Formal title:
Bishop James DeWolf Perry Papers
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1961 (bulk 1904-1947)
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
Repository:
University Archives and Special Collections
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 29
Formal title:
Eli Whitney Blake (1867-1902) papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1890-1901
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.031
Formal title:
Bonoff Family Papers
Extent:
123 linear feet
Date range:
1899-2007
Abstract:
The collection consists of the records of the Bonoff family. The Bonoffs operated home demonstration shows and ran several theatres in Phoenix, AZ, and in New England from the 1940s to the late 1990s. The majority of the records deal with the operation of the Warwick Musical Theatre in Warwick, R.I.
Repository:
University Archives and Special Collections
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 216
Formal title:
Book plates removed from "Life and Letters of John Winthrop" 2nd edition
Extent:
0.01 cubic feet
Date range:
1869
Abstract:
The collection contains book plates that were removed from the second edition of Life and Letters of John Winthrop by Robert C. Winthrop.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0115
Formal title:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1835-1894
Abstract:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815-1891) was a teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. The collection covers the years 1835-1894 and contains correspondence concerning literary and personal affairs, three manuscripts of her poems, two engraved portraits extracted from a book, and miscellaneous notes.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Botta
Formal title:
W.C. Bronson papers
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1885-1928 (bulk 1900-1928)
Abstract:
The W.C. Bronson papers comprise the professional and personal records of Professor Walter Cochrane Bronson from his time as a student at Brown University through his career as a professor of English at Cornell University, West Virginia University, and Brown University, from which he retired in 1927.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1UF-B4
Formal title:
William H. Brooks Family Papers
Extent:
56 items
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Brooks

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