29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Account books and receipts compiled by various members of the Easton family of Newport, Rhode Island, including James C. Easton (1803-1861), William H. Easton (1834-1910) and George W. T. Tilley (1838-1898) of William H. Easton & Co.
David Priestly Hall and David Prescott Hall papers
1 linear foot (1 record box)
1819-1907 (bulk 1854-1907)
This collection contains letters and commonplace books from New York City lawyers, who often spent their summers in Newport, Rhode Island: David Priestly Hall (1798-1868) and his youngest son, David Prescott Hall (1845-1907). Also included is a series of drafts recounting the history of the United States, written by David Prescott Hall as a young child, and letters sent between father and son.
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prominent writer, poet, reformer, and lecturer, who was best known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and her contributions to the women’s rights movement. This collection includes two letters and one poem written by Howe.
Letters addressed to members of the Hunt family, particularly renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) and his wife Catherine Hunt (1830-1909), who were both summer residents of Newport, Rhode Island.