Autographs, letters and letter fragments, postcards, notes, calling cards, poems, military orders, and other official documents collected by Emma Cullum Cortazzo and her daughter, Katherine Cortazzo, from various literary, historical, and royal figures.
The Records of the Island of Rhode Island consists of one bound volume of records of the colony of Rhode Island dating from 1638 to 1644. It includes the proceedings of the General Assembly, the General Court of Election, and the General Court.
Appointed chargé d’affaires
in Paris in 1810 by President Madison, Russell served as one of
five U. S. negotiators for the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the
War of 1812. He subsequently served as United States minister to
Sweden and Norway from 1814 to 1818. Collection consists of
correspondence, documents, ledgers, passports, and an account
book created or received by Jonathan Russell during his career
as merchant and diplomat between 1810 and 1818.
Correspondence, financial accounts, poems, legal documents, notes, lists, and other documents primarily from individuals prominent in colonial and early United States history as well as notable literary figures.
Annmary Brown Hawkins inherited from her father a collection of colonial documents compiled by Samuel Wyllys, a magistrate of Connecticut from 1654 to 1684, and other members of his family. The collection, covering the period from 1638 to 1757, comprises half of the original collection; the other half (1694-1726) is owned by the Connecticut State Library. These early papers pertain to Indian affairs, colonial wars, civil and criminal cases. The witchcraft trials of 1692 to 1693, as revealed in the testimony of witnesses in the Oyer and Terminer Courts, are of particular interest.