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Formal title:
Newport Historical Society collection of music
Extent:
3 oversize box(es)
Date range:
1643-1975, undated
Abstract:
This collection contains music manuscripts, books, full and condensed scores, and sheet music, much of which was written, printed, or performed in Newport and Rhode Island.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.1854.6
Formal title:
Newport Historical Society's Old Stone Mill collection
Extent:
1.67 linear feet
Date range:
approximately 1677-2010, undated
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, booklets, published works, archaeological land surveys, and other materials related to the origin, history, and lore surrounding the Old Stone Mill in Newport.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.1854.8
Formal title:
Records of the Island of Rhode Island
Extent:
.10 linear feet
Date range:
1638-1644
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
C#00206
Formal title:
Rhode Island State Records Collection
Extent:
5.5 linear feet
Date range:
1661-1979
Abstract:
Records of the Rhode Island General Assembly, Governor, state agencies, administrative units, and courts.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 231 SG 3
Formal title:
Roger Williams Family Association Collection
Extent:
52 box(es)
Date range:
1636-2007
Abstract:
The Roger Williams Family Assocation Collection, housed in the Archives at the Roger Williams University Library since 1998, includes printed publications, newsclippings, and artifacts about Roger Williams, his descendants, and Rhode Island, as well as record books of the Association.
Repository:
Roger Williams University
Collection call no:
UA 2009.002
Formal title:
Jonathan Russell papers
Extent:
10.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1661-1838 Bulk, 1810-1818
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Russell
Formal title:
Roderick Terry, Jr. autograph collection
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1672-1940 (bulk 1750-1915)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.024
Formal title:
Daniel Berkeley Updike Autograph Collection
Extent:
4 linear feet
Date range:
1639-1940
Abstract:
The collection consists of miscellaneous items collected by Daniel Berkeley Updike, chiefly letters and documents, many of which relate to Rhode Island history.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MS002
Formal title:
Alva Woods papers
Extent:
3.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1657-2011 (bulk 1812-1918)
Abstract:
Most of the material in the Alva Woods papers consists of correspondence, documents, publications and writings that belonged to the Alva Woods family and the Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. Most of the material is dated between 1812 and 1918. The papers also include architectural drawings, ephemera, one map, newspaper clippings, handwritten recipes, and some photographs. The material is housed in two letter-size Hollinger document cases, one legal-size Hollinger document case and one triple oversize box.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.017
Formal title:
Samuel Wyllys papers
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1638-1757 (bulk 1663-1698)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Wyllys

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