Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
12.0 Linear feet
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
The Asa Messer papers document Messer's activities as President of Brown University; his sermons, prayers and religious essays; and his financial investments and inventions. Materials include letterbooks, correspondence, sermons, speeches, essays, prayers, lecture notes, diaries, and legal papers dating from 1791 to 1862 (bulk 1796 to 1836).
The Daniel March family papers consists of correspondence, notebooks, written works, debts, official documents, newspaper/print clippings, printed pamphlets and student papers from Brown University 1802-1806.
This collection contains some of the papers of Elisha Reynolds Potter, a notable nineteenth century public servant from Kingston, Rhode Island. Potter made his mark as a teacher, a lawyer, an elected official, and an educational reformer.
The Brown University Treasurer Receipts collection is arranged in one chronological series of receipts and invoices representing University expenses from 1757 through 1891. The collection documents the financial administration of the University from it's founding through the nineteenth century. The records comprise salaries, building construction and commencement costs, scholarships, insurance, servants' wages, gymnasium and library expenditures, and printing costs.
The Brown University Treasurer term bills is a collection of student bills and receipts for payment of college costs, including tuition, room and board. The bills are foldered by student name and range from 1785 to 1904.