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Formal title:
John Carter family papers
Extent:
.5 linear foot
Date range:
1769-1917 (bulk 1769-1844)
Abstract:
Correspondence and other papers related to Providence printer and newspaper publisher, John Carter (1745 - 1814), and his family.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
Ms. Carter
Formal title:
John Carter family papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot
Date range:
1769 – 1917 (bulk 1769-1844)
Abstract:
Correspondence and other papers related to Providence printer and newspaper publisher, John Carter (1745 – 1814), and his family.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
Carter papers
Formal title:
D'Wolf Family papers
Extent:
20 cubic feet
Date range:
1786-1880 (bulk 1790-1840)
Abstract:
The D'Wolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island became Bristol's most prominent family in the period after the Revolutionary war, initially engaging in maritime businesses that include the slave trade, privateering, and whaling. They branched out into many fields that eventually included a rum distillery, banking, an insurance company, a textile factory and sugar and coffee plantations in Cuba. Members of the family assumed positions of political leadership including John, who served in the State Legislature and became a judge, and James, who became a United States Senator.
Repository:
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society
Collection call no:
D'Wolf Family Papers
Formal title:
James DeWolf papers
Extent:
.63 linear feet
Date range:
1796-1832 (bulk 1810-1815)
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial accounts regarding the privateering activities of the Brig Yankee during the War of 1812.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.015
Formal title:
Newport Insurance Company records
Extent:
12 oversized bound volumes and 2 folders
Date range:
1799-1835 (bulk 1799-1802)
Abstract:
This collection contains the business records of the Newport Insurance Company.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS-2012-1
Formal title:
Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) Papers
Extent:
5 linear feet
Date range:
1719-1776 (bulk 1740-1762)
Abstract:
Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) was born in Providence. His father was Elder James Brown (1666-1716), a pastor on the First Baptist Church; his mother was Mary (Harris) Brown. Upon reaching adulthood, Obadiah joined his older brother James Brown II (1698-1739) in the mercantile trade, which included traffic in cocoa, rum, molasses and slaves.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 315
Formal title:
Sullivan Dorr Papers
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Date range:
1799-1852
Abstract:
Sullivan Dorr (1778-1858) was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Ebenezer (1739-1809) and Abigail (Cummingham) Dorr (1762-1796).Early in life Sullivan was engaged in the fur trade on the northwest coast of the United States and at the age of twenty, he went to Canton, China to follow mercantile pursuits. Much of his business was for the firm of J.& J. Dorr; based in Boston and owned by his brothers, Jonathan and Joseph. He stayed in Canton for five years (1799-1803) and upon returning to the States he settled in Providence and became a prosperous merchant. He resided in a home he built in 1811 on the northeast corner of Benefit and Bowen Streets.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 390
Formal title:
George D. Sweet bill of lading
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1776
Abstract:
Bill of lading for George D. Sweet (fl. 1774-1775), master of the Brig Othello, to Francis Mairez at an unidentified destination.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.578

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