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Formal title:
Brown University Treasurer reports
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1768-1882, undated
Abstract:
The Brown University Treasurer reports comprise annual reports of the University treasurer dating from 1768 through 1864 and financial documents.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1D.R2
Formal title:
Brown University Treasurer term bills
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1785-1904
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1D-T2
Formal title:
Guide to the Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., collection of manuscripts
Extent:
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
Date range:
1711-1920 and undated (bulk 1711-1870)
Abstract:
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts from 1711-1920 that were collected by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1910-2009). The majority of these documents regard various people, places, and events in Newport, Rhode Island, from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.040
Formal title:
Carrington Papers
Extent:
122 linear feet
Date range:
1798-1911 (bulk 1802-1860)
Abstract:
Edward Carrington (1775-1843) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. As a young man, he came to Providence, R.I., where he worked as a clerk and supercargo for local merchants Seth Wheaton, Samuel Butler, and Richard Jackson. He resided in Canton, China from 1802 to 1810, serving as American Consul, acting as an agent for other American merchants, and amassing a considerable fortune by trading on his own behalf. The collection documents his mercantile and shipping activities in China, South America and Europe during 1802-1857. It also documents his other business enterprises in the textile industry in Rhode Island with the Hamlet Mill and Manufacturing Company, 1834-1860 and the Blackstone Canal Company, 1823-1831. The collection also contains the personal papers of Edward Carrington, his son Edward II, and Edward II's wife Candace (Dorr) Carrington.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 333
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:
Casey family papers
Extent:
54.13 linear ft. (125 file boxes, 2 cartons, 2 oversize boxes; 2 oversize volumes, 4 oversize folders, and vertical files)
Date range:
1705-1949, undated
Abstract:
The Casey family papers (MS008) reflect the life and work of the Casey family of Saunderstown, Rhode Island, and life at the Casey farm. The papers cover topics such as family history, trade, and agricultural activities. Additional material includes Thomas Lincoln Casey's (1831-1896) professional papers relating to his work on the Washington Monument; the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress; the State, War, and Naval Building; and other structures in the District of Columbia. The collection includes art work, correspondence, ephemera and objects, financial records, genealogical and biographical material, inventories, legal documents, military records, photographic material, printed material, scrapbooks, and site plans and drawings.
Repository:
Historic New England
Collection call no:
MS008
Formal title:
Richard L. Champlin papers
Extent:
1.0 linear feet (3/4 full record box, 1 half document case, 1 flat file)
Date range:
1747, 1973-1998 (bulk 1973-1998)
Abstract:
Richard L. Champlin was one of the foremost experts on clocks made by Newport clockmaker William Claggett and other clockmakers in the Claggett family. This collection consists of photocopies of primary source material, correspondence, photographs, notebooks and other research materials collected or created by Mr. Champlin in the process of writing articles on Claggett clocks for various publications, including Newport History, the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.593
Formal title:
Charles O. F. Thompson Collection
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1700-2000 (bulk 1885-1963)
Abstract:
The collection includes Thompson's personal papers and related material created by family members.
Repository:
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
Collection call no:
MSS-1885
Formal title:
William Coddington papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1735, 1775
Abstract:
This collection consists of a copy of the Brenton family marriage and birth records and minutes from town meetings in Newport, Rhode Island, both transcribed by William Coddington (b. 1710), town clerk.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.509

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