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Formal title:
Federal Adelphi Society records
Extent:
1 linear foot (1 letter-size and 1 legal-size Hollinger document cases)
Date range:
1796-1833
Abstract:
The Federal Adelphi Society records contain records and correspondence of the organization.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
MS-1Q-F1
Formal title:
Edward Fenner papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1724-1802
Abstract:
The Edward Fenner papers consist of correspondence, family records, deeds, accounts, receipts, orders, invoices, and other documents relating to Fenner's family background, his life and his service on the Town Council of Johnston, Rhode Island during the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Fenner
Formal title:
Francis Family Papers
Extent:
5 linear feet
Date range:
1783-1901 (bulk 1783-1838)
Abstract:
Correspondence, financial records and diaries, mostly of merchant John Francis, his wife Abigail (Brown) Francis, their son Gov. John Brown Francis, and his wife Ann B. (Carter) Francis. Among the most important items are John Francis's two 18th century mercantile diaries; Abigail (Brown) Francis's diary/memorandum book from 1792-1815; and eight of John Brown Francis's political letters from his tenure as Governor of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 426
Formal title:
Frost Currency collection
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1751-1929
Abstract:
This collection contains examples of 26 bank notes issued in Rhode Island between 1775-1929, one bank note issued in Delaware in 1759, and 5 documents related to the history of 18th century Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.031
Formal title:
William Greene letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1784
Abstract:
This letter from Governor William Greene (1731-1809) to the sheriff of Newport County, William Davis (fl. 1784), gives direction on when and how to announce the success of the Treaty of Paris (1783) between the United States and the King of England.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.576
Formal title:
Richard B. Harrington Papers
Extent:
5 linear feet
Date range:
1788-1989 (bulk 1927-1952)
Abstract:
The collection contains materials relating to the history of architecture and architectural design in the United States and Europe collected by Richard B. Harrington.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.025
Formal title:
Rush Hawkins collection
Extent:
71 linear feet
Date range:
1750-1951 (bulk 1830-1917)
Abstract:
The Rush Hawkins collection (1750-1951(bulk 1830-1917)) contains personal, family, financial, and military correspondence and documents; photographs; and a variety of museum objects ranging from dinnerware and household items to clothing and personal accessories belonging to the Hawkins and Brown families. Most of the collection reflects the life and interests of Hawkins himself, with some items related to his wife Annmary Brown Hawkins and her family. Included in the papers are two significant sub-collections of correspondence: a collection of antebellum historical letters and documents from earlier generations of the Brown family, as well as individual letters from Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Greene, Edgar Allan Poe, and Napoleon I; and a collection of Civil War-related correspondence and documents that contains records of Hawkins’ Zouaves and much Confederate material, including a subseries of Jefferson Davis’s communications to the Senate of the Confederate States.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2006.05
Formal title:
The Hunter House Collection
Extent:
2 hollinger boxes, 1 oversized box
Date range:
circa 1745-1990
Abstract:
The Hunter House Collection is comprised of materials relating to the home’s various occupants, as well as some of the restoration activities carried out by the PSNC. The documents cover the period from circa 1745 until 1990.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.006
Formal title:
Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Newport County) records
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 volume)
Date range:
1754-1756
Abstract:
Record book of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Newport County documenting civil disputes between individuals. Also includes loose copies of court decisions.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.038
Formal title:
Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Newport County) records
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 volume)
Date range:
1754-1756
Abstract:
Record book of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Newport County documenting civil disputes between individuals. Also includes loose copies of court decisions.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.033

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