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Formal title:
Irish family papers
Extent:
1.04 linear feet
Date range:
1755-1991 (bulk 1755-1815)
Abstract:
This collection consists of financial accounts, legal documents and correspondence relating primarily to George Irish (1729-1801) and his immediate family. Records from the Bailey, MacKaye, Goodwin, and Atwood families, all descendants of George Irish, are also included.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.016
Formal title:
James Brown II (1698-1739) Papers
Extent:
2 linear feet
Date range:
1719-1739
Abstract:
James Brown II (1698-1739) 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. James II established himself early in the mercantile business, trading in rum, molasses, slaves and less controversial wares.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 309
Formal title:
John Brown Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1743-1829
Abstract:
John Brown (1736-1803) was born in Providence, R.I., the fourth son of merchant James Brown II (1698-1739) and Hope (Power) Brown (1702-1792). He began his working life in partnership with his three brothers (Nicholas, Joseph and Moses) and his uncle as Obadiah Brown & Co., a mercantile firm that traded in rum, slaves, molasses and other goods. The firm was renamed Nicholas Brown & Co. after the death of Obadiah in 1762.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 312
Formal title:
Samuel Jones papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1760-1794
Abstract:
These papers consist primarily of correspondence from James Manning, first president of Brown University, discussing issues relating to the founding of the college, such as fundraising, the charter, and the use of University Hall as barracks by the United States government during the American Revolutionary War.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1E.2
Formal title:
Helen Lanier collection of William Ellery papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1783, 1813, and undated
Abstract:
Three items relating to William Ellery (1727-1820) of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.567
Formal title:
Henry Ledyard collection
Extent:
0.2 linear feet(1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1726-1899 and undated (bulk 1840-1859)
Abstract:
Letters and legal documents collected and received by Henry Ledyard (1812-1880), who lived in Newport, Rhode Island, during his later years.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.565
Formal title:
Elinor A. Leonberger collection of Redwood, Ellery, and other related families
Extent:
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Date range:
1746-1895 (bulk 1789-1809)
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, family papers, and newspaper clippings regarding the Redwood, Ellery, and related families such as the Weissenfels and Andersons from the 1746 through 1895. All of the represented families are lineal descendants of Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.026
Formal title:
Letters and documents relating to Samuel Winsor and Rhode Island Baptists.
Extent:
50 item(s)
Date range:
1760-1802
Abstract:
Predominantly letters to Winsor; with other letters signed by him. Includes documents and records generated from church business and membership concerns. Also includes material about Winsor and his work as a Baptist minister.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.22
Formal title:
Augustus Mendon Lord collection
Extent:
0.25 linear feet (1 clamshell box)
Date range:
1778-1908 (bulk 1876-1908)
Abstract:
The Augustus Mendon Lord collection includes correspondence, documents, and autographs of prominent figures from the period 1778 through 1908. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to American politicians, particularly members of Congress, and dates from 1876 through 1908. However, the collection also contains autographs and documents from American and European military, scientific, literary, and artistic figures.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Lord
Formal title:
Lovell Family Papers
Extent:
17 boxes
Date range:
1790-1911 (bulk 1800-1860)
Abstract:
The Lovell Family Papers (Ms.89.4) were compiled by Malcolm R. Lovell, Jr. They range in date from 1790 to 1911, with the primary focus being the period between 1800 and 1860. The range of subjects covered is equally broad, including religion and spirituality, slavery, family life, and student life at Brown University.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.89.4

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