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Formal title:
Carlton D. Morse whaling collection
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1762-1964
Abstract:
The Carleton D. Morse whaling collection contains correspondence, logbooks and accounts, seaman's journals, merchant's and owner's accounts, reports and legal documents, literary works, photographs and engravings, as well as newspaper clippings, research notes, ephemera and other printed materials pertaining to whaling. Generally, the materials date from the middle 18th century to middle 20th century. This collection is part of a broader collection of whaling books, pamphlets, clippings and shipping lists collected by Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.22
Formal title:
Mumford family papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1776-1796
Abstract:
The Mumford family resided in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of a note signed by John Mumford claiming the loss of livestock from his farm and a list of births, deaths, and marriages for members of the family.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.528
Formal title:
Newport ephemera collection
Extent:
6.26 linear feet (15 document cases)
Date range:
1776-2003 (bulk 1941-2003)
Abstract:
The Newport ephemera collection, created and maintained by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum for reference purposes, consists of printed ephemera such as annual reports, brochures, bylaws, pamphlets, postcards, and programs documenting the people, society, historic homes and buildings, maritime activities, civic organizations, public celebrations, sporting events, commerce, art, and history of Newport, R.I.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.028
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:
Newton Family Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet (ca. 50 items)
Date range:
circa 1780-1856
Abstract:
Manuscript copies of 18th and 19th century broadside verse, made by members of the Newton family, chiefly Mrs. Miriam Newton and Miss Nancy Newton, with an occasional original piece; accounts, genealogies, verse and prose; copies of sermons; excerpts from religious books; biographies of famous people; accounts of local weather; newsworthy local events. Compiled mostly in Southboro, Massachusetts, and Marlboro, New Hampshire.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Newton
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:
Obadiah Moses Brown Papers
Extent:
0.75 linear feet
Date range:
1782-1823
Abstract:
Obadiah M. Brown was born on July 15, 1771,* the only son of Moses (1738-1836) and Anna (Brown) Brown (1744-1773) of Providence. In adulthood he added Moses as a middle name and used the signature Obadiah M. Brown to distinguish himself from his cousin Obadiah Brown, son of Joseph Brown.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 941
Formal title:
Office of the General Treasurer Land Evidence records
Extent:
0.46 cubic feet other
Date range:
1700-1895
Abstract:
The Office of the General Treasurer Land Evidence records consists of deeds and agreements for land in Rhode Island during the years 1700-1895.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
1997-137
Formal title:
Papers of James Brown (1761-1834)
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1773-1834
Abstract:
The personal papers of James Brown, the son of John (1736-1803) and Sarah (Smith) Brown (1738-1825), who was born on September 22, 1761 and died December 12, 1834.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 310
Formal title:
Pennell Correspondence
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1782-1934
Abstract:
The collection consists of 33 letters, primarily written by Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell, and one receipt.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS 014

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