4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.