The idea for the formation of a charitable society to help "indigent women and children" was first proposed by a group of well-known Providence women in March of 1800. The Providence Female Charitable Society was formed April 2nd the same year. This collection contains correspondence and other records related to the organization.
Records of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Rhode Island
The records of St. John's Cathedral date from its founding as King's Church in Providence in 1722. The collection is divided into six series documenting the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from 1715 to 1994.
The records of St. Michael's Church consist of materials from 1718-1999, documenting the history of the church from its founding to the end of the twentieth century. The collection, which is divided into thirteen series, consists of administrative records, personal papers from rectors and church members, parish registers, photographss and multimedia, financial documents, church publications, and realia.
The records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island document the activities of the Anglican Church in Rhode Island from the early eighteen century through the late twentieth century. The collection is divided into thirteen series documenting the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from 1715 to 1990.
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.
The Rhode Island Manuscript Collection contains papers having to do with, or related to, the state of Rhode Island. This can include documents related to the governance of the state, and personal manuscripts owned or created by residents, businesses and organizations of Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Medical Society papers primarily relate to the activities of the Society, various topics in medical research, and the history of the medical sciences. The papers include correspondence, reports, and memos; addresses and speeches; case studies; documents; research/lecture notes and papers; medical notebooks; autograph letters of prominent men of medicine collected by George Dallas Hersey; medical drawings; photographs; meeting programs; biographical data; slides; and, other miscellanea. Names of persons and groups represented include: William P. Davis, Helen DeJong, Robert F. Noyes, Herbert G. Partridge, Providence Franklin Society, and Brown University School of Medicine.