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Formal title:
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
Extent:
12.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
Abstract:
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.029
Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
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:
Diary of Samuel Ward, Jr., with transcriptions
Extent:
0.15 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1792-1794, 1989-1990
Abstract:
Diary with financial accounts kept by Samuel Ward, Jr., (1756-1832), officer in the American Revolutionary War and later a merchant, while traveling to Paris on business. Two typed transcriptions of his diary are also included.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.034
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:
Asa Messer papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1791-1862 (bulk 1796-1836)
Abstract:
The Asa Messer papers document Messer's activities as President of Brown University; his sermons, prayers and religious essays; and his financial investments and inventions. Materials include letterbooks, correspondence, sermons, speeches, essays, prayers, lecture notes, diaries, and legal papers dating from 1791 to 1862 (bulk 1796 to 1836).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1C-3
Formal title:
Rhode Island College miscellaneous papers
Extent:
250 items
Date range:
1763-1804
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1E.1
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:
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:
Daniel March family papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1769-1871 (bulk 1798-1835)
Abstract:
The Daniel March family papers consists of correspondence, notebooks, written works, debts, official documents, newspaper/print clippings, printed pamphlets and student papers from Brown University 1802-1806.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-M5

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