24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.
The Harold Brown papers, dated from 1878 to 1920, include legal and business documents, personal and business correspondence, two unpublished manuscripts, miscellaneous bills paid, two cashbooks and an inventory of Harold Brown's estate.
Correspondence from George Blinn Francis and Henry Newton Francis to their family members in West Hartford, CT. Both George and Henry worked as civil engineers on reservoir projects in Rhode Island during the entire time period of this correspondence, 1875-1882.
Financial records and correspondence related to Ogden Goelet and his family members, including his brother and his son, both named Robert. Much of the material relates to the family's real estate holdings in New York City and Odgen's Newport residence, Ochre Court.
Guide to the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records
1880-2009 (bulk 2004-2008)
The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records consist of copies of correspondence, reports and photographs compiled and/or created by Chester A. Browning, Information Specialist of the Public Information Division.
The John Hay papers consists of Hay's correspondence with his family and with
literary, diplomatic, and political contemporaries; diaries kept by Hay as Lincoln's
White House aide and as Secretary of the Legations in Paris, Vienna, and Madrid,
1866-1870; manuscript poems; galley proofs; personal letterpress copy books;
photographs of Hay, his family, and various political figures; political cartoons;
sound recordings; and a small collection of objects. Subjects include: Civil War;
Lincoln and his administration; Reconstruction; court life in Paris; the bi-metal
monetary standard; the Canadian boundary settlement; the fur seal question; Japanese
naval activity; Chinese-American relations; the Spanish-American and
Philippine-American Wars; British and American politics.
This collection contains correspndence written to and from Stephen T. Olney during
1817 and 1845-1875 with 46 other botanists regarding the study and collection of a wide
variety of plants. The bulk of his correspondence is with: Michael Schuck Bebb, John
Carey, Chester Dewey, and Earl Flint.