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Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1871-1900 (bulk 1881-1900)
Abstract:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.010
Formal title:
Natalie Bayard Brown papers
Extent:
53.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1877-1950 (bulk 1897-1950)
Abstract:
Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence, Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.011
Formal title:
Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers
Extent:
7.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1890-1968 (bulk 1911-1945)
Abstract:
The Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence, genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890 to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2014.003
Formal title:
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Date range:
between 1811 and 1902
Abstract:
The collection consists of numerous manuscripts: diary of a trip to Egypt and Palestine; diary written during a visit to Rome; diary written during the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Christian Commission (written in a book issued for the purpose by the U.S. Christian Commission); Hebrew grammar notebook; list of books on Egypt; list of church members, Weymouth, Massachusetts; literature and learning of ancient Egypt; ministers catalog; notebook on religious matters (includes notes on Prof. Parks lectures on church ordinances, September 1854); sermon on Acts 2.36. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, postcards, and 15 boxes of lantern slides
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.IU.D2
Formal title:
Maud Howe Elliott Papers
Extent:
7.5 linear feet
Date range:
1872-1948
Abstract:
Maude Howe Elliott was an American author and wife of English artist John Elliott (1859-1925). Elliott was the daughter of Julia Ward Howe (abolitionist, suffragist, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (founder of Perkins Institute for the Blind and activist in the struggle for Greek independence). In 1917 Elliott and her sister, Laura E. Richards, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the biography of their mother,
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.13
Formal title:
Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth Papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1854-1861
Abstract:
The Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth Papers, covering the period 1854-1861, consist of correspondence, a journal fragment, drafts of his writings, and sketches concerning Ellsworth's involvement with the Illinois Militia, the United States Zouave Cadets, and the New York Fire Zouaves, along with memorabilia about Ellsworth and his military career that was produced some time after his death.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Ellsworth
Formal title:
William Herbert Perry Faunce papers
Extent:
9.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1845-1968 (bulk 1890-1929)
Abstract:
The William Herbert Perry Faunce papers contain outgoing and incoming correspondence, writings, diaries, and reprints of publications. The writings include poems, sermons, speeches, and essays. The material is dated from 1845 to 1968.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1C-9
Formal title:
Willard P. Gerrish papers
Date range:
1874-1937 (bulk 1896-1920)
Abstract:
The Willard P. Gerrish papers include a travel journal, specifications, blueprints and photographs of various telescopes and mounts, along with related technical writings by Gerrish on specific engineering projects, from 1896 to 1920. Household receipts and correspondence comprise a large portion of the collection. Also included are legal documents and correspondence regarding the estate of his father, William H. Gerrish, and high school copy books belonging to his sisters Isabel and Mary.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.80
Formal title:
Henry D. Hamilton papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet (9 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1836-1968 (bulk 1837-1942)
Abstract:
Henry D. Hamilton was a lawyer and politician who also served as the Adjutant General of New York and Rhode Island. His papers include, but are not limited to, correspondence, business papers, subject files, diaries, certificates, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Most of the material dated before 1894 belonged to Henry Hamilton's father, B.B. Hamilton, a Baptist minister. The collection also includes genealogical information about the Hamilton family, writings and correspondence by Henry's elder brother John B. Hamilton, a medical doctor, and material related to the military careers of B.B. Hamilton, Henry D. Hamilton and Henry's son Warren Hamilton.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.009

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