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Formal title:
Eli Hawley Canfield papers
Extent:
1140 items
Date range:
1844-1898
Abstract:
The papers of Rev. Eli Canfield, Episcopal clergyman and prominent member of the evangelical faction of the church, consist of sermons reflecting the religious and social beliefs of the period 1845 to 1885, personal manuscripts, and letters mainly to his son, James Hulme Canfield, educator. Canfield was born in Arlington, Vermont and served as a pastor in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.12
Formal title:
The Elms Collection
Extent:
6 Hollinger Boxes; 4 Other Media Boxes; 3 Oversized Boxes
Date range:
circa 1807-1990
Abstract:
The Elms Collection is comprised of materials relating to the Berwind Family and their property, from 1807 until 1990. It includes images of the interior and exterior of the home from various points in its existence, as well as images showing various generations of the family. Also included is correspondence and printed materials related to both the running of the estate, and the sale of its contents in 1962.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.004
Formal title:
The Green Animals Collection
Extent:
6 Hollinger Boxes; 2 Oversize Boxes
Date range:
circa 1870-1990
Abstract:
The Green Animals Collection is comprised of materials relating to the Brayton Family, as well as the Estate’s house and gardens, spanning the period from 1870 until 1990. The collection includes images of the interior and exterior of the home from various points in its existence, as well as images showing various generations of the family.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.009
Formal title:
C. Fiske Harris Collection on the Civil War and Slavery Manuscripts
Extent:
5 box(es)
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
This collection contains original manuscript writings relating to the Civil War. There are 432 letters from Civil War soldiers written to family and friends back home, 11 letters from Charlotte F. Dailey during an inspection of Rhode Island troops in Union convalescent hospitals, 10 letters written to Mrs. Dailey from her husband and from family friend W.E. Gardiner, 4 letters from Samuel Wight’s family to him. This collection also contains the papers of Dr. Henry E. Turner including summons notices and treasury notes, as well as memos and brief notes.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS004
Formal title:
Anne Sims Hopkins collection of Sims family papers
Extent:
4 linear feet
Date range:
1844-1954 (bulk) 1905-1920
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, photographs, invitations, a wedding gift registry, and other papers relating to the Sims family, particularly Admiral William S. Sims and his wife, Anne Hitchcock Sims. The papers detail the Sims family’s personal life and relationship as well as Admiral Sims’s career in the Navy.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-352
Formal title:
The Isaac Bell House Collection
Extent:
1 hollinger box
Date range:
circa 1879-1980
Abstract:
The Isaac Bell House Collection is comprised of materials relating to the home’s various occupants, spanning the period from 1879 until 1980. The collection includes images of the interior and exterior of the home from various points in its existence, as well as images from the families who lived there.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.007
Formal title:
The Marble House Collection
Extent:
2 hollinger boxes, 4 oversized boxes
Date range:
circa 1892-1990
Abstract:
The Marble House Collection is comprised of materials relating to the home and its various occupants and employees, spanning the period from 1892 until 1990. The collection includes images of the interior and exterior of the home from various points in its existence, as well as images, documents and correspondence from the families who lived there and the employees who worked for them.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.002
Formal title:
McCarthy/Bannon Family Collection
Extent:
.64 cubic feet other
Date range:
1890-1936 (bulk 1913-1933)
Abstract:
The McCarthy/Bannon Family Collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and ephemera related to the Bannon family of Mansfield, Massachusetts and the McCarthy family of Providence, Rhode Island. The majority of materials are related to Patrick Joseph McCarthy who served as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from January 1907 to January 1909.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2010-10
Formal title:
Elizabeth Wheeler Paul family papers
Extent:
0.21 linear feet
Date range:
1874-1898
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and a pair of pockets of Elizabeth Wheeler Paul (1817-1906) and her family.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.2012.34
Formal title:
John H. Percival Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1898-1973
Abstract:
This collection features the personal papers of magician, John H. Percival, including correspondence and photogrpahs. Also included are personal notebooks, in which Percival has recorded notes on tricks and the patter to accompany them.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS011

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