Personal and professional papers (primarily correspondence, research notes, and speeches) of Randolph Greenfield Adams and Thomas Randolph Adams. Also includes some personal papers of Helen Spiller adams and Richard Newbold Adams; correspondence and other family papers from the eighteenth century onward; genealogical background; letters from Franklin Delano Roosevelt; friendship albums; and printed items, including clippings.
Collection of letters and printed items to Sarah Fisher Ames from prominent figures of the day, including: Mary Mann, John Hay, Robert Winthrop, Whitelaw Reid, J.O.P. Burnside, Wendell Phillips, Rufus King. Also includes: letter from her husband, Joseph A. Ames; three letters from her son stationed in Cuba; various letters of introduction and permission, including one from Abraham Lincoln; letters to her husband, Joseph Ames
The Annmary Brown Memorial, at 21 Brown Street in Providence, RI, was built in 1907 by Rush C. Hawkins (1831-1920) as a memorial to his deceased wife Annmary Brown Hawkins (1837-1903). The Memorial was designed as a tomb for the couple (both are interred there), and as a private library to house the Hawkins' collection of incunabula, paintings, manuscripts, books authored by or written about individuals with the surname of Hawkins, travel books, bibliographies, biographies, standard histories, books on printing wood engravings, and volumes on the early history of printing. This collection contains the records about the construction and maintenance of the building, documentation about the books and paintings collected by Hawkins, and records about the operation of the Memorial. It also includes a volume of minutes for the New York Dispensary for the Diseases of the Throat and Chest for which Rush Hawkins was a Trustee. Researchers can also find documentation about the Civil War swords presented to Rush Hawkins which were stolen from the Memorial and later recovered.
The Mary Anne Atwood Papers contains
letters and manuscripts for the period 1882-1910. Most of the
letters in the collection are written from M.A. Atwood to Mme.
Isabelle de Steiger. The collection also includes other letters
written and received by Atwood, manuscript drafts and notes.
According to the admirers of Mary Anne Atwood, "Mrs. Atwood was
truly an adept [of the metaphysical tradition]. The last one." "The
Atwood material is very important for the study of a vanished
Britain, when Neo-Platonism and High Ideas influenced the nation.
But, as Mrs. Atwood says, they went in for power and threw their
spiritual heritage out the window."
Thomas Banchoff collection of materials relating to Edwin Abbott Abbott
0.25 linear feet
1865-2001 (bulk 1865-1927)
The collection is comprised primarily of photographs of Edwin Abbott Abbott, his family and associates as well as correspondence between them. It also includes some newspaper clippings and one notebook belonging to Edwin Abbott Abbott.
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
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.
The George W. Benedict papers document Professor Benedict's academic career including his teaching at Brown University. Materials include writings, lecture notes, essays, examinations, and research notes, as well as a series of letters of recommendation written in support of Benedict.