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Formal title:
Adams Family papers
Extent:
9.5 linear feet
Date range:
ca. 1830-1981
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.21
Formal title:
Albert C. Greene Papers
Extent:
16 linear feet
Date range:
1804-1863
Abstract:
Albert C. Greene (1791-1863) was born in Coventry, Rhode Island to Perry (b.1749) and Elizabeth (Belcher) Greene (b. 1758). He had one sibling, a brother, William P. Greene (1784-1855). He was educated at the East Greenwich Academy until he was placed as an apprentice, at the age of 13, to George Brinkerhoff, an attorney in New York City. He was admitted to the bar in 1812 and continued his studies at the law school of Judges Reeves & Gould in Litchfield, Connecticut. He returned to Rhode Island in 1813 and set up practice in East Greenwich.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 452
Formal title:
Alpha Delta Phi Files
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1899-1977 (bulk 1950-1977)
Abstract:
The Alpha Delta Phi Files include correspondence, renovation plans, alumni information, and funding files dated from 1899 to 1977, with most dated after 1950.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF-1Q-A2
Formal title:
Rhode Island School of Design. Alumni Association records
Extent:
1 linear feet
Date range:
1895-1962
Abstract:
The records document the activities of the RISD Alumni Association including meeting minutes, 1905-1943; membership, 1906-1921; traveling scholarship fund, 1911-1937, bulk 1911-1914; Alumni Fund Drives, 1944-1957; AA President's Office, 1934-1936; constitution and by-laws; banquets, invitations and announcements, shows and publications
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
16.1
Formal title:
Ambrose E. Burnside Collection
Extent:
80-90 item(s)
Date range:
1850-1883 (bulk 1862-1881)
Abstract:
The Historical Society holds a number of Burnside artifacts, primarily items related to his service in the Civil War.
Repository:
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1881
Formal title:
Sarah Fisher Ames papers
Extent:
34 item(s)
Date range:
1860-1879
Abstract:
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
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.88.2
Formal title:
Annmary Brown Memorial Library records
Extent:
12 linear feet
Date range:
1860-2016 (bulk 1905-1995)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF-1X-14
Formal title:
John B. Archer Collection
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
circa 1912
Abstract:
This collection is comprised primarily of the work of John B. Archer. It contains scripts, arrangements, and sheet music of the various comic operas he wrote.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS023
Formal title:
Edwin W. Arnold Correspondence
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1862 December 2 - 1894 September 2
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters written by Edwin W. Arnold to members of his family during the period of December 22, 1862 – November 1, 1865.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS 006
Formal title:
James N. Arnold Collection
Extent:
24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
Date range:
circa 1860-1935
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS033

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