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Formal title:
Jean Brown papers on the William Watts Sherman House
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1840-1995, n.d. Bulk, 1995
Abstract:
The collection contains research materials and notes on the William Watts Sherman House, the Sherman family, architecture, and interior design collected or generated by Jean Margaret Young Brown as part of the Circle of Scholars at Salve Regina University.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP.12
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown family photographs
Extent:
36 linear feet (estimated)
Date range:
1860-1980 (bulk 1920-1979)
Abstract:
The collection contains photographs and other memorabilia from the life of John Nicholas Brown II and his family. Materials date from John's childhood to the last years of his life, and chronicle aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren. Also included are photographs of John's wife, Anne Kinsolving, and her family. Film, sound recordings, postcards, newspaper clippings, portraits, photograph prints and slides comprise the bulk of the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.049
Formal title:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., papers
Extent:
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
Date range:
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
Abstract:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.002
Formal title:
Collection on Goelet furnishings
Extent:
.208 linear feet (1 half document box)
Date range:
1882-1896
Abstract:
Photocopies documenting the provenance and disposition of furnishings, art, and other objects purchased by Ogden Goelet for his homes in New York City and Newport. Includes English translations of receipts and correspondence from French companies.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP 06
Formal title:
The Deveau Collection
Extent:
8 Hollinger Boxes
Date range:
circa 1890-1895
Abstract:
The Deveau Collection is composed of glass negatives taken around Newport, between about 1890 and 1895. The materials photographed include portraits of Newport estates, events, and residents. Also included are images of various Newport streets and landmarks, as well as sailing vessels and Newport Harbor.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.016
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:
Wheaton Holden collection
Extent:
20 linear feet
Date range:
1845-1990
Abstract:
Architectural historian and documentary filmmaker, Wheaton Holden was a specialist on the life and work of Robert Swain Peabody and Julius Adolph Schweinfurth. This collection contains mostly materials relating to Holden’s research on architect Robert Swain Peabody and his Boston-based firm Peabody and Stearns. Included are Peabody's films, diaries, reminiscences, writings, and processed copies of his correspondence. Also included are files on Peabody and Stearns building projects, with drawings, plans, photographs, and clippings. Finally the collection includes two videos created by Holden: The Peabody Touch and Providence Remembered.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.033
Formal title:
Hunt family papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1858-1899 and undated (bulk 1878-1897)
Abstract:
Letters addressed to members of the Hunt family, particularly renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) and his wife Catherine Hunt (1830-1909), who were both summer residents of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.555
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

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