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."
This collection contains the personal papers
of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as
Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from
his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
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.
This collection includes correspondence, Elizabeth Buffum Chace’s commonplace book and diary, family albums, scrapbooks, photographs, an album of familial hair locks, needlework (cross stitch samplers), newspaper clippings, and other material relating to the Buffums, the Chaces, the Cheneys, and the Tolmans. The papers also contain letters in response to Chace’s book "Anti-Slavery Reminiscences." Elizabeth Buffum Chace was an activist for prison reform, the rights of orphans, peace, and temperance.
Chime of Bells and Music at Grace Church, Providence, Rhode Island, 1857-1987
.75 linear feet
Collection consists of manuscript, published, and photocopied material and includes two histories of Grace Church, a history of the Grace Church chime of bells, chime program log, news clippings and correspondence pertaining to the chimes, original musical notations, pamphlets, service programs and biographical information on Bishop Thomas March Clark, rector of Grace Church at the time of the purchase and installation of the chimes as well as Dorothy Rice, bellringer from 1946 to 1989.
Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies
1 clamshell box (80 items)
The Frederic Denison Collection of Baptist Biographies consist of letters, manuscripts, and printed matter that contain biographical information about individual Baptists in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
The weekend supplements include small commentaries on and large, usually colored illustrations of the events surrounding the trials and imprisonment of Alfred Dreyfus and Émile Zola's involvement in his cause.
Emmanuel Church is an historic Episcopal church located on 42 Dearborn Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Established as a mission in 1841 to address the spiritual needs of the working class. It was admitted to the Rhode Island Episcopal Diocese as Emmanuel Free Church in 1852 and continues as an active parish.
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
The Records of the Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island consist of materials from 1875-1987, documenting its administrative, and financial activities throughout the twentieth century life of the organization. The collection, which is divided into four series, consists of correspondence, organization publications, copies of the organization's articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, photographs, lists of officers, surveys and questionnaires, annual reports, meeting minutes, and financial documents.