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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:
Beacon Lodge Records
Extent:
4 linear ft.
Date range:
1840-1966, undated
Abstract:
This collection is comprised of the organizational records of the Beacon Lodge No. 38, the North Kingstown encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and includes meeting minutes, membership lists, treasurer reports, statistical reports, visitor records, correspondence, newsletters and other records of the organization.
Repository:
North Kingstown Free Library
Collection call no:
2010.13
Formal title:
Berkeley House collection
Extent:
1.668 linear feet
Date range:
1881-1895, undated (bulk 1884-1895)
Abstract:
This collection contains 4 architectural drawings and specifications, personal artwork, and household receipts related to LeRoy King and his residence, Berkeley House.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.2012.33
Formal title:
Eli Whitney Blake (1867-1902) papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1890-1901
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.031
Formal title:
William H. Brooks Family Papers
Extent:
56 items
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Brooks
Formal title:
Burt/Bock family papers
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1831-1996
Abstract:
These papers focus on the life of Henry Burt, a noted settlement house worker who moved to Rhode Island in 1922 and continued his work for the greater good. The collection contains some of Burt's settlement house photographs, scrapbooks, and information pertaining to the Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 46
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:
George Earl Church family collection
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1891-1980 (bulk 1891-1911)
Abstract:
The materials in this collection relate to the family and personal life of George Earl Church and were sent to Brown University by descendants of Church.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2016.012
Formal title:
Emma Shaw Colcleugh Collection
Extent:
6.25 Linear Feet
Date range:
1863-1937 (bulk 1884-1902)
Abstract:
The collection encompasses the years of 1863 until 1937 and consists of five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, two separate inventories of field collections, a bill of sale, two photographs, a postcard and Pas Indian Reservation (Saskatchewan, Canada) documents including a Cree Syllabary Hymn and Psalms book, a treaty form and a ration ticket. Scrapbooks are arranged by Emma Shaw Colcleugh by geography, subject and in varying chronological order.
Repository:
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Collection call no:
msESC
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

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