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Formal title:
Rhode Island Department of Health Library records
Extent:
51.6 cubic feet (42 boxes) other
Date range:
1850-2006
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Department of Health Library records consist primarily of annual reports and other reports of the Department of Health and its offices and divisions as well as the Providence Health Department.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2006-27
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:
Lysander Dickerman lectures
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1863-1907
Abstract:
The collection consists of manuscript notes written by Lysander Dickerman for lectures about Egypt and Egyptian life. In addition , there are materials relating to Dickerman's lectures which include miscellaneous notes; numerous clippings; notebooks, booklets of notes; correspondences; and other printed materials which include receipts, addressed envelopes, and invitations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.Dickerman
Formal title:
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Date range:
between 1811 and 1902
Abstract:
The collection consists of numerous manuscripts: diary of a trip to Egypt and Palestine; diary written during a visit to Rome; diary written during the Civil War as a member of the U.S. Christian Commission (written in a book issued for the purpose by the U.S. Christian Commission); Hebrew grammar notebook; list of books on Egypt; list of church members, Weymouth, Massachusetts; literature and learning of ancient Egypt; ministers catalog; notebook on religious matters (includes notes on Prof. Parks lectures on church ordinances, September 1854); sermon on Acts 2.36. In addition, the collection contains correspondence, postcards, and 15 boxes of lantern slides
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.IU.D2
Formal title:
George T. Downing Papers
Extent:
18 item(s)
Date range:
1850-1886 (bulk 1861-1873)
Abstract:
George T. Downing’s papers highlight his political interests, and include letters from William Lloyd Garrison and Ambrose E. Burnside.
Repository:
Roger Williams University
Collection call no:
UA 2013.01
Formal title:
Downs family correspondence
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The Downs family correspondence consists of letters written by four brothers (Albert, Edward, Frederick, and Willie Downs) to their family in Westville, Connecticut, while the four were serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters, which date mainly from 1861-1865, cover topics such as camp life, military operations, family matters, and the Union naval blockade of the South.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.8
Formal title:
Dreyfus Affair periodicals collection
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1891-1906
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2006.07
Formal title:
Early records of the U.S. Naval War College
Extent:
2.09 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1919 1895-1911
Abstract:
Correspondence, memoranda, lists, contracts, inventories, military and naval orders, and plans regarding the early administration and curriculum of the Naval War College, new building construction, and items relating to the establishment of a naval coaling station in Narraganset Bay. Also included are journals and letterpress copybooks kept by past NWC presidents Charles Stockton and French Chadwick.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
RG-01
Formal title:
Easton family accounts and business records
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 loose volume, 2 folders)
Date range:
1835-1860, 1871-1883
Abstract:
Account books and receipts compiled by various members of the Easton family of Newport, Rhode Island, including James C. Easton (1803-1861), William H. Easton (1834-1910) and George W. T. Tilley (1838-1898) of William H. Easton & Co.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.031
Formal title:
Edmonds Family Papers
Extent:
1.58 linear feet, 5 boxes
Date range:
1894-2012
Abstract:
Edmonds family’s collected papers, documenting the day-to-day lives of a family of color in Rhode Island in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.27

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