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.
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.
Lysander Dickerman papers and lantern slides collection
11.5 Linear feet
between 1811 and 1902
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
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.
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.
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.
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
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.
Maude Howe Elliott was an American author and wife of English artist John Elliott (1859-1925). Elliott was the daughter of Julia Ward Howe (abolitionist, suffragist, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe (founder of Perkins Institute for the Blind and activist in the struggle for Greek independence). In 1917 Elliott and her sister, Laura E. Richards, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the biography of their mother,