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Formal title:
Willard P. Gerrish papers
Date range:
1874-1937 (bulk 1896-1920)
Abstract:
The Willard P. Gerrish papers include a travel journal, specifications, blueprints and photographs of various telescopes and mounts, along with related technical writings by Gerrish on specific engineering projects, from 1896 to 1920. Household receipts and correspondence comprise a large portion of the collection. Also included are legal documents and correspondence regarding the estate of his father, William H. Gerrish, and high school copy books belonging to his sisters Isabel and Mary.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.80
Formal title:
Theodore K. Gibbs commissions
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1862, 1866
Abstract:
This collection consists of two United States Army commissions conferred upon Theodore K. Gibbs (1840-1909) of Newport, Rhode Island, during his service in the American Civil War.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.537
Formal title:
William C. Gibbs papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1822-1823
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter and a commission, both signed by William C. Gibbs (1789-1871) during his term as governor of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.542
Formal title:
Andrew E. Gibson papers
Extent:
8 Linear Feet (19 archival boxes)
Date range:
1890-2000 (bulk 1944-2000)
Abstract:
These papers document and focus on Andrew E. Gibson's career as a government official, corporate executive, and professor at the Naval War College. The collection consists of many elements including but not limited to: correspondence, writings, speeches, deck files, books, proposals, critiques, legislation testimony and charts.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-242
Formal title:
Glenlyon Dye Works
Extent:
25.5 linear feet
Date range:
1883-1950 (bulk 1883-1938)
Abstract:
The Glenlyon Dye Works began as a minor department relegated to operating wherever space could be found or made within the confines of Sayles Bleacheries Plant A at Saylesville. This department began as early as 1876, for the purposes of bleaching and dyeing wool yarn and piece goods. It was not formalized until 1882 when it turned entirely to processing goods for the new Lorraine Manufacturing Company, and the volume of work increased considerably. Later, as Glenlyon Print Works, the plant specialized in printing and finishing fine cotton and silk blend fabrics.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 6 sg 13
Formal title:
Goelet family papers
Extent:
1.25 linear feet (3 document boxes)
Date range:
1881-1953 (bulk 1893-1898)
Abstract:
Financial records and correspondence related to Ogden Goelet and his family members, including his brother and his son, both named Robert. Much of the material relates to the family's real estate holdings in New York City and Odgen's Newport residence, Ochre Court.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Special Collections
Collection call no:
SP 02
Formal title:
Goff family papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1842-1946 (bulk 1842-1867)
Abstract:
The Goff family papers number seven items in all. The collection includes a letter from Daniel H. Goff, a Rhode Island native, sent from San Francisco, in 1849 to his family in Rhode Island. It includes military commissions of Daniel H. Goff and his son William M.Goff, in 1849 and 1865-1867 respectively. The collection also includes the wills of William’s brother, Daniel. C. Goff, probated 1852, and the latter’s wife, Martha Hall Goff, dated 1946.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.016
Formal title:
Gorham Manufacturing Company records
Extent:
1.75 linear feet
Date range:
1892-1952, 1980
Abstract:
The records include Gorham Manufacturing catalogues, books, and scrapbooks.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
SP4.0
Formal title:
Granite Industry collection
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1870-1955
Abstract:
The Granite Industry collection is comprised of business records of the George Ledward & Company and the New England Granite Works, two Westerly, R.I. granite companies. In addition the collection contains records from the Quarry Workers’ International Union.
Repository:
Westerly Public Library
Collection call no:
Ms. GR01
Formal title:
Theodore Francis Green papers
Extent:
88.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1821-1961 (bulk 1900-1961)
Abstract:
The Theodore Francis Green papers is a significant collection of correspondence, reports, speeches, financial and legal records, notes and newspaper clippings that relate to the life and career of the Rhode Island governor and United States Senator, as well as to his father, lawyer Arnold Green. The material dates from 1821 through 1961, with the bulk from 1900 through 1961.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.026

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