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Formal title:
Arnold Family Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1861-1904
Abstract:
The collection consists of the papers of the Arnold family, chiefly letters, but also circulars, invitations and other ephemera, dating from 1861 to 1904.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS009
Formal title:
Mary Anne Atwood papers
Extent:
2 linear feet
Date range:
1882-1910
Abstract:
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."
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Atwood
Formal title:
Leonard Bacon Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1887-1947 (bulk 1923-1947)
Abstract:
The University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 145
Formal title:
Thomas Banchoff collection of materials relating to Edwin Abbott Abbott
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1865-2001 (bulk 1865-1927)
Abstract:
The collection is comprised primarily of photographs of Edwin Abbott Abbott, his family and associates as well as correspondence between them. It also includes some newspaper clippings and one notebook belonging to Edwin Abbott Abbott.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.016
Formal title:
Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension
Extent:
13.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1843-2013 (bulk 1970-2007)
Abstract:
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2015.001
Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
Formal title:
John Russell Bartlett papers
Date range:
1832-1886
Abstract:
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
JRB Papers
Formal title:
Isaac C. Bates Scrapbook
Extent:
1 Album containing 156 letters
Date range:
1877-1887 bulk 1877-1883
Abstract:
The scrapbook of Isaac Comstock Bates, 1877-1887, contains letters from artists and dealers about the purchase of paintings and engravings.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
02.01.06
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:
George W. Benedict papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
circa 1893-1917
Abstract:
The George W. Benedict papers document Professor Benedict's academic career including his teaching at Brown University. Materials include writings, lecture notes, essays, examinations, and research notes, as well as a series of letters of recommendation written in support of Benedict.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.B1

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