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Formal title:
Scott Corbett papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1971)
Abstract:
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.019
Formal title:
George H. Corliss collection
Extent:
9 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1962
Abstract:
The George H. Corliss collection consists of correspondence, business records, scrapbooks, awards, medals, and photographs relating to the life and activities of a leading nineteenth century inventor, engineer, and businessman. These papers are an important source of information concerning Corliss’s early years as a merchant and his life-long involvement with a variety of mechanical inventions. Primarily, however, the materials serve as a valuable collection of business records, which reveal the growth and operations of the Corliss Steam Engine Company of Providence, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 80.3
Formal title:
Cover-to-cover collection
Extent:
9 Linear feet
Date range:
1894-1939
Abstract:
The Cover to Cover Collection was developed by Prof. Robert Scholes of the Modernist Journals Project. The goal is to collect and preserve important journals from the Modernist period in complete issues, including covers and advertisements. The impetus for building the Collection was the discovery, as the MJP began searching for issues of journals to include in its digital project, that the vast majority of libraries had routinely stripped covers and advertisements prior to binding, resulting in a gap in the historical record now perceived as significant. It is expected that the Cover to Cover Collection will be added to over time.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.001
Formal title:
Samuel Sullivan Cox papers
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1852-1902
Abstract:
The Samuel Sullivan Cox papers consist mainly of correspondence sent and received by Samuel Sullivan Cox from his constituents while serving as a Democratic Congressman from Ohio (1857-1865) and later from New York (between 1869-1889). In addition there is correspondence to and from his wife Julia A Cox and other Cox family members. Most of the correspondence is political in nature, consisting of the office correspondence of a U.S. Congressman and diplomat.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.77.15
Formal title:
Cuban Slavery Documents collection
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1820-1892
Abstract:
Documents including letters, certificates, and inventories relating to the institution of slavery, slaves, and indentured servants in Cuba during the 19th century. Many of the documents refer to Chinese people brought to Cuba as indentured servants or contract laborers (colonos).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2014.018
Formal title:
Bloodgood H. Cutter papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1886-1886
Abstract:
The Bloodgood H. Cutter papers consist of 47 manuscripts of poetry which were published in the collection of poems,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Cutter
Formal title:
Lew Dale Vaudeville collection
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1892-1907
Abstract:
This collection contains 24 programs and 1 poster for vaudeville shows and 1 black and white photograph of a vaudeville performer in black face. All of the items are for shows in which Lew Dale performed as a comedian, ventriloquist, minstrel showman, and musician. The materials date from 1892-1907. The shows were performed in the following states in the United States: Iowa, South Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Each program includes Lew Dale as a solo act or as part of a duo. There are 3 duo acts represented: Allen & Dale, Fredo &Dale, and Dale & Dare. Most of the shows list Lew Dale as a musician and comedian. He specialized in playing novelty instruments such as the Marimaphone and the Electrobalco Bells. The programs also list all the other performers for each show and include advertisements for local businesses and political candidates.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2016.017
Formal title:
Sonia H. and Nathaniel A. Davis papers
Extent:
7.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1879-1972 (bulk 1930-1965)
Abstract:
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal and administrative records, printed materials, photographs, ephemera, and a few artifacts belonging to or associated with Nathaniel A. Davis (1866-1945) and his wife Sonia H. Davis (1883-1972). Mr. Davis, of Jewish and Portuguese heritage, was writer, editor, educator, social activist, entrepreneur, world traveler, publisher, journalist and founder of
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.003
Formal title:
Davisville Mill(s) Records
Extent:
50 item(s)
Date range:
1803-1875
Abstract:
The Davisville Mill(s) Records are the records of one or more textile mills that existed in Davisville, North Kingstown, Rhode Island in the nineteenth century. It is unclear from the records themselves if the volumes and papers all belong to one mill or to a group of mills. Some of the volumes have names inscribed on the front, spine, or inside pages. These include: Ezra and J. Davis, E. and J. Davis, Davis Reynolds, J. D. and S. and Davis and Sweet. The E. and J. Davis textile firm was founded in the early nineteenth century. It became the Davis, Reynolds and Co. in 1849. It appears that the Davisville Mill(s) Records are from these mill companies.
Repository:
North Kingstown Free Library
Collection call no:
msg. 1
Formal title:
Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers
Extent:
7.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1890-1968 (bulk 1911-1945)
Abstract:
The Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence, genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890 to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2014.003

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