George Bancroft (1800-1891) was a noted American historian, diplomat, and public official, who also kept a home in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection contains one undated note to an unidentified recipient.
Mr. Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers
2.4 cubic feet other
The Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers, though duplicated somewhat in the 1986 Constitutional Convention Collection at the Rhode Island State Archives, contains items which illustrate the process of drafting a constitution from the delegate's position within the process. Some items provide a view to the inner workings of the life of the delegate, from lobbying efforts of special interests groups to the efforts made of the Convention organizers to facilitate teamwork and keep delegates informed on the issues. This is not a complete record of the convention but documents one delegate's involvement. It is evident, from papers collected, that Mr. Brown served on the Judiciary Committee whose main focus was Resolution 80; This resolution, among others, addressed the issues of judicial power, accountability and selection.
This collection consists of a facsimile letter of John Brown (1800-1859) to his cousin, Reverend Luther Humphrey in Charlestown, Virginia, in which he reflects upon his imprisonment and upcoming death sentence as a result of his raid on Harper’s Ferry.
The records of the 1986 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention covers the entire year of 1986 and consists of videotaped plenary sessions, transcripts of proceeding, journals, committee files, subject files, ballot questions, resolutions, realia (convention stamps), publicity files, public information videotapes and audio tapes.
Department of Transportation State Photolog Highway films
12.89 cubic feet other
The Department of Transportation State Photolog Highway films contain sequential images of the highway and its environs taken at equal increments of distance from a moving vehicle at driver’s eye level. The film documents such information as number of lanes, surface type, pavement markings, signs and hazards. It provides a permanent record or history of any one state highway at a given time. Additional information is included in the frame of the image, such as date, route description, direction and milepoint. All state roads were filmed in both directions.
This collection consists of one letter from Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States, to his friend regarding his plans for after his presidency and his opinion on the Election of 1876.
This collection consists of one letter with a commission from Thomas Jefferson (1742-1826) as Secretary of State to William Channing (1751-1793) of Newport, Rhode Island, appointing Channing as the United States attorney for Rhode Island.