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Formal title:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1835-1894
Abstract:
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815-1891) was a teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. The collection covers the years 1835-1894 and contains correspondence concerning literary and personal affairs, three manuscripts of her poems, two engraved portraits extracted from a book, and miscellaneous notes.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Botta
Formal title:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1871-1900 (bulk 1881-1900)
Abstract:
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) was the eldest son of John Carter Brown and Sophia Augusta (Brown) Brown, members of one of the most prominent and distinguished families in Rhode Island. The papers reflect John Nicholas Brown's passion for the arts, travel, Europe, yachts, and philanthropic and civic activities.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.010
Formal title:
Thomas Wilson Dorr Papers
Extent:
600 items
Date range:
1790-1897 (bulk 1826-1854)
Abstract:
The Dorr Papers consist of approximately 600 letters, speeches, notes, drafts, pamphlets, clippings and other items for the period 1826-1854. Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805-1854) was the central figure in the Dorr Rebellion of 1842. The papers include material pertaining to the equal suffrage movement, electoral politics, legislative apportionment, state militia, banking, and the adoption of a state constitution in Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Dorr
Formal title:
Rudolph Fisher papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1919-1983 (bulk 1919-1934)
Abstract:
The Rudolph Fisher papers primarily contain various drafts and published copies of twenty-six Rudolph Fisher short stories and novels, as well as book reviews and essays. The collection also contains correspondence, publicity materials, personal papers, family papers and newsclippings. Materials cover Fisher’s life from 1919 to his death in 1934, as well as the work on behalf of Fisher done by his sister, Pearl, until 1983.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.F5
Formal title:
William O. Fuller papers
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1849-1968 (bulk 1849-1859)
Abstract:
The Fuller papers consist of 58 items for the period 1849-1968. The papers include letters from Fuller to his family, as well as several letters to Fuller from Franz Liszt, Carl (Charles) Mayer, and others. Fuller (1828-1910) was a music teacher in Providence, Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Fuller
Formal title:
Gaylactic Network records
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1986-2005 (bulk 1987-1991)
Abstract:
The Gaylactic Network records consist of administrative records, newsletters, correspondence and promotional material for the years 1986-2005 and were compiled by Franklin Hummel. The collection covers the activities of both the Gaylactic Network and most of its local member organizations, as well as their annual conference Gaylaxicon.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.3
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:
David Herlihy papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1951-2000 (bulk 1954-1990)
Abstract:
These papers represent the intellectual and professional corpus of medieval historian, and Brown University professor, David Herlihy. Herlihy is considered a pioneer in the use of computers to analyze historical data to extrapolate socioeconomic trends and their impact on life during the middle ages. The collection includes Herlihy's research notebooks, notes, computer code books, pre-published and un-published drafts of articles and monographs, his Ph.D. dissertation, reviews of his publications, lecture notes and teaching materials, professional correspondence, papers documenting professional activities, speeches and addresses, photographs, and miscellaneous personal ephemera and papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.H3
Formal title:
David Herlihy papers
Date range:
1951-2000 (bulk 1954-1990)
Abstract:
These papers represent the intellectual and professional corpus of medieval historian, and Brown University professor, David Herlihy. Herlihy is considered a pioneer in the use of computers to analyze historical data to extrapolate socioeconomic trends and their impact on life during the middle ages. The collection includes Herlihy's research notebooks, notes, computer code books, pre-published and un-published drafts of articles and monographs, his Ph.D. dissertation, reviews of his publications, lecture notes and teaching materials, professional correspondence, papers documenting professional activities, speeches and addresses, photographs, and miscellaneous personal ephemera and papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.H3
Formal title:
Walter Nickerson Hill Papers
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1905 (bulk 1870-1884)
Abstract:
American chemist. Letters and manuscripts; letterpress books; scrapbook; notebooks; documents; pamphlets; photographs; and memorabilia. The bulk of the written material (to, from, and about Hill) dates from 1870-1884. It consists of personal letters between Hill and his wife; letters between Hill and leading scientists and ordinance specialists; letters to and from important political, scientific, and military figures regarding Hill's application for appointment of Professor of Mathematics in the Navy; business correspondence; Hill's patents and pamphlets regarding explosives, demagnetization, etc.; newspaper clippings of Hill's death in an explosion.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hill

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