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Formal title:
James N. Arnold Collection
Extent:
24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
Date range:
circa 1860-1935
Abstract:
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS033
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:
Harold Brown papers
Extent:
4.75 Linear feet
Date range:
1878-1920 (bulk 1884-1900)
Abstract:
The Harold Brown papers, dated from 1878 to 1920, include legal and business documents, personal and business correspondence, two unpublished manuscripts, miscellaneous bills paid, two cashbooks and an inventory of Harold Brown's estate.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.006.TEMP
Formal title:
Nicholas Brown papers
Extent:
70 items
Date range:
1690-1889 (bulk 1844-1849)
Abstract:
Consists of letters, poems, and autographs received by Nicholas Brown and his wife Caroline Matilda Clements Brown, primarily during Brown's term as U.S. Consul to Italy.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B2
Formal title:
Richard L. Champlin papers
Extent:
1.0 linear feet (3/4 full record box, 1 half document case, 1 flat file)
Date range:
1747, 1973-1998 (bulk 1973-1998)
Abstract:
Richard L. Champlin was one of the foremost experts on clocks made by Newport clockmaker William Claggett and other clockmakers in the Claggett family. This collection consists of photocopies of primary source material, correspondence, photographs, notebooks and other research materials collected or created by Mr. Champlin in the process of writing articles on Claggett clocks for various publications, including Newport History, the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.593
Formal title:
Francis Family correspondence
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1875-1887
Abstract:
Correspondence from George Blinn Francis and Henry Newton Francis to their family members in West Hartford, CT. Both George and Henry worked as civil engineers on reservoir projects in Rhode Island during the entire time period of this correspondence, 1875-1882.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2013.009
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:
Guide to the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records
Extent:
.5 other
Date range:
1880-2009 (bulk 2004-2008)
Abstract:
The Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals cemetery project records consist of copies of correspondence, reports and photographs compiled and/or created by Chester A. Browning, Information Specialist of the Public Information Division.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2009-31
Formal title:
Rush Hawkins collection
Extent:
71 linear feet
Date range:
1750-1951 (bulk 1830-1917)
Abstract:
The Rush Hawkins collection (1750-1951(bulk 1830-1917)) contains personal, family, financial, and military correspondence and documents; photographs; and a variety of museum objects ranging from dinnerware and household items to clothing and personal accessories belonging to the Hawkins and Brown families. Most of the collection reflects the life and interests of Hawkins himself, with some items related to his wife Annmary Brown Hawkins and her family. Included in the papers are two significant sub-collections of correspondence: a collection of antebellum historical letters and documents from earlier generations of the Brown family, as well as individual letters from Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Greene, Edgar Allan Poe, and Napoleon I; and a collection of Civil War-related correspondence and documents that contains records of Hawkins’ Zouaves and much Confederate material, including a subseries of Jefferson Davis’s communications to the Senate of the Confederate States.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2006.05
Formal title:
John Hay papers
Extent:
28 linear feet
Date range:
1829-1916
Abstract:
The John Hay papers consists of Hay's correspondence with his family and with literary, diplomatic, and political contemporaries; diaries kept by Hay as Lincoln's White House aide and as Secretary of the Legations in Paris, Vienna, and Madrid, 1866-1870; manuscript poems; galley proofs; personal letterpress copy books; photographs of Hay, his family, and various political figures; political cartoons; sound recordings; and a small collection of objects. Subjects include: Civil War; Lincoln and his administration; Reconstruction; court life in Paris; the bi-metal monetary standard; the Canadian boundary settlement; the fur seal question; Japanese naval activity; Chinese-American relations; the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars; British and American politics.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hay

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