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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:
Edward Fenner papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1724-1802
Abstract:
The Edward Fenner papers consist of correspondence, family records, deeds, accounts, receipts, orders, invoices, and other documents relating to Fenner's family background, his life and his service on the Town Council of Johnston, Rhode Island during the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Fenner
Formal title:
Samuel Jones papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1760-1794
Abstract:
These papers consist primarily of correspondence from James Manning, first president of Brown University, discussing issues relating to the founding of the college, such as fundraising, the charter, and the use of University Hall as barracks by the United States government during the American Revolutionary War.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1E.2
Formal title:
Augustus Mendon Lord collection
Extent:
0.25 linear feet (1 clamshell box)
Date range:
1778-1908 (bulk 1876-1908)
Abstract:
The Augustus Mendon Lord collection includes correspondence, documents, and autographs of prominent figures from the period 1778 through 1908. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to American politicians, particularly members of Congress, and dates from 1876 through 1908. However, the collection also contains autographs and documents from American and European military, scientific, literary, and artistic figures.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Lord
Formal title:
Nancy Luce papers
Extent:
1 linear foot (over 300 items)
Date range:
1725-1964 (bulk 1833-1889)
Abstract:
The Nancy Luce papers comprise manuscripts poems, accounts, journals, photographs, family papers and clippings that cover the period from 1725 to 1964.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Luce
Formal title:
Charles Woodberry McLellan papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1780-1953 (bulk 1901-1927)
Abstract:
The Charles Woodberry McLellan papers (1780-1953 (bulk 1901-1927)) consist primarily of correspondence between Charles McLellan, his sons Hugh and Malcolm, and collectors and dealers of Lincoln memorabilia. Also included is the correspondence between the McLellan family and Brown University regarding Brown's acquisition of the collection in 1923. In addition to a small collection of personal documents, the papers also include an assortment of facsimiles of documents in Lincoln's handwriting; transcriptions (typed and handwritten) of various documents by or about Abraham Lincoln; and inventories, want lists, and bibliographies of Lincolniana.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.CWM
Formal title:
Asa Messer papers
Extent:
2.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1791-1862 (bulk 1796-1836)
Abstract:
The Asa Messer papers document Messer's activities as President of Brown University; his sermons, prayers and religious essays; and his financial investments and inventions. Materials include letterbooks, correspondence, sermons, speeches, essays, prayers, lecture notes, diaries, and legal papers dating from 1791 to 1862 (bulk 1796 to 1836).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1C-3
Formal title:
Carlton D. Morse whaling collection
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet (10 clamshell boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1762-1964
Abstract:
The Carleton D. Morse whaling collection contains correspondence, logbooks and accounts, seaman's journals, merchant's and owner's accounts, reports and legal documents, literary works, photographs and engravings, as well as newspaper clippings, research notes, ephemera and other printed materials pertaining to whaling. Generally, the materials date from the middle 18th century to middle 20th century. This collection is part of a broader collection of whaling books, pamphlets, clippings and shipping lists collected by Carleton D. Morse (Brown University Class of 1913).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.22
Formal title:
Rhode Island College miscellaneous papers
Extent:
250 items
Date range:
1763-1804
Abstract:
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1E.1
Formal title:
Thomas Rodney papers
Extent:
0.5 linear feet (103 items)
Date range:
circa 1774-1810
Abstract:
Personal papers and records of Thomas Rodney, including letters, essays, notes on court cases in Mississippi and Delaware (1791 to 1810), a journal about personal matters and Delaware politics (1792-1800), and manuscript poetry.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Rodney

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