Natalie Bayard Brown (1869-1950) was the wife of
John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) and mother of John Nicholas Brown
(1900-1979), members of the prominent Brown family of Providence,
Rhode Island. The papers reflect Natalie Bayard Brown's interests in
politics and charitable causes through correspondence with family
and friends, writings and speeches, scrapbooks, and photographs. The
papers contain detailed financial and legal records related to John
Nicholas Brown's (1900-1979) large inheritance from his father and
uncle, Harold Brown. The papers also hold travel diaries and
photographs from Natalie Bayard Brown and John Nicholas Brown's
(1900-1979) travels in Europe, Asia, and Middle East.
10.5 linear feet (9 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 2 oversize boxes)
1836-1968 (bulk 1837-1942)
Henry D. Hamilton was a lawyer and politician who also served as the Adjutant General of New York and Rhode Island. His papers include, but are not limited to, correspondence, business papers, subject files, diaries, certificates, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Most of the material dated before 1894 belonged to Henry Hamilton's father, B.B. Hamilton, a Baptist minister. The collection also includes genealogical information about the Hamilton family, writings and correspondence by Henry's elder brother John B. Hamilton, a medical doctor, and material related to the military careers of B.B. Hamilton, Henry D. Hamilton and Henry's son Warren Hamilton.
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
Elinor A. Leonberger collection of Redwood, Ellery, and other related families
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
1746-1895 (bulk 1789-1809)
This collection consists of letters, family papers, and newspaper clippings regarding the Redwood, Ellery, and related families such as the Weissenfels and Andersons from the 1746 through 1895. All of the represented families are lineal descendants of Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Correspondence, financial accounts, poems, legal documents, notes, lists, and other documents primarily from individuals prominent in colonial and early United States history as well as notable literary figures.
The United Fascist Union records contain material regarding the organization and its director, Jackson Kirk Grimes. This collection includes correspondence, drawings, copies of photographs and articles writings by Grimes, and some legal documents. A copy of the information on the organization's website as of 2011 is also included in the collection. The material is dated between 1989 and 2011.
6.5 linear feet (6 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Papers of three 20th century New England sisters, Elizabeth Goddard, Genevieve Cass and Norma Geraldine Weeks, the only children of William B. and Mabel Cass Weeks. The collection includes legal documents, baby books, travelogues, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and published books.
Sarah Helen (Power) Whitman (1803-1878) was a Rhode Island poet and essayist best known for her brief engagement to Edgar Allan Poe in 1848. Whitman hosted a salon in Providence that attracted many (including George William Curtis, John Neal, and John Hay) and corresponded with a number of literary luminaries. While living in Boston, Whitman became interested in Transcendentalism and other movements of the period, including woman's rights, spiritualism, mesmerism, Fourierism, and the progressive educational methods of Bronson Alcott. The papers include correspondence, poetry, genealogical information, and legal documents.