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Formal title:
Eli Whitney Blake (1867-1902) papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1890-1901
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.031
Formal title:
Joseph Payne Brennan papers
Extent:
12.5 linear feet (12 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1936-1990 (bulk 1940-1988)
Abstract:
The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts of short stories and poems, fan mail, correspondence with fellow writers both poets and horror story writers, some World War II orders and correspondence and memorabilia, photographs, submissions to the self published magazines Macabre and Essence as well as personal legal, medical, and financial papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.011
Formal title:
Clifford M. and Ruth M. Eddy musical compositions
Extent:
263 items (1 records center box)
Date range:
1920-1967
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of printed and manuscript music composed by Clifford M. Eddy, Jr. and his daughter Ruth M. Eddy. Also includes correspondence and poetry.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.69
Formal title:
Larry Eigner papers
Extent:
1 linear ft. (1 legal size clamshell box)
Date range:
1958-1978
Abstract:
Larry Eigner was an American poet associated with the Black Mountain Poets of the 1950s, and his work was included under that heading in the landmark 1960 anthology
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 79.10
Formal title:
Julia Ward Howe papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1897-1899 and undated
Abstract:
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prominent writer, poet, reformer, and lecturer, who was best known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and her contributions to the women’s rights movement. This collection includes two letters and one poem written by Howe.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.556
Formal title:
Murphy collection of Van Alen papers
Extent:
11 linear feet linear feet (6 record boxes, 2 document cases, 2 flat boxes)
Date range:
1859-2001 and undated (bulk 1940-1999)
Abstract:
James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection documents their lives, residences and interests as well as their involvement in various activities and organizations through their own personal records, correspondence, financial and legal records, published and unpublished writings, clippings, audiovisual materials, and photographs.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.036
Formal title:
Dr. Nathaniel M. Sims collection of Sims and Hitchcock family papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1797-1993 (bulk 1906-1945)
Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence, logbooks, photographs, publications, and other papers relating to the Sims and Hitchcock families, particularly Admiral William S. Sims, his wife Anne Hitchcock Sims, and her father Ethan Allen Hitchcock. These papers detail the families’ personal lives and relationships as well as the careers of Adm. Sims and Ethan Allen Hitchcock.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-354
Formal title:
Elizabeth Morris Smith collection
Extent:
0.92 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
Date range:
1855-1934 (bulk 1917-1934)
Abstract:
Autographs, letters, poems, clippings, and other memorabilia from various poets, writers, artists, sports figures, and politicians collected by Elizabeth Morris Smith (1915-1994) of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.041
Formal title:
Roderick Terry, Jr. autograph collection
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1672-1940 (bulk 1750-1915)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.024
Formal title:
James H. and Candace Van Alen papers
Extent:
102 linear feet (32 records boxes, 4 document cases, 4 half document cases, 12 small flat boxes, 49 oversize flat boxes, 2 textile boxes)
Date range:
1746-2002 and undated (bulk 1949-1991)
Abstract:
James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles which document the lives, interests, and residences of James H. Van Alen and Candace Van Alen both separately and as a couple.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.003

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