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Formal title:
Joseph H. Wellings papers
Extent:
13.35 linear feet
Date range:
1921-1983
Abstract:
This collection consists of materials regarding Wellings’ assignment as U.S. observer of the British Home Fleet, including his reminiscences of the sinking of the Bismarck in May 1941, as well as correspondence, writings, speeches, subject files, and other documentation relating to his naval career.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-003
Formal title:
Wetmore family papers
Extent:
.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1847-1950 and undated (bulk 1847-1854)
Abstract:
This collection consists of personal correspondence sent to and from members of the Wetmore family of Newport, Rhode Island. An unidentified photograph is also included.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.546
Formal title:
Edith Wharton letters
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Date range:
1883-1937 (bulk 1917-1925)
Abstract:
Letters and photocopies of letters written by renowned American author, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) to various members of Newport, Rhode Island society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.569
Formal title:
Kenneth P. Whiting papers
Extent:
2.25 linear feet (1 legal size clamshell boxes) (1 oversize box)
Date range:
1925-1926
Abstract:
Kenneth P. Whiting was employed from 1925 to 1926 at Thomas A. Edison Inc. in disc record manufacturing and development and distribution of demonstrating sample records. The Kenneth P. Whiting papers include a series of memoranda from Whiting to Edison himself, with Edison's replies.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 81.4
Formal title:
Sarah Helen Whitman papers
Extent:
4.5 linear ft. (5 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1816-1878
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 79.11
Formal title:
Thornton Wilder letters
Extent:
0.05 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1948-1975 (bulk 1969-1975)
Abstract:
Letters written by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), the successful American writer, to Roy S. and Margaret H. Anderson of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.562
Formal title:
Herbert Warren Wind letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1979
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from Herbert Warren Wind (1916-2005), an American golf writer, concerning the ranking of the best golf and tennis players of the time.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.547
Formal title:
Oliver Wolcott letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1795
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), Secretary of the Treasury, to William Ellery (1727-1820), collector of the port of Newport, concerning the funding for a fort.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.548
Formal title:
Clement Wood papers
Extent:
35 linear feet
Date range:
1899-1949
Abstract:
Drafts, typescripts, and printed copies of prose, poetry, and a novel; personal, business, and literary correspondence; typescripts and correspondence from Gloria Goddard, his wife.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. Wood

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