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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:
Charles Wilson Brown collection of Brown and Wilson family papers
Date range:
1846-1967
Abstract:
The Charles Wilson Brown collection of Brown and Wilson family papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs related to Lanta Wilson Smith (Charles Brown's aunt), Rev. Henry Wheaton Brown (Charles Brown's father) and Rev. William Jones Wilson (Charles Brown's grandfather). The correspondence is largely written to or by Lanta Wilson Smith and includes some of her poetry; the remaining correspondence is written by or related to Rev. William Jones Wilson. Autobiographies of both Rev. Brown and Rev. Wilson can be found in the collection as can parish programs and related clippings. The photographs are of Maine churches and Rev. Wilson and his wife.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.3
Formal title:
Natalie Bayard Brown papers
Extent:
53.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1877-1950 (bulk 1897-1950)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.011
Formal title:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., papers
Extent:
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
Date range:
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
Abstract:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.002
Formal title:
Henry D. Hamilton papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet (9 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1836-1968 (bulk 1837-1942)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.009
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:
Rusty Magee papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (7 records center boxes)
Date range:
1966-2007 (bulk 1978-2002)
Abstract:
The Rusty Magee papers contain material related to his career as a composer and performer in musical theater, primarily between 1978 and 2002. Much of the material consists of music written by Magee. The papers also include recordings of plays and Magee's performances on audiocassette, compact disc and DVD; scripts, playbills and theater reviews.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.016
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:
Leon E. Truesdell papers
Extent:
6 linear feet
Date range:
1882-1973 (bulk 1902-1970)
Abstract:
Leon E. Truesdell graduated from Brown University in 1907 with both an A.B. and A. M degree. His papers consist chiefly of his personal and professional writings and correspondence. Most of the correspondence is related to his career as a statistician and demographer at the United States Bureau of the Census from 1919 to 1967. The papers also include biographical material about the Truesdell family.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2011.004
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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