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Formal title:
Thomas Banchoff collection of materials relating to Edwin Abbott Abbott
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Date range:
1865-2001 (bulk 1865-1927)
Abstract:
The collection is comprised primarily of photographs of Edwin Abbott Abbott, his family and associates as well as correspondence between them. It also includes some newspaper clippings and one notebook belonging to Edwin Abbott Abbott.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.016
Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
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:
John Nicholas Brown family photographs
Extent:
36 linear feet (estimated)
Date range:
1860-1980 (bulk 1920-1979)
Abstract:
The collection contains photographs and other memorabilia from the life of John Nicholas Brown II and his family. Materials date from John's childhood to the last years of his life, and chronicle aspects of the lives of his children and grandchildren. Also included are photographs of John's wife, Anne Kinsolving, and her family. Film, sound recordings, postcards, newspaper clippings, portraits, photograph prints and slides comprise the bulk of the collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.049
Formal title:
John Buchan papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1898-1958
Abstract:
The John Buchan Papers contain approximately 150 items covering the years 1898-1958. Most of the collection contains letters written by John Buchan to W.M. Colles and Sir Henry Newbolt. A selection of 5 published works by John Buchan are included as well as photographs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Buchan
Formal title:
Elizabeth Buffum Chace and family papers
Extent:
4.5 linear feet (approximately 80 items)
Date range:
circa 1801-1900
Abstract:
This collection includes correspondence, Elizabeth Buffum Chace’s commonplace book and diary, family albums, scrapbooks, photographs, an album of familial hair locks, needlework (cross stitch samplers), newspaper clippings, and other material relating to the Buffums, the Chaces, the Cheneys, and the Tolmans. The papers also contain letters in response to Chace’s book "Anti-Slavery Reminiscences." Elizabeth Buffum Chace was an activist for prison reform, the rights of orphans, peace, and temperance.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.89.12
Formal title:
Stephen S. Colvin papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1880-1934 (bulk 1900-1915)
Abstract:
This collection of papers primarily consists of manuscripts and published articles by Stephen S. Colvin, who was a scholar in the field of educational psychology and intelligence testing. A native Rhode Islander, Colvin graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree of philosophy in 1891, and a corresponding master's degree in 1894. He also received a doctorate degree from the University of Strasburg in 1897. He taught at a number of American universities, including Brown University, where he was appointed its first professor of educational psychology in 1912 and subsequently named the director of its School of Education in 1919. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence, a scattered assortment of other printed materials (not written by Colvin), ephemera, and a few artifacts, including a print of an illustration by Richard Felton Outcault.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1UF.2015.009
Formal title:
Scott Corbett papers
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1884-1984 (bulk 1941-1971)
Abstract:
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.019

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