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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:
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:
Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers
Extent:
7.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1890-1968 (bulk 1911-1945)
Abstract:
The Lee Garnett Day and Nancy Sayles Day papers consist of business records, correspondence, genealogies, photographs and other material from the Day and Sayles families. Much of the material concerns the Collins-Day South American Expedition of 1914-1915, Lee Garnett Day’s military career, the Bennett-Day Importing Company, and both Lee Garnett Day's and Nancy Sayles Day's travels around the world. The collection is dated from 1890 to 1968. Most of the material is dated from 1911 to 1945.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2014.003
Formal title:
Willard P. Gerrish papers
Date range:
1874-1937 (bulk 1896-1920)
Abstract:
The Willard P. Gerrish papers include a travel journal, specifications, blueprints and photographs of various telescopes and mounts, along with related technical writings by Gerrish on specific engineering projects, from 1896 to 1920. Household receipts and correspondence comprise a large portion of the collection. Also included are legal documents and correspondence regarding the estate of his father, William H. Gerrish, and high school copy books belonging to his sisters Isabel and Mary.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.80
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:
Albert Edgar Lownes collection on Henry David Thoreau
Extent:
7 boxes
Date range:
1837-1965
Abstract:
The Lownes collection includes a wide variety of materials by and pertaining to Henry David Thoreau, including correspondence, college papers, journal excerpts, prints, clippings, photographs, and other Thoreauviana collected by Albert E. Lownes. Materials date from 1837-1965.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.80.1
Formal title:
Artha May McConoughey Papers
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1896-1939 (bulk 1908-1929)
Abstract:
The Artha May McConoughey Papers consist of travel diaries, temperance speeches, law school assignments, photographs, and personal artifacts. All of the written material is from McConoughey's own hand; most of it was composed during the first quarter of the 20th century when she came of age and became active in the temperance and women's suffragist movements in the Chicago area.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.2
Formal title:
Alison Palmer Papers
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1853-1991 (bulk 1971-1991)
Abstract:
Alison Palmer (Brown University Class of 1953) served in the United States Foreign Service (1959-1981) in Belgian Congo, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Palmer successfully pursued two sex discrimination lawsuits against the State Department, winning in 1974 and 1987. After her retirement from the State Department in 1981, Palmer became the thirteenth woman Episcopal priest ordained in the United States. The Alison Palmer papers are chiefly related to her two lawsuits but also contain materials that document her foreign service career, and family papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.90.6
Formal title:
William Carey Poland diaries and photographs
Extent:
0.625 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1910 (bulk 1875-1910)
Abstract:
The William Carey Poland diaires and photographs consist of 9 diaries and 24 photographs dating from about 1860 to 1910. Two of the diaries are in Clara (Harkness) Poland’s hand and one is in William Jr.’s hand. Included in the photograph series are various images of the Poland family and of Prof. Poland at an archaeological site.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.007
Formal title:
Winslow Upton papers
Date range:
circa 1876-1969
Abstract:
The collection comprises diaries, astonomical observation notebooks, scrapbooks, lecture notes, peronal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs, various tributes to Professor Upton, and a memoir written by his daughters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1UF-U1

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