The John Nicholas Brown II papers span the lifetime of John Nicholas Brown from his birth in February 1900 to his death in October 1979. While the bulk of the collection dates from the period 1960-1979, there are important materials from nearly every portion of Brown's life. The collection is comprised of manuscripts, ledgers, notebooks, journals, photographs, postcards, pamphlets, film, artifacts, architectural plans, blueprints, and other similar materials.
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.
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
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.