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Formal title:
Edward Burke collection of postcards
Extent:
2.0 linear feet (2 record boxes)
Date range:
1892-2013
Abstract:
This collection is composed primarily of scenes in Newport, RI with some various images from the rest of the state. Included in this collection are some postcards from the donor, Edward Burke, to his daughter Emily, and his parents. Some of the postcards have been used for correspondence, but show no connection to Mr. Burke.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.042
Formal title:
George Henry Calvert papers
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1868-1885 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of poems, visiting cards, newspaper clipping, and a letter concerning George Henry Calvert (1803-1889), a former Newport, Rhode Island, mayor and resident.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.505
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:
Collection of Newport, R.I. tax statements
Extent:
0.02 linear feet
Date range:
1813-1820 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of tax records presented to tax collectors by various residents of Newport, RI in the years 1813-1820 and undated.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.581
Formal title:
Collection on the Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Extent:
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1821-1990 and undated (bulk 1980-1990)
Abstract:
Newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.030
Formal title:
Theodore K. Gibbs commissions
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1862, 1866
Abstract:
This collection consists of two United States Army commissions conferred upon Theodore K. Gibbs (1840-1909) of Newport, Rhode Island, during his service in the American Civil War.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.537
Formal title:
William C. Gibbs papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1822-1823
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter and a commission, both signed by William C. Gibbs (1789-1871) during his term as governor of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.542
Formal title:
David Priestly Hall and David Prescott Hall papers
Extent:
1 linear foot (1 record box)
Date range:
1819-1907 (bulk 1854-1907)
Abstract:
This collection contains letters and commonplace books from New York City lawyers, who often spent their summers in Newport, Rhode Island: David Priestly Hall (1798-1868) and his youngest son, David Prescott Hall (1845-1907). Also included is a series of drafts recounting the history of the United States, written by David Prescott Hall as a young child, and letters sent between father and son.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.005
Formal title:
Julia Ward Howe papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1897-1899 and undated
Abstract:
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prominent writer, poet, reformer, and lecturer, who was best known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and her contributions to the women’s rights movement. This collection includes two letters and one poem written by Howe.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.556
Formal title:
Hunt family papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1858-1899 and undated (bulk 1878-1897)
Abstract:
Letters addressed to members of the Hunt family, particularly renowned architect Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895) and his wife Catherine Hunt (1830-1909), who were both summer residents of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.555

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