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Formal title:
Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers
Extent:
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Date range:
1730-1866 (bulk 1730-1774)
Abstract:
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library, and his business dealings in Newport, Rhode Island. Also included are documents concerning the Redwood Library, Abraham Redwood’s contemporaries in Newport, and later letters from David King, a former president of the Redwood Library.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.025
Formal title:
Guide to the Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., collection of manuscripts
Extent:
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
Date range:
1711-1920 and undated (bulk 1711-1870)
Abstract:
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts from 1711-1920 that were collected by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1910-2009). The majority of these documents regard various people, places, and events in Newport, Rhode Island, from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.040
Formal title:
William Claggett invoice
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1748
Abstract:
This collection contains an invoice from printer and engraver William Claggett (1696-1749) of Newport, Rhode Island, to the Colony of Rhode Island for currency printed in 1748.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.508
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 of Redwood family papers
Extent:
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1710-1999 and undated (bulk 1729-1796)
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, legal documents, accounts, family histories, and other papers related to the Redwood family and its descendants, particularly Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.029
Formal title:
William Ellery letter
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1798
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from William Ellery (1727-1827), collector of the port of Newport, Rhode Island, to David L. Barnes (1760-1812), Rhode Island District Attorney, regarding maritime law.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.536
Formal title:
Benjamin Franklin and John Foxcroft receipt
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1763
Abstract:
This collection consists of one receipt to Thomas Vernon (1718-1784), postmaster for Newport, Rhode Island, from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) and John Foxcroft (d. 1790), the deputy Postmasters General for North America in 1763.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.513
Formal title:
George Gibbs receipt
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1811
Abstract:
This collection includes a receipt from George Gibbs (1766-1833) of Newport, Rhode, Island, for money received from Captain Daniel Brown.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.516
Formal title:
Peter Harrison shipping agreement
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1740
Abstract:
Peter Harrison (1716-1775), was a ship master before beginning his career as a prominent architect in the American colonies. This collection consists of a printed agreement between Harrison and John Freebody to ship gold.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.553
Formal title:
Samuel Holmes letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1753
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from Samuel Holmes of Newport, Rhode Island, to Thomas Fareweather, a merchant in Boston, Massachusetts.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.520

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