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Formal title:
Frances Hubbert papers
Extent:
.08 linear feet (2 folders)
Date range:
1936-1957 and undated (bulk 1936-1938)
Abstract:
The collection is comprised of letters sent to Frances Hubbert (1894-1967) of Newport, Rhode Island, regarding her efforts to have Lady Winifred Fortescue’s (1888-1951) 1935 publication,
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.539
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
Formal title:
Elinor A. Leonberger collection of Redwood, Ellery, and other related families
Extent:
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Date range:
1746-1895 (bulk 1789-1809)
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, family papers, and newspaper clippings regarding the Redwood, Ellery, and related families such as the Weissenfels and Andersons from the 1746 through 1895. All of the represented families are lineal descendants of Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.026
Formal title:
Murphy collection of Van Alen papers
Extent:
11 linear feet linear feet (6 record boxes, 2 document cases, 2 flat boxes)
Date range:
1859-2001 and undated (bulk 1940-1999)
Abstract:
James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection documents their lives, residences and interests as well as their involvement in various activities and organizations through their own personal records, correspondence, financial and legal records, published and unpublished writings, clippings, audiovisual materials, and photographs.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.036
Formal title:
Newport ephemera collection
Extent:
6.26 linear feet (15 document cases)
Date range:
1776-2003 (bulk 1941-2003)
Abstract:
The Newport ephemera collection, created and maintained by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum for reference purposes, consists of printed ephemera such as annual reports, brochures, bylaws, pamphlets, postcards, and programs documenting the people, society, historic homes and buildings, maritime activities, civic organizations, public celebrations, sporting events, commerce, art, and history of Newport, R.I.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.028
Formal title:
Newport vertical file
Extent:
10.9 linear feet
Date range:
1854-2010 (bulk 1911-2010)
Abstract:
The Newport vertical file, created and maintained by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum for reference purposes, consists of articles, clippings, newspapers, photocopies, and reprints regarding the people, society, historic homes and buildings, maritime activities, civic organizations, music festivals, public celebrations, sporting events, commerce and industry, art, and history of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.035
Formal title:
James H. and Candace Van Alen papers
Extent:
102 linear feet (32 records boxes, 4 document cases, 4 half document cases, 12 small flat boxes, 49 oversize flat boxes, 2 textile boxes)
Date range:
1746-2002 and undated (bulk 1949-1991)
Abstract:
James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles which document the lives, interests, and residences of James H. Van Alen and Candace Van Alen both separately and as a couple.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.003
Formal title:
Wetmore family papers
Extent:
.03 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1847-1950 and undated (bulk 1847-1854)
Abstract:
This collection consists of personal correspondence sent to and from members of the Wetmore family of Newport, Rhode Island. An unidentified photograph is also included.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.546
Formal title:
Edith Wharton letters
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Date range:
1883-1937 (bulk 1917-1925)
Abstract:
Letters and photocopies of letters written by renowned American author, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) to various members of Newport, Rhode Island society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.569
Formal title:
Thornton Wilder letters
Extent:
0.05 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1948-1975 (bulk 1969-1975)
Abstract:
Letters written by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), the successful American writer, to Roy S. and Margaret H. Anderson of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.562

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