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Formal title:
Account of the destruction of the British armed sloop Liberty at Newport, Rhode Island
Extent:
0.2 linear feet
Date range:
1769 and undated
Abstract:
Anonymous letter written to Edes and Gill, printers of the Boston Gazette, describing the destruction of the Sloop
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.591
Formal title:
Mrs. Mary Almy's account of the cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Date range:
1778, 1878
Abstract:
Account of the cannonading of the French Fleet in Newport, Rhode Island, while the city was occupied by the British Army written by Mary Almy (1735-1808), a Loyalist, to her husband, Benjamin Almy (1724-1818).
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.032
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:
Richard L. Champlin papers
Extent:
1.0 linear feet (3/4 full record box, 1 half document case, 1 flat file)
Date range:
1747, 1973-1998 (bulk 1973-1998)
Abstract:
Richard L. Champlin was one of the foremost experts on clocks made by Newport clockmaker William Claggett and other clockmakers in the Claggett family. This collection consists of photocopies of primary source material, correspondence, photographs, notebooks and other research materials collected or created by Mr. Champlin in the process of writing articles on Claggett clocks for various publications, including Newport History, the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.593
Formal title:
William Coddington papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1735, 1775
Abstract:
This collection consists of a copy of the Brenton family marriage and birth records and minutes from town meetings in Newport, Rhode Island, both transcribed by William Coddington (b. 1710), town clerk.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.509
Formal title:
Collection of Newport, R.I. deeds
Extent:
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1731-1835 (bulk 1761-1800)
Abstract:
Deeds, receipts, memos, and plat maps concerning land in Newport, Rhode Island, particularly on Thames Street.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.574
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 Greene letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1784
Abstract:
This letter from Governor William Greene (1731-1809) to the sheriff of Newport County, William Davis (fl. 1784), gives direction on when and how to announce the success of the Treaty of Paris (1783) between the United States and the King of England.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.576
Formal title:
Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Newport County) records
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 volume)
Date range:
1754-1756
Abstract:
Record book of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Newport County documenting civil disputes between individuals. Also includes loose copies of court decisions.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.038

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