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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:
Marjorie W. Champlin papers
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Date range:
1943-1993 and undated (bulk 1980-1993)
Abstract:
This collection consists of correspondence Marjorie W. Champlin (1921-1993) of Jamestown, Rhode Island, received in reply to the letters she sent to various United States and Rhode Island legislators and politicians, college professors, journalists, a member of England’s House of Commons, and Queen Elizabeth’s personal secretary at Buckingham Palace.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.540
Formal title:
Cortazzo autograph collection
Extent:
0.83 linear feet (2 document cases)
Date range:
1656-1916 and undated (bulk 1880-1900)
Abstract:
Autographs, letters and letter fragments, postcards, notes, calling cards, poems, military orders, and other official documents collected by Emma Cullum Cortazzo and her daughter, Katherine Cortazzo, from various literary, historical, and royal figures.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.027
Formal title:
William Sowden Sims papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of a letter from William Sowden Sims (1858-1936), an U.S. navy admiral, and a blank postcard given in thanks to contributors in Newport County, Rhode Island, for a doll house given to his children.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.530
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:
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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