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Formal title:
Godfrey Malbone oath
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1763
Abstract:
This collection contains a printed oath filled in and signed at the Custom House at Newport, Rhode Island, certifying that Godfrey Malbone (1724-1785) and his brother John (1735-1795) were the owners of the brig
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.552
Formal title:
Stephen Hopkins receipt
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1775
Abstract:
This collection consists of one receipt from Stephen Hopkins on February 20, 1775, to Joseph Clarke (1719-1792), general treasurer of the colony of Rhode Island, with Hopkins’ request that Clarke pay the money granted to Hopkins during the eighth session of the Rhode Island General Assembly to Jabez Bowen (1739-1815).
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.538
Formal title:
Thomas Jefferson letter
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Date range:
1790
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter with a commission from Thomas Jefferson (1742-1826) as Secretary of State to William Channing (1751-1793) of Newport, Rhode Island, appointing Channing as the United States attorney for Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.521
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 This collection consists of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles which document the lives, interests, and residences of James H.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:
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:
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:
David Melville letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1853
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from David Melville (1773-1856) to his son, George W. T. Melville (1826-1900), both of Newport, Rhode Island, in which he provides news about his business and health.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.525
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:
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:
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

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