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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:
William Austin certificate
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1813
Abstract:
This collection consists of a certificate signed by William Ellery (1727-1820), collector of the port of Newport, and W. Nichols, an officer, verifying that William Austin of the ship Anna Maria had secured the necessary duties of merchandize.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.549
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:
John Bristow arbitration award
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1755
Abstract:
This collection consists of an arbitration award between John Bristow and the owners of the Brigantine Amy: Henry Collins, Ebenezer Flagg, and Samuel Engs, all of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.563
Formal title:
Charles Timothy Brooks letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1878
Abstract:
Charles Timothy Brooks (1813-1883) was a Unitarian pastor in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection includes one letter addressed to Dr. J. Hammond Trumbull of Hartford, Connecticut, on July 2, 1878.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.503
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:
George Henry Calvert papers
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1868-1885 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of poems, visiting cards, newspaper clipping, and a letter concerning George Henry Calvert (1803-1889), a former Newport, Rhode Island, mayor and resident.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.505
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:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., papers
Extent:
29.5 linear feet (15 record boxes, 1 document case, 1 half document case, 3 small flat boxes, 11 oversize flat boxes)
Date range:
1870-2009 (bulk 1950-2006)
Abstract:
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1910-2009) was a respected connoisseur and collector of American decorative arts, instrumental in various historical preservation projects throughout Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of his correspondence, subject files, personal records, research materials, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting his career, historical preservation pursuits, and other personal interests.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.002

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