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.
This collection consists of one letter from Thomas William Moore in New York with confirmation from a British admiral that Newport, Rhode Island, would not be threatened by an attack from the British during the War of 1812.
The Mumford family resided in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of a note signed by John Mumford claiming the loss of livestock from his farm and a list of births, deaths, and marriages for members of the family.
11 linear feet linear feet (6 record boxes, 2 document cases, 2 flat boxes)
1859-2001 and undated (bulk 1940-1999)
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and organizations through their own personal records, correspondence, financial and legal records, published and unpublished writings, clippings, audiovisual materials, and photographs.
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.
The Newport Horticultural Society was founded in 1890 in Newport, Rhode Island, to provide gardeners and other interested individuals an opportunity to display their gardening achievements and to discuss horticulture. The Newport Horticultural Society records consist of judges’ records and printed lists regarding the society’s summer and fall flower exhibitions.