This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
The Fayerweather family, descendants of slaves, served the village of Kingston and the surrounding countryside as blacksmiths throughout the nineteenth century. Most famous in the family is Sarah Ann Harris Fayerweather whose attendance at Prudence Crandall's school for girls caused tension over school intergration in Connecticut. The records contain papers and memorabilia from several generations of the Fayerweather family.
Records of the Kingstown Association, Inc., 1946-1948
0.25 linear feet
This collection contains the records of the Kingstown Association, Inc., a corporation which was formed in 1946 to purchase the Anstis French farm at the junction of route 138 and Upper College Road in Kingston, Rhode Island.
The collection consists of interviews conducted by students of Chariho Regional High School with residents of three communities, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, regarding the four broad areas of education, the town meeting, Yankee ingenuity, and the proposed Charlestown nuclear plant.