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Formal title:
Isaac Backus papers
Extent:
185 items
Date range:
1717-1835
Abstract:
The Isaac Backus Papers consists of family letters (dating from the years 1750 through 1806), travel journals, a listing of his library, church minutes, book manuscripts, sermons, and family genealogy. Backus was a Baptist preacher, historian and advocate of religious freedom in New England before, during and after the American Revolution.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Backus
Formal title:
Leonard Bacon Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1887-1947 (bulk 1923-1947)
Abstract:
The University of Rhode Island's collection of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Leonard Bacon's poems is an extensive collection of books and personal papers. These include signed books, manuscripts for translation projects and Bacon's mother's babybook for his first year of life.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 145
Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
Formal title:
Anne "Pete" Baker Records
Extent:
15 linear feet; x architectural drawings other
Date range:
1978-2011
Abstract:
The collection includes architectural drawings and related project records for historic restoration work in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Repository:
Roger Williams University
Collection call no:
UA 2013.02
Formal title:
M. Charles Bakst papers
Extent:
10 linear feet (8 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1927-2009 (bulk 1962-2008)
Abstract:
These papers date from 1927-2009 and include the personal papers and materials of M. Charles Bakst, Brown '66, and journalist for the Providence Journal. Includes manuscripts, correspondence, notebooks, ephemera, photographs, audiocassettes and videotapes related to his student days at Brown and his career as a reporter and columnist.
Repository:
Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B6
Formal title:
George Bancroft note
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
undated
Abstract:
George Bancroft (1800-1891) was a noted American historian, diplomat, and public official, who also kept a home in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection contains one undated note to an unidentified recipient.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.500
Formal title:
Clarence A. Barbour papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1923-1937
Abstract:
The Clarence A. Barbour papers contain many letters relating to Barbour’s nomination as President of Brown University and his nine-month trip to Asia in 1931 and 1932. Also included are letters and poems written by Florence Newell Barbour about her experiences in Asia with her husband.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1C.10
Formal title:
Elsa Barker papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
Date range:
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
Abstract:
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Repository:
John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.007
Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
Formal title:
Morris Abner Barr papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1968
Abstract:
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and mentors.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.1

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