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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:
Ambrose E. Burnside Collection
Extent:
80-90 item(s)
Date range:
1850-1883 (bulk 1862-1881)
Abstract:
The Historical Society holds a number of Burnside artifacts, primarily items related to his service in the Civil War.
Repository:
Bristol Historical and Preservation Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1881
Formal title:
Edwin W. Arnold Correspondence
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1862 December 2 - 1894 September 2
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters written by Edwin W. Arnold to members of his family during the period of December 22, 1862 – November 1, 1865.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS 006
Formal title:
G. T. Beauregard letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1857
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter written by G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893), a United States Army engineer officer and later Confederate Army general, to Dr. Mercer regarding the British invasion on Washington, D.C during the War of 1812.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.501
Formal title:
Kenneth Berube (Class of 1966) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1965-2010
Abstract:
Kenneth Allen Berube (1943-1967), Class of 1966, is honored on Panel 24E, Row 99 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Washington, D.C. and on Brown University’s War Memorial, installed on the Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle, near Soldier's Arch. This collection contains photocopies of official papers and low-quality images documenting Berube’s military career, and personal recollections of two Marines who served with him in Vietnam.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1U.B10
Formal title:
Blanche Murray Collection of the Co-Ed Colonel
Extent:
1 box
Date range:
1940-1941
Abstract:
The Blanche Murray Collection of the Co-Ed Colonel contains materials relating to the period in which Blanche Murray nee Richard served as a ROTC Co-Ed Colonel during 1940- 1941 at Rhode Island State College (now URI).
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 215
Formal title:
William H. Brooks Family Papers
Extent:
56 items
Date range:
1861-1865
Abstract:
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Brooks
Formal title:
Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection
Extent:
20 linear feet
Date range:
1940-1985
Abstract:
In 1981, Anne S. K. Brown (Mrs. John Nicholas Brown) donated her military collection to Brown University Library. With the collection cames Mrs. Brown's papers and other documents relating to the collection although her private correspondence did not come to the library until after her death in 1985. This material provides a documentary history of the collection and her military interests and pursuits.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
ASKB Military
Formal title:
Nicholas Brown papers
Extent:
70 items
Date range:
1690-1889 (bulk 1844-1849)
Abstract:
Consists of letters, poems, and autographs received by Nicholas Brown and his wife Caroline Matilda Clements Brown, primarily during Brown's term as U.S. Consul to Italy.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1U-B2
Formal title:
Brown University Dean's Military files
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet
Date range:
circa 1943-1944
Abstract:
The collection comprises the College Dean's records from World War II (1943-1944) and documents military training and programming on the campus of Brown University. Each branch of the United States Armed Forces is represented in the materials, though the Army and Navy predominate, with notably less documentation related to the Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The materials include files on Selective Services, the Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC), and the Enlisted Reserve Corps.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1CA.2

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