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Formal title:
Ezra Stiles list of Church members
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1786
Abstract:
List of church members at the Second Congregational Church in Newport, Rhode Island, compiled by Ezra Stiles (1727-1795), renowned American scholar, theologian, and president of Yale.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.575
Formal title:
Paul van K. Thomson papers
Extent:
6 linear feet
Date range:
1928-1995
Abstract:
The collection of Rev. Paul van K Thomson, former V.P of Academic Affairs at Providence College, consists of sermons, course materials, books and articles written by him, as well as news clippings, church bulletins, handwritten manuscripts, and annotated books from his personal library.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Collection call no:
rppc_thomson
Formal title:
Homer Trickett papers
Extent:
13.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1950-1990
Abstract:
Collection contains sermons, materials used to create sermons, lectures, study courses, materials relating to the Dodeka society, personal correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings all created or collected by Homer Trickett. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.031
Formal title:
United States Catholic Conference research collection
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1958-2000
Abstract:
The collection consists primarily of memos, press releases, correspondence, conference materials, and reports produced from 1969-1974 by the United States Catholic Conference Division on Latin America (USCC), an official assembly made up of lay Catholics and clergy, established to promote the Catholic Church and its ideology through culturally specific programs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.005
Formal title:
Henry Van Dyke letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1902
Abstract:
This collection consists of one letter from Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), a Presbyterian clergyman, author, and professor concerning his old parish, the United Congregational Church in Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.533
Formal title:
Sister Mary Venard papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1967
Abstract:
Includes correspondence and personal papers of Sister Mary Venard, RSM. Much of the correspondence is from Sister Hwa, a Salve Regina alumna who founded a convent in Taiwan.
Repository:
Salve Regina University Archives
Collection call no:
RG.21.4
Formal title:
Francis Wayland family papers
Extent:
7.5 linear feet
Date range:
1715-1941 (bulk 1820-1865)
Abstract:
Francis Wayland was the fourth president of Brown University from 1827-1855 and a Baptist clergyman. Papers consist primarily of letterbooks and correspondence, as well as sermons and a diary, of Francis Wayland (1796-1865), his sons Francis Wayland (1826-1904) and H.L. (Heman Lincoln) Wayland (1830-1898), and other members of the Wayland family, dating from 1754 to 1941.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1C.4
Formal title:
West Exeter Baptist Church records
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1958-2011
Abstract:
Administrative and financial records, photographs, weekly bulletins for each Sunday service, and attendance records for a small Baptist congregation in Exeter, RI. This is part of the Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center collection.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2012.018
Formal title:
Correspondence from the Williams Collection
Extent:
1.25 linear feet
Date range:
1743-1859
Abstract:
Correspondence and related documents of two generations of the family of Obadiah Williams (1767-1848), Quakers, of Newport and Providence, R.I., New Bedford, Mass., and New York State, chiefly reflecting family matters; connections with the Rotch and Rodman families, whalers and merchants from New Bedford and the Brown family, of Providence, famous for their stand against slavery and founders of Providence Boarding School and Brown University; and the changes, principally those in the first half of the 19th century, involved in the history of the U.S. Subjects include the capture by the British of a ship mastered by Nicholas Williams in 1807, which led to financial disagreements with his brother, David Williams, a clockmaker in Newport; and the War of 1812, particularly pertaining to the death of James Hadwin, a relative, the capture of a family ship by a British privateer, and the embargo in Newport and subsequent difficulties experienced by Quaker merchants which led to the move of Obadiah Williams, merchant, farmer, and businessman, and other family members to Bridgewater and other farming towns in New York State, and Ohio. Other subjects include the utilization of ties in Newport by family members in New York to conduct trade via the Erie Canal; lands owned in New York State, Ohio, and Massachusetts; political and religious revivalism in New York in the 1820s, including family criticism of the Hicksite movement; the support of Obadiah's son, Henry Williams, of the Whig Party and Martin Van Buren; Quaker women, as exemplified by Ruth Hadwin Williams, second wife of Obadiah and their daughter, Catharine (Williams) Carman, an early student at Providence Boarding School; and descriptions of Newport (ca. 1848), as seen through the eyes of Henry Williams, a visitor, reflecting its people, events, and attitudes. Other family members represented include Dorcas Hadwin Brown, Obadiah Brown, and Mary Rotch.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
Ms.91.57.1

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