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Formal title:
Eli Whitney Blake (1867-1902) papers
Extent:
0.5 linear foot (1 letter-size Hollinger document case)
Date range:
1890-1901
Abstract:
This collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from Eli Whitney Blake. The letters were written by Blake, Sophia Atwater and Stephen Atwater. Also included are several drawings and poems by Blake, one photograph of him and an undated letter from a family member to a publisher regarding their interest in publishing an article about Blake's letters.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2008.031
Formal title:
George Henry Calvert papers
Extent:
0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1868-1885 and undated
Abstract:
This collection consists of poems, visiting cards, newspaper clipping, and a letter concerning George Henry Calvert (1803-1889), a former Newport, Rhode Island, mayor and resident.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.505
Formal title:
Collection of Redwood family papers
Extent:
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1710-1999 and undated (bulk 1729-1796)
Abstract:
This collection consists of letters, legal documents, accounts, family histories, and other papers related to the Redwood family and its descendants, particularly Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.029
Formal title:
Cortazzo autograph collection
Extent:
0.83 linear feet (2 document cases)
Date range:
1656-1916 and undated (bulk 1880-1900)
Abstract:
Autographs, letters and letter fragments, postcards, notes, calling cards, poems, military orders, and other official documents collected by Emma Cullum Cortazzo and her daughter, Katherine Cortazzo, from various literary, historical, and royal figures.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.027
Formal title:
Edward Fenner papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1724-1802
Abstract:
The Edward Fenner papers consist of correspondence, family records, deeds, accounts, receipts, orders, invoices, and other documents relating to Fenner's family background, his life and his service on the Town Council of Johnston, Rhode Island during the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Fenner
Formal title:
Julia Ward Howe papers
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Date range:
1897-1899 and undated
Abstract:
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prominent writer, poet, reformer, and lecturer, who was best known for writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and her contributions to the women’s rights movement. This collection includes two letters and one poem written by Howe.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.556
Formal title:
Thomas A. Jenckes papers
Extent:
0.25 linear feet (116 items in 1 clamshell box)
Date range:
1834-1870
Abstract:
One box, chiefly correspondence to Thomas Allen Jenckes, Congressional Representative from Rhode Island, about legal matters and legislative affairs for the period of 1837 to 1870.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Rider.Jenckes
Formal title:
Murphy collection of Van Alen papers
Extent:
11 linear feet linear feet (6 record boxes, 2 document cases, 2 flat boxes)
Date range:
1859-2001 and undated (bulk 1940-1999)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.036
Formal title:
Charles Philbrick correspondence with Hilary Masters and Elmer Blistein
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1959-1971
Abstract:
Charles Philbrick (class of 1947, 1953 PhD) was a poet who taught English at Brown University and won the Wallace Stevens Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The papers are personal correspondence, predominantly from Philbrick to Hilary Masters (class of 1952), a novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Philbrick
Formal title:
Elizabeth Morris Smith collection
Extent:
0.92 linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
Date range:
1855-1934 (bulk 1917-1934)
Abstract:
Autographs, letters, poems, clippings, and other memorabilia from various poets, writers, artists, sports figures, and politicians collected by Elizabeth Morris Smith (1915-1994) of Newport, Rhode Island.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.041

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