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Formal title:
1824 Gyles Copy of the Rhode Island Colony records
Extent:
.10 linear feet
Date range:
January 1, 1638-December 31, 1670
Abstract:
The 1824 Gyles copy of the Rhode Island Colony records consists of one volume of records that were copied by Charles Gyles and others from original colonial records.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
C#00207
Formal title:
Account of the destruction of the British armed sloop Liberty at Newport, Rhode Island
Extent:
0.2 linear feet
Date range:
1769 and undated
Abstract:
Anonymous letter written to Edes and Gill, printers of the Boston Gazette, describing the destruction of the Sloop
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.591
Formal title:
George James Adams papers
Extent:
15 linear feet
Date range:
1795-1890
Abstract:
These papers span much of George James Adams’s long career as a textile manufacturer and agent. Included are personal and business correspondence, invoices and receipts, inventories, payroll and supply lists, deeds and contracts, and photographs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.021
Formal title:
Adams Family papers
Extent:
9.5 linear feet
Date range:
ca. 1830-1981
Abstract:
Personal and professional papers (primarily correspondence, research notes, and speeches) of Randolph Greenfield Adams and Thomas Randolph Adams. Also includes some personal papers of Helen Spiller adams and Richard Newbold Adams; correspondence and other family papers from the eighteenth century onward; genealogical background; letters from Franklin Delano Roosevelt; friendship albums; and printed items, including clippings.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.21
Formal title:
Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records
Extent:
.45 cubic feet other
Date range:
1987-2008 (bulk 1989-1991)
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Advisory Commission on Historical Cemeteries records consist primarily of meeting minutes, meeting notices and correspondence.
Repository:
Rhode Island State Archives
Collection call no:
2009-19
Formal title:
Akerman and Company records
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1854-1884
Abstract:
Collection of 8 items concerning the business partnership of Charles Akerman and Thomas B. Rawson, bookbinders and stationers in Providence, Rhode Island.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2014.015
Formal title:
Thomas M. Allison papers
Extent:
125.0 item(s)
Date range:
1941-1983
Abstract:
Thomas M. Allison (U.S.N., Ret.) served aboard the Hornet when propaganda leaflets were dropped in the Tokyo area on 17 February 1945. This collection includes literary manuscripts, official and personal correspondence, and memorabilia relating to World War II navy convoy in 1941 and British P.O.W.'s in Thailand. Also includes: single-leaf leaflets produced by the U.S. Navy in an attempt to lower the morale of the Japanese during World War II which were printed aboard the carrier U.S.S. Hornet (CV-12), placed in aircraft bomber bays and then dropped over Tokyo.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.91.20
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:
Sarah Fisher Ames papers
Extent:
34 item(s)
Date range:
1860-1879
Abstract:
Collection of letters and printed items to Sarah Fisher Ames from prominent figures of the day, including: Mary Mann, John Hay, Robert Winthrop, Whitelaw Reid, J.O.P. Burnside, Wendell Phillips, Rufus King. Also includes: letter from her husband, Joseph A. Ames; three letters from her son stationed in Cuba; various letters of introduction and permission, including one from Abraham Lincoln; letters to her husband, Joseph Ames
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.88.2

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