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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:
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:
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
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:
James N. Arnold Collection
Extent:
24.8 linear feet; 29 boxes, 1 oversized folder and 2 card catalogs
Date range:
circa 1860-1935
Abstract:
This collection consists of material compiled and written by James N. Arnold, between 1860-1927 and of typescripts by volunteers continuing his work until 1935. This collection contains numerous research topics and writings related to the history of Rhode Island.
Repository:
Providence Public Library Special Collections, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS033
Formal title:
Arnold Family Papers
Extent:
.25 linear feet
Date range:
1861-1904
Abstract:
The collection consists of the papers of the Arnold family, chiefly letters, but also circulars, invitations and other ephemera, dating from 1861 to 1904.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
MSS009
Formal title:
John Russell Bartlett papers
Date range:
1832-1886
Abstract:
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
JRB Papers
Formal title:
Bernon Helme Photograph Collection, 1895-1930
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1895-1930
Abstract:
This collection contains 24 historic photographs of the University of Rhode Island and the surrounding Kingston village area.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 125
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

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