Diary with financial accounts kept by Samuel Ward, Jr., (1756-1832), officer in the American Revolutionary War and later a merchant, while traveling to Paris on business. Two typed transcriptions of his diary are also included.
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
1710-1999 and undated (bulk 1729-1796)
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.
The personal papers of the John Austin Stevens Jr. family of New York and Newport, including correspondence, historical research, published articles and poetry and other papers by various family members. This collection notably contains a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge possibly created by Louis Lebègue Duportail, dated approximately 1777.
Guide to the Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., collection of manuscripts
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
1711-1920 and undated (bulk 1711-1870)
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts from 1711-1920 that were collected by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1910-2009). The majority of these documents regard various people, places, and events in Newport, Rhode Island, from the colonial period through the early twentieth century.
This extensive collection focuses on the life of Samuel Pomeroy Colt (1852-1921) who lived most of his life in Bristol, Rhode Island. Colt was an active lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist. Of particular interest in the collection are the personal records of Colt and his family, Colt's financial and business records, and the records of his political life and legal practice. The collection also contains several photographs, maps, and blueprints. The study of this collection reveals much about the political, social, and economic history of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Rhode Island.
The collection consists of interviews conducted by students of Chariho Regional High School with residents of three communities, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton, regarding the four broad areas of education, the town meeting, Yankee ingenuity, and the proposed Charlestown nuclear plant.
The collection contains newspaper clippings from two daily newspapers in Brazil, O Estrado de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo) and Jornal do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), and the weekly Opiniao. The clippings were mailed to subscribers along with monthly indices. The service operated from 1971-1976.