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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:
Brazil Clipping Service records
Extent:
6.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1971-1975
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2016.021
Formal title:
Guide to the Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., collection of manuscripts
Extent:
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
Date range:
1711-1920 and undated (bulk 1711-1870)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.040
Formal title:
Colt Family Papers
Extent:
100.25 linear feet
Date range:
1793-1961
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 78
Formal title:
Arthur B. Commerford Colony House scrapbooks
Extent:
3 volumes
Date range:
1925 Sept 20-1942 Feb 5
Abstract:
Three scrapbooks of the activities and news regarding the Colony House as it transitions from the Newport County Courthouse to a historic site.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.FIC.2013.7
Formal title:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection
Extent:
16 box(es)
Date range:
1703-2004
Abstract:
The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, letters, postcards, ledger books, ephemera, and artifacts the majority of which relate to Rhode Island subjects.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 20
Formal title:
John Austin Stevens, Jr. family papers
Extent:
1.668 linear feet (4 boxes)
Date range:
approximately 1777-1941 (bulk 1863-1907)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.43.2.1
Formal title:
Roderick Terry, Jr. autograph collection
Extent:
1.3 linear feet (1 document case, 1 flat box)
Date range:
1672-1940 (bulk 1750-1915)
Abstract:
Correspondence, financial accounts, poems, legal documents, notes, lists, and other documents primarily from individuals prominent in colonial and early United States history as well as notable literary figures.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.024
Formal title:
Henry Wheaton family papers
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1786-1926
Abstract:
Collection of 275 letters and manuscripts for the period 1786 to 1926, chiefly correspondence of Henry Wheaton and his family in Europe and America concerning personal, diplomatic, legal, and political affairs, especially during the War of 1812. Also Wheaton's diary during 1827-1835, a diary kept by his daughter, Abby during 1835 and biographical notes about Wheaton and his uncle, Dr. Levi Wheaton, who was Professor of Medicine at Brown University.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Wheaton
Formal title:
Yankee Ingenuity
Extent:
2 box(es)
Date range:
1976
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 31

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