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Formal title:
Joseph W. Blaine Family Papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet
Date range:
1868-1986
Abstract:
This collection consists of the papers of three generations of the Blaine and MacLellan families, who resided in Newport from 1882 to 1986. Alexander MacLellan (1856-1939) emigrated from Scotland in 1882, and served as a head gardener at several large estates. His daughter Rowena (1886-1965) married jeweler Joseph W. Blaine (1875-1953). Their son Joseph W. Blaine Jr. (1920-1986) was an electrical engineer who retired young to devote himself to the study of history.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1079
Formal title:
Richard Brown Baker Family Papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1866-2002 (bulk 1900-1990)
Abstract:
Richard Brown Baker was born in Providence, R.I. on November 5, 1912 to Harvey Almy Baker and Marion North Brown. His grandfather was Henry Martin Brown, President of the Industrial Trust Co. of Rhode Island (later Fleet National Bank). He became a prodigious collector owning over 1,600 works of art before he died. He focused on the artists that were new and on the edge deciding in the 1950s to focus on young and unestablished artists. Richard Baker was one of the first to buy works by artists such as Jackson Pollock and Roy Lichtenstein.
Repository:
Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection call no:
MSS 1117
Formal title:
Roderick Terry journal with Ituna's log
Extent:
0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Date range:
1913-1920
Abstract:
Journal kept by Rev. Roderick Terry (1849-1933), Presbyterian minister and Newport philanthropist, while onboard the steam yacht,
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.Bound.0003
Formal title:
Diary of Samuel Ward, Jr., with transcriptions
Extent:
0.15 linear feet (3 folders)
Date range:
1792-1794, 1989-1990
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.034
Formal title:
Seven Hills Garden Club records
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1937-1981
Abstract:
The Seven Hills Garden Club of Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1937 to "stimulate an interest in horticulture for purposes of civic betterment, and to enable each member to enjoy her own garden more intelligently." These records were kept in two notebooks by the Seven Hills Garden Club librarian and include by-laws, programs, clippings, photographs, some minutes, membership lists, memorial tributes to past members, and reports. In addition to documenting a women's club and the horticultural activities of a number of Providence women over several decades of the twentieth century, this collection provides some information about individual members and about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 91.17
Formal title:
Schoolchildren photograph collection
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Date range:
1880-1979
Abstract:
The collection contains school and/or class photographs from various locations throughout the United States between the 1880s and the 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2018.001
Formal title:
Women and Men of Brown University records
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1923-2010
Abstract:
The Women and Men of Brown records contain meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, correspondence, reports, bylaws and photographs related to the Brown University campus society and its various committees and interest groups. The material dates from 1924 through 2010.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1LS.1
Formal title:
Monday Morning Musical Club Records
Extent:
1.8 linear feet
Date range:
1909-1957
Abstract:
The Monday Morning Musical Club Records consists of two scrapbooks, organizational records, programs, and newspaper clippings from 1909-1957.
Repository:
Providence Public Library, Rhode Island Collection
Collection call no:
MSS022
Formal title:
The Ernst Studio Collection
Extent:
5 Hollinger Boxes; 5 Oversized Boxes
Date range:
circa 1909-1967
Abstract:
The Ernst Studio Collection is comprised of photographs taken by Ernst Studio between 1909 and 1967. The materials photographed include portraits of Newport residents and local events of all sorts. Also included are images of various Newport estates and landmarks, as well as sailing vessels and Newport Harbor.
Repository:
The Preservation Society of Newport County
Collection call no:
PSNCA.H.013
Formal title:
Berkeley House collection
Extent:
1.668 linear feet
Date range:
1881-1895, undated (bulk 1884-1895)
Abstract:
This collection contains 4 architectural drawings and specifications, personal artwork, and household receipts related to LeRoy King and his residence, Berkeley House.
Repository:
Newport Historical Society
Collection call no:
MS.2012.33

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