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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:
Nelson W. Aldrich papers
Extent:
73 reel(s)
Date range:
1777-1930
Abstract:
United States representative and senator from Rhode Island, financier, and philanthropist. Collection contains correspondence, journal, appointment books, drafts of speeches, memoranda, financial records, reports, legislative matter, scrapbooks, serial publications, and other printed material relating chiefly to Aldrich's career in Congress. This is the microfilm copy of the collection held by the Library of Congress.
Repository:
Phillips Memorial Library
Collection call no:
aldrich
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:
Isaac Backus papers
Extent:
185 items
Date range:
1717-1835
Abstract:
The Isaac Backus Papers consists of family letters (dating from the years 1750 through 1806), travel journals, a listing of his library, church minutes, book manuscripts, sermons, and family genealogy. Backus was a Baptist preacher, historian and advocate of religious freedom in New England before, during and after the American Revolution.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Backus
Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
Formal title:
Betty Williams Research Collection
Extent:
29.5 linear feet
Date range:
1796-1995
Abstract:
This collection was begun by Betty Vickery Williams (1931-1996) in 1974 and encompasses a portion of the material collected for research on the history of primarily western clothing fashions and accessories, tailoring and cutting, and documentation of commercial clothing patterns dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 213
Formal title:
Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers
Extent:
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Date range:
1730-1866 (bulk 1730-1774)
Abstract:
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library, and his business dealings in Newport, Rhode Island. Also included are documents concerning the Redwood Library, Abraham Redwood’s contemporaries in Newport, and later letters from David King, a former president of the Redwood Library.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.025
Formal title:
Samuel Brown letter
Extent:
0.01 linear feet (1folder)
Date range:
1788
Abstract:
Letter from Samuel Brown (1753 or 1754-1825), a prominent Boston merchant, to William Vernon (1719-1806), regarding papers received from William Tudor (1750-1819) and a letter from a man called “Gray” about his slaves.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.570
Formal title:
Brown University Treasurer Receipts
Extent:
12.5 Linear feet
Date range:
1757-1891, undated
Abstract:
The Brown University Treasurer Receipts collection is arranged in one chronological series of receipts and invoices representing University expenses from 1757 through 1891. The collection documents the financial administration of the University from it's founding through the nineteenth century. The records comprise salaries, building construction and commencement costs, scholarships, insurance, servants' wages, gymnasium and library expenditures, and printing costs.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS-1D-R1

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