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Ellen M. Barrett papers

Call Number: Ms-2007-009
Abstract: Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual...
Dates: 1946-2013

Committee on Prizes and Premiums records

Call Number: OF-1I-1
Overview: The Committee on Prizes and Premiums records date from 1923 through 1976. Included in the collection are administrative records, correspondence, certificates, financial documents. essays, speeches, flyers and posters.
Dates: circa 1923-1976

Scott Corbett papers

Call Number: Ms-2008-019
Abstract: The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Dates: 1884-1984, bulk 1941-1971

Cuban Slavery Documents collection

Call Number: Ms-2014-018
Overview: Documents including letters, certificates, and inventories relating to the institution of slavery, slaves, and indentured servants in Cuba during the 19th century. Many of the documents refer to Chinese people brought to Cuba as indentured servants or contract laborers (colonos).
Dates: 1820-1892

Edward Fenner papers

Call Number: Ms-Fenner
Abstract: The Edward Fenner papers consist of correspondence, family records, deeds, accounts, receipts, orders, invoices, and other documents relating to Fenner's family background, his life and his service on the Town Council of Johnston, Rhode Island during the latter half of the eighteenth century.
Dates: 1724-1802

Henry D. Hamilton papers

Call Number: Ms-2009-009
Abstract: Henry D. Hamilton was a lawyer and politician who also served as the Adjutant General of New York and Rhode Island. His papers include, but are not limited to, correspondence, business papers, subject files, diaries, certificates, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Most of the material dated before 1894 belonged to Henry Hamilton's father, B.B. Hamilton, a Baptist minister. The collection also includes genealogical information about the Hamilton family, writings and correspondence by...
Dates: 1836-1968, bulk 1837-1942

Louise Harris papers

Call Number: Ms-2012-013
Overview: The Louise Harris papers include a variety of materials, chiefly correspondence, research materials and galley proofs, related to her writings concerning C.A. Stephens, The Youth's Companion, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. The papers also include personal correspondence; certificates and plaques from various organizations; scrapbooks related to her book A Chuckle and a Laugh: A Tale of the C.A. Stephens Collection; ...
Dates: 1890-1990, bulk 1960-1985

Rush Hawkins collection

Call Number: Ms-2006-05
Overview: The Rush Hawkins collection (1750-1951(bulk 1830-1917)) contains personal, family, financial, and military correspondence and documents; photographs; and a variety of museum objects ranging from dinnerware and household items to clothing and personal accessories belonging to the Hawkins and Brown families. Most of the collection reflects the life and interests of Hawkins himself, with some items related to his wife Annmary Brown Hawkins and her family. Included in the papers are two significant...
Dates: 1750-1951, bulk 1830-1917

Nicholas Brown papers

Call Number: MS-1U-B2
Overview: Consists of letters, poems, and autographs received by Nicholas Brown and his wife Caroline Matilda Clements Brown, primarily during Brown's term as U.S. Consul to Italy.
Dates: 1690-1889, (bulk 1844-1849)

Rhode Island Financial and Legal Documents collection

Call Number: Ms-93-4
Scope and Contents: The Rhode Island Financial and Legal Documents Collection comprises approximately 1350 discrete documents from the Colonial and Early Republic periods. The bulk of these materials are financial in nature and describe contractual agreements between individuals, organizations, and state agencies including the Rhode Island General Treasurer, General Assembly, and Governor, or agents thereof. Although arranged in forty-two series, nine constitute the vast majority of the collected documents: ...
Dates: circa 1715 - 1836