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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1

George James Adams papers

Call Number: Ms-2010-021
Abstract: These papers span much of George James Adams’s long career as a textile manufacturer at various mills in Rhode Island and chief agent at the Narragansett Print Works. Included are personal, family, and business correspondence, invoices and receipts, inventories, payroll and supply lists, deeds and contracts, and photographs. A large set of letters are from Thomas P. Richmond, a banker of Bristol, Rhode Island, probably affiliated with the Bank of Bristol. They communicate Richmond’s strong...
Dates: 1795-1890

Isaac Backus papers

Call Number: Ms-backus
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.
Dates: 1717-1835

Nathan Fellows Dixon Family papers

Call Number: Ms-2006-04
Abstract: The Nathan Fellows Dixon Family Papers consist of letters, legal documents, personal and political memorabilia and photographs relating to the Dixon Family of Westerly, Rhode Island. The bulk of the papers date from 1825 to 1900, with some pre-Revolutionary as well as twentieth-century documents included. The majority represent the domestic and political lives of three generations of men named Nathan Fellows Dixon, all of whom served in the United States Congress.
Dates: 1721-1938, bulk 1825-1900

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

Theodore Francis Green papers

Call Number: MS-2012-026
Overview: The Theodore Francis Green papers is a significant collection of correspondence, reports, speeches, financial and legal records, notes and newspaper clippings that relate to the life and career of the Rhode Island governor and United States Senator, as well as to his father, lawyer Arnold Green. The material dates from 1821 through 1961, with the bulk from 1900 through 1961.
Dates: 1821-1961, bulk 1900-1961

Grosvenor Family Papers

Call Number: Ms-89-10-TEMP
Scope and Contents: Includes 44 letters and 31 diaries. Also includes marriage contract of William and Rosa Anne Mason Grosvenor, recorded as a deed to Amasa Mason, August 22, 1837. Correspondents include: Dr. William Grosvenor, Rosa Anne Mason Grosvenor, Rosa Anne Grosvenor, Robert ("Broddy") Grosvenor, Alice M. Grosvenor Mason. Diaries of Rose Dimond Phinney Grosvenor. Also miscellaneous other material, including "An American Family in the 19th Century," by Rosa Anne (Grosvenor) Touret, 1973.
Dates: 1837-1895

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

Augustus Mendon Lord collection

Call Number: Ms-Lord
Abstract: The Augustus Mendon Lord collection includes correspondence, documents, and autographs of prominent figures from the period 1778 through 1908. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to American politicians, particularly members of Congress, and dates from 1876 through 1908. However, the collection also contains autographs and documents from American and European military, scientific, literary, and artistic figures.
Dates: 1770s-1929, bulk 1876-1908

James Manning papers

Call Number: AMS-1C-1
Abstract: The James Manning papers consist primarily of correspondence dating from 1765-1791 with prominent British and American Baptist ministers. Much of the correspondence involves the early history of Brown University or various issues regarding the Baptist religion and the growing tide of religion in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dates: 1761-1827, bulk 1765-1791

Augustus Martensen Papers

Call Number: Ms-Martensen
Abstract: The Martensen Papers are comprised of letters and documents; including fifty-five Civil War letters in German by Martensen and letters received by Martensen and members of Martensen's family.
Dates: 1822-1923