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1 Berkeley House collection, 1881/1895 (bulk 1884/1895)
1.668 linear feet
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
2 Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers, 1730/1866 (bulk 1730/1774)
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
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
3 Brown (Nicholas and John) papers, 1746/1763 (bulk 1754/1763)
6.8 linear feet
The Nicholas and John Brown Papers consists of the business correspondence, personal correspondence, accounting records, maritime records, and legal records which detail the day-to-day busines activities of Nicholas and John Brown. The documents shed light on the maritime trade activities of the family members and the related business endeavors of shopkeeping, distillery, money lending, and marine insurance in which the family was involved.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
4 Brown (Obadiah) and Company, 1746/1760 (bulk 1757/1760)
3 linear feet
Obahiah Brown, son of James Browne (16xx-17xx), went to work for his eldest brother, James Browne (1xxx-1739), in the maritime and retail trade. When his brother died on a voyage to the West Indies, Obadiah became a shopkeeper, engaged in maritime and retail trade, provided marine insurance to area merchants, and operated a rum distillery. He also pioneered other manufacturing enterprises such as building a mill to grind cocoa beans, running a spermaceti candle factory, which, in turn, involved him in the whale industry in Nantucket. Because he had no male heirs, he worked closely with his nephews, John and Moses, in addition to his brothers, Nicolas and John Brown.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
5 Brown and Benson records, 1783/1792
44.5 linear feet
The partnership of Brown and Benson was established because Nicholas Brown's two sons were still in their teens. He asked Geroge Benson, a former clerk for Nicholas Brown and Company to join a formal partnership in 1783. This collection contains the business papers of the company and papers relating to local and national politics.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
6 Brown and Ives records, 1794/1914
289 linear feet
The Brown and Ives Company was a vital enterprise that continued from the end of the eigthteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth. During the nineteenth centure Thomas Poynton Ives and Nicholas Brown developed maritime trad ewith Europe and the Far East. They then developed new manufacturing interests in domestic textiles, real estate, banking, canals, turnpikes, and railroads.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
7 Brown, Benson and Ives records, 1792/1796
38.5 linear feet
This collection includes business correspondence, personal correspondence, accounting records, and maritime records that detail the day-to-day business activities of Brown, Benson and Ives. Documents relating to the maritime trade activities of the company, including vessel papers and records and correspondence from a variety of foreign and domestic merchants and agents, comprise the bulk of the collection.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
8 Brown, Nicholas, and Company papers, 1762/1783 (bulk 1762/1774)
63.5 linear feet
In the late summer of 1762, Nicholas and John Brown formed Nicholas Brown and Company with brothers, Joseph and Moses. The four brothers brought to their partnership an effective combination of interests and strengths. Their formidable union created one of the best established mercantile and manufacturing partnerships in early Rhode Island. These record include the brothers' business records as well as their philanthropic and political dealings.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
9 Browne (James) papers, 1726/1754 (bulk 1726/1730)
.25 linear foot
This small series contains one memorandum book of James Browne and one sailing order signed by him to Captain Field in 1735. The credit instruments consist of a 1704 judgment, bonds, and estate information for James and Hope (Power) Browne. This series is arranged chronologically by record type.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
10 Bureau of Business Research Records, 1919/1939
1.0 linear foot
The Bureau of Business Research records contain reports and correspondence related to the mission of developing a close relationship between the Department of Economics at Brown University and the Rhode Island business and manufacturing community. The reports chiefly concern labor turnover and the jewelry industry in Rhode Island. Correspondents include well known Rhode Island firms such as the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, the Davol Rubber Company, and the Gorham Manufacturing Company. The records are dated from 1919 to 1939.
Repository: John Hay Library
11 Carpenter, Jr. (Ralph E.) collection of manuscripts, 1711/1920 (bulk 1711/1870)
0.42 linear foot (1 document case)
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
12 Carrington Papers, 1798/1911 (bulk 1802/1860)
122 linear feet
Edward Carrington (1775-1843) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. As a young man, he came to Providence, R.I., where he worked as a clerk and supercargo for local merchants Seth Wheaton, Samuel Butler, and Richard Jackson. He resided in Canton, China from 1802 to 1810, serving as American Consul, acting as an agent for other American merchants, and amassing a considerable fortune by trading on his own behalf. The collection documents his mercantile and shipping activities in China, South America and Europe during 1802-1857. It also documents his other business enterprises in the textile industry in Rhode Island with the Hamlet Mill and Manufacturing Company, 1834-1860 and the Blackstone Canal Company, 1823-1831. The collection also contains the personal papers of Edward Carrington, his son Edward II, and Edward II's wife Candace (Dorr) Carrington.
Repository: Rhode Island Historical Society
13 Carrington Papers, 1798/1911 (bulk 1802/1860)
122 linear feet
Edward Carrington (1775-1843) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. As a young man, he came to Providence, R.I., where he worked as a clerk and supercargo for local merchants Seth Wheaton, Samuel Butler, and Richard Jackson. He resided in Canton, China from 1802 to 1810, serving as American Consul, acting as an agent for other American merchants, and amassing a considerable fortune by trading on his own behalf. The collection documents his mercantile and shipping activities in China, South America and Europe during 1802-1857. It also documents his other business enterprises in the textile industry in Rhode Island with the Hamlet Mill and Manufacturing Company, 1834-1860 and the Blackstone Canal Company, 1823-1831. The collection also contains the personal papers of Edward Carrington, his son Edward II, and Edward II's wife Candace (Dorr) Carrington.
Repository: Rhode Island Historical Society
14 Chapman (Odell M.) papers, 1882/1975
0.417 linear feet and 2 museum objects
This collection contains photographs, music books, sheet music,a fife, as well as other documents relating to martial ensembles primarily of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
15 Claggett (William) invoice, 1748
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
This collection contains an invoice from printer and engraver William Claggett (1696-1749) of Newport, Rhode Island, to the Colony of Rhode Island for currency printed in 1748.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
16 Collection of Redwood family papers, 1710/1799 (bulk 1729/1796)
1.8 linear feet (1 half document case, 1 flat box)
This collection consists of letters, legal documents, accounts, family histories, and other papers related to the Redwood family and its descendants, particularly Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
17 Colt Family Papers, 1793/1961
100.25 linear feet
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
18 Davisville Mill(s) Records, 1803/1875
50 item(s)
The Davisville Mill(s) Records are the records of one or more textile mills that existed in Davisville, North Kingstown, Rhode Island in the nineteenth century. It is unclear from the records themselves if the volumes and papers all belong to one mill or to a group of mills. Some of the volumes have names inscribed on the front, spine, or inside pages. These include: Ezra and J. Davis, E. and J. Davis, Davis Reynolds, J. D. and S. and Davis and Sweet. The E. and J. Davis textile firm was founded in the early nineteenth century. It became the Davis, Reynolds and Co. in 1849. It appears that the Davisville Mill(s) Records are from these mill companies.
Repository: North Kingstown Free Library
19 Department of State Division of Corporations trademarks, 1908/1972 (bulk 1908/1972)
1.2 other
Applications for trademarks and/or form of advertisements with attached specimens or facsimiles
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
20 Ellery (William) letter, 1798
0.02 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
This collection consists of one letter from William Ellery (1727-1827), collector of the port of Newport, Rhode Island, to David L. Barnes (1760-1812), Rhode Island District Attorney, regarding maritime law.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum

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