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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Browne (James) papers, 1739/1757 (bulk 1747/1750)
1.3 linear feet
This series contains account books for James Browne's businesses with the West India trade. Also includes credit orders and a small number of maritime documents.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
7 Carter (John), 1769/1917 (bulk 1769/1844)
.5 linear foot
Correspondence and other papers related to Providence printer and newspaper publisher, John Carter (1745 - 1814), and his family.
Repository: John Carter Brown Library
8 D'Wolf Family Papers, 1786/1880 (bulk 1790/1840)

The D'Wolf family of Bristol, Rhode Island became Bristol's most prominent family in the period after the Revolutionary war, initially engaging in maritime businesses that include the slave trade, privateering, and whaling. They branched out into many fields that eventually included a rum distillery, banking, an insurance company, a textile factory and sugar and coffee plantations in Cuba. Members of the family assumed positions of political leadership including John, who served in the State Legislature and became a judge, and James, who became a United States Senator.
Repository: Bristol Historical & Preservation Society
9 Department of Environmental Management Division of Coastal Resources (Rhode Island) records, 1883/1976
6.3 cubic feet other
This collection includes a wealth of information related to the activities of the Harbor Commission, the Commission of Dams and Reservoirs, The Division of Harbors and Rivers and the Division of Coastal Resources. The records comprising this collection include reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, maps and aerial photographs.
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
10 DeWolf (James) papers, 1796/1832 (bulk 1810/1815)
.63 linear feet
This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and financial accounts regarding the privateering activities of the Brig Yankee during the War of 1812.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
11 Galilee Fishermen Oral History, 1930/1979
1 box(es)
The oral history project was conducted by students in Prof. Valerie Quinney's History Research Methods class (Hist. 395A) during the spring of 1979. Ten fishermen of Galilee (R.I.) were interviewed. Research papers were written from the project interviews and the research conducted by the students.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
12 Graduate School of Oceanography Oral History Interviews, 1999
1 box(es)
This collection consists of seven digital videocassettes that contain interviews with prominent former members and affiliates of the Graduate School of Oceanography.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
13 Harold N. Gibbs Papers, 1940/1954
4 box(es)
This collections contains research notes, journal entries, and publications of the noted naturalist and former Rhode Island Administrator of Fish and Game, Harold N. Gibbs.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
14 Hussey Collection plans and drawings, 1911/1938 (bulk 1917/1938)
116 items item(s)
The Hussey Collection plans and drawings consist primarily of bridge drawings and plans created by the State Board of Public Roads' Bridge Department (now RIDOT). The bulk of the collection was created under the supervision of Clarence L. Hussey, Bridge Engineer and State Engineer of Rhode Island from 1912-1925.
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
15 Leased Oyster Bed Grounds (Rhode Island) Indenture (agreements) records, 1844/1854
0.24 cubic feet other
The Rhode Island Leased Oyster Bed Grounds Indenture (agreements) records consist of signed agreements with accompanying plot maps depicting leased oyster bed grounds primarily in the Providence River near Field's Point.
Repository: Rhode Island State Archives
16 Mahan (A. T.) letters, 1894
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
This collection consists of four letters written by A. T. Mahan (1840-1914), American naval officer and historian, to James R. Thursfield (1840-1923), British naval historian and journalist, and his wife.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
17 Newport Insurance Company records, 1799/1835 (bulk 1799/1802)
12 oversized bound volumes and 2 folders
This collection contains the business records of the Newport Insurance Company.
Repository: Newport Historical Society
18 Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) Papers , 1719/1776 (bulk 1740/1762)
5 linear feet
Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) was born in Providence. His father was Elder James Brown (1666-1716), a pastor on the First Baptist Church; his mother was Mary (Harris) Brown. Upon reaching adulthood, Obadiah joined his older brother James Brown II (1698-1739) in the mercantile trade, which included traffic in cocoa, rum, molasses and slaves.
Repository: Rhode Island Historical Society
19 Plum Beach Light Research Collection, 1864/2000
4 box(es)
The collection consists of print and audio/visual material regarding the construction, history, and restoration of the Plum Beach lighthouse.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library
20 Records of the Coastal Resources Center, 1971/1990
85.5 linear feet
The records of the Coastal Resource Center (CRC) document the activities of the CRC from 1971-1990. The records are concerned with Rhode Island and the northeast region, and peripherally deal with national and international programs. Types of materials include: reports, correspondence, research data, project proposals, budget data, reference materials, publications, photographs, audio tapes, maps, receipts, minutes, pamphlets, transparencies, and drafts of theses and dissertations.
Repository: University of Rhode Island Library

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