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Archives & Manuscripts

Rhode Island

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

"Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-030
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the final draft and manuscript of Henry Chandlee Forman's "Early Nantucket and its Whale Houses." The manuscript describes the history of 17th-18th century Nantucket, including the "pioneers" of Nantucket, the history of the town planning and building, and the early economy of Nantucket, which was dependent on fishing and sheep-shearing.
Dates: 1966

Rowland Greene journals

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-029
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of ten handwritten journals of Rowland Greene. Entries largely focus on religious visits Greene made throughout New England, as well as Quaker meetings he attended, social calls, family news, deaths within the Quaker community, and passages of religious reflection.
Dates: 1830-1857, 1907

Rowland Greene letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-008
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single letterbook of Dr. Rowland Greene. The volume is composed of personal correspondence, with the majority of letters addressed to Greene's wife and children while he was away from home on religious visits. Topics covered in Greene's correspondence include descriptions of his travels and meetings he attended, social calls made, and family news.
Dates: 1809-1833

Samuel Newitt journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-051
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten travel journal of Samuel Newitt. Entries detail Newitt's journey to Rhode Island, including descriptions of visits with Friends, and attendance at Meetings in various towns in Rhode Island.
Dates: circa 1792

John Parrish diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-053
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten diaries of John Parrish, a member and minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The diaries describe Parrish's travels to Quaker families, including those disowned by their Meeting, throughout Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Included with the diaries are a photocopy of a silhouette of John Parrish, and an article about the diaries published in The Friend on March 30, 1957.
Dates: 1796-1805

Rebecca Scattergood diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-065
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single photocopy of the diary of Rebecca Scattergood's trip to Nantucket from the fall of 1774 to the spring of 1775. Entries describe travel to Nantucket from Philadelphia, remedies for various illnesses, attendance at meetings, and social calls.
Dates: 1774-1775