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The collection consists of miscellaneous items collected by Daniel Berkeley Updike, chiefly letters and documents, many of which relate to Rhode Island history.
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This collection contains original manuscript writings relating to the Civil War. There are 432 letters from Civil War soldiers written to family and friends back home, 11 letters from Charlotte F. Dailey during an inspection of Rhode Island troops in Union convalescent hospitals, 10 letters written to Mrs. Dailey from her husband and from family friend W.E. Gardiner, 4 letters from Samuel Wights family to him. This collection also contains the papers of Dr. Henry E. Turner including summons notices and treasury notes, as well as memos and brief notes.
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The Foster papers contain William E. Fosters personal papers during his tenure as librarian at the Providence Public Library. Included are the manuscripts for the many speeches and addresses given to various clubs and organizations on historical and literary matters, subjects Foster was especially interested in. There are also handwritten and typed manuscripts for books and articles written by Foster and some of his writings published in booklet form.
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This collection consists of letters written by Edwin W. Arnold to members of his family during the period of December 22, 1862 November 1, 1865.
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The collection consists of the papers of the Arnold family, chiefly letters, but also circulars, invitations and other ephemera, dating from 1861 to 1904.
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The Rhode Island Manuscript Collection contains papers having to do with, or related to, the state of Rhode Island. This can include documents related to the governance of the state, and personal manuscripts owned or created by residents, businesses and organizations of Rhode Island.
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This collection features the personal papers of magician, John H. Percival, including correspondence and photogrpahs. Also included are personal notebooks, in which Percival has recorded notes on tricks and the patter to accompany them.
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Papers of R.A. Scotti, especially related to her nonfiction book, Sudden Sea.
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The collection consists of 33 letters, primarily written by Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell, and one receipt.
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The Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection contains smaller or single-item collections not part of other collections of the Providence Public Librarys Special Collections department.