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Sullivan Dorr Papers

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Acquisition:The diary and accompanying loose papers appear to have been deposited as part of the Carrington Papers in 1960, and then made a gift in 1962. The three volumes of typescripts were apparently donated in 1956 or before. The original memoranda book was donated by Paul Nicholson in 1953. The 1841 papers dealing with the case of Star Manufacturing versus the Providence Washington Insurance Company were part of the Albert C. and Richard W. Greene Collection. The provenance of the 1836 letter/agreement and the 1824 deeds are unknown.
Processing information:There is an inscription on the first page of the bound copy of Sullivan Dorr letters, 1799-1801 which states,"These letters were evidently transcribed by Howard Corning. Not all of these appear in Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, v. 67, 1941-44, p. 178-364. There is a household account book and diary (1879-1883) of Sullivan Dorr Ames (grandson of Sullivan Dorr) in Mss 9001-A. There is also a letter to Richard K. Randolph, a prominent Newport lawyer, from Sullivan Dorr in Mss 452. This letter asks for clemency for his son, Thomas. There are also many other references to the Dorr Rebellion in other manuscript collections to be found in the card catalogue.
Author:Finding aid prepared by Lori Salotto, June 2001
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Mark Chepkwony 2009 June 30
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)