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Francis Family Papers

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Title:Francis Family Papers
Date range:1783-1901, (bulk 1783-1838)
Creator:Francis Family
Extent:5 linear feet
Abstract:Correspondence, financial records and diaries, mostly of merchant John Francis, his wife Abigail (Brown) Francis, their son Gov. John Brown Francis, and his wife Ann B. (Carter) Francis. Among the most important items are John Francis's two 18th century mercantile diaries; Abigail (Brown) Francis's diary/memorandum book from 1792-1815; and eight of John Brown Francis's political letters from his tenure as Governor of Rhode Island.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 426