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Charles E. Hammett Jr. papers

Biographical note

Charles E. Hammett Jr. was a notable Newport resident who owned and operated a stationery store at 124 Thames Street in the late 19th century. That store also tuned pianos and sewing machines, as stated by a 1867 Newport Directory. Somewhat of a Renaissance man, he was also a publisher. Hammett notably published "Reminiscense of Newport" by George Champlin Mason. Hammett amassed one of the largest libraries in Newport; the published bibliographies of which are owned by the Historical Society's library collection.