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James N. Arnold Collection

Inventory


Series 1. Personal Records and Research
Materials are organized into two sub-series including research materials related to James N. Arnold’s interest in Arnold family genealogy as well as personal correspondence, photographs and records.

Subseries 1.1. Arnold family genealogy research
Materials contain James Newell Arnold’s personal research into the history of the Arnold family. Included are transcriptions of probate, vital records, newspaper clippings, military records, short family histories, and correspondence regarding the Arnold family. No original order was established for Arnold genealogy records so materials have been organized by type and content. Correspondence is in chronological order by year.

Box 1, Folder 1 Essays about Arnold family history
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Box 1, Folder 2 Genealogical charts
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Box 1, Folder 3-4 Wills and probate transcriptions
1667-1836
Box 1, Folder 5-16 Arnold family groups, research notes
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Box 2, Folder 17 Arnolds in Connecticut towns
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Box 2, Folder 18 Arnolds in NH, VT, MA and RI towns
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Box 2, Folder 19 Arnolds in military service, 1663-1849
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Box 2, Folder 19 Arnolds in military service, 1663-1849
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Box 2, Folder 20 Arnolds in military service, French and Indian War, and Revolution
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Box 2, Folder 21 Arnolds in military service, Civil War
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Box 2, Folder 22-30 Research notes
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Box 2, Folder 31 Miscellaneous records, copies
1874-1901
Box 2, Folder 32 Miscellaneous records, transcriptions
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Box 2, Folder 33 Clippings
1901-1922
Box 3, Folder 34 "The Arnolds of Rhode Island - from records of Welcome Arnold Greene of Providence", transcription
1890
Box 3, Folder 35 "The Arnolds of Rhode Island - from records of Welcome Arnold Greene of Providence", typescript
1890
Box 3, Folder 36 Transcription of Pearce Arnold's Bible Record
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Box 3, Folder 37 R.I. Biographical Encyclopedia, transcriptions of Arnold entries
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Box 3, Folder 38 "Descendants of Thomas Arnold", compiled by Elisha Stephen Arnold, assisted by James N. Arnold. - typescript copy
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Box 3, Folder 39 "Early records of the Arnold Family" by Edwin Hubbard, transcription and typescript
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Box 3, Folder 40-41 Compiled research, typescript
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Box 3, Folder 41a Compiled research, typescript
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Box 3, Folder 42 Correspondence
1883-1889
Box 3, Folder 43 Correspondence
1890-1892
Box 3, Folder 44 Correspondence
1893-1895
Box 3, Folder 45 Correspondence
1896-1899
Box 3, Folder 46 Correspondence
1900-1904
Box 3, Folder 47 Correspondence
1905-1909
Box 3, Folder 48 Correspondence
1910-1926
Box 3, Folder 49 Correspondence
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Box 4, Folder 49a Correspondence of Joseph C. W. Cole regarding descendants of William Colwell and Lucia Arnold
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Box 3, Folder 50 Welsh history and pedigree research materials
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Box 3, Volume “A History of Wales” by Jane Williams, heavily annotated by James Oliver Arnold and James Newell Arnold
after 1869

Subseries 1.2. James Newell Arnold personal papers
Materials include personal records and correspondence of Arnold related to his family and the Arnold family farm as well as his personal and political concerns unrelated to his historical research.

Folder 51-52 folders not used
Box 3, Folder 53 North Kingstown Justice of the Peace records
1879-1885
Box 3, Folder 54 Estate planning, Probate and Death records
1925-1927
Box 3, Folder 55 Personal correspondence
1869-1927
Box 3, Folder 56 Political correspondence
1897 and 1919
Box 3, Folder 57 Miscellaneous personal records
1833-1920
Box 3, Folder 58 Photographs, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1893
Box 3, Folder 59 Photographs, James N. Arnold
1860-1927
Box 3, Folder 60 Photographs, miscellaneous portraits
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Box 3, Folder 61 Photographs, miscellaneous locations
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Box 3, Folder 62 Ephemera
1882-1886 and undated
Box 5, Folder 63 Photographs, oversized misc. portraits
Contents Note: *Note one photograph of John Arnold (b.1815) family in oversized folder 526, map drawer 40

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Box 5, Volume Clippings album
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Box 4, Volume Weather journals (22 volumes)
1859-1929
Box 4, Volume Arnold Farm diary
1870
Box 4, Volume Arnold Farm account ledge
1870-1874
Box 5, Volume Clippings and account ledger
Contents Note: Clippings titled "Scraps Scientific and" are affixed to pages of an older business ledger. Legible content of ledger are dated 1849-1853 and reflect the business of a painter and paper hanger.

1849-1853

Series 2. Business Records
Business records related to his historical publications including cash ledgers, lists of subscribers to publications, correspondence and type blocks used for publications.

Box 6, Folder 64 Advertisements
1885-1901
Box 6, Folder 65 Letters of recommendation
1889-1925
Box 6, Folder 66 Copyrights
1882-1908
Box 6, Folder 67 Subscriptions
1890-1918
Box 6, Folder 68 Subscriptions to "Visitation to the Burial Ground…"
1926
Box 6, Folder 69 Miscellaneous records
1903-1926
Box 6, Volume Cash account ledger
[1882]-1891
Box 6, Volume Cash Account volume III
1896-1908
Box 6, Volume Subscribers to volume 1
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Box 6, Volume Subscribers to volumes 3-6
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Box 7, Volume Publication type blocks
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Series 3. Tombstone Records
Includes notes regarding an inventory, done by Arnold in manuscript and later by volunteers in typescript, of tombstones and inscriptions across burial grounds and cemeteries across Rhode Island. Various New England cemeteries in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts are included. The tombstone records are organized alphabetically by location according to their original order.

Box 8, Folder 70 Barrington, typescript
1932,1937
Box 8, Folder 71 Block Island, typescript
1929
Box 8, Folder 72 Bristol, typescript
1900, 1929
Box 8, Folder 73 Burrillville, typescript
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Box 8, Folder 74 Burrillville, manuscript
1891
Box 8, Folder 75 Charleston, typescript
1882
Box 8, Folder 76 Connecticut, town unknown, typescript
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Box 8, Folder 77 Coventry, typescript pgs. 1-199
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Box 8, Folder 78 Coventry, typescript pgs. 200-462
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Box 8, Folder 79 Coventry, typescript pgs. 463-656
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Box 8, Folder 80 Coventry, typescript pgs. 657-886
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Box 8, Folder 81 Coventry, typescript pgs. 877-1035
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Box 8, Folder 82 Coventry, typescript pgs. 1036-1243
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Box 8, Folder 83 Coventry, typescript pgs. 1244-1452
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Box 8, Folder 84 Coventry, manuscript
1893-1894
Box 8, Folder 85 Coventry, manuscript
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Box 8, Folder 86 Coventry, manuscript
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Box 8, Folder 87 Coventry, manuscript
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Box 8, Folder 88 Coventry, manuscript
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Box 8, Folder 89 Cranston, typescript (includes photograph)
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Box 8, Folder 90 Cranston, manuscript
1910
Box 26, Folder 90a Cranston, miscellaneous cemeteries, mss
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Box 8, Folder 91 Cumberland, typescript
1932
Box 9, Folder 92 East Greenwich, typescript
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Box 9, Folder 93 East Greenwich, manuscript
1892
Box 9, Folder 94 East Greenwich, manuscript
1892-1893
Box 9, Folder 95 East Providence/Little Neck Cemetery, typescript pgs. 1-150
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Box 9, Folder 96 East Providence/Little Neck Cemetery, typescript pgs. 151-300
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Box 9, Folder 97 East Providence/Little Neck Cemetery, typescript pgs. 301-450
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Box 9, Folder 98 East Providence/Little Neck Cemetery, typescript pgs. 451-615
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Box 9, Folder 99 East Providence, typescript pg. 1-103
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Box 9, Folder 100 East Providence, typescript pgs. 104-206
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Box 9, Folder 101 East Providence, typescript pgs. 207-309
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Box 9, Folder 102 East Providence Tombstone Records page 310-411
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Box 9, Folder 103 East Providence Tombstone Records page 412-513
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Box 9, Folder 104 East Providence Tombstone Records page 514-615
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Box 9, Folder 105 East Providence Tombstone Records page 616-674
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Box 9, Folder 106 East Providence, Part I, manuscript
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Box 9, Folder 107 East Providence, Part II, manuscript
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Box 9, Folder 109 East Providence, Part III, manuscript
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Box 9, Folder 110 East Providence, Part IV, manuscript
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Box 10, Folder 111 Exeter, typescript
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Box 10, Folder 112 Exeter, manuscript
1893
Box 10, Folder 113 Foster, typescript
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Box 10, Folder 114 Foster, manuscript
1891
Box 10, Folder 115 Foster and Scituate, manuscript
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Box 10, Folder 116 Glocester, typescript
1904
Box 10, Folder 117 Glocester, manuscript
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Box 10, Folder 118 Hopkinton, typescript
1930
Box 10, Folder 119 Johnston, typescript
1910, 1927-1932
Box 10, Folder 120 Johnston, manuscript
1910
Box 26, Folder 120a Johnston, miscellaneous cemeteries
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Box 10, Folder 121 Lincoln, typescript
1891-1896
Box 10, Folder 122 Lincoln, manuscript
1891-1896
Box 10, Folder 123 Little Compton, typescript
1934
Box 10, Folder 124 Little Compton, manuscript
1892
Box 10, Folder 125 Locust Grove Cemetery, Providence, typescript
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Box 10, Folder 126 Massachusetts (various towns), typescript
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Box 10, Folder 127 Middletown, typescript
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Box 10, Folder 128 Newport, typescript
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Box 10, Folder 129 Newport, manuscript
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Box 10, Folder 130 New York (various towns), typescript and clippings
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Box 10, Folder 131 North Burial Ground, Providence, typescript, A-E
1880
Box 10, Folder 132 North Burial Ground, Providence, typescript, F-N
1880
Box 10, Folder 133 North Burial Ground, Providence, typescript, O-Z
1880
Box 10, Folder 134 North Kingstown, typescript pgs 1-100
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Box 10, Folder 135 North Kingstown, typescript pgs 101-207
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Box 10, Folder 136 North Kingstown, manuscript
1881-1882, 1892
Box 10, Folder 137 North Providence, typescript
1891, 1932
Box 10, Folder 138 North Providence, manuscript
1891, 1893
Box 26, Folder 138a North Providence, misc. cemeteries
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Box 11, Folder 139 North Smithfield, manuscript
1891
Box 11, Folder 140 Oakland Cemetery, Cranston, manuscript
1932
Box 11, Folder 141 Oneco, Connecticut, transcript pgs. 1-110
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Box 11, Folder 142 Oneco, Connecticut, transcript, pgs. 111-219
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Box 11, Folder 143 Oneco, Connecticut, manuscript
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Box 11, Folder 144 Oneco, Connecticut, manuscript
1905
Box 11, Folder 145 Oneco, Connecticut, manuscript
1905
Box 11, Folder 146 Pawtucket, typescript
1932
Box 11, Folder 147 Pawtucket, manuscript
1932
Box 11, Folder 148 Portsmouth, clippings
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Box 11, Folder 149 Providence (Swan Point Cemetery), typescript
1880
Box 11, Folder 150 Providence epitaphs, typescript
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Box 11, Folder 151 Providence, manuscript
1891
Box 26, Folder 151a Providence (Locust Grove Cemetery), mss
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Box 26, Folder 151b-f Providence (North Burial Ground), mss
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Box 27, Folder 151g Providence (St. John's Church), mss
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Box 27, Folder 151h-j Providence (Swan Point Cemetery), mss
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Box 27, Folder 151k Providence, misc. cemeteries, mss
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Box 11, Folder 152 Rehoboth, Massachusetts, manuscript
1895
Box 11, Folder 153 Richmond, typescript
1893
Box 11, Folder 154 Richmond, manuscript
1893
Box 11, Folder 155 Scituate, typescript pgs. 1-150
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Box 11, Folder 156 Scituate, typescript pgs. 151-300
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Box 11, Folder 157 Scituate, typescript pgs. 301-450
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Box 11, Folder 158 Scituate, typescript pgs. 451-600
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Box 11, Folder 159 Scituate, typescript pgs. 601-750
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Box 11, Folder 160 Scituate, typescript pgs. 751-931
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Box 12, Folder 161 Scituate, manuscript
1891, 1904
Box 12, Folder 162 Scituate, manuscript
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Box 12, Folder 163 Scituate, manuscript
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Box 12, Folder 164 Scituate, manuscript
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Box 12, Folder 165 Smithfield, typescript pgs. 1-150
1895, 1932
Box 12, Folder 166 Smithfield, typescript pgs. 151-300
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Box 12, Folder 167 Smithfield, typescript pgs. 301-438
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Box 12, Folder 168 Smithfield, typescript epitaphs
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Box 12, Folder 169 Smithfield, manuscript
1895, 1919
Box 12, Folder 170 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 171 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 172 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 173 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 174 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 175 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 176 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 177 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 12, Folder 178 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 13, Folder 179 Smithfield, manuscript
1919
Box 13, Folder 180 South Kingstown, typescript
1931
Box 13, Folder 181 Tiverton, typescript
1936
Box 13, Folder 182 Warren, typescript
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Box 13, Folder 183 Warren, manuscript
circa 1935
Box 13, Folder 184 Warren, manuscript
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Box 13, Folder 185 Warren, clippings
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Box 13, Folder 186 Warwick, typescript
1890
Box 13, Folder 187 Warwick, manuscript
1894
Box 13, Folder 188 Warwick and West Greenwich, manuscript
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Box 13, Folder 189 West Greenwich, typescript
1892-1893
Box 13, Folder 190 West Greenwich, manuscript
1892-1893
Box 13, Folder 191 Westerly, typescript
1930
Box 13, Folder 192 Westerly, manuscript
1930
Box 13, Folder 193 Woonsocket, typescript
1891
Box 13, Folder 194 Woonsocket, manuscript
1891
Box 13, Folder 195 Vermont, typescript
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Box 13, Folder 196 New England states (excluding R.I.), typescript and clippings
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Box 13, Folder 197 "Some Rhode Island Cemeteries," typescript
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Box 13, Folder 198 Miscellaneous research notes
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Box 13, Folder 199 Miscellaneous research notes
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Box 13, Folder 200 Miscellaneous research notes
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Box 13, Folder 201 Miscellaneous research notes
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Box 13, Folder 202 Miscellaneous research notes
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Box 13, Folder 202a Miscellaneous research notes
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Series 4. Genealogical research
Includes materials related to Arnold’s genealogical research and vital records research. Sub-series are organized according to record types.

Subseries 4.1. Genealogical research, various families - binders
Includes transcriptions of James N. Arnold's notes regarding various family genealogies compiled by volunteers in the 1930's. Materials are organized alphabetically by family name and include newspaper clippings, typescript copies of Arnold's personal notes of family groups, transcriptions of probate, family trees, family bibles, materials in private collections. Materials have been organized into folders according to how they were organized in binders at the Knight Memorial Library.

Box 14, Folder 203 Abbott - Ammons
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Box 14, Folder 204 Andrews - Ayrault
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Box 14, Folder 205 Babbit - Beverly
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Box 14, Folder 206 Bicknall - Bowen
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Box 14, Folder 207 Bronson - Browning
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Box 14, Folder 208 Bucklin - Buzzell
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Box 14, Folder 209 Cadman - Caswell
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Box 14, Folder 210 Chadsey - Clothier
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Box 14, Folder 211 Codding - Colvin
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Box 14, Folder 212 Coman - Corey
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Box 14, Folder 213 Cornell - Davis
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Box 14, Folder 214 Dawley - Dyer
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Box 14, Folder 215 Earl - Ellis
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Box 14, Folder 216 Emerson - Furman
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Box 14, Folder 217 Gage - Gray
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Box 14, Folder 218 Green - Hardy
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Box 14, Folder 219 Harker - Hawkins
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Box 14, Folder 220 Hawkins, cont. - Holroyd
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Box 15, Folder 221 Hopkins - Hutchinson
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Box 15, Folder 222 Ingraham - Joslin
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Box 15, Folder 223 Keech - Knight
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Box 15, Folder 224 Knight, Col. Webster
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Box 15, Folder 225 Knight, Col. Webster
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Box 15, Folder 226 Knowles - Levalley
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Box 15, Folder 227 Lewis - Lyon
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Box 15, Folder 228 Macomber - Merrill
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Box 15, Folder 229 Middleton - McGregor
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Box 15, Folder 230 Nash - Owen
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Box 15, Folder 231 Packard - Perry
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Box 15, Folder 232 Pettey / Pettis - Putnam
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Box 15, Folder 233 Quinby - Ritchie
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Box 15, Folder 234 Rhodes
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Box 15, Folder 235 Robbins - Russell
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Box 15, Folder 236 Sabin - Shay
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Box 15, Folder 237 Sheffield - Shute
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Box 15, Folder 238 Simmons - Spooner
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Box 15, Folder 239 Stacy - Swift
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Box 15, Folder 240 Taber - Thurston
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Box 15, Folder 241 Tibbets - Tyler
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Box 16, Folder 242 Uhl - Vose
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Box 16, Folder 243 Wade - West
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Box 16, Folder 244 Westcott - Wilcox
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Box 16, Folder 245 Wilkinson - Young
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Subseries 4.2. Genealogical research, various families - notebooks
Includes Arnold's individual writing notebooks devoted to individual family histories. Some notebooks include related correspondence.

Box 16, Folder 246 Adams, Allen, Armstrong, Allen
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Box 16, Folder 247 Babcock, Barber, Bernon, Bicknell, Briggs, Brown, Brownell, Burlingame
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Box 16, Folder 248 Carpenter, Caswell, Champlain, Choppell, Clarke, Congdon, Douglass, Eldred
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Box 16, Folder 249 Gardiner, Greene, Gould, Hazard, Holland, Holloway, Hoxie, Hull
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Box 16, Folder 250 Kenyon, Knowles, Langford, Larkin, Lawton, Lewis, Nickols, Northup
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Box 16, Folder 251 Peckham, Perry, Phillips, Rathbun, Reynolds, Robinson, Rose
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Box 16, Folder 252 Saunders, Seager, Sheldon, Sherman, Slocum, Smith, Spink, Stanton, Steadman, Sweet
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Box 16, Folder 253 Taylor, Tefft, Thomas, Tourgee, Tucker, Underwood, Watson, Whaley / Whalley, Wilcox, Wills
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Subseries 4.3. Genealogical research, various families - compiled materials and charts
Includes various research notes, correspondence and family charts related to individual family groups.

Box 16, Folder 254 Blackstone, Brown, Clarke, Cole, Comstock, Dyer, Harris, Hazard, Keeher
1896-1901 and undated
Box 16, Folder 255 Leonard, Medbury, Phillips, Perry, Pray, Rhodes, Sheldon, Spencer, Spink
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Box 16, Folder 256 Kendall - genealogical research and correspondence of Oliver Kendall
1882-1884
Box 16, Folder 257 Kendall - genealogical research and correspondence of Oliver Kendall
1885-1886
Box 16, Folder 258 Kendall - genealogical research and correspondence of Oliver Kendall
1887-1888
Box 16, Folder 258a Langworthy - genealogical publication
1928-1940
Box 16, Folder 258b Mason - genealogical research and correspondence of Frank M. Mason
1898-1901
Box 16, Folder 258c Salisbury (of Swansea, Mass.) - genealogical research and correspondence of Clarence E. Peirce and Mary J. Eddy
1924
Box 16, Folder 258d Peck family charts
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Box 16, Folder 259 Underwood
1882-1886
Box 27, Folder 260 Shaw (Frederick Arnold and William Buzzell)
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Map Drawer 40, Folder 526 Family Charts: Wheeler, Harris, Fish-Bryaton-Straight
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Map Drawer 40, Folder 526 Generation charts compiled by Clarence E. Peirce: Warren Downe Kinsman, Frederick Clark Sayles, Belle Simons Chapin, Mahlon Myron Gowdy, Martin Peirce and Kezia Wheeler, Jessie Agnes Smith, Caroline Thomas Rounds, Thomas Francis Peirce
1899-1917

Subseries 4.4. Vital Records
Includes Arnold's manuscript drafts for the published "Vital Records of Rhode Island". Folder represent the original organization of materials.

Box 16, Folder 261 Marriages - A-Cra
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Box 16, Folder 262 Marriages - Cra-Saw
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Box 16, Folder 263 Marriages - Sau-We
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Box 16, Folder 264 Marriages - A-Dav
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Box 17, Folder 265 Marriages - Dav-Mar
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Box 17, Folder 266 Marriages - Mar-Thom
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Box 17, Folder 267 Marriages - Thom-Y
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Box 17, Folder 268 Marriages - A-Bac
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Box 17, Folder 269 Marriages - Bat-Bl
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Box 17, Folder 270 Marriages - Bl-Bro
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Box 17, Folder 271 Marriages - Bro-Cha
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Box 17, Folder 272 Marriages - Cha-Cr
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Box 17, Folder 273 Marriages - Cr-Dum
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Box 17, Folder 274 Marriages - Dun-Fas
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Box 17, Folder 275 Marriages - Fas-Fu
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Box 17, Folder 276 Deaths - A-Hol
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Box 17, Folder 277 Deaths - Hol-Spra
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Box 18, Folder 278 Deaths - Spra-Y
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Box 18, Folder 279 Deaths - Part I
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Box 18, Folder 280 Deaths - Part II
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Box 18, Folder 281 Deaths - Part III
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Box 18, Folder 282 Deaths - Part IV
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Box 18, Folder 283 Marriages - The Microcosm
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Box 18, Folder 284 Marriages - The Microcosm Part I
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Box 18, Folder 285 Marriages - The Microcosm Part II
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Box 18, Folder 286 Marriages - The Microcosm
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Box 18, Folder 287 Deaths - The Microcosm
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Box 18, Folder 288 Deaths - The Microcosm Part I
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Box 18, Folder 289 Deaths - The Microcosm Part II
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Box 18, Folder 290 Deaths - The Microcosm
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Box 19, Folder 291 Marriages - Pawtuxet Telescope A-Fos
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Box 19, Folder 292 Marriages - Pawtuxet Telescope Fos-Shar
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Box 19, Folder 293 Marriages - Pawtuxet Telescope Sha-Y
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Box 19, Folder 294 Deaths - Pawtuxet Telescope A-Ly
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Box 19, Folder 295 Deaths - Pawtuxet Telescope Ly-Y
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Box 19, Folder 296 Rhode Island American - T-To
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Box 19, Folder 297 Rhode Island American - To-Wa
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Box 19, Folder 298 Rhode Island American - Wa-Whi
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Box 19, Folder 299 Rhode Island American - Whi-Z
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Box 19, Folder 299a Deaths - Rhode Island American- T-Z
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Box 19, Folder 300 Marriage and Deaths - Warren
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Box 19, Folder 301 Marriage and Deaths - Warren
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Box 19, Folder 302 Marriage and Deaths - Warren
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Box 27, Folder 303 Marriage and Deaths - Warwick
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Box 19, Folder 304 Marriage and Deaths - City Gazette
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Box 19, Folder 305 Marriages - Rouse Helmes'
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Box 19, Folder 306 Birth and deaths of Rhode Island ministers, typescript
1889
Box 19, Folder 307 Various records, unpublished
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Box 19, Folder 308 Various records, unpublished
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Box 19, Folder 309 Marriages - The Toilet and Ladies' Cabinet of Literature
1828-1833

Series 5. Research materials
Includes research materials compiled by James N. Arnold. The majority of materials are transcriptions of original materials found in other collections. It is indicated if the transcription is in manuscript (mss) or typescript.

Box 20, Folder 310 Town notes: Charlestown - Newport, typescript
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Box 20, Folder 311 Town notes: North Kingstown - West Greenwich, typescript
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Box 20, Folder 312 Town records: East Greenwich, mss
1679
Box 20, Folder 313 Town records: Exeter, mss
1743
Box 20, Folder 314 Town records: Newport and Prudence Island, mss
1664-1879
Box 20, Folder 315 Town records: North Kingstown, mss
1728
Box 20, Folder 316 Town records: Portsmouth, mss
1717
Box 20, Folder 317 Town records: Smithfield probate, mss
1736-1765
Box 20, Folder 318 Town records: Warren church records, mss
1661, 1753
Box 20, Folder 319 Town records: Westerly, mss
undated
Box 20, Folder 319a Description of Narragansett Bay from the Written Record of the Voyage of 1524 of Giovanni da Verrazano, mss
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Box 20, Folder 320 Niantic and Narragansett tribes, mss
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Box 20, Folder 321 Niantic and Narragansett tribes, mss
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Box 20, Folder 322 "John Clawson: a contemporary of Roger Williams in Rhode Island" by Welcome Arnold Greene
1924
Box 20, Folder 323 Essays about the settlement of Providence by L.M. Baker
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Box 20, Folder 324 "A letter of Thomas Mumford", mss
1666
Box 20, Folder 325 Notes regarding purchases of Boston Neck and Quidnesset
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Box 20, Folder 326 Extracts from NJ Colonial Records, mss
1673-1676
Box 20, Folder 327 Miscellaneous colonial records, mss
undated
Box 20, Folder 328 Samuel Tillinghast diary, transcript and mss
1757-1758
Box 20, Folder 329 Hopkins v. Ward, mss
1757
Box 20, Folder 330 Sherriff Brown papers, mss
1754-1779
Box 20, Folder 331 Gaspee records, mss
1722
Box 20, Folder 332 Gaspee records, mss
1722
Box 20, Folder 332a Gaspee records, mss
undated
Box 20, Folder 333 George Washington correspondence, mss
1777-1778
Box 20, Folder 334 George Washington correspondence, mss
1777-1778
Box 20, Folder 335 Benedict Arnold materials
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Box 20, Folder 336 Major Ebenezer Adams field book, mss
1778
Box 20, Folder 337 Research notes on Revolutionary War, typescript
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Box 21, Folder 338 Daniel Howland diary, typescript and mss copy
1739-1758
Box 21, Folder 339 Smith family diary, typescript and mss copy
1776-1880
Box 21, Folder 340 Pension rolls, mss
undated
Box 21, Folder 341 Revolutionary War, miscellaneous resources, mss
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Box 21, Folder 342 Providence Gazette articles related to war, typescript
1769-1777
Box 21, Folder 343 Providence Gazette articles related to war, typescript
1777-1790
Box 21, Folder 344 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1768-1774
Box 21, Folder 345 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1775
Box 21, Folder 346 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1776
Box 21, Folder 347 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1777
Box 21, Folder 348 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1778
Box 21, Folder 349 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1779
Box 21, Folder 350 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1780
Box 21, Folder 351 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1781
Box 21, Folder 352 Providence Gazette articles related to war, mss
1782-1794
Box 21, Folder 353 "Burial place and service of R.I. Patriots" by Mrs. Irving K. White
1938
Box 21, Folder 354 Name index to Nailer Tom's Diary, typescript
1778-1840
Box 21, Folder 355 "Journal of a voyage in brigantine Perseverance of Providence, Rhode Island" by Welcome Arnold Greene, typescript
1817-1818
Box 21, Folder 355 "Journal of a voyage in brigantine Perseverance of Providence, Rhode Island" by Welcome Arnold Greene, typescript
1817-1818
Box 21, Folder 356 "A list of the deaths of sundry persens" - from a diary in possession of Mrs. Williett H. Arnold, Exeter, RI, typescript
1822-1855
Box 21, Folder 357 Henry K. Wing diary of the Civil War, typescript
1861-1865
Box 21, Folder 358 U.S. and R.I. Census by towns
1850, 1865
Box 21, Folder 359 Graves of the Rhode Island Governors, part 1
undated
Box 21, Folder 360 Graves of the Rhode Island Governors, part 2
undated
Box 21, Folder 361 "Sketches of the History of the State" by Henry Bull, typescript
1832-1839
Box 21, Folder 361a Correspondence with James Wallace, compiled as part of Bull's Sketches, mss
1775-1776
Box 22, Folder 361b Bull's Annals, mss
undated
Box 22, Folder 361c Bull's Annals, mss
undated
Box 22, Folder 362 Providence Gazette, mss
1819
Box 22, Folder 363 Providence Journal articles related to mills, typescript
1820-1839
Box 22, Folder 364 Ezra Spencer bible records, mss
1716-1892
Box 22, Folder 365 Thomas Dorr letter, mss
1842
Box 22, Folder 366 Histories of University Grammar School and Zerviah Mason's school
undated
Box 22, Folder 367 "Brief history of neglected old time cemeteries" by John Bonsey
undated
Box 22, Folder 368 Miscellaneous records, mss
undated
Box 22, Folder 369 Newspaper clippings
undated
Box 22, Folder 370 Newspaper clippings
undated
Box 22, Folder 371 Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, misc. mss copies
undated
Box 22, Folder 372 Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, misc. mss copies
undated
Box 22, Folder 373 Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, misc. mss copies
undated
Box 22, Folder 374 Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, "The War Between Uncas and Miantonomi", mss copies
undated
Box 22, Folder 375 Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, "The War Between Uncas and Miantonomi", mss copies
undated
Box 22, Folder 376 "Brief History of the Pequot War" by John Mason, mss copy
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Box 28, Volume History and genealogical notes, vol. 1
undated
Box 28, Volume History and genealogical notes, vol. 3
undated
Box 28, Volume History and genealogical notes, vol. 4
undated
Box 28, Volume "Rhode Island Statistical History", vol. 1 by Samuel H. Allen
1883
Box 28, Volume Rhode Island State Judiciary and Congress [Samuel H. Allen]
1884
Box 28, Volume Rhode Island State Officers and Continental Congress [Samuel H. Allen]
undated
Box 28, Volume Rhode Island statistical history by Samuel H. Allen
1880
Box 28, Volume Philosophy by Samuel H. Allen, misc. clippings
1884
Box 28, Volume Notebook, miscellaneous clippings and notes, vol. 1
undated
Box 28, Volume Notebook, miscellaneous clippings and notes, vol. 2
1885

Series 6. Compositions
Includes Arnold’s writings, both published and unpublished. Some of the manuscripts were typed by volunteers after his death. Sub-series are arranged by genre.

Subseries 6.1. Fiction
Includes works of fiction by James Arnold. Several works, written by him as a young adult, were written under pseudonyms.

Box 22, Folder 377 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, typescript
undated
Box 22, Folder 378 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, mss chapters 1-10
undated
Box 22, Folder 379 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, mss, chapters 11-20
undated
Box 22, Folder 380 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, mss, chapters 21-30
undated
Box 23, Folder 381 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, mss, chapters 31-40
undated
Box 23, Folder 382 Canonchet: the war eagle of the Narragansetts, mss, chapters 41-52
undated
Box 23, Folder 383 Drifting to Doom, mss
[1830]
Box 23, Folder 384 The Fatal Feud, mss. Chpts 1-6
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Box 23, Folder 385 The Fatal Feud, mss. Chpts 7-12
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Box 23, Folder 386 The Fatal Feud, mss. Chpts 13-18
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Box 23, Folder 387 The Fatal Feud, mss. Chpts 19-24
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Box 23, Folder 388 The Fatal Feud, mss. Chpts 25-32
undated
Box 23, Folder 389 The Hero at Lake Erie, by Henry T. Tuckerman (pseudonym), published in Harper's Magazine (Dec. 1853), mss
1853
Box 4, Volume Short fiction and poetry (6 volumes written under the pseudonym Herman Mansfield)
1860-1864
Box 29, Volume Miscellaneous short stories, by Henry Mansfield (pseud.), mss
undated

Subseries 6.2. Poetry
Includes poetry written and collected by Arnold.

Box 23, Folder 390 Poetry, typescript
undated
Box 23, Folder 390a Poetry, mss
undated
Box 29, Volume A Meditation Upon Man, mss
undated
Box 29, Volume The Present Age, mss
undated

Subseries 6.3. Monographs
Includes works of long form non-fiction written by Arnold. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 23, Folder 391 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 1-100
undated
Box 23, Folder 392 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 101-200
undated
Box 23, Folder 393 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. 201-300
undated
Box 23, Folder 394 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 301-400
undated
Box 23, Folder 395 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 401-500
undated
Box 23, Folder 396 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 501-600
undated
Box 23, Folder 397 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 601-700
undated
Box 23, Folder 398 An Age of Cowardice; or the Perils of the Hour: a political study of today, mss. Pages 701-821
undated
Box 23, Folder 399 Anecdotes, typescript
undated
Box 23, Folder 400 Anecdotes, mss
undated
Box 23, Folder 401 Anecdotes, mss
undated
Box 23, Folder 402 Roger Williams, typescript
undated
Box 23, Folder 403 History of the Gaspee, typescript, part 1
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Box 23, Folder 404 History of the Gaspee, typescript, part 2
undated
Box 23, Folder 405 A Statement of the Case of the Narragansett Indians, mss.
undated

Subseries 6.4. Essays
Includes essays written by Arnold. Essays are organized alphabetically by title.

Box 24, Folder 406 Miscellaneous essays, pages 1-140, typescript
undated
Box 24, Folder 407 Miscellaneous essays, pages 141-333, typescript
undated
Box 24, Folder 408 Albert C. Howard, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 409 Another Charge Against Warwick, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 410 Arbor and Memorial Days, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 411 At the Corner of the Streets; Mary Queen of Scots, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 412 The Author of the Declaration, address at public celebration of the 130th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, mss
1906
Box 24, Folder 413 The Base Rock of the Economy - the Farm, typescript
undated
Box 24, Folder 414 Benedict Arnold: a word on his defense, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 415 A Canvass for the Patent, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 416 Capt. William Henry Dyer, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 417 The Coddington Controversy, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 418 Col. Angell's Burial Ground, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 419 Commencing the War, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 420 The Confirmation of the Sachems Deeds, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 421 Confirmation of the Treaty of July 1675, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 422 The Country Tavern, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 423 The Day of Great Expectation, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 424 The Deed of 1661 Examined, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 425 Dr. Job Sweet's Great Case, mss and typescript
undated
Box 24, Folder 426 Druids and Triads, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 427 Elmwood in 1856, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 428 Expected (address made before American Mechanics), mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 429 The Family Burial Ground, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 430 The Features of the Indian Trails of the 16th Century, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 431 The First Commission at Sea from Rhode Island
undated
Box 24, Folder 432 First Congregational Church of Providence, mss and typescript
undated
Box 24, Folder 433 First Grist and Fulling Mills in Narragansett, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 434 First Huguenot Camp in Narragansett, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 435 The First Pawtuxet Purchasers, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 436 Fourth of July as Celebrated Sixty Years Ago, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 437 Friendship; Rhode Island; Peace and War, mss
1862
Box 24, Folder 438 The Genesis of Philip's War, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 439 Geology of Cranston, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 440 The Graphite Rock, Pettaquamscutt, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 441 Greece, the birthplace of liberty and her place in civilization, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 442 The Harris Aftermath, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 443 Historical Sketches, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 444 Indian Corn Fields, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 445 Indian Corn Mills, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 446 Indian Springs, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 447 Joseph A. Budlong, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 448 Joseph J. Cooke: the father of Elmwood, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 449 A Lesson on Exemplary Life
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Box 24, Folder 450 The Life and Times of Benedict Arnold: first governor under the charter, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 451 Morton's New England Memorial, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 452 Narragansett Indians and their Division of Land Among Themselves, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 453 Nehemiah Rice Knight, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 454 On the Question of Dr. Faunce, Did Roger Williams have any influence in procuration of the R.I. Charter of 1663?, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 455 The Origin of the Continental Navy, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 456 Ousamequin's Deed, mss
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Box 24, Folder 457 Postscript, mss
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Box 24, Folder 458 A Primal Question, mss
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Box 24, Folder 459 The Reasons why Rhode Island Declared her Independence of Great Britain, mss
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Box 24, Folder 460 Rhode Island: Birthplace of the American Navy, mss
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Box 24, Folder 461 Richard Smith at Narragansett, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 462 Roger Williams, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 463 Roger Williams at Bay, mss
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Box 24, Folder 464 The Secret of Spanish Confidence, mss
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Box 24, Folder 465 Seeking a New Field for Trouble, mss
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Box 24, Folder 466 Sovereignty, of its [sp] original terms, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 467 A Summer Home in the Country, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 468 Surveying the Field, mss
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Box 24, Folder 469 Thomas Harris, mss
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Box 24, Folder 470 Torture Rock, mss and typescript
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Box 24, Folder 471 The Unpublished History of Rhode Island, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 472 A View of the Harris Treason, mss
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Box 24, Folder 473 Watching Harris, mss
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Box 24, Folder 474 What if we organize once more under the Patent?, mss
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Box 24, Folder 475 Who founded Rhode Island?, mss
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Box 24, Folder 476 William Arnold, mss
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Box 24, Folder 477 William Harris, mss
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Box 24, Folder 478 William Sprague, mss
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Box 24, Folder 479 William Vincent Daboll, mss
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Box 24, Folder 480 Williams' Charge Against Warwick, mss
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Box 24, Folder 481 Williams' Letter to Gov. Prince, mss
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Box 24, Folder 482 Williams' Letter to Major Mason, mss
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Box 24, Folder 483 Mr. Williams' Narragansett Letters, mss
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Box 24, Folder 484 Mr. Williams' Story, mss
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Box 24, Folder 485 Williams' Summary of the Commissioners' Sessions, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 486 Mr. Williams' Testimony in favor of Smith's Title to the Wickford Lands, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 487 Miscellaneous essays, mss
undated

Subseries 6.5. Newspaper articles
Includes clippings and manuscript copies of articles written for various newspapers. Materials are arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Box 24, Folder 488 Elmwood Times: Copies of published articles
Contents Note: *articles have been photocopied and originals thrown away due to fragility and condition issue

1924
Box 24, Folder 489 Elmwood Times: The First Warwick Deed, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 490 Elmwood Times: The Sachem's Alarmed, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 491 Elmwood Times: The Clerical Claim, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 492 Elmwood Times: Pomham and Soconoco's Deeds, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 493 Elmwood Times: The Confusion of the Sachems (so called) Deed, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 494 Elmwood Times: The Story of Pomham, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 495 Elmwood Times: The State Constitution, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 496 Elmwood Times: Waiting on Opportunity, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 497 Elmwood Times: How the Patent was Judged at the time of its Inauguration, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 498 Elmwood Times: A Study of the Patent, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 499 Elmwood Times: Planning Another Land Deal, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 500 Elmwood Times: The First Attempt at Founding a Church at Providence, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 501 Elmwood Times: The Early So Called Deeds of Providence, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 502 Elmwood Times: The Liberty of Conscience Question, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 503 Elmwood Times: The Cause of the Separation, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 504 Elmwood Times: Williams at Narragansett, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 505 Elmwood Times: Watchful Waiting, mss
undated
Box 24, Folder 506 The Liberator: various anti-Catholic essays and clippings
1896
Box 24, Folder 507 The Magazine of History: Clippings from the Providence Gazette
1911-1912
Box 24, Folder 508 The Mercury: clippings of various articles
1902-1909
Box 25, Folder 509 The Sunday Tribune: Clippings
1906-1913
Box 25, Folder 510 The Sunday Tribune: Clippings
1919
Box 25, Folder 511 The Sunday Tribune: Clippings
1920-1922
Box 25, Folder 512 The Sunday Tribune: Clippings
undated
Box 25, Folder 513 Misc. clippings and Letters to the Editor, various typescript and mss
undated

Subseries 6.6. Indexes
Includes manuscript copies of indexes to various publications by Arnold.

Box 25, Folder 514 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 19, mss
1891
Box 25, Folder 515 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 19, mss
1891
Box 25, Folder 516 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 19, mss
1891
Box 25, Folder 517 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 19, mss
1891
Box 25, Folder 518 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 19, mss
1891
Box 25, Folder 519 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 20, mss
1911
Box 25, Folder 520 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 20, mss
1911
Box 25, Folder 521 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 20, mss
1911
Box 25, Folder 522 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 20, mss
1911
Box 25, Folder 523 Index, Vital Records of Rhode Island, Volume 20, mss
1911
Box 25, Folder 524 Index, unidentified work, mss
undated
Box 27, Folder 525 Index, unidentified work, mss
undated

Series 7. Card catalog indexes
Includes two card catalogs, created by volunteers and librarians at Elmwood Public Library, to index the Arnold Collection.

Drawers 1-43 Cemetery index
Contents Note: Includes cards for individuals includes in the Arnold cemetery inventories; arranged alphabetically by last name. Cards include individual names, birth and death dates if included on gravestone, and reference to town inventory with page number.

Drawers 44-46 Probate index
Contents Note: Includes cards for individuals included in Arnold's probate inventories; arranged alphabetically by last name. Cards include individual names and reference to location of probate record include town, volume and page number.

Drawers 47-48 Subject index
Contents Note: Organized alphabetically by subject, cards reference various resources in the Elmwood Public Library including the Arnold Collection as well as various publications, scrapbooks and filing boxes not included in the Arnold Collection.

Drawers 49-80 Name index
Contents Note: Includes cards for individuals refersence in various resources in the Elmwood Public Library arranged alphabetically by last name. Resources point mostly to the Arnold Collection, but also include various publications not included in the collection.