Personal and literary correspondence both by and to Lovecraft; manuscript and typescript drafts of fiction, non-fiction, poems, plays and drawings by Lovecraft. Correspondence between friends, family, and associates of Lovecraft. Subjects include horror fiction, New England antiquities, and the amateur press. Significant correspondents include Robert H. Barlow, Robert Bloch, W. Paul Cook, August Derleth, Ernest A. Edkins, Sonia H. Greene Davis (Lovecraft's wife), Frank Belknap Long, Jr., E. Hoffman Price, Clark Ashton Smith, and Donald Wandrei among many others. The collection also includes a small selection of photographs of Lovecraft, friends and associates and objects owned by Lovecraft.
The Mary Anne Atwood Papers contains
letters and manuscripts for the period 1882-1910. Most of the
letters in the collection are written from M.A. Atwood to Mme.
Isabelle de Steiger. The collection also includes other letters
written and received by Atwood, manuscript drafts and notes.
According to the admirers of Mary Anne Atwood, "Mrs. Atwood was
truly an adept [of the metaphysical tradition]. The last one." "The
Atwood material is very important for the study of a vanished
Britain, when Neo-Platonism and High Ideas influenced the nation.
But, as Mrs. Atwood says, they went in for power and threw their
spiritual heritage out the window."
Architectural historian and
documentary filmmaker, Wheaton Holden was a specialist on the
life and work of Robert Swain Peabody and Julius Adolph
Schweinfurth. This collection contains mostly materials relating
to Holden’s research on architect Robert Swain Peabody and his
Boston-based firm Peabody and Stearns. Included are Peabody's
films, diaries, reminiscences, writings, and processed copies of his
correspondence. Also included are files on Peabody and Stearns
building projects, with drawings, plans, photographs, and
clippings. Finally the collection includes two videos created by
Holden: The Peabody Touch and Providence Remembered.
This collection includes a variety of records salvaged from the former Newport Shipyard, including correspondence, clippings, meeting minutes, promotional material, and administrative records, as well as images of boats affiliated with the shipyard and depicting work at the shipyard's three sites.
The records of St. Luke's Church, East Greenwhich, R.I. is divided into eleven series and documents the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from the founding of the parish in 1834 to 2001.
Jenine Bates Greenough was a highly educated, literary woman who divided her life between two western Massachusetts river towns. This collection of correspondence reflects Greenough’s interests in education, poetry, and cultural and literary matters.
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
This collection is composed primarily of scenes in Newport, RI with some various images from the rest of the state. Included in this collection are some postcards from the donor, Edward Burke, to his daughter Emily, and his parents. Some of the postcards have been used for correspondence, but show no connection to Mr. Burke.