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William Arnold Autograph Collection

Collection Information


The William Arnold Autograph Collection is part of a larger collection of books and manuscripts dealing with American, and especially Rhode Island, history. The entire collection was donated to the Providence Public Library in 1923 by Mr. Frederick Augustus Arnold. The collection was named for William Arnold, an ancestor of Frederick A. Arnold. The collection is made up of more than 150 manuscripts, ranging from legal documents and business records to personal correspondence and portraits, spanning a period of 267 years.

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Letter to an unknown recipient. Stamped 'Presidencia, Republica de Filipinas.'

Concerns sales of his American biographical and historical dictionary.

Letter to an unknown recipient. Statement of debt.

Aboard His Majesty's Sloop of War Ring Dove. Letter mentions both Bristol and…

Poem about daughter's marriage.