Providence Public Library Digital Collections

William Arnold Autograph Collection

Collection Information

Description

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

Letter concerning sales
Concerns sales of his American biographical and historical dictionary.

Statement of debt
Letter to an unknown recipient. Statement of debt.

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

Poem
Poem about daughter's marriage.

Commission
Commission of Henry Anthony, Esq. as Rail Road Commissioner in Rhode Island. …

Request for information
Request for information on the Pawtuxet region.

Letter concerning eyesight
Letter concerning his poor eyesight. Possible request to leave service.

Draft
Draft. Payment ordered to Timothy Phelps. Address listed is that of Gen.…

Letter to daughter
Letter to daughter visiting Uncle Whipple.

Draft
Draft. Filled out printed form. Payment ordered to Timothy Phelps. Address…

Draft
Draft. Payment ordered to Timothy Phelps. Address listed is that of Benedict…