John Carter Brown Library Collaboration

John Carter Brown Library Collaboration

 

In 2011, the Redwood Library began a collaboration with the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.  The idea was to have each institution select rare and unique materials from their collection that shed light on life in early Colonial America.  The documents would then be scanned using the state-of-the-art facilities at Brown University.


Through the generosity of the donors who helped fund this project, 41 volumes of the Redwood’s most valuable books and manuscripts are now available to researchers around the world through the Internet Archive. Some of the more prominent volumes are:


Cannonading of the French fleet in Newport



Mrs. Mary Almy's account of the cannonading of the French fleet in Newport








 

 

     The Deed for the Redwood Library Company (1748)






Reminiscences of Newport

 



     Reminiscneces of Newport by George Champlin Mason (1884)








Nailer Tom's Diary




     Nailer Tom's Diary by Thomas benjamin Hazard (1778-1840)







Charter for the Redwood Library Company




     The Charter for the Redwood Library Company (1847)








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