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A printed document ordering military personnel to allow people to travel between Conanicut Island and Newport for the purposes of commerce. Document was produced during the occupation of Newport by...


Order signed by British General Henry Clinton, assigning a "sauve garde" (guard) to John Manchester and his property. Order is written in both English and German and is sealed twice with red wax.
2006.19.6
Newspaper
June 27 1776

The Newport Mercury Extraordinary printed Thursday, June 27, 1776. Probably printed by Solomon Southwick. Four pages long in folio. It was probably owned by John Clarke, Jr., (1734-1798) a Revoluti...

2000.43.6
Map
April 24 1776

'A Plan of The Town of Newport in the Province of Rhode island' includes 14 wharves, 21 public buildings and 52 streets. The scale if of 4000 feet. Plan encased in plain wood frame,

2010.21.3.6
paper money
February 17 1776

A one-sixth of a dollar banknote, dating from 1776. Printed text reads: "According to a Resolution of Congress, passed at Philadelphia, February 17, 1776." A detailed border, as well as a sundial w...

2010.2.1
Tablecloth
circa 1776

A cream-colored square tablecloth with a diaper weave (diamond pattern), belonging to Rebecca Waterman. Two edges are finished with 1/4 inch seams, while two edges are the selvage of the cloth. A s...

01.687
Gun, Swivel
circa 1776

Swivel gun is shaped like a small canon; dented and corroded. Mounted on painted green wood. Old British swivel gun was taken from the wreck of one of the British ships which, at the time of the R...


A 1776 list of candidates for Rhode Island political offices, including governor, deputy governor, assistants, secretary, attorney general, and general treasurer. Title at top of list reads: "For t...


One pair of discolored cotton knitted stockings. Decorative knitted stitch up back resembles seam.

68.1.5
Plate
1776 – 1793

Beaded rim plate, soft edge. Marked "D:Mel" [struck twice] and several symbols.

68.1.4
Plate
1776 – 1793

Smooth brim plate, bead on reverse. Marked "By D. Melville" (twice) with several symbols.

68.1.8
Spoon, Eating
1776 – 1793

Midrib on front of handle of spoon. Rat tail on back of bowl. End of handle has been recut and hammered-midribs damaged. Profile rough, dents on back of bowl. Marked "NEWPORT".


Four pewter spoons with midribs on front of handles, rat-tails on back of bowls.

66.9.1
Plate, Food
1776 – 1793

Pewter plate with beaded rim, casting marks on outer rim. Made in Newport, marked with a number of symbols and makers marks. Also "by D: Melvil/in Newp".

68.1.14
Platter
1776 – 1793

Pewter platter with incised line around outer rim of pewter platter. Several marks including, "By: D: Melvil/Newport"

68.1.3
Porringer
1776 – 1793

Porringer with crown handle, nine pierced holes on handle. Anchor and initials "DM" on front of handle. Made by David Melvil (1755-93), Newport. Anchor and initials (DM) imprinted on front of handle.

88.3.2 AB
Shoes (footwear)
circa 1775 – 1785

Pair of ladies white silk shoes; silk is plain white; pointed toes, overlapping instep straps, buckles missing, linen interior. Belonged to Mrs. John Handy.

29.7.1
Cloak
1775 – 1825

White seersucker or dimity cloak, trimmed with finer dimity ruffles. Has a hood and a deep ruffled collar.

40.7.22
Bedspread
1775 – 1825

Gray, brown silk bound with brown ribbon lined with lam's wool (might have faded from violet). Originally cataloged as "coverlet"


Man's breeches in tan made from jersey cloth, cotton, with ribbed back. Made and worn by James Gould, who was a tailor. His business established in 1763, died in 1812.

23.7.4
Cap
1775 – 1799

White linen infant's cap. Narrow ruffle, very fine material cap is very small.


Brown or cream infant's jacket. Heavy cotton, painted in conventional floral design. Cut like D95, but a size smaller.


Infant's jacket with red and floral design on cream ground. Made from heavy cotton, lined with finer linen. Cotton is printed or painted.


Polonaise dress in white taffeta with a floral design in cherry. Brocaded stripe and rosebuds. Bodice and train sewed together but cut separately (i.e. no "Walteau" effect). Separate petticoat of s...

27.4.11
Purse
1775 – 1825

Housewife bag of grey green silk. Similiar to D64 and D65.

24.7.10
Purse
1775 – 1825

"Housewife" bag of rose taffeta, like D64.

27.4.9
Purse
1775 – 1825

"Housewife" bag, of pointed cotton print with dark brown background.

D62
Purse
1775 – 1825

Lady's fancy grey, silk lined bag with drawstring.

D60
Purse
1775 – 1825

Lady's Fancy Bag. White cotton, central band each side, embroidered in white cotton, connecting band of pinch-puffs. May be part of D34.


Lady's fancy bag. White, embroidered with violas in colored silks. Embroidered panel on each side, connected by puffed strip made by winding a pinch of material with thread. The initials "KM" are o...

D223
Bodice
1775 – 1825

Natural, unbleached homespun linen. Simple bodice, small cut at lower back of bodice. Wardrobe: Third floor E, Drawer: A

D222
Bodice
1775 – 1825

Woman's working dress or short gown. Indigo blue and white stripes, made from homespun linen. Low neck, long sleeves, sht. peplum. Swatch of similiar material among Wilbour samples. Wardrobe: 3rd F...


Plain white petticoat of fine striped dimity, two inch ruffle of white cotton at bottom.


White linen shirt, fine linen ruffles on sleeves, gussets, triangular shaped flaps on front and back of shirt. Belonged to "Wilbour family Little Compton, RI".


Pink long sleeved taffeta dress and petticoat. Laced-up lower sleeves.

42.1.28
Dress (garment)
1775 – 1799

White and lavender striped dress. V-neck with sash around neck. Cuffs are pleated and fan out around the arm. Free pleats in front of bodice; 3 graduated pink ruffles at elbow. Back of dress; pleat...

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