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Eagle, wooden, painted gold. Originally sat on gateposts of Metcalf Bowler Estate in Portsmouth before the Revolution, later hung on buildings of United States Hotel, Townsend's Coffee House, Hamme...

circa 1779

This map shows defenses raised for the siege of Newport and having been reproduced in photocopy, it is sectioned. This section shows Rose Island, Brenton Point, and part of Connanicut (sic) Island.

1779 – 1849

Silhouette of Daniel Coggeshall (1779-1849) facing right; hair in short ponytail, high collar with frilly front, dark coat. Tan paper on lighter backing. Dark wood frame. Marked on lower left corne...

A retreat order written for the Continental Army during the Battle of Rhode Island, August 28, 1778. Signed by Adjutant General William Pecke. Remains of a red seal are located at left edge of pape...

circa 1778

This is a copy of a reproduction of a map showing the southern part of Rhode Island, split into four sections. It was drawn by French surveyors. The top of the map reads "Carte des positions occupe...

Men's waistcoat

Men's waistcoat

Men's waistcoat

Fragment of a flag in an envelope. Envelope reads, "Piece of the flag carried by Col. Christopher Greene's regiment (colored) at the battle of Rhode Island. August 29 1778 from Hon. D.W. Lyman Oct....

Paper currency denoting sixty Spanish-milled dollars ("Continental Currency"). The note is supported by "a Resolution passed by Congress at Philadelphia, Sept. 26th, 1778." Note has a printed borde...

Chart of Rhode Island harbor and Narragansett Bay also shows notes, references. "chart of the Harbour of Rhode Island and Narragansett Bay surveyed in pursuance of directions from the lords of the ...

circa 1777

This is a copy of a map that shows the plan of the town of Newport from 1777, by T.R.H. Earl Percy. It was compiled by C.J. Sauthier

Plan of Valley Forge
circa 1777 – 1778

Drawn on paper, this is a plan for the encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington at Valley Forge, where they sheltered and trained between December 1777 and June 1778. This...

Funds owed by the estate of Thomas Wickham paid to George Halliburton for medical services rendered between February 2 1777 and August 1 1777. 

Thirty dollar bill of Continental Currency, dated 1777. Top and bottom borders read, "The United Colonies" and the body text reads, "Thirty Dollars. This BILL entitles the Bearer to receive THIRTY ...

Pair of white silk shoes with 3" heels, pointed toes, overlapping instep straps. Buckles or ornaments for the straps are missing. Paper found with shoes reads, "Slippers worn by Sarah Olney, wife o...

Map of Newport shows layout of Newport and Goat Island with wharves and streets. Black frame. Surveyed by Charles Blaskowitz; engraved and published by William Faden, Charing Cross, Sept. 1, 1777.

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.
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...

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,

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...

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...

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.

1776 – 1793

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

1776 – 1793

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

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.

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".

1776 – 1793

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

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.

paper money
September 1 1775

A one-eighth of a dollar banknote from Rhode Island, dating to 1775. Note is numbered and signed by hand, and has printed text throughout. A border with scrollwork and birds, as well as an anchor e...

circa 1775

Desk once belonging to Senator Francis Malbone (March 20, 1759 – June 4, 1809).

Brown Quaker girl's dress with coarse linen lining. Yellowed fine muslin ruffles at neck and cuffs. Tan 1/4 in. trim around neck. Relatively large (3/4 in. deep) cartridge pleats on waist of skirt....

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