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1764 catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island

Redwood Library (Newport (Rhode Island))

1764 catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island

by Redwood Library (Newport (Rhode Island))

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Published by Yale U.P .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited, with an introduction, by Marcus A.McCorison and a preface by Wilmarth S.Lewis.
The Physical Object
Pagination109p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19036366M

  If you love libraries and find yourself in Newport, Rhode Island, I definitely suggest checking out the Redwood Library & Athenaeum. It was certainly worth the $10 fee, and I probably spent a little over an hour studying every nook and cranny it had to offer. To find out more information, visit their website here.   Redwood Annual Book Sale! - Newport, RI - Stop by the Redwood Library Book Sale July (Wednesday is a members only preview) to pick up a few new titles for your lazy summer days.

The Redwood Library & Athenaeum is dedicated to the acquisition, circulation, preservation, interpretation and exhibition of circulating and non-circulating materials of literary or historical merit as well as objects, art works and other printed material relating to the history of Newport and Aquidneck Island as well as to American culture and its sources.2 Yelp reviews.   Redwood Library, Newport Rhode Island. Tweet. Date added: September 3, Categories: Rhode Island Library. The Redwood Library is a notable specimen of the architectural taste of the early 18th century. As an important work of the architect Peter Harrison, it is a key building in the introduction of English Georgian architecture in America.

THE CATALOGUE OF THE REDWOOD LIBRARY COMPANY AT NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, edited with an Introduction by Marcus A. McCorison Glenn B. Skillin NEW ENGLAND TRANSPLANTED, by Kenneth V. Lottich Theodore R. Sizer POOR RICHARD'S POLITICKS: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND HIS NEW AMERICAN ORDER, by Paul W. Conner Edward Handler . A few summers ago while enjoying a short vacation in Newport, Rhode Island, Anne and I stumbled upon The Redwood Library and lure of the Cliff Walk, the numerous mansion museums and the always inviting kite flying area generally dominates a visit to Newport but this time, while enjoying a stroll through the old town neighborhood, we discovered the "oldest lending library and the.


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1764 catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island by Redwood Library (Newport (Rhode Island)) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Redwood Library & Athenæum 50 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI [email protected] Join Our Mailing List. Redwood Gift Shop. They are not actual photos of the physical item for sale and should not be relied upon as a basis for edition or condition.

catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island. New Haven, Yale University Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Marcus A McCorison; Redwood Library and Athenaeum. The Catalogue of the Redwood LIbrary Company at Newport, Rhode Island I picked up a copy of this book yesterday at the Book Shop in Fort Lauderdale.

InAbraham Redwood gave £ Sterling to create a "publick library." It is the third library formed in the American Colonies. The catalogue contains listings of books. Get this from a library. A catalogue of the books belonging to the Company of the Redwood-Library, in Newport, on Rhode-Island.

[Redwood Library and Athenaeum.]. The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is a subscription library located at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode d init is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States.

The original building was designed by Peter Harrison and completed inand is a National Historic Landmark. My wife recently made a presentation at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum and I had the opportunity to learn about this wonderful Library (the oldest in the US).

It is wonderfully small and very well organized. It is very rich in its history and if you are in the Newport RI area / TripAdvisor reviews. The Redwood Library welcome requests from members of the library as well as non-members.

You may request basic information by e-mail, by phone () or by visiting the Library at 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. Reference appointments are required for research visits and access to Special Collections materials.

You can visit the Redwood Library and Athenaeum at 50 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI Admission is free if you have a Rhode Island library card, or $10 otherwise.

For details and hours, visit the library’s website. Interested in Rhode Island’s most unique establishments. Check out this farm that is saving rare livestock breeds.

Provides a searchable database of Rhode Island fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company. Coverage for Newport includes maps from, and Available in Library. Fig. 1: Redwood Library and Athenaeum exterior, Peter Harrison (). Courtesy of Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island.

Harrison, America's first architect, probably derived the design for the Redwood Library, a Roman Doric temple with portico and wings, from Edward Hoppus's edition of Andrea Palladio's Architecture, in Four Books.

© City of Redwood City. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service. Connect With Us View Full Site. See George Champlin Mason, "Annals of the Redwood Library" (Newport, RI: The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, ), 12– 2. Ibid., 31 3. "A Catalogue of Books Belonging to the Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island.

A.D. " Archive of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Carl Bridenbaugh. Peter Harrison "First American Architect.". Redwood Library & Athenaeum was built in by Abraham Redwood and 45 other colonists.

It was initially named the Company of the Redwood Library and was created to make written knowledge available to the greater Newport community.

During the Revolutionary War, the library was used by the occupying army and many books went missing. The John Carter Brown Library and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum are Rhode Island institutions with distinct, but complementary, collections. To lay the foundation for a Rhode Island History Digital Collection the two libraries are collaborating on a project to scan the unique documents representing the earliest chapters of the region.

Newport, RI is packed with historic buildings and the Redwood Library is one of the most outstanding examples. Founded in by Abraham Redwood the library thrives as one of the archives of American history and architecture TripAdvisor reviews.

Redwood Library and Athenæum, Newport, RI. 2, likes 2 talking about this 1, were here. Now the oldest circulating library in the United States, the Redwood Library was founded in for.

Redwood Library Company charter granted to Abraham Redwood signed by Governor Gideon Wanton with notarial act with signature of witness, Thomas Ward, Secretary of State.;vellum, seal, ill. ; 60 x 75 cm.;Bearing a paper and wax seal of the Colony of Rhode Island (9 cm. diameter).;Ruled for 1 column and text block of 36 lines; justified 33 x The Catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island (New Haven, ), 31; James Raven, London Booksell-ers and American Customers: Transatlantic Literary Community and the Charleston Library Society, – (Columbia, S.C., ), ; and W.

Bond and Hugh Amory, eds., The Printed Catalogues of the Harvard Col. the redwood library and athenaeum newport, r. short sketch privately printed. The Catalogue of the Redwood Library Company at Newport, Rhode Island.

Although the book is known today mainly for containing the first printed description of America in Spanish, the Suma.5. “Record Book of the Proceedings of the Annual and Special Meetings of the Redwood Library Company,” Newport, and later, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport.

6. Aaron Lopez outward bound invoice book, Newport, –, Newport Historical Society. 7.Throughout its year history, the Library has seen many changes and has strove to bring information and the joy of reading to its patrons. The People’s Library of Newport was formed in when local philanthropist and renowned cabinet maker Christopher Townsend purchased a collection of 7, volumes for the Newport Library and Reading Room, founded by Sophia Little in