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Allyn Kellogg Ford Collection of Rhode Island documents
Providence, [et al.]: 1725-1840s. Thirty-one letters and documents in approximately 45 pages in all, some relating to prominent merchant traders; and many signed by prominent political figures. The collection of Allyn Kellogg Ford (1878-1964), a Minneapolis businessman, Minnesota president of the Sons of the American Revolution, a founder of the Minneapolis Better Business Bureau, and a charter member and secretary of the Minneapolis Rotary Club. This collection was sold en bloc in 2012 to benefit the Minnesota Historical Society. All letters and documents are on a single sheet unless otherwise noted. Condition overall is very good. 1) Manifest of the Cargo onboard the Brigantine Betsey of Providence, berthen On Hundreds and Seven 36/95 Tons by Register, John Arnold Master, being the Port or Place from whence she last visited. Providence, September 13, 1791. 1 p. Docketed on verso by Custom House, Jeremiah Olney, Collector on October 3, 1791. Sheet 8 x 13 in., folds, browning, slight tear at fold. The brigantine Betsey was owned by Welcome Arnold (1745-1798), a Providence merchant and long-time business partner of John Brown. He also operated a rum distillery and was the brother of Thomas Arnold, a leader of the Providence Abolition Society and one of the men determined to prosecute Brown for illegal slave trading. The cargo shows diverse items to be consigned to Stephen Dexter and to James Johnson of New York; brandy, wine, oil, olives, stockings and silk gloves, cloth, etc. 2) Autograph letter signed by S. G. Arnold. N.d. Dear Anna... regretting that he is unable to dine … [Click Below for Full Description]
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