Early RIHS Publications Online

from Westminster Street, Providence as it was about 1824 (RIHS, 1917)
Since 1827, five years after the founding of the Rhode Island Historical Society, we have been publishing books, periodicals, and papers based on research in our Library and Museum collections as well as our own organizational records. Many of these early publications are now available online through the Hathi Trust Digital Library. There’s nothing like seeing the original, but for those who can’t visit the Library it’s very handy to have access to a digital version of hard-to-find historical material.

Below is a random list of just a few of the many titles you can access for free at Hathi Trust.
Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, in New England, Ed. by John Russell Bartlett
Rhode Island privateers in King George’s war, 1739-1748, by Howard M. Chapin (1926)
King Phillip and the Wampanoag tribe of Indians, with some account of a rock picture on the shore of Mount Hope Bay, in Bristol, R.I., by William J. Miller (1880)
Indian names of places in Rhode Island, collected by Usher Parsons, M.D., for the R. I. Historical Society (1861)
Memorial of Roger Williams. Paper read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, November 8, 1871, by Zachariah Allen

Westminster St., Providence, as it was about 1824, from drawings made by Francis Read and lately presented by his daughter, Mrs. Marinus Gardiner, to the Rhode Island Historical Society (1896)
RIHS Collections, 1827- 1941
Proceedings of RIHS, 1872-1914
~ Lee Teverow, Reference Librarian

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