Rhode Island History Journal, Vol. 28, October 1969

In this issue:

The Merchant as Gambler: Major William Fairchild Megee (1765-1820) by Jaques M. Downs William Fairchild Megee China trade oceanic commerce John Brown Austrialian trade Joseph Nightingale South American trade Sullivan Dorr slave trade Napoleonic wars

Still More Notes on Rhode Island Cabinetmakers and Allied Craftsmen by Joseph K. Ott furniture cabinetmakers Newport Quaker Meeting House Peter Grinnell and Son Grinnell and Taylor picture frames John Townsend Windsor chairs trade with South America

The Rhode Island Historical Society Film Archive: A Progress Report by Kathleen Karr Rhode Island Historical Society film archive

Richard LeBaron Bowen, 1878-1969 by Clarkson A. Collins, 3rd Richard LeBaron Bowen Rhode Island Historical Society

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