1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Clarke & Hammond

 Merchants of Newport, R.I.


 Size: .25 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 353

 Processed by: Phoebe Simpson, August 2006.

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Ethan Clark, son of Joshua, was of Westerly, Newport and East Greenwich. He was married 4 Feb 1776 at Westerly to Anna Ward, daughter of Gov. Samuel and Anne (Ray) Ward, with whom he had six children. After making his fortune he retired to the countryside of East Greenwich. Clarke was active in forming the Greenwich Academy and at one time president of the East Greenwich, R.I. Bank. He served as a captain in the Revolutionary War and was administrator of his father-in-law's estate.


George Austin Morrison, Jr.'s The "Clarke" Families of Rhode Island (NY: The Evening Post Job Printing House, 1902), p.68.

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Processing note:

            Earlier cataloged as K-C597e. Rehoused in August 2006 to current archival standards.

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Volume.                      Journal of Accounts: Business Accounts.       1789 - 1819

                                    Family Expenses.                                           1796[?] - 1815

Volume.                      Journal of General Store, Westerly.               1764-1769

Volume.                      Journal of Accounts, Newport.                       1791-1802.

                                       [426 p., 11" x 17"]


Box 1, Folder 1.          Ethan Clarke Letter Book.                              1782-1785

Box 1, Folder 2.          Letter Book.                                                   1785-1786

Box 1, Folder 3.         Letter Book.                                                   Aug 1792 - Aug 1796

Box 1, Folder 4.         Journal.                                                           1791

Box 1, Folder 5.          Memorandum Book.                                      1792 - 1795

Box 1, Folder 6.          Letters (2)                                                       1793, 1794

Box 1, Folder 7.          Miscellaneous loose papers.                           n.d.

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Clarke, Ethan, 1745-1833.

Rhode-Island Central Bank.

Rum industry.

Sampson, Dolly.

Westerly (R.I.)

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