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3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

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 Hazard Family Miscellaneous Papers


 Papers, 1739-1950

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 483 sg 16

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, November 1998

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

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Scope and content:

            This collection includes items found among the Hazard Family Papers that do not fit comfortably with any of the other fifty-five subgroups. See the inventory for details.

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            Most of these papers were donated by the Hazard family as part of the Hazard Family Papers in 1985. The proof sheets for Elizabeth Hazard's poetry collection were donated by Melville G. Davey in 1974 as part of the Bacon Family Papers, and Elizabeth Hazard's commonplace book was a gift of Oliver C. Hazard in 2001.

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Processing note:

            This collection is part of the Hazard Family Papers, which were processed with support from the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, the Beinecke Foundation, and the extended Hazard Family.

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Series 1: Anna Hazard

Anna Hazard (1820-1905) was the youngest of the nine children of Rowland Hazard. She never married, and spent most of her life in Newport, R.I., with her four unmarried brothers and sisters. As she outlived all of her siblings by many years, she inherited a large portion of the family estate, which was incorporated as the Anna Hazard Land Company after her death.

Box 1, folder 1. Cash book, 1889-1895

Box 1, folder 2. Paid bills, 1901

Box 1, folder 3. Miscellaneous accounts and land records, 1883-1906

Series 2: Elizabeth Hazard

Elizabeth Hazard (1799-1882) was the daughter of Rowland Hazard I. She was the author of Autumn Musings and Other Poems (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1874). She never married, and spent most of her life in Newport, R.I., with her four unmarried brothers and sisters.

Box 1, folder 4. Two annotated copies of Herbal Recipes for Sickness; and Recipes for Cooking, containing a variety of home remedies, circa 1870-1875

Box 1, folder 5. Proof sheets for The Soldier's Life of Love and Glory..., 1871

Box 1, folder 6. Leases, 1856, 1861; will, 1881 (copy)

Box 1, folder 6a. Commonplace book, 1813 (signed as "Eliza R. Hazard")

Series 3: John N. Hazard

John N. Hazard (1836-1900) was the youngest of two children of Rowland G. Hazard. He served as president of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company for almost thirty years. He had two children by his first wife, Hortense DeHuys; and eight more by his second wife, Augusta Gurloff.

Box 1, folder 7. Gold mining prospectus and agreements, Colorado and Nevada, 1859-1866

Box 1, folder 8. Receipt for share in schooner, 1869; judgement, 1879

Series 4: Thomas B. Hazard

Thomas B. Hazard (1756-1845) of South Kingstown, son of Benjamin, is best known to historians as the author of the renowned "Nailor Tom's Diary". He was a first cousin of Thomas "College Tom" Hazard, the founder of the Peace Dale line.

Box 1, folder 9. Letter from cousin Jonathan J. Hazard (former Continental Congress delegate), 6/25/1801. This letter is transcribed in full in the Hazard family genealogy, p. 49-50.

Series 5: William R. Hazard

William R. Hazard (1803-a.1879) was the only one of Rowland Hazard I's nine children to settle permanently outside of Rhode Island. He married Mary Wilbur, daughter of famed Quaker dissenter John Wilbur, and had eight children. After a period in Pleasant Valley, N.Y., they eventually settled in Poplar Ridge, a small village in western New York about twenty miles southwest of Syracuse.

Box 1, folder 10. Letter from father-in-law John Wilbur, 3/13/1838

Series 6: V. Chubb

The relationship of Chubb to the Hazard family, if any, is unknown.

Box 1, folder 11. Burgess certificate, Bristol, England, 1739.

Series 7: Esther R. (Hazard) Dunning

Esther Robinson Hazard (1848-1880) was the daughter of Thomas R. Hazard, and sister of Barclay Hazard. She married Edwin Dunning, and died young in Santa Barbara, California.

Box 1, folder 12. Letters received, 1868, 1877-1880. From Minturn aunts and cousins.

Series 8: Catherine A. Janvier

A cousin of Caroline (Newbold) Hazard.

Box 1, folder 13. Brief biographical note, undated.

Series 9: Harry I. Stafford

The relationship of Stafford to the Hazard family is unknown. He was a resident of Atlanta, Georgia.

Box 1, folder 14. Letter from Dorothy Spencer of Blackpool, England, 1/27/1950.

Series 10: Unidentified

Box 1, folder 15. Autograph book kept by a student at the New England Yearly Meeting Boarding School (later Moses Brown School), 1827-1829. Probably the property of a daughter of Rowland Hazard I, perhaps Isabella or Mary.

Box 1, folder 16. Undated, unsigned poetry

Box 1, folder 17. "My Personal Experience in the Massacre at Aintab", undated, author unknown. Four-page typed account by a survivor of the Armenian genocide. The author was raised in the town of Aintab near the southern border of modern Turkey, and recounts the murder of his family by a Turkish mob there on November 16 1895. The author's surname was apparently Balyozian. The connection to the Hazard family is unknown.

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Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

Dunning, Esther R. (Hazard) (1848-1880)

Hazard, Anna (1820-1905)

Hazard, Elizabeth (1799-1882)

x Hazard, Esther R. (1848-1880) See Dunning, Esther R. (Hazard)

Hazard, John N. (1836-1900)

Hazard, Jonathan J. (1744-a.1824)

Hazard, Thomas B. (1856-1845)

Hazard, William R. (1803-a.1883)

Minturn family

Moses Brown School (Providence, R.I.)

Poetry - Rhode Island

Wilbur, John (1774-1856)

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