1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Broad Rock Farm Records

 Farm, South Kingstown, R.I.

 Records, 1851-1930

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 483 sg 20

 Processed by: Rick Stattler and Steve Dalpe, March 1999

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Broad Rock Farm was located in the village of Peace Dale, R.I., in the town of South Kingstown, just north of the Hazard family homes. It sold milk, cattle, swine, poultry, eggs and grain on the market, and also delivered ice cut from its pond. The farm seems to have been also known as the Adams Farm. It was originally the property of Rowland Hazard (1763-1835), was conveyed to his son Thomas R. Hazard in 1825, and then sold to Thomas' nephew Rowland Hazard II (1829-1898) in 1860. It was renamed "Broad Rock Farm" in 1874, at which point it was 400 acres. After his death, it was passed on to Rowland II's son Rowland G. Hazard II (1855-1918). In 1913, after several years of extensive losses, the property was placed under the management of Rowland G.'s son Rowland "Roy" Hazard III (1881-1945). It remained the property of Rowland G.'s widow Mary P.B. Hazard through 1931, when a portion was deeded to Thomas Phillips. The remaining 386 acres were deeded by her to the Hazard Trust in 1932. C. Christensen, who had managed the farm since 1927, purchased the bulk of it outright in 1933. Smaller portions ended up in the possession of Peace Dale Offices Inc., which managed much of the Hazard family land. The title history is sketched out in the Hazard Trust Records, subgroup 46 of the Hazard Papers; other information can be found with the Peace Dale Offices Records.

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Scope and content:

            This collection includes financial records from 1918 through 1926, a full correspondence file from 1913, and only a few other loose papers.

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            These papers were donated by the Hazard family as part of the Hazard Family Papers in 1985. They had been deposited in 1975.

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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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Box 1, folder 1. Accounts, 1903-1928 (miscellaneous)

Box 1, folder 2. Agreements:

            George Holley contact, 1901

            Milk sales contract, 1927

            Release re cattle sale, 1930

Box 1, folder 3. Bank account book, 1918-1926

Box 1, folder 4. Bank account book, 1926-1928

Box 1, folder 5. Cash journal, 1918-1927

Box 1, folder 6. Cash journal, 1928

Box 1, folder 7. Correspondence, 1912-1913 (Rowland G. Hazard file)

Box 1, folder 8. Correspondence, 1923-1933 (only three items)

Box 1, folder 9. Deeds, 1851-1860

Box 1, folder 10. Ensilage reports, 1881-1882. Soil analysis.

Box 1, folder 11. Inventories, 1877 and 1879

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Farms - Rhode Island - South Kingstown

Hazard, Rowland III (1881-1945)

South Kingstown, R.I. - Agriculture

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