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2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

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 Edward Stanhope Records

 Grocer, Newport and East Greenwich, R.I.

 Records, 1834-1873

 Size: .25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 986

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, April 1996

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Edward Stanhope Jr. (1811-1893) was the son of Edward and Susanna Stanhope. By 1834, he was operating a grocery store in Newport, Rhode Island. He married Ann Eliza Wickes (1818-1887). In 1852, he moved his operations to East Greenwich, Rhode Island; his store was on the corner of Main and Armory Streets. He continued to run the store after being chosen as town clerk in 1868.


The History of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1677-1960, p. 241

History of Washington and Kent Counties, p. 1087

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Scope and content:

            This collection consists of three account books dated 1834 through 1873. There is a gap in the records between 1838 and Stanhope's arrival in East Greenwich.

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            This collection was a gift from the Connecticut River Museum in 1993; they had received it as a gift from Kurt Peterson. Six other account books from an unrelated East Greenwich tailor were removed from this gift to form the Stukely B. Wickes Records.

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Processing note:

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1. Journal, 1834-1859.

            Kept in Newport 1834-1838

            No records, 1838-1858, except one page of cash accounts, 1856

            Kept in East Greenwich, 1858-1859

2. Ledger, 1852-1863.

3. Ledger, 1863-1873.

4. Loose memoranda from back of journal.

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East Greenwich, R.I. - Business records

Grocery trade - Rhode Island - East Greenwich

Newport, R.I. - Business records

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