Request to Borrow Manuscripts for Jamestown Tercentenary Celebration

Request to Borrow Manuscripts for Jamestown Tercentenary Celebration

      Request from Clarence Saunders Brigham to borrow Rhode Island manuscripts for the Rhode Island historical exhibit at Jamestown Tercentenary celebration from the Rhode Island Historical Society. (1907)

The Jamestown Tercentenary celebration was held from April 26 to December 1, 1907 in Norfolk, Virginia.  It celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which was the first permanent English settlement in the United States. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

“My dear Mr. Arnold,
I have been down here at Jamestown helping Judge Blodgett install the R.I. historical exhibit, ever since Saturday of Old Home Week.  Next to Virginia and possibly Pennsylvania and New York, the R.I. exhibit is the best in the building…. All this is prefatory to a request that Judge Blodgett and myself are very anxious to make of you.  Your collection of important R.I. autographs for our exhibition last week was so interesting and varied that I thought perhaps you might be willing to repeat it, on a somewhat more important scale, for this Rhode Island Exhibit at Jamestown.”

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