Records Relating to Records of the Isle of Rhod... | State Archives Catalog
Earliest known record of the colonial government organization detailing settlements upon Aquidneck Island (Portsmouth & Newport). Includes first meetings of bodies politic, lists inhabitants admitted, general courts of elections, copies of Indian deeds & conveyances of land. Fairly chronological arrangement with one stray meeting of April 30th, 1663, relative to boundary distinctions between the two towns.
Dates: 1638 – 1644; 1663
Extent: 1 volume 13 ½” x 9 ½”, 70 pp. 0.74 cubic feet
Types of Materials: hand written manuscript / microfilm / abstracts
Conditions Governing Access: preservation concerns – fragile manuscript
Finding Aids: index (printed & microfilm); abstracts – Gyles Record & Bartlett, John Russell, Rhode Island Colony Records, Vol. 1, 1636 – 1663, Providence, 1856