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Object Name File, Document
Title The Commons
Scope & Content Box A36.1 contains eleven folders of materials relating to the Little Compton Commons and Adamsville:

- Folder of documents related to the Blacksmith, Abram Wordell. Includes notes, a 1913 envelope and an order form.
- Folder of original documents related to the Common boundary dispute of the late 19th c.
- Folder of miscellaneous documents related to the Commons. Includes photographs, a pen and ink sketch, and negatives.
- Folder of miscellaneous documents related to the Commons. Includes photographs, a pen and ink sketch, an article entitled "Painting the Parish House", a booklet from 1882 entitled "An Address Relative to the Early History of the Town of Little Compton, reports on the historic district, National Register documents, a booklet entitled "A History of Little Compton Commons (2 copies), a bulletin from SPNEA with an article on New England town commons, and a panoramic photograph. Newspaper article "CR Wilbur Celebrates A Century" (Wilbur's Store)
- Folder of menus from the Meeting House Inn.
- Folder of documents relating to the Brownell House including a short history and a small pamphlet.
- Folder of two photographs of Dr. Cowen's office and the Cowen and Bliss General Store, c. 1880s.
- Folder of late 20th c. photographs of Odd Fellows Hall and envelope of negatives.
- Folder of documents relating to the Town House on the Commons. Includes typed copies of an article about the 1917 fire on the Commons. Also includes photocopied news clippings and reproduction and original photographs.
- Loose copies of "From Around the Potbelly Stove" with article about the General Store by Carlton Brownell.
- Folder of document related to Manchester's Store. Fire in 2002. photographs of fire. Compact Disc (CD) or Abe Manchester's fire made by Dan Curran
- Folder of document related to Adamsville. Pamphlet " Historic Adamsville: Its people and its places" Adamsville Historical Association 1993. Post office in Adamsville.
- Folder of Dr. White's Specialty. Formula for Coughs and Colds. Business incorporation.
- Folder with the poem "The Salvation Army" By George Palmer. First two lines "Old Adamsville" was the valley of sin / Till "The Salvation army came marching in"
- Folder of Old Stone Church items (First Baptist Church in Tiverton)

Box A36.2 contains:
- One half of a stereoscope card with a sepia image of a storefront with men on horses and a horse drawn carriage in front. The sign across the front of the store reads: "Philip Manchester & Son". Card at proper right edge reads: "NOAH GIFFORD". Handwritten on back of card: "January 1 - 1932, 111 years old."
-One folder of Adamsville newspaper articles.
- E. N. Coggeshall PO Address Adamsville, RI, Fuelite Gas Service
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 2007.2669
Extent of Description see 2007.2665, Box A36.1 for box measurements
paper, photographs, newsprint
Source unknown
Date Various
People Abram Wordell
Wordell
Brownell
Cowen
Bliss
Marion Gray
White
Dr White
Dr. White
Brownell
Frederick R Brownell
Dan Curran
E. N. Coggeshall
Subjects Commons
Blacksmith
Meeting House Inn
Brownell House
Cowen and Bliss General Store
Odd Fellows Hall
Town House
Post Office
Adamsville Historical Association
Wilbur's Store
Adamsville
Old Stone Church
First Baptist Church in Tiverton