|Object Name||File, Document|
|Title||Little Compton History - General|
|Scope & Content||
Five folders of materials relating to the general history of Little Compton, as well as five loose reports or presentations.
Folders cover the following specific topics:
- Little Compton Architecture. Includes newspaper clippings and two copies of volume XXII of "Records of Early American Architecture" which examines Little Compton and Tiverton Four Corners.
- Fires. Includes negatives of a barn fire and photocopied newspaper clippings about various fires in Little Compton mostly dating from the late 19th to the early 20th c. Listing of Little Compton Fire Department signals
- Little Compton, England. Includes a postcard, church brochure and 1972 article about Little Compton, England.
- 1936 Tercentenary Markers. Includes newspaper clipping, a c.1930s list of Tercentenary Markers from the Little Compton Tercentenary Committee and an additional copy of this list. A third list provides a detailed description of historical spots in Little Compton by Benjamin F. Wilbour. Letter announching Tercentenary special issue postage stamp, commemorating the founding of Rhode Island.
- Little Compton History. A typed history of Little Compton by Molly Luce Burroughs.
-History of Little Compton Elections by Walter D. Burham.
-Speech or Talk "How Little Compton got its Name" by Joe Sherer. Also a pamphet from St Andrew's Church in Cullompton England. Speculation from some that Little Compton was named after Cullompton England with no proof except the simularity of the name
-Scrapebook History of Little Compton by Robert J. Sylvia
Loose reports and papers Include:
- "Little Compton Historical Society Reports of the Custodian" presented at the Annual Meeting by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. 1953-1962
- "Little Compton Reminiscences" from the meeting of the L.C. Historical Society at the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. Edward Newton, 1936.
- "Your Neighbor, Little Compton" an address given by the Reverend Robert L. Eddy to the Fall River Historical Society, 1955.
- "Some Little Compton History" by Benjamin F. Wilbour, 1962, two copies.
- one loose research request regarding the Hart family.
|Category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Extent of Description||
see 2007.2672 for box measurements
Benjamin F. Wilbour
J. Edward Newton
Reverend Robert L. Eddy
Molly Luce Burroughs
Walter D. Burham
Little Compton, England