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The History of Little Compton: A Home By The Sea, 1820-1950 by Janet Lisle

 Item — Volume: 1 volume
Identifier: 2013-20

Scope and Contents

Janet Lisle's latest engaging local history chronicles the lives of Little Compton's residents from 1820 to 1950 as they move through the Civil War into the 20th century. The book is beautifully illustrated with 33 pieces of contemporary art created by local artists along with dozen of historic images from the Little Compton Historical Society's collection.


  • 2012


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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

© Janet Taylor Lisle & Little Compton Historical Society, 2012 We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

The Little Compton Historical Society was incorporated in 1937 to preserve the history and cultural heritage of Little Compton for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public. The Society fulfills this mission by:

Maintaining and restoring selected local sites of historical significance including the Wilbor House property dating from 1690 and the early 19th century Friends Meeting House;

Collecting, conserving and interpreting historical documents and objects linked to the houses, farms, and families of Little Compton;

Conducting education and outreach programs and issuing publications to share information and stimulate interest in the area’s history.


.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume)


One published volume of The History of Little Compton: A Home By The Sea, 1820-1950 by Janet Lisle, published by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2012.

Custodial History

Publication was gifted to the State Archives by the Little Compton Historical Society on March 26, 2013.


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA