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Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition Commission records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00362-C#00726-C#00424

Scope and Contents

Includes Rhode Island building exposition visitor register, April 26 (opening day) – December 1, 1907; C#0424; 17” x 15” x 1/ ½”; 268 pp.; Commission Correspondence April, 1906 – Dec., 1907; statements relative to expenditures / appropriations, lease agreements, promotional brochures / product solicitations; blueprint plan of expedition grounds & buildings, Feb. 15, 1906; 30” x 47”; scale 1” = 200; blueprint plan of history & historic art building ( 2 copies); 1905 H. Halstead Pierce photograph of Verplancks Point, Haverstraw Bay & Stony Point, Peeksille, NY, of proposed exposition permanent site 1909 & commission annual report submitted to legislature, January Session, 1906, printed, 18 pp.


  • Creation: 1906-1907

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Resolution (#2) to establish a commission to represent Rhode Island at the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition was passed by the General Assembly on April 21, 1905. Commission officially established by Public Law 1906, Chapter 1368, “An Act to Provide for the Preparation and Exhibition of the Historical & other Exhibits from the State of Rhode Island at the Jamestown Ter – Centennial Exposition to be held on and near the waters of Hampton Roads in the state of Virginia in 1907”, approved April 20, 1906. Appropriation of $15.000 authorized to showcase the State’s historical & industrial achievements including official papers, public records & historical relics. Addition Resolution (#49) approved April 19, 1907, relative to the disposition of the historical exhibit & cases to be delivered upon the close of the exposition to the permanent custody of the Secretary of State with Board of State House Commissioners to provide suitable accommodations in State House. $30.000 additional appropriation authorized by Chapter 1421, 1907, approved Feb. 15, 1907. Governor authorized to loan as part of historical exhibit original 1772, Gaspee Commission document issued by George the Third as well as portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart.


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Records of Commission established to represent Rhode Island at the Jamestown Ter – Centennial Exposition held at Hampton Roads, VA inn 1907. Exposition created to commemorate the first permanent settlement made in the colonies by English speaking people in 1607.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA