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Ames, Kenneth L., Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992).

Chaplin, Howard M., The Browns of Rhode Island and Their Connections, 1636-1919 (Providence: Sheply Press, 1919).

Cornforth, John, Early Georgian Interiors (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004).

Downey, Georgina, ed., Domestic Interiors: Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013).

Elmo, John S., Room for Enjoyment: Memoir of A Design Merchant (FriesenPress, 2012).

Foy, Jessica H. and Schlereth, Thomas J., American Home Life, 1880-1930: A Social History of Spaces and Services (University of Tennessee Press, 1994).

Gilliatt, Mary, Dictionary of Architecture and Interior Design, Plus Essential Terms for the Home (Watson-Guptill, 2012).

Grier, Katherine C., Culture and Comfort: Parlor Making and Middle-Class Identity, 1850-1930 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997).

Ingersoll, Joanne Dolan, ed., Cocktail Culture: Ritual and Invention in American Fashion 1920-1980 (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2011).

Lamar, Christine, Ancestry of Tenth Generation Browns with Allied Maternal Lines (Providence: Christine Lamar, 1998).

Miller, Randall M., ed., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2008).

Moses, Michael, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, New Jersey: 1984).

Neumann, Dietrich, ed., Richard Neutra’s Windshield House (Harvard Design School and Yale University Press, 2001).

Rappleye, Charles, Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006).

Wharton, Edith and Codman, Ogden Jr., The Decoration of Houses (New York: Mount Press, 2007).


Cobb, Jasmine Nichole, “A More Perfect Union: Black Freedoms, White Houses,” Public Culture, vol. 28, no. 1 (January 2016), pp. 63–87.

Champlin, Richard, “Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker,” Newport History, vol. 49, no. 3 (1976).

Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer, “Noble Endeavor,” Historic Preservation, May/June 1995, pp. 56–62, 112–13.

Emlen, Robert P, “Imagining America in 1834: Zuber’s Scenic Wallpaper ‘Vues d’Amérique Du Nord,’” Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 32, no. 2/3 (1997), pp. 189–210.

Harrington, Richard B., “The Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection,” Military Collector & Historian, summer 1976, pp. 84–88.

Lehman, Milton, “World’s Richest Baby Joins the Navy,” Saturday Evening Post, August 23, 1947.

Smith, Martha, “Anne Brown Takes No Refuge,” The Providence Sunday Journal, July 8, 1984.

Smith, Robert, “Architecture and Sculpture in Nineteenth-Century Mirror Frames,” The Magazine Antiques, 1976, pp. 350–59.

Solis-Cohen, Lista, “Controversial Portrait: Lafayette, Are You There?” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1978.


Breed, Donald and Correia, Joseph, “More Than 80 Years of Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts,” Providence Monthly, August 25, 2015. Available online at http://providenceonline.com/stories/rhode-island-chamber-music-nightingale-brown-mansion,16178.

Brown, Sylvia, “Why Bait the Browns?” The New Criterion, May 2010. Available online at https://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Why-bait-the-Browns---5292.

Fisher, Sarah, “Bullseye Mirror Makeover (and a Mini History Lesson),” Matters of Style, June 30, 2010. Available online at http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/2010/06/bullseye-mirror-makeover-and-mini.html.

Freundel, Werner J., “What’s in a Name? The Canterbury (Furniture) Tales,” THEO, September 9, 2011. Available online at http://theo.theodorealexander.com/2011/09/09/whats-in-a-name-the-canterbury-furniture-tales/.

“George Washington,” The Met. Available online at http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11707.

Harvey, Charlotte Bruce, “Nicholas Brown’s Letter,” Today at Brown, December 22, 2009. Available online at http://today.brown.edu/articles/2009/12/name-letter.

“Mstislav Rostropovich,” Wikipedia. Available online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mstislav_Rostropovich.

“Model B: Classic Grand,” Steinway & Sons.” Available online at http://www.steinway.com/en-us/pianos/steinway/grand/model-b.

“Prints, Drawings & Watercolors from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection,” John Hay Library, Brown University. Available online at http://library.brown.edu/cds/askb/outline.html.

Rafael, Anita, “Chateau on the Harbor,” Newport Harbor Guide, May 2014. Available online at http://2013.newportharborguide.com/article/Chateau+On+The+Harbor/1725973/211722/article.html.

Shalett, Sidney, “Capital Portrait: John Nicholas Brown of Rhode Island and the Navy Names His Own Boats Alter Dances, “ The New York Times, January 12, 1947. Available online at  http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9905E3DF163CE13BBC4A52DFB766838C659EDE.

“Slavery and Justice: Report of the Brown University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice,” Brown University, October 2006. Available online at http://brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/report/update.html.

Trofa, Grace, “The Ageless Beauty of Bolero,” Yachting, December 21, 2010. Available online at  http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/ageless-beauty-bolero.


Collections files, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Brown (Anne Seddon Kinsolving) papers, 1906-1985, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=310.

J. Carter Brown Papers, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=395.

Brown (John Nicholas) (1861-1900) papers, 1871-1900, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=271.

John Nicholas Brown family photographs, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=499.

John Nicholas Brown (1900-1979) Papers, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=309.

Brown (Natalie Bayard) papers, 1877-1950, John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. Finding aid available online at http://library.brown.edu/collatoz/info.php?id=272.

Bibliography compiled by Ron Potvin.