Compiled by an Eminent Rhode Island Lawyer and Man of Letters [Scrapbook]. [Green, Arnold (1838-1903)]. Office Scraps II. [Spine Title]. Providence, RI, October 23, 1883-January 29, 1902. 154 pp. Folio (14" x 10"). Three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends, bookplate of Arnold Green to front pastedown (pasted over printer bookplate). Newspaper clippings, some with annotations, affixed to rectos and versos of thick hand-numbered leaves, a few other tipped-in leaves, most of them with newspaper clippings. A few cracks partial cracks to text block, light browning to newspaper clippings, light toning to leaves. $1,250. * Green was a prominent Providence, Rhode Island lawyer, civic leader and man of letters. For many years, he was the reporter for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. A scholar of legal history, he also produced studies in botany, mathematics and languages. His son, Theodore Francis Green was his junior partner for a few years and was later a governor of Rhode Island and a U.S. Senator. Office Scraps II, apparently part a series of scrapbooks compiled by Green, is a collection of newspaper accounts of court cases, events concerning Rhode Island lawyers and judges and political, business and community events in Rhode Island and, in a few cases, other parts of New England. Neatly arranged, the entries are organized chronologically. Green records the date and publisher of each article; several are cross-referenced. There are also a few non-newspaper items, such as a card announcing a change of address for Green's law office and a handbill concerning interstate tariff rates issued by the Boston and Providence Railroad. (It was probably written by Green, who was the railroad's general counsel.) Compiled by a discerning compiler, these "scraps" offer an interesting contemporary perspective on Rhode Island at the turn of the twentieth century.
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