Most of these paper items have to do with the Forsythe, Craig and Bruen families of Newport Rhode Island. There are about 125 pieces in the lot and they dates from the 1860’s into the early 1900’s. Most of the ephemera has to do with Russell Forsyth. Then a good share of the ephemera also has to do with Russell’s sister, Emily Howe Forsyth Bruen. Out of the 125 pieces there are 50 letters, mostly handwritten and most are of the personal nature, 25 receipts, 23 deeds or legal papers, 2 wills (Russell’s and Emily’s) and 26 miscellaneous pieces.