What does the past mean to you? What comes to your mind when you think of Rhode Island history? These questions are at the heart of the #ReCollectingRI project, an effort of the Rhode Island Historical Society to engage all Rhode Islanders with our past.
Here at the Phillips Memorial Library one of our digital collections presents a very interesting glimpse into Rhode Island history. For that reason, we share our Dorr Letters to #ReCollectingRI.
The Dorr Letters web site currently presents 60 letters written to and from Thomas Wilson Dorr around the time of the Dorr Rebellion in 1842. The letters present an important glimpse into how this critical event unfolded. You can view the original manuscripts on the site, or read their transcriptions. The site also provides contextual information about many of the important peoples and places that show up in the letters.