Newport, which had always been a favorite summer resort for a relatively small number of people, became increasingly popular in the 1820s and 1830s. By 1835, with five or six hundred visitors arriving per week, Newport was mentioned in the same breath with its longer-established rivals such as Saratoga and the springs of Virginia. This article describes a particular group of cosmopolitan and wealthy Americans who played a major role in creating and developing Newport’s summer colony between 1830 and the outbreak of the Civil War.
Cope Harrison, Eliza and Carroll, Rosemary F.
"Newport’s Summer Colony, 1830-1860,"
Newport History: Vol. 74
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol74/iss253/2