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Editor's Note


Since the time of the Newport Historical Society's first bulletin in 1912, diversity has been the hallmark of its publications. Articles have addressed every class of Newporter-from socialites to slaves, from the aged to children, from the working class to the leisure class, from the military to the clergy. Writers have approached topics from wide ranging disciplines: architectural history, science, military history, art history, literature, social history, religion, and oral history. Styles of writing have ranged from the scholarly to the humorous to stream-of-consciousness. The formula-or the lack of one-has worked well. Newport History serves the broadest possible audience, offering something for every potential reader. This issue of Newport History fits this formula. Milo M. Naeve provides a furniture specialist's exploration of a specific type of 18th-century New England chair. Gary Scharnhorst takes the reader on a romp through the literary times of a 19th-century feminist. The topics could not be more different, and yet there is a common thread uniting both articles: meticulous research that sheds important new insight.