Kay Davis presented this electronic thesis
to the graduate faculty of the University of Virginia in candidacy
for the degree of Master of Arts, summer 2001. Site redesign and
extensions, fall 2002 and winter 2003.
Thanks to staff at the Newport Historical Society, the Preservation
Society of Newport County, and the Fall River Historical Society
for their assistance.
the author if you plan to use this thesis as a source. Quotations are acceptable, with proper attribution.