The collection primarily contains the papers of Byron Diman (1795-1865), governor of Rhode Island (1846-1847) and prominent
merchant of Bristol. It includes correspondence, shipping records, and business papers of Devol, Diman, & Co.; correspondence
with the D'Wolf family of Bristol, with his brother-in-law William Henry Wight and his firm of Wight and Fleury in New York,
and with his nephew, also William Henry Wight. Also includes correspondence with his son, Henry Wight Diman, a student at
Brown University (1854-1858) and assistant consul in Oporto, Portugal (1862-1865) during the Civil War.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.