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Bradley Family Papers - MS 44

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The Bradley Family Papers date from approximately 1643 to 1977. Included are family correspondence, journals, account records, Justice of the Peace Dockets, census records, and documents acquired through the National Archives, the Library of Congress, Daughters of the American Revolution Library, and the National Genealogical Society. The papers reflect the activities and business transactions of several Bradley family members.

Myron Bradley transferred the Bradley Papers to the Center for Archival Collections in June 1978. Marcia Sommerfeld, Graduate Assistant, Department of History, completed the processing and drafted the register. Additional information for the biographical sketch was obtained by Ms. Sommerfeld via a telephone conversation with Myron Bradley. the collection comprises six linear feet and accessibility is unrestricted.

Biographical Sketch

Myron Bradley was born on October 29, 1915 in Maumee, Ohio. Myron's grandfather, Albert Josiah Bradley, gave Myron the family papers in 1931. It was not until 1956 that Myron began to trace the family's history by transcribing the family correspondence and journals. At that time he was working for the United States Public Housing Authority (PHA) in Arlington, Virginia. In 1961, Myron was transferred to Philadelphia where he became assistant director for public housing for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Upon his retirement in 1969, Myron, with his wife Madge, moved to Murray, Kentucky. Myron died on February 2, 1979.

Myron Bradley's father, Fred Bradley, was very involved in Toledo politics during the 1920s and 1930s. He held the position of campaign manager for County Commissioners George Hoffman and George Winters and Mayor Solon T. Klotz. As a reward for his work Fred Bradley was appointed to several governmental positions including the office of Superintendent of the Toledo Workhouse in 1930.

The correspondence of Fred Bradley's grandfather Eber Bradley, indicates that the family moved west from Williston, Vermont to Whitehouse, Ohio in the 1850s to seek fortune in the sheep farming business. When the Civil War brought the demise of the wool business, Eber began to practice medicine as a "homeopathic practitioner." Timothy Meigs Bradley, Eber's uncle, born in 1788, served as Justice of the Peace form 1822-1825, as Town Treasurer in 1825, and owned a general merchandising company in Williston, Vermont.

From 1956 until donating the Bradley Papers to the Center for Archival Collections, Myron Bradley transcribed all journals, correspondence, and diaries. He attempted to trace the family's history back to Yorkshire, England when, in 1643, William Bradley presumably boarded a ship for the New World. However, documents and records for this early time period are very incomplete.

Scope and Content

The Bradley Family Papers, 1643-1977, trace the genealogical development of the Myron Bradley Family. The collection of correspondence, diaries, account and census records are arranged chronologically. Some of the correspondence has been photocopied, but the majority of the letters are originals and have been completely transcribed.

The correspondence reflects the family's geographical movements in the United States, their feelings about contemporary occurrences, and contains descriptions and accounts of business transactions. The papers are mainly concerned with three Bradley family members; Timothy Meigs Bradley (1788-1864), Eber Bradley (1828-1909), and Fred Bradley (1885-?).

Although the papers provide an enormous amount of family history data, they are incomplete. The early Bradley history, which apparently began in England is vague, and definitive statistical data is not available. The later correspondence provides pertinent knowledge of the family personal relationships, but, even with supplemental data from the National Archives, does not conclusively trace the Bradley's genealogical history. Myron Bradley's book, Eber Bradley (1761-1841) and Some Relatives, however, attempts to tie all the information together and bring the family members into their respective places in time.

Of special interest are the Civil War (1862) era letters of J(osiah) Farrington, First Lieutenant in Company I, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Additional Civil War era (1862) correspondence includes the letters of Silas Saunders and James S. Clark (12th Ohio Battery). A Diary of Army Life, probably written by J. Farrington, provides a vivid portrayal of the life of a soldier in Company I, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Passages from History of the Fourteenth Ohio Regiment, OVVI by Col. J. A. Chase (1889) are also included in the collection.

Series Description

BRADLEY FAMILY PAPERS

FAMILY PAPERS
1643-1977
Arranged in four chronological subseries with one subseries following individual family members.
Box 1: England to 1829
Box 2: 1830-1859
Box 3: 1860-1867
Box 4: 1868-
Box 5-6: Individual and miscellaneous papers
Includes correspondence, journals, Justice of the Peace dockets, account and census records, and historical abstracts from secondary sources.

SECONDARY SOURCE MATERIAL
Various dates.
No arrangement.
Box 7-12: Published works
Includes books on Vermont, Ohio, county histories, United States census reports, and biographies.

Inventory

Box 1 (England to 1829)

Folders
  1. Passages from Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620- 1650.
  2. Passages from pamphlet, Look around Essex and Williston, Vermont, 1973
  3. Genealogy and History, 1942
  4. Passages from Brief Sketches of a Few American Bradleys with Reference to Their English Progenitors, by John C. Bradley
  5. Passages from The History of Connecticut from the First Settlement of the Colony to the Adoption of the Present Constitution, by G. H. Hollister.
  6. Passages from Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, by Frank R. Holmes
  7. Passages from Ancient Town Records
  8. Passages from Bradley of Essex County--Early Records from 1643-1746, by Eleanor Bradley Peters
  9. Passages from Descendants of Isaac Bradley of Branford and East Haven, Connecticut, 1650- 1898, by Leonard Abram Bradley
  10. Passages from History of Guilford and Madison, Connecticut, by Bernard Steiner
  11. Passages from History of Guilford, Connecticut, by Hon. Ralph D. Smith
  12. Passages from Connecticut Historical Collections, by John Warner
  13. Passages from Fifty Puritan Ancestors
  14. Passages from Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England
  15. Passages from History of the Bradley Family, by Samuel Bradlee Doggett
  16. Passages from New Haven Genealogical Magazine on the Division of New Haven Lands
  17. Passages from the Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850, Part I
  18. Guilford Vital Records in Town Records, Book A
  19. Passages from The American Genealogist
  20. Passages from History of Guilford and Madison, Connecticut, by Bernard C. Steiner
  21. Letter from Frances Davenport to Myron Bradley, November 11, 1958
  22. Pages (photocopies) in Vermont History and The Vermonter
  23. Passages from the United States Census of 1790
  24. Nathaniel C. Clark list of Rateable Estate
  25. Birth Record for Sarah Cosby or Kimpton, February 14, 1797 or 1801
  26. Passages from the Census of 1800 for Chittenden County, Vermont
  27. Passages from the Census of 1810 for Chittenden County, Vermont
  28. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Fanny Judson (cousin), October 25, 1811
  29. Veterans Administration Records from the War of 1812
  30. Passages from The Vermont Register and Almanack, 1813
  31. Letter (unaddressed, unsigned) to East Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, October 5
  32. Notes from T. M. Bradley's notebook, April 3, 1813
  33. Vermont War Register, 1812-1814
  34. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Andrew Judson (uncle), August 29, 1819
  35. Passages from the Census of 1820 for Chittenden County, Vermont
  36. Sales on a/c and risk of Mr. Saml. Smith, February 26, April 4, and March 7, 1821
  37. Purchasing records between T. M. Bradley and Saml. Smith, September 27, 1821
  38. T. M. Bradley's purchasing information and correspondence concerning invoices, October 15 and 16, 1821
  39. Account of Samuel Smith Bot. of Rich P. Hart & Company, October 28, 1821
  40. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Andrew Judson, December 24, 1821
  41. Purchasing and debt record for Eben, 1821
  42. Cases heard by T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, Williston, Chittenden County, Vermont, 1822-1825
  43. T. M. Bradley's Justice of the Peace writs, February, March, April and July 1823
  44. Letter from French and Hart to T. M. Bradley, April 11, 1823
  45. Writ issued on September 9, 1823 by T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace
  46. Letter from Hart and Pitcher to T. M. Bradley, October 2, 1823
  47. Letter from Hart and Pitcher to T. M. Bradley, October 20, 1823
  48. Letter from Eben Bradley to T. M. Bradley, November 14, 1823
  49. Letter from Lockwood & Redfield to T. M. Bradley, November 14, 1823
  50. Purchase order for T. M. Bradley and Company from Hart and Pitcher, June 9, 1824
  51. Merchandise purchased by T. M. Bradley and Co. from A. & W. Kellogg and Co., June 10, 1824
  52. Letter from Lockwood & Redfield to T. M. Bradley & Co., June 17, 1824
  53. Letter from Keese & Hurlbut to Samuel Smith, October 9, 1824
  54. Cases decided by T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, January 5, 1824-November 30, 1824
  55. Cash book for October 4, 1824
  56. Letter from A. & W. Kellogg & Co. to Mr. T. M. Bradley, January 4, 1824
  57. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Andrew Judson, October 23, 1824
  58. Business conducted by T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, January, August, 1825
  59. Case decided by T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, September 10, 1825
  60. Letter from Pierce Sackett & Co. To T. M. Bradley, December 16, 1825
  61. Two cases heard before T. M. Bradley, Justice of the Peace, March 29, 1825 and October 12, 1825
  62. Letter from T. Hadlot to T. M. Bradley, December 29, 1825
  63. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Micah Judson (cousin) June 22, 1826
  64. Letter from Lockwood & Redfield to T. M. Bradley & Co., June 24, 1826
  65. Letter from Hart and Pitcher to T. M. Bradley & Co., June 24, 1826
  66. Letter from Hart and Pitcher to T. M. Bradley, July 5, 1826
  67. Letter from Zadock Coleman to Gen. Amos W. Barnum, Montpelier, Vermont, October 31, 1826
  68. Letter from Pierce Sackett & Co. To T. M. Bradley & Co., December 5, 1826
  69. Account books of Timothy M. Bradley
  70. Letter from E. Sanford to Tim M. Bradley, Esquire, August 16, 1828

Box 2 (1830-1859)

Folders
  1. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Andrew Judson, October 16, 1830
  2. Letter (transcribed) from T. M. Bradley to Mr. & Mrs. John Gowey (cousins), February 15, 1849
  3. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, August 10, 1856
  4. Letter (unsigned) from Eber Bradley to Cynthia Bradley, April 28, 1856
  5. Letter from Eber Bradley to Cynthia Bradley, April 10, 1856
  6. Letter from Lydia (Farrington?) To cousins Eber and Cynthia, March (1856?)
  7. Letter from Mr. Bradley to his "children and friends out West", February 18, 1856
  8. Letter from Joseph Wor..to "Friend Bradley" (February 17, 1856) and letter from Eber Bradley to Cynthia Bradley (April 28, 1856)
  9. Account record for Eber Bradley by A. P. Reed, July-December 1855
  10. Letter from Librarian at Mt. Holyoke College to Myron Bradley, June 2, 1975
  11. Letter from Mary A. Elliot to "Dearly beloved and sorrowing Friends," (Cynthia and Eber Bradley), Sabbath Eve, September 2 (1855?)
  12. Quote and prints from letter of Harley Bradley, February 25, (1973?)
  13. Letter from Mary A. Elliot to her cousins, February 3, 1855
  14. "Early Waterhouse History," by A. J. Bradley (1937)
  15. Letter from J. M. Bradley to his uncle and friends, January 3, 1853
  16. Indenture document, accounts, and census records of Lamoille Co. and Chittenden Co., Vermont (1850)
  17. Certificate of acceptance for gift given to University of Vermont by T. M. Bradley, Esq.., July 10, 1848
  18. Diaries (transcripts) (2) diaries of Timothy Meigs Bradley, 1822-1847 and 1842
  19. Journal of Timothy Meigs Bradley--January 8-24, 1842
  20. Notebook, of medical linguistics (unbound), n.d.
  21. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, April (1856?)
  22. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, April 26, 1856
  23. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, May 6, 1856
  24. Letters from Eber Bradley to brother H. H. and wife Cynthia, May 7, 1856
  25. Letter from Charles S. Bradley (Miss Eliza Farrington's friend) to "you all", June 10, 1856
  26. Letter from Harmon Bradley to his brother Eber Bradley, June 25, 1856
  27. Letter from B. Brown to Bro. Bradley (June 19, 1856) and letter from Hiram Bradley to Eber Bradley (June 29, 1856)
  28. Letters (transcripts): 1)from Hiram Bradley to Eber and Cynthia (June 29, 1856) and 2) from B. Brown to Eber Bradley (June 19, 1855)
  29. Letter from Cynthia to her husband Eber Bradley, November 21, 1856
  30. Letter from Tho. Brown to E. Bradley, December 27, 1857
  31. Letter from J. W. Bradley to his cousin Eber Bradley, December 27, 1857
  32. Letter from Myron (Bradley?) To Bro. Eber Bradley, December 9, 1857
  33. Letter from Sister Mira to her Aunt and cousins, Sat. Eve. 13, 1857
  34. Letter from E. V. Richardson to "Friend Bradley", January 20, 1856
  35. Letter from Cynthia Bradley to her husband Eber, January 25, 1858
  36. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, January 31, 1858
  37. Letter addressed to "My dear Mother, Sisters, & Brother", January 31, 1858
  38. Letter (unsigned) to Mr. Bradley, February 17, 1858
  39. Letter from C. S. Bradley to "Respected Friends of Ohio," February 27, 1858
  40. Letter from J. C. Bradley to "Brothers and Sisters," March 28, 1858
  41. Letter (unsigned) to "Eber and Family also Myron," April 11, 1858
  42. Letter from F. Bigelow to Eber Bradley, May 6, 1858
  43. Letter from F. Bigelow to Eber Bradley, May 17, 1858
  44. Letters from Mary E. Bradley to her cousins, from Mary E. Bradley to the children, from J. W. Bradley to his cousins, June 20, 1858
  45. Letter from mother and father to Eber and Cynthia Bradley, June 20, 1858
  46. Letter from Harmon Bradley to his brother Eber Bradley, June 25, 1858
  47. Letter from Myron Bradley to his brother Eber Bradley, July 25, 1858
  48. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, August 8, 1858
  49. Letter from Eber Bradley to his brothers Harmon, Myron, & Hiram Bradley, August 8, 1858
  50. Letter (unsigned) from C. S. Bradley to Eber Bradley & family, September 13, 1858
  51. Letter from Eber Bradley to his wife Cynthia, September 19, 1858
  52. Subscription to the Toledo Blade for E. Bradley, September 28, 1858
  53. Letter from Lydia A. Farrington to her sister, October 3, 1858
  54. Letter from H. H. Bradley to his father (Eber), October 23, 1858
  55. Letter from James E. Clark to Eber Bradley, November 19, 1858
  56. Letter from Uncle Eben Bradley to his family, January 18, 1859
  57. Letter from J. C. Bradley to "Brother, sister & friends" January 20, 1859
  58. Letter from Myron W. Bradley to "Brother & sister" January 28, 1859

Box 3 (1830-1859)

Folders
  1. Letter from James W. Day to "Friend Bradley," February 19, 1859
  2. Letter from the reference librarian at the Oregon Historical Society Library to Myron Bradley, October 15, 1966
  3. Letter from James Kilgore to Myron W. Bradley, Esq.., February 28, 1859
  4. Letter from John Gregory to Eber Bradley, Esq.., March 8, 1859
  5. Letter from "M.M.B." addressed to "Brothers & Sisters," April 21, 1859
  6. Letter from M. W. Bradley to his brother Eber and family, April 21, 1859
  7. Letter from Eber Bradley to Mrs. Hakes, April 25, 1859
  8. Letter from M. W. Bradley to his brother and sister, June 3, 1859
  9. Letter from his parents to Eber Bradley, June 13, 1859
  10. Letter (unsigned) to Eber and Cynthia Bradley and letter from Cynthia's mother to Cynthia
  11. Letter from James Loudon Clark to Eber Bradley, June 19, 1859
  12. Letter from M. Maria Bradley to her sister Cynthia Bradley, July 5, 1859
  13. Letter from James S. Clark to Eber Bradley, October 30, 1859
  14. Letter from E. J. Bradley to Cynthia and Eber Bradley, ca. December 1, 1859
  15. Letter from Eliza Abbott to Mr. Bradley, October 2, 1859
  16. Letter (transcript) from Eliza Abbott addressed to "kind friends" n.d.
  17. Letter from College Historian and Archivist Lillian A. Comar (Hillsdale College) to Myron Bradley, December 20, 1972
  18. Letter from Mary A. Elliot to her Aunt, August 13, 1859
  19. Letter from Cynthia P. Bradley to "respected and dear cousin," n.d.
  20. Letter from Conrad Billing to his "brother in Christ Jesus", October 20 (1859?)
  21. Passages from the United States Census of 1860
  22. Advertisement from Howden, Colby & Co.'s for carriages, October 15, 1860
  23. Article on sheep industry, from Vermont History, January 1965
  24. Notebook (transcripts) of Timothy Meigs Bradley
  25. Inscriptions from Cemetery of Second Congregational Church, Jericho, Vermont
  26. Transcripts from "Vermont Marriages"
  27. Transcripts from "A History of the Town of Williston"
  28. Census data for Franklin County, New York
  29. Passages from the Chittenden County, Vermont Census of 1830
  30. Passages from the National Genealogical Quarterly, March 1961
  31. Transcripts from 1835 and 1883 Pension Rolls
  32. Certification of Land Purchases, January 24, 1837
  33. Account records (transcripts) in Timothy Meigs Bradley's notebook, Spring 1837
  34. Letter (transcript) from Marshal Castle to Mr. Bradley, April 20, 1838
  35. Passages from the 1840 Census for Chittenden and Lamoille Counties, Vermont
  36. Chittenden County Historical Society Bulletin, June 1971

Box 4 (1868, onward)

Folders
  1. Passages from Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, 1623-1923, by John M. Killets
  2. Passages from History of Chittenden County, Vermont, ed. By W. S. Rann (1886)
  3. Passages from History of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, ed. By Clark Waggoner (1888)
  4. Letter from James L. Clark to Eber Bradley, January 8, 1860
  5. Letter from Lydia (Farrington) to her mother and sister, January 22, 1860
  6. Letter from P. D. Bigelow to Eber Bradley, Esq.., February 9, 1860
  7. Letter from E. J. Bradley to Eber Bradley, February 22, 1860
  8. Letter from James L. Clark to Eber Bradley, March 25, 1860
  9. Letter from James L. Clark to Eber Bradley, March 30, 1860
  10. Letter from Hiram Bradley to Mr. Bradley, April 1, 1860?
  11. Letter from James L. Clark to Eber Bradley, April 10, 1860
  12. Letter form Hiram Bradley to his brother Eber, May 27, 1860
  13. Letter from Cynthia Bradley to her husband Eber, (May 29, 1860?)
  14. Letter from R. Robbins to Mr. E. Bradley, June 20, 1860
  15. Letter (unsigned) addressed to "Brother Eber," June 26, 1860
  16. Letter from Almira Farrington to "Dear Children," July 8, 1860
  17. Letter from Eber Bradley to John C. Grannis, Esq.., August 23, 1860
  18. Letter from Lyd (Lydia A. Farrington) to her sister Cynthia, September 10, 1860
  19. Letter from Eber Bradley's parents to Eber and Cynthia, October 15, 1860
  20. Letter written on stationery of Eber Bradley's sheep business, November 19, 1861
  21. Information from Map of Lucas County, 1861
  22. Pamphlet discussing M. Warren, member of the Association of Lawyers, January 1, 1861
  23. Letters (2) from Oben Whitcomb: 1)to Friend Bradley; 2)to Mrs. Bradley, February 25, 1861
  24. Letter from J. C. Bradley to "Eber and All," March 26, 1861
  25. Letter (transcript) from Father & Mother to "All our Dear Western Children," May 25, 1861
  26. Letter from C. S. & M. Bradley to "Dr. Friends," June 21, 1861
  27. Letter from Henry M. Bradley to "Bros. Eber, Hiram, Sister Cynthia, Babes & all", June 22, 1861
  28. Letter from Myron W. Bradley to Bro & Family, June 24, 1861
  29. Letter from Allan R. Ottley, California Section librarian at California State Library to Myron Bradley, August 20, 1962
  30. Letter from Dizzy B. Walker to "friends," July 6, 1861
  31. Letter from J. S. Clark to Mr. Eber Bradley, July 9, 1861
  32. Letter from M. M. B. To "My Darling Brothers, sister & little nepheye!" July 21, 1861
  33. Transcript from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick H. Dyer, 1959
  34. Passages from History of the Fourteenth Ohio Regiment, OVVI, by Col J. A. Chase, 1881
  35. Passages from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion (1861-1866)
  36. Passage (photocopy) on Judge Josiah Farrington found in History of Carroll County, Missouri, 1881
  37. Letter from J. Farrington to his "Mother, Brother & Sister & Children," July 27, 1861
  38. Letter from Minnie to "Brothers, Sisters, and Nephews not Forgetting Mrs. Farrington or those dear little ones Addie & Bosie," August 4, 1861
  39. Letters: 1) from Father & Mother to Eber & Cynthia; 2) from Minnie to Eber, Cynthia, et al., August 23, 1861
  40. Letter from Aunt Lydia to Cynthia, September 26, 1861?
  41. Letter from J. Farrington to "absent but not forgotten relatives," October 6, 1861
  42. Letter from Maria E. Powers to Mr. Bradley, October 29, 1861
  43. Letter from J. Farrington to "Absent Friends," November 3, 1861
  44. Letter from Hiram Bradley to "brother, sister," et al., November 3, 1861
  45. Letter from Eber Bradley to Friend Preston, November 25, 1861
  46. Letter from Hiram Bradley to "Brother, sister" et al., December 18, 1861
  47. Letter from J. Farrington to his wife, December 29, 1861
  48. Letter from C. S. & M. Bradley to Bro. Eber, December 3, 1861
  49. Letter from J. Farrington to Brother Eber and family, January 12, 1862?
  50. Letter from H. B. Bradley to Eber, Cynthia, and Friends, January 25, 1862
  51. Passages from Missouri County Histories
  52. Letter from c. S. Bradley to Bro. And family, February 9, 1862
  53. Diary of army life, February 18, (1862?)- ?
  54. Passages from History of the Fourteenth Ohio Regiment, OVVI, by John A. Chase
  55. Letter and photocopy about the steamer Moderator, February 18, 1975
  56. Letter from H. B. Bradley to Brother Eber & family, February 19, 1862
  57. Letter from M. W. Bradley to Bro. & family, February 23, 1862
  58. Letter from H. B. Bradley to Brother Eber & family, February 26, 1862
  59. Letter from H. B. Bradley to Brother Eber & family, March 11, 1862
  60. Letter from J. Farrington to "people of the Oak Openings," March 12, 1862
  61. Letter from J. Farrington to his relatives, March 27, 1862
  62. Letter from H. Opdyck to Eber Bradley, April 11, 1862
  63. Letter from J. Farrington to friends, April 14, 1862
  64. Letter from J. Farrington to his mother, April 19, 1862
  65. Letter from M. W. Bradley to Brother & family, April 22, 1862
  66. Letter from J. Farrington to "Absent but not forgotten," April 25, 1862
  67. Letter from Silas Saunders to Mr. Bradley, gent., May 10, 1862
  68. Letter from J. Farrington to his mother, June 26, 1862
  69. Letter from "Your Sister M" to Eber, August 17, 1862
  70. Letter from Myron W. Bradley to the family at Whitehouse, Ohio, September 23, 1862
  71. Letter from James S. Clark to Eber Bradley, October 10, 1862
  72. Letter from Myron W. Bradley to brothers and sisters, October 12, 1862
  73. Letter from J. Farrington to Brother B, November 13, 1862
  74. Letter from John Goes to "Friend Eber," January 4, (1863?)
  75. Letter from J. C. Bradley to brothers and their families, January 16, 1863
  76. Letter from J. Farrington to Eber, January 17, 1863
  77. Letter from E. J. Winans to Brother Bradley, February 1, 1863
  78. Letter form M. W. Bradley to Eber, Hiram & Families, February 8, 1863
  79. Letter from Lorain S. Dwyer to Mr. Myron Bradley, September 7, 1969
  80. Letter (unsigned) addressed to "Brother Eber..." March 18, 1863
  81. Letter from Henry M. Bradley to Eber & Cynthia, March 29, 1863
  82. Letter from Z. W. Shepherd to Eber Bradley, October 8, 1863
  83. Letter from Virginia K. Howard, Clerk, Division of Vital Records, Office of Secretary of State, Vermont, to Myron Bradley, October 28, 1958
  84. Letter from J. W. Bradley to Eber and Cynthia, June 5, 1864
  85. Letter (transcript) from "Bro. Albert" to Eber and Friends, August 15, 1864
  86. Telegram from George A. Eddy to E. Bradley, September 24, 1864
  87. Letter from Henry M. Bradley to Eber, October 2, 1864
  88. Letter (transcript) from "parents" to Albert and Mary, March 31, 1867
  89. IOU note for Eber Bradley signed by John Sidle, August 14, 1867
  90. Marriage and death notices from the Bradley family found in the Index to the Burlington (Vermont) Free Press and grave registration cards, n.d.

Box 5 (Individual and Miscellaneous Papers)

Folders
  1. Records of marriages, births, and deaths from Williston, Vermont (picture of 3 Bradleys on back)
  2. Inscriptions form various cemeteries in Vermont
  3. Passages from the Census of 1870
  4. Letter from Celeste Hall, Reference librarian at Troy Public Library, New York, to Myron Bradley, August 25, 1977
  5. Inscriptions (2) from Riverside Cemetery, Ohio
  6. Passage (transcript) from the Toledo Blade, May 14, 1874
  7. Letter from Calvin H. Buchanan, pastor, to Myron Bradley (picture of church), February 12, 1965
  8. Newspaper clippings from the Maumee Advertiser, May 8, 1874 and May 21, 1874
  9. Passages (transcript) from The Standard, Maumee, Ohio newspaper, November 17, 1933
  10. Passages from the Census of 1880
  11. Passages from the History of Carroll County, Missouri, 1882
  12. Passages from Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chittenden County, Vermont for 1882-83
  13. Letter from Ilo Rutter, Secretary of Alumni Records for Ohio Northern University, to Myron Bradley, July 9, 1962
  14. Title page from Book of Poems by John G. Whittier for the Methodist Protestant Sunday School, December 25, 1883 (with A. J. Bradley's signature)
  15. Letter (transcript) from Will (Bradley?) To Brother Henry, May 3, 1885
  16. Justice Docket belonging to Timothy Meigs Bradley, September 2, 1886
  17. Certificate appointing Eber Bradley to the office of "Fish and Game Policeman," September 13, 1886
  18. Information pertaining to The Holdrege Citizen newspaper. Pictures from the Souvenir Historical Edition (1883-1958) of the Holdrege Daily Citizen
  19. News clippings from Nebraska Nugget, 1886-1887
  20. Letter from Vera Blannelt, Senior Library Assistant, Holdrege Public Library, to Myron Bradley, June 1, 1977
  21. Passages from Toledo City Directory (1888-1889)
  22. Land contract between E. Bradley and H. S. Bradley at Whitehouse, October 29, 1889
  23. Historical information on Vermont
  24. Chittenden County Historical Society Bulletin, June, 1969
  25. Passages from History of the Town of Johnson, Vt, 1784-1907
  26. Letter from M. A. Culpepper, Superintendent of Agencies, Metropolitan Life Ins.. Co. To Myron Bradley, October 21, 1960
  27. Essay. "Some Early Experiences," by Fred C. Bradley, January 27, 1916
  28. Flyleaf, "A New Method of Learning the German Language," by W. H. Woodbury (with A. J. Bradley's signature), 1855
  29. Seward Cemetery pictures, 1960
  30. Pictures, reproduced, of Eli Judson Bradley and Sarah Cooley Bradley
  31. Obituary for Sarah Cooley Bradley from the Seward Independent Democrat
  32. Letter from James G. Simmons, Associate Librarian, Adrian College, Michigan, to Myron Bradley, December 19, 1972
  33. Clippings in the Bible owned by Belle Lewis
  34. Letter (transcript) from Leonard A. Bradley to Eber Bradley, February 6, 1895
  35. Essay. "My First Jobs," by Fred C. Bradley, 1916?
  36. Letter (transcript) written by Anna C. Peterson, Oshkosh, Nebraska, July 27, 1960
  37. News clipping on Cripple Creek, Colorado, from Los Angeles Times, n.d.
  38. Advertisement from The Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad
  39. Clippings from The Morning Times (Cripple Creek, Colorado), Daily News (Denver), Blue Valley Blade (Nebraska), and Independent Democrat (Seward)
  40. Letter from Laura Ekstrom, Asst. Librarian, State Historical Society of Colorado, to Myron Bradley, August 8, 1962
  41. Title pages from "Carpenter's Geographic Reader--South America" signed by Fred Bradley, 1899
  42. Letter from A. J. Bradley to his wife and boy, February 7, 1890
  43. Letter from Albert Bradley to his wife and boy, February 13, 1890
  44. Envelope and transcript of third page of a letter addressed to Mrs. A. J. Bradley, February 1890
  45. Letter and transcript of letter from Fred Bradley to his wife and son, June 2, 1894
  46. Letter from A. J. Bradley to his wife and son, June 5, 1894
  47. Letter from "Papa" to wife and son, June 7, 1894
  48. Letter from "Papa" to wife and boys, October 14, 1900
  49. Obituary for Harmon H. Bradley from News & Citizen, Morrisville and Hyde Park, Vermont
  50. News clippings concerning death of Rev. S. C. Bradley, March 22, 1901
  51. Letter from Mrs. Leon M. White to Myron Bradley, December 29, 1964
  52. Essay. Short description of Mrs. Mary Kingsley Bradley by her daughter Helen B. Baker, n.d.
  53. Toledo and Maumee Trumpet, December 24, 1902
  54. Death Record (certified copy) of Ezra Grimes, January 17, 1904
  55. Greeting card, Christmas 1909
  56. Obituary for Albert E. Bradley
  57. Death certificate for Eber Bradley
  58. Application and warrant of membership for the Ohio Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, awarded to Albert Josiah Bradley, January 12, 1912
  59. Letter from Auntie M to a niece, May 22, 1911
  60. Death certificate for Clara Maria Bradley
  61. Letter from Mildred C. O'Connor, coordinator of the Social Sciences, Boston Public Library, to Myron Bradley, November 18, 1966
  62. Application for membership into the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for Charles Henry Bradley
  63. Photographs, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan
  64. Obituary and death certificate for Mrs. Martha M. Bradley Dye, April 7, 1919
  65. Letter from George J. Blazier, Archivist, Marietta College, to Myron Bradley, August 22, 1961
  66. Letter from Dorothy Kurtz to Myron Bradley, August 7, 1961
  67. Information from New England Historic Genealogical Society on Charles Henry Bradley, n.d.
  68. Letter (copy) from W. (C?) B. to Miss Bye, January 13, 1929
  69. Lineal descent of Charles Henry Bradley, n.d.
  70. Letter (transcript) from W. M. Meacham, Supt. of the Farm and Trades School, to Miss Pearle Bye, October 26, 1928
  71. Inscription from graves in the New and Old Cemeteries of Whitehouse, Ohio (n.d.)
  72. Notes from a conversation with Ellen Lewis, Whitehouse, Ohio (1972)
  73. News clippings from The Old Fellow Weekly, Toledo, February 12, 1926
  74. Death certificate for Clara May Bradley, October 31, 1927
  75. News clippings from The Whitehouse Standard, August 13, 1927
  76. Death certificate for Myron Clyde Bradley, September 26, 1949
  77. Obituary for Henry S. Bradley, from Toledo Blade, October 9, 1957
  78. Essay. Account of Harley E. Bradley by his granddaughter, Rosalie Shaw, n.d.

Box 6 (Individual and Miscellaneous Papers)

Folders
  1. Civil War files from the National Archives: Charles Bradley, 86th Ohio Infantry; Henry M. Bradley, 10th Vermont Volunteers; Horace Bradley, John W. Bradley and Roscious Bradley, Hoffman's Battalion; and James Clark
  2. Revolutionary War file from the National Archives: Elisha Bradley; Lemuel Bradley; Joseph Bradley; Samuel Bradley; Stilman Bradley; Jeheil Johns, Eli Judson, Elon Lee; and Gera Paine
  3. Isiah T. Walker
  4. Samuel Bradley
  5. Joseph Farrington
  6. Eber Bradley
  7. Genealogical file on the English origins of some Bradleys
  8. Campaign sheet for Claud Miller's election to Toledo City Council (1925)
  9. Daily log of political activities in the Lucas County Treasurer's Office, by Fred Bradley, March 30-April 4, 1928
  10. Daily log of term as Superintendent of Toledo Workhouse, Whitehouse, Ohio, by Fred Bradley, January 16-February 24, 1930
  11. Notes on organization of Solon T. Klotz' campaign for Mayor of Toledo, by Fred Bradley, May 3-June 7, 1933
  12. Petition record for Solon T. Klotz' campaign for Mayor of Toledo, 1933
  13. Financial record for Solon T. Klotz' campaign for Mayor of Toledo, by Fred Bradley
  14. Taped interview between Myron Bradley and Marcia Sommerfeld

Box 7 (Published Works)

  1. Vermont Pensioners of 1812, ed. By Byron N. Clark
  2. The History of Underhill, Vermont, by Loraine S. Dwyer
  3. History of Johnson, Vermont, by Margaret T. Smalley and Ethel S. Hill
  4. Vermont: A Study of Independence, by Rowland E. Robinson
  5. Abby Hemenway's Vermont, by Abby Maria Hemenway
  6. The Way Our People Lived, by W. E. Woodward
  7. Stagecoach North, by W. Storrs Lee
  8. Vermont Beautiful, by Wallace Nutting
  9. Ethan Allen, by John Pell
  10. Customs and Fashions in Old New England, by Alice Morse Earle
  11. The War in the North, by Donald Barr Chidsey
  12. Old Oregon Trail: Roadway of American Home Builders, by Walter E. Meacham
  13. The Yankee Peddlers of Early America, by J. R. Dolan

Box 8 (Published Works)

  1. Contrary County, by Ralph Nading Hill
  2. The Connecticut, by Walter Hard
  3. The Old Trails West, by Ralph Moody
  4. Milton's Story, ed. by Ann Clark
  5. Huntington, Vermont, 1786-1976, ed. By Olga M. Hallock
  6. The Yankee Exodus, by Stewart H. Holbrook
  7. Outlines of the Geography, Natural and Civil History and Constitution of Vermont, by S. R. Hall
  8. The Narrative of Col. Ethan Allen, ed. By Henry Bamford Parkes
  9. A Book of Country Things, by Walter Needham and Barrows Mussey
  10. Vermont Heritage: A Picture Story, by Barrows Mussey
  11. The Natural and Political History of the State of Vermont, by Ira Allen
  12. State Papers of Vermont, vol. 8, General Petitions, 1778-1787, ed. By Edward A. Hoyt
  13. A History of the Town of Williston, published by the Historical Committee
  14. Chittenden County Historical Society Heritage Series:
    • Look around Essex and Williston, Vermont
    • Look around Richmond, Bolton, and Huntington, Vermont
    • Look around Hinesburg and Charlotte, Vermont
    • Look around South Burlington, Vermont

Box 9 (Published Works)

  1. Profiles from the Past: An Uncommon History of Vermont, by Cora Cheney
  2. Vermont in Quandary, 1763-1825, by Chilton Williamson
  3. Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake, 1805, by Eric Sloane
  4. Cripple Creek Days, by Mabel Barbee Lee
  5. The Story of Vermont, by John L. Heaton
  6. Cripple Creek! By Leland Feitz
  7. The Regicides in Connecticut, by Lemuel Aiken Welles
  8. History of the Town of Johnston, Vermont: 1784-1907, ed. By Mattie W. Baker
  9. John Burgoyne of Saratoga, by James Lunt
  10. Markers and Tablets, by The Vermont Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
  11. Henry Knox: General Washington's General, by North Callahan
  12. History of Bradley, by Jane Green
  13. 1861 History and Tales of Hinesburgh, Vermont, by Erastus Bostwick
  14. History of the Town of Pittsford, Vermont, by A. M. Caverly
  15. The Story of Old Vermont in Pictures
  16. Chittenden County Historical Society Heritage Series:
    • Look around Burlington, Vermont

Box 10 (Published Works)

  1. Ethan Allen: Frontier Rebel, by Charles A. Jellison
  2. The Public Papers of Governor Thomas Chittenden, 1778-1789-1790-1797, ed. By John A. Williams
  3. History of the Town of Middlebury in the County of Addison, Vermont, by Samuel Smith
  4. The History of the Town of Essex, ed. By Frank R. Bent
  5. Look around Chittenden County, Vermont, ed. By Lilian Baker Carlisle
  6. Hyde Park, Vermont: Shire Town of Lamoille County, published by the Town of Hyde Park and Its Bicentennial Committee
  7. Chittenden County Historical Society Heritage Series:
    • Look around Colchester and Milton, Vermont
    • Look around Jericho, Underhill, and Westford, Vermont
    • Look around Winooski, Vermont

Box 11 (Published Works)

  1. The Allens in Early Vermont, by Myra Himelhock
  2. Bradley Genealogy, by Henry Olcott Sheldon
  3. The Village Cemetery: Essex Junction, Vermont, by James M. Cutler
  4. Summary of Vermont Lotting, State Papers Division, Secretary of State
  5. Vermont Census, 1800 (second US Census)
  6. Heads of Families, Vermont, 1790 (first US Census)
  7. Gazette of Vermont Heritage, by David Maunsel and others
  8. Perspectives 76, ed. By Del Goodwin and Dorcas Chaffee
  9. The Reluctant Republic: Vermont, 1724-1791, by Frederic F. Van de Water
  10. Soldiers of the Revolutionary War Buried in Vermont, by Walter H. Crockett
  11. Vermont's First Settlers, by Jay Mack Holbrook
  12. Proceedings at the Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Settlement of Guilford, Connecticut

Box 12 (Published Works)

  1. Gathering Storm: The Story of the Green Mountain Boys, by Clifford Lindsey Alderman
  2. The Winooski: Heartway of Vermont, by Ralph Nading Hill
  3. The Williston Story, by F. Kennon Moody and Floyd D. Putnam
  4. Madison's Heritage, ed. By Philip S. Platt
  5. The Niagara, by Donald Braider

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