Cyrus Bradley's autobiography, prepared in 1893 for Hawthorne's History of Washington gives this account of John Bradley: "His father, the late Captain John Bradley, was the owner and commander of the steamer Lawrence, which did active service during the war of the Rebellion, on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and other Southern waters. At the age of twelve years, young Cyrus removed with his parents to their home near Dayton, Ohio, and remained there until the death of his father, four years later [i.e. 1868]." [Typescript account, folder 48, Cyrus Bradley Papers]
The papers of John Bradley are primarily concerned with legal and financial matters of his steamboat and real estate investments. They include a collection ledger, a cargo manifest, insurance policies, articles of agreement, bills of sale, and 1865 federal income tax receipt, four unidentified tintypes, and letters including one by young Cyrus to Mrs. John Bradley.
[Item Description]. Cage 153, John Bradley Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1||Collection ledger, Steamer
Lawrence. Also miscellaneous notes, accounts and recipes probably by Cyrus
|2||Manifest of Steamer Lawrence,
Cincinnati to Little Rock
|March 22, 1867|
|3|| Cargo, steamboat and flatboat
|4||Articles of agreement, bills of sale, and other legal papers re: steamer and real estate purchases||1853-1869|
|5|| Income tax receipt
|6|| Correspondence, primarily to Mrs.
|7||Photographs: unidentified tintypes.