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John Bradley Papers, 1846-1869
- Bradley, John, -1868.
- John Bradley Papers
- 1846-1869 (inclusive)18461869
- 0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
- Collection Number
- Cage 153 (collection)
- Correspondence, financial and legal papers of the owner and commander of the steamer Lawrence, John Bradley.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
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, Box 9 Folder 48, Cyrus Bradley Papers, 1882-1915 (Cage 243) Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.]
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions may apply.
John Bradley Papers, 1846-1869 (Cage 153)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Prior to 1955, WSU MASC recieved the papers of Cyrus Bradley, son of John Bradley. In 1974, the Cyrus Bradley papers were reprocessed and the John Bradley papers were seperated into this collection.
This collection was processed by Lawrence Stark in 1974.
Cyrus Bradley Papers, 1882-1915 (Cage 243)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Collection ledger, Steamer Lawrence. Also
miscellaneous notes, accounts and recipes probably by Cyrus
|1||2||Manifest of Steamer Lawrence, Cincinnati to
|1867 March 22|
|1||3|| Cargo, steamboat and flatboat insurance
|1||4||Articles of agreement, bills of sale, and other legal papers re: steamer and real estate purchases||1853-1869|
|1||5|| Income tax receipt
|1||6|| Correspondence, primarily to Mrs. John
|1||7||Photographs: unidentified tintypes
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Steamboats -- Mississippi River -- History.
- Steamboats -- Ohio River -- History.
- Bradley, John, -1868 -- Archives.
- Lawrence (Steamer)
- Bradley family.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.