Guide to the John Bradley Papers, 1846-1869
Cage 153

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Bradley, John
Title
John Bradley Papers
ID
Cage 153
Date [inclusive]
1846-1869
Extent
41.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, financial and legal papers of the owner and commander of the steamer Lawrence.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 153, John Bradley Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

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]

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1974

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Bradley papers were received by Washington State University Library sometime prior to 1955.

Processing Information note

The papers of Captain John Bradley (d. ca. 1868) were separated from the papers of his son, Cyrus Bradley (b. 1852), when that accession was reprocessed by Lawrence Stark in 1974.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

The Cyrus Bradley papers are maintained as Cage 243.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lawrence (Steamer)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bradley, John, d. ca. 1868. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Steamboats -- Mississippi River--History
  • Steamboats -- Ohio River--History
  • Transportation
  • United States --History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

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Collection Inventory

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Collection ledger, Steamer Lawrence. Also miscellaneous notes, accounts and recipes probably by Cyrus Bradley. 1846-1867   1.0 volume.

1

Manifest of Steamer Lawrence, Cincinnati to Little Rock March 22, 1867   1.0 item.

2

Cargo, steamboat and flatboat insurance policies 1861-1867   14.0 items.

3

Articles of agreement, bills of sale, and other legal papers re: steamer and real estate purchases 1853-1869 

4

Income tax receipt 1865   1.0 item.

5

Correspondence, primarily to Mrs. John Bradley 1861-1867   4.0 items.

6

Photographs: unidentified tintypes.   4.0 items.

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