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.
Restrictions on Access :
This collection is open for research use.Preferred Citation :
[Item Description]. Cage 153, John Bradley Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Acquisition Information :
The Bradley papers were received by Washington State University Library sometime prior to 1955.Processing 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.Separated Materials :
The Cyrus Bradley papers are maintained as Cage 243.
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