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Call No.: MS Am 1184-1184.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bradford family.
Title: Bradford family diaries and letters,
Quantity: 1 collection (.64 linear feet (9 volumes)
Abstract: Diaries and letters of the Bradford family of Massachusetts, detailing their travels and current events, including the Civil War.
The Bradfords represented in this collection include the father, grandfather, and aunts of the author Gamaliel Bradford (1863-1932). Gamaliel Bradford (1795-1839) was a superintendant of Massachusetts General Hospital. Gamaliel Bradford (1831-1911) was a banker and advocate of political reforms. Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley (1793-1867) ran a small boarding school for boys with her husband, a minister in Waltham, Mass.
Consists of diaries, 1833-1839, of Gamaliel Bradford (1795-1839). Includes reflections and notes of his son Gamaliel Bradford (1831-1911) while on a voyage to Europe, 1851-1852, and on a journey to Detroit, Mich., 1854, as well as his diaries, 1854-1856.Also contains a diary and an herbarium, 1856, kept by Sarah Hickling Bradford on a trip abroad. Typed transcripts of letters that Sarah Ripley wrote to childhood friends discuss her intellectual interests; later letters to her daughter contain news of family, friends, and public events, including the Civil War.