Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774

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Army officer.

From the description of John Bradstreet correspondence, 1763. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451224

John Bradstreet (1711-1774), a soldier who served with the British and colonial forces, 1735-1774, gained recognition for his extraordinary abilities with that class of irregulars known as "battoe-men." Governor Shirley, in 1756, put Bradstreet in command of all matters relating to transportation of supplies and provisions on the New York frontier. In December 1756 Bradstreet offered to assume part of the expense of an expedition against Fort Frontenac (Kingston, Ontario) with the proviso that he be reimbursed and promoted if the expedition were successful. Bradstreet captured the fort in August 1758, thus breaking the line of French communication between the St. Lawrence and the Ohio Rivers. For the remainder of the war, Bradstreet functioned as deputy quartermaster-general. In the suppression of Pontiac's rebellion, 1764, he commanded the northern of the two armies that penetrated into Indian territory.

From the description of Papers, 1754-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207118365

British Army officer during the French and Indian War, King George's War, and Pontiac's Rebellion; b. in Annapolis Royal, N.S. His early military service consisted of garrison duty in Nova Scotia during which time he took advantage of his Acadian heritage and engaged in trade with the French at Louisbourg. In 1755, he was appointed as Gov. William Shirley's adjutant general and in 1756 led a relief column to Fort Oswego with supplies. Upon his return he was attacked by the French and Indians. He survived but his warnings to Gov. Shirley and Lord Loudon of the weak condition of Fort Oswego were lost in their power struggle. The French captured and burned Oswego later the same year. In 1758, after being appointed Lt. Colonel, he participated in the attack on Fort Carillon and led the advance guard following the death of Gen. George Howe. He commanded the British expedition of 3000 that captured Fort Frontenac, taking control of Lake Ontario from the French on Aug. 26, 1758. After the war he was appointed Colonel in 1764 and led a force of 1400 to reinforce Fort Detroit in response to the outbreak of Pontiac's Rebellion.

From the description of John Bradstreet letter, 1756 Jan. or Feb. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 711863346

British general in America.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Abraham Mortier, 1759 June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132818

British and colonial army officer, and Newfoundland office holder.

John Bradstreet received an army commission in 1735 and served with distinction at Louisburg (1745), Oswego (1755), and Frontenac (1758). In the 1864 suppression of Pontiac's rebellion, Col. Bradstreet commanded the northern of two armies, moving his force to Detroit and reasserting British control over posts such as Fort Michilimackinac that had previously been taken by the Indians.

From the description of Instructions to Capt. Howard of his Majesty's Seventeenth Regiment of Foot : orders, 1764 Aug. 31. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36368358

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creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Col. Bradstreet, 1766 June 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. ALS, 1764 December 25, New York, to Colonel [John] Bradstreet. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Morris, Thomas, b. 1732?. Letter : La Prairie des Mascoutins, [Ohio], to Colonel John Bradstreet, Detroit, [Mich.], 1764 Sept. 2. Newberry Library
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter signed : New York, to Colonel Bradstreet, 1760 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter, 1761. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Marsac, Monsieur. Relation of the proceedings of Monsr. Marsac who was sent by order of Colo. Bradstreet to the falls of St. Marie to speak to the upper nations agreeably to his instructions, 1765 July 29 / taken from his own mouth in presence of us the subscribers, officers in garrison at this place, by order of Lieut. Colo. Campbell ... Newberry Library
referencedIn Martha Bradstreet Papers, 1774-1868 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Noble, Aaron, d. ca. 1761. Aaron Noble His Book, 1758, May 30 - Nov. 1. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Account book and ledger of British Army in America, 1759-1760 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Orderly books collection, 1758-1813. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Dr. William Bruce letters to Major General John Bradstreet, 1774 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. [Letter] 1759 Aug. 31, Camp of Crown Point, [N.Y. to] Col. Bradstreet, Albany, [N.Y.] / Jeff Amherst. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Kempe, John Tabor, d. 1791. John Tabor Kempe papers, 1678-1782 (bulk 1752-1774). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. John Bradstreet correspondence, 1756-1769. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Letters, 1759-1773. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. xxii. (ff. 514). Home Correspondence Apr.-July, 1746.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Diplomatic.includes:ff. 1, 249 Dr Thomas Parne: Letters to the Duke of Newcastle: 1742-1748. ... British Library
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1754-1807, bulk 1759-1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. Papers, 1754-1782. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter, 1763 July 7, New York, to Col. John Bradstreet. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. Draft, 1759 Sept. 26, Albany, N.Y., payable to DeLancey Robinson. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Bradstreet, Martha, b. 1780. Martha Bradstreet papers, 1772-1868. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Dagworthy, E., fl. 1758. Letter, 1758 Aug. 30, Lake George [to] William Clayton. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. John Bradstreet correspondence, 1763. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1714-1774. John Bradstreet letter, 1756 Jan. or Feb. Litchfield Historical Society
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Jeffery Amherst papers, 1758-1764. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Letters, 1745-1747. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Col. Bradstreet, 1763 Nov. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn French and Indian War military papers, [ca. 1860] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jeffery Amherst Collection MA. 00196., 1757-1874 1757-1797 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Stephen Cross journal, Cross, Stephen journal, 1756-1757 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Great Britain. Army. Account book and ledger of British Army in America, 1759-1760. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Letter, 1764 April 4, New York, N.Y., to Col. John Bradstreet. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. Papers, 1733-1808. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter signed : New York, to Colonel Bradstreet, 1763 Oct. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. Correspondence and deeds, 1741-1750. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Baron Jeffery Amherst letters, 1761-1793 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Campbell, John, 1708-1775. John Campbell correspondence, 1764 September 26. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter signed : New York, to Colonel Bradstreet, 1762 Oct. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Minutes and observations relative to the estate of the late Major General John Bradstreet, 1783-1786 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf John Bradstreet papers, 1773-1795 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Abraham Mortier, 1759 June 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797. Letter, 1761 March 8, New York, to John Bradstreet, Albany. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765. Henry Bouquet papers, 1758-1764. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Buckey, J. Richard (John Richard), 1923-. Bradstreet's disaster of October 19, 1764 located at Bradstreet's landing in Rocky River, Ohio / by J. Richard Buckey. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Jeffery Amherst papers, Amherst, Jeffery papers, 1758-1764 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Bradstreet, Martha, 1780-1871. Martha Bradstreet papers, circa 1750-1877 (bulk 1800-1840). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wilkins, J. J. Wilkins letter : Fort Niagara, to Col. Bradstreet, 1762 Oct. 20. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Philip Schuyler papers, 1684-1851 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Tabor Kempe Papers, 1678-1782 (bulk 1752-1774) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Vol. CLXX. (ff. 537). General Correspondence 16 May-15 June, 1755.George II of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1727 -1760.: Home and Diplomatic.includes:ff. 1, 5, 32, 44, 68-72,112-139, 210, 213, 236, 250, 254,... British Library
referencedIn Martha Bradstreet papers, circa 1750-1877, 1800-1840 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bremner, John. Diary and memorandum book, 1756-1764. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Thomas Gage papers, 1763-1761. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Shirley, William, 1694-1771. Letter signed : New York, to Col. Bradstreet, 1756 Apr. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810. Letter to Gerard Bancker, 1788 August 30. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Thomas Gage papers, Gage, Thomas, papers, 1754-1807, 1759-1775 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Glen, John. Order : Schenectady [N.Y.], to Arent Schermerhorn, 1764 Dec. 24. Newberry Library
referencedIn Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley). ALS : Boston, to Colonel Bradstreet, 1756 Sept. 7. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
creatorOf Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787. Letter, 1765. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Thomas Gage letters, 1766-1773 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bradstreet, John, 1711-1774. Instructions to Capt. Howard of his Majesty's Seventeenth Regiment of Foot : orders, 1764 Aug. 31. Newberry Library
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associatedWith Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797 person
associatedWith Banyar, Goldsbrow person
associatedWith Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765. person
associatedWith Bradstreet, Martha, b. 1780. person
associatedWith Bremner, John. person
associatedWith Bruce, William person
associatedWith Buckey, J. Richard (John Richard), 1923- person
associatedWith Campbell, John, 1708-1775. person
associatedWith Cross, Stephen, 1731-1809 person
associatedWith Dagworthy, E., fl. 1758. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith De Lancey, Oliver, 1718-1785 person
associatedWith De Normandie, Daniel. person
associatedWith Duncan, Alexander person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Evans, Charles John person
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associatedWith Glen, John. person
associatedWith Gould, Charles person
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associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 person
associatedWith Hardenbergh Proprietors. corporateBody
associatedWith Harpur, Robert, 1731-1825 person
associatedWith Howard, William. person
associatedWith Johnson, William, Sir, 1715-1774. person
associatedWith Kempe, John Tabor, d. 1791. person
associatedWith Lewis, Morgan, 1754-1844 person
correspondedWith Livingston, Peter Van Bruch, 1710-1792 person
associatedWith Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778. person
associatedWith Livingston, Robert R., 1718-1775 person
associatedWith Marsac, Monsieur. person
correspondedWith Massachusetts. Governor (1741-1757 : Shirley) corporateBody
correspondedWith Morris, Thomas, b. 1732? person
associatedWith Mortier, Abraham. person
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associatedWith New York (State). Council corporateBody
associatedWith Noble, Aaron, d. ca. 1761. person
associatedWith Pepperrell, William, Sir, 1696-1759. person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804 person
associatedWith Shirley, William, 1694-1771. person
associatedWith Ten Broeck, Abraham, 1734-1810. person
associatedWith Wilkins, J. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
America
Michigan--Detroit
Barbados, the Carribean
Great Britain
United States
Fort Michilimackinac (Mackinaw City, Mich.)
New York (State)--Schenectady
Detroit (Mich.)
Fort Frontenac (Ont. : Fort)
New York (State)
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Schenectady (N.Y.)
Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.)
United States
Albany (N.Y.)
Mackinac Island (Mich.)
New York (State)
Subject
Manuscripts--English
Indians of North America--New York (State)
Real property--New York (State)--18th century
Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765
Indians of North America--Government relations
Claims
Whaleboats
Bradstreet's Expedition, 1764--Sources
Indians of North America--Wars--1750-1815
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Army officers
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Birth 1711-12-21

Death 1774-09-25

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