Papers, 1813-1957 (inclusive).


Bradley family. Papers, 1813-1957 (inclusive).

Papers, 1813-1957 (inclusive).

Through personal and business correspondence, family and business records, journals, and other writings, this collection documents the daily domestic life and business activities of a well-to-do New England family in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included are letters to Jonathan Bradley when he was a student at Yale and later from his clients, letters from his sister, Merab Ann Bradley, when she was at Troy Female Seminary, and a writing book of his wife; personal correspondence, household accounts, and business papers of Boston merchant, Robert D.C. Merry, and school records, writings, and correspondence of his children; and journals, writings, personal and business correspondence of businessman, Richards Merry Bradley, journals of his wife and her sisters, and their correspondence with their mother. Particularly detailed are Amy Aldis Bradley's letters to her mother discussing her honeymoon in Japan, the births of her children, and the family's daily life; her husband's letters to her describing his business trips; and letters written by their daughters during their childhood and early teens.

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