Bradford family biography and papers

Bradford family biography and papers

Dates: 1841-1983

Collection includes biographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings and patriarchal blessings. Biographies are about Abigail Sprague Bradford, 1812-1879; Je Hial "Hial" Bradford, 1804-1845; Jane Jones Bradford, 1849-1909; Janet Johnston Hamilton, 1841-1914; Rowsel Bradford, circa 1833-; Pleasant Sprague Bradford, 1843-1906; Hezekiah Sprague, 1775-1850; Abigail Jeffers, 1772-1847; Charles Jones, 1819-1898; and Mary Ann Weekes, 1826-1885. All the biographies were compiled by Lavon Bradford Jones. Lavon Bradford Jones researched for and wrote these biographies between 1972 and 1983. The patriarchal blessings come from 1841 to 1869.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Lavon B. (Lavon Bradford), 1914-2008
  • Call Number: MSS 6053
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Bradford family biography and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6053; Bradford family biography and papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6053, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2008.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 2008.
Other Finding Aids
Biographies are about Abigail Sprague Bradford, 1812-1879; Je Hial "Hial" Bradford, 1804 - 1845; Jane Jones Bradford, 1849 - 1909; Janet Johnston Hamilton, 1841- 1914; Rowsel Bradford, circa 1833 -; Pleasant Sprague Bradford, 1843 - 1906; Hezekiah Sprague, 1775 - 1850; Abigail Jeffers, 1772 - 1847; Charles Jones, 1819 - 1898; and Mary Ann Weekes, 1826 - 1885.
Related Material
These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Bradford family; Nauvoo (Ill.)--Church history--19th century; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--19th century; Utah--History--19th century; Utah--History--20th century
Genre / Form
Biography; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts
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Finding Aid Title
Bradford family biography and papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:23-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts