87m64Bradley family papersGuide to the Bradley family papers, 1776-1938, undated 87m64Sarah CoblentzUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2017 August 21Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-29 15:19:35 -0400.EnglishDescribing Archives: A Content Standard
University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center
Bradley family papers
4.39 Cubic Feet
4 record storage boxes, 4 photograph boxes.
The Bradley family papers (dated 1776-1938, undated; 4.39 cubic feet; 4 record storage cartons and 4 photograph boxes) consists of correspondence, financial documents, notebooks, ledgers, and photographs primarily belonging to Katherine S. Bradley, which document her long association with former Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers. The papers also contain material relating to her father, John N. Bradley, and brother, Eugene Bradley.
Housed with multiple collections.
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The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
87m64: [Identification of item], Bradley family papers, 1776-1938, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Katherine Stout Bradley and Eugene Bradley were the children of John Nicholas Bradley, professor of Latin at Georgetown College, lecturer on Baptist theology, farmer, horse breeder, and businessman, and his wife Belle. Katherine was closely involved in efforts to proove the innocence of Caleb Powers, convicted four times of conspiracy to assassinate William Goebel in 1900. Powers was twice given life sentences and once was sentenced to death before being pardoned by Governor Augustus Willson in 1908. He was elected to Congress in 1910 and served four terms. Katherine Bradley coordinated fundraising efforts while Powers was imprisoned, shipping books and copies of his speeches and keeping accounts.Eugene Bradley graduated from Georgetown in 1912 and received a Master's degree in art from Yale University in 1913. After service in the photographic division of the Signal Corps during World War I, he returned to Georgetown and established a photography studio in conjunction with Katherine. They became known as Kentucky's leading photographers. Katherine later worked for several years as a court examiner in Scott County and became very involved in historic preservation projects.
Scope and Contents
The Bradley family papers (dated 1776-1938, undated; 4.39 cubic feet; 4 record storage cartons and 4 photograph boxes) consists of correspondence, financial documents, notebooks, ledgers, and photographs primarily belonging to Katherine S. Bradley, which document her long association with former Kentucky Secretary of State Caleb Powers. The papers also contain material relating to her father, John N. Bradley, and brother, Eugene Bradley.The Business Materials series consists of the ledgers, journals, receipts, and records of business ventures from John N. Bradley and associates. The Correspondence series consists of letters sent between the Bradley family members and acquaintances concerning both personal and public matters. The Personal materials series compromises primarily notebooks and writings made by Eugene and Katherine Bradley, the majority are stenographic notebooks full of shorthand notes from Katherine's time as a Scott County court examiner. The Caleb Powers series consists of Katherine Bradley's correspondence with Caleb Powers and his friends from 1903 to his death in 1932. The correspondence mainly concerns fundraising for his defense in his numerous trials and appeals relating to the assassination of Governor William Goebel. Powers wrote to Katherine often, first as a grateful friend, then in a more romantic vein. Their relationship cooled after Powers' release and election to Congress, although they continued to exchange letters for some time. The series also contains information concerning Powers' books about his trial and book order ledgers. The Photographic Materials series consists of photographs taken by Eugene Bradley that show the Bradley family and Georgetown, Kentucky.
Collection is arranged by format and subject in five series: Business materials, Correspondence, Personal materials, Caleb Powers, and Photographs.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Horse industry -- Kentucky -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Conspiracy) -- Kentucky.
Photographers -- Kentucky.
Historic buildings -- Kentucky -- Conservation and restoration.
Baptists -- Education -- Kentucky.
Assassination -- Kentucky.
Georgetown College (Georgetown, Ky.)
Bradley, Katherine Stout, d. 1940
Powers, Caleb, 1869-1932
Republican Party (Ky.)
Goebel, William, 1856-1900
Bradley, J. N. (John Nicholas)
Bradley, Eugene, 1891-1962
Bradley, Belle Stout
Business materials1776-1922, undatedReceipts and accounts of John Bradley1776-182011Indenture of sales to John W. Bradley [slaves and land]1811-183212Receipts and accounts of Bradley family1842-186913Receipts and accounts of Bradley family [John N. and Alfred M.]1870-187414Alfred M. Bradley business papers1875-187915Business papers of Nicholas Long [receipts and accounts]1852-186916Business papers - Bradley and Long [receipts and accounts]1870-1877, undated17Bank deposit slips and receipts1873-1878, 1898-192218Receipts and deposit checks of John N. Bradley1863-187519Bills of sale and receipts for John N. Bradley1873-1889110A.S. Bradley bank book1861-1862111John N. Bradley horse business1870-1893112-14Receipts of John N. Bradley1872-1874115Ledger of Nicholas Long1854-1863116Schedule of cattle bought and sold with Shelby County people and cattle weights1867-1868117Account and ledger books of Nicholas Long1854-1872118Account books1856-1879119Daybook and schedule of Nicholas Long and Company1856-1861, undated120Schedule, ledger, and bank books of John N. Long1854-1857, 1869-1871121Daybook and journal of John N. Long and James C. Hunter1868-1869122Bank and cash books1856-1876123Beef Book Ledger1857-1858, 1867-1870124Ledger - sales of beef and steak1862-1870125Weather diary1871-1872126Check and account books of John N. Bradley1881-1907127John N. Bradley pocketbook and record of livestock1879-1889, undated128John Sampson journalundated129Account bookundated21Shipments ledgerundated22Correspondence1831-1938, undatedBradley and Long correspondence1831-1874, 1903-1910, undated23To John N. Bradley1872-1877, 190324Belle Stout to Professor John Bradley1873, 187625To John N. Bradley, Sr.1875-188926To Belle Bradley1876-187727John N. Bradley to wife Belle1876 October - 1877 May28To John N. Bradley re: Flying Cloud1885-188929Mrs. C. Williams [sister] to John N. Bradley1889 January 18210To Mr. and Mrs. John N. Bradley re: death of son1889 February - March211To John N. Bradley1889212To Katherine S. Bradley1893, 1903213Oil correspondence and stocks - John N. Bradley1901214Postcards to Katherine S. Bradley1903-1906, 1938215To and from Katherine S. Bradley1904216Loose correspondence from ledgers1904-1906, undated217From Katherine Bradley1905, undated218To Katherine S. Bradley1906219John N. Bradley correspondence re: Alamosa Gold and Copper Mining Co.1908-1917220-21Re: litigation and mortgage issues and concerns1911-1921222From John Calvin [J.C.] Metcalf to Katherine Bradley1918 November 18223Re: American Truck Company1919224Postcard Auntie Rice to Mr. Bradford and Ruth1930225Historical markers correspondence1931, 1938226Correspondenceundated227Empty envelopes [empty when received]1885-1906228Personal materials1831-1930, undatedChecks from Katherine S. Bradley1902-1907229Newspaper clipping and wedding invitationundated230Flyers and ads of John N. Bradley, Sr.1872-1889, undated231Headmarks sheets of Mary and John Bradleyundated31The New York Herald newspaper announcing assassination of President Abraham Lincoln1865 April 1532Historical sketches of Baptist churches by John N. Bradleyundated33Minute Book of the Congregation of the disciples at the Great Crossings Meetinghouse1831-183334Southern Express Company contracts1903-190435Notebook of James R. Carson1864, 1873-187536Notebook1855-1862, 1868-187337Notebook belonging to James C. Hunter, William H. Hunter, and John N. Bradley1858-186038Belle Stout notebookundated39Katherine Bradley shorthand books1900-1901310Katherine Bradley stenographic notebookscirca 1910-1930311-19Caleb Powers1903-1932, undatedCaleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradleyundated320Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1903321Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1905322Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1906323Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1907324Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1908325Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley190941Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley191042Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley191143Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley191244Caleb Powers correspondence to Eugene Bradley1912-193245[W.H.?] Green correspondence to Katherine Bradley190846Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley191747Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine Bradley1931-193248Caleb Powers correspondence to Katherine S. Bradley and L.N. Bradley1904-191249Correspondence to Caleb Powers1903 September 15 - December 15410Caleb Powers congressional correspondence1911-1916411Correspondence from Caleb Powers1903-1906412Postcards to Caleb powers re: shipped goods1906413Correspondence accompanying donations to assist Caleb Powers1903-1907414James H. Moore correspondence to Katherine Bradley1903-1906415Correspondence to Caleb Powers1905 January - July416Subpoena of Katherine Bradley for trial of Caleb Powers1907 October 15417Affidavit of Caleb Powers from trial1907418Order request for Caleb Powers trial speech1904 December 29419Caleb Powers book accounts1904 January 25 - November 10420Caleb Powers book accounts1906 July 9 - August 22421Caleb Powers book accounts1906 August 23 - November 22422Contributions to Caleb Powers defense1904-1905423Payments ledger [for Caleb Powers books?]1903-1907, undate424Caleb Powers imagesundated425Newspaper clippings on Caleb Powers trial1905426Caleb Powers speeches in the Kentucky House of Representatives1911 April 27, May 1427Newspaper clippings of Caleb Powers death/funeral1932 July 25, 28428Court Appeals of Kentucky: Caleb Powers to the Commonwealth of Kentuckyundated429Book with newspaper clippings on trial of Caleb Powers1904-1905430In Defense of Caleb powers - A tragic story of partisan persecution by Wood G. Dunlapundated431Great Speech of Caleb Powers - mailed out copies and envelopesundated432The Kentucky Law Reporter - Vol. 25, no. 111903 December 1433Photographs1908, undatedCollege campus - Georgetown, Kentuckyundated51Six unidentified women on the edge of a porchundated52Tintype portrait of an unidentified young boyundated53Tintype portrait of an unidentified young girlundated54Tintype portrait of two unidentified menundated55Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified young boyundated56Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified manundated57Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified young womanundated58Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified womanundated59Unidentified men in military uniform firing guns n streetundated610Unidentified crowd in a park with American flag on groundundated611Unidentified crowd in park decorated with American flagsundated612Unidentified crowd in park adorned with American flagsundated613Portrait of an unidentified manundated614Portrait of an unidentified woman [in wedding gown?]undated615Portrait of an unidentified manundated616Portrait of C. M. Gillespieundated617Unidentified man and two women with suitcases in front of a carundated618Portrait of Florence Simpson, note on back reads: Human beauty, gentleness and truth combines and exemplified1871 July 30619Negative of Academy after stormundated620Negative of High water on Elkhornundated621Negative of M. Yates and Uncle C. in boatundated622Negative of Uncle John holding Axleundated623Negative of Uncle John holding Axleundated624Negative of Uncle John at Grandin gateundated625Negative of Cin. Pike in front of Cardomeundated626Negative of Daniel at front yard gateundated627Negative of Merchant vessels on E. [Elkhorn?] riverundated628Negative of Prof. Roton's boat on Elkhorn; four unidentified persons in boatundated629Negative of Eating lunch, B, S, F; four unidentified persons sitting in fieldundated630Negative of Me in boat with tank [devel?]undated631Negative of Campus and College buildings under snowundated632Negative of Cardome cedars under snowundated633Negative of Sleet on campusundated634Negative of Sleet on campusundated635Negative of Snow plough on Jackson streetundated636Negative of Baptist churchundated637Negative of Old Blue Springundated638Negative of Miss May Woodford and I at springundated639Negative of Jamie B. and I at wellundated640Negative of Jamie B. and I up treeundated641Negative of Hawkins Damundated642Negative of Vernon blowing fireundated643Negative of Bedford, Frankie, Zilla, and I in boatundated644Negative of Ethel, Lucille, Owen and I skating; unidentified woman ice skatingundated645Negative of Ethel, Lucille, Owen and I skating; two unidentified woman ice skatingundated646Negative of Ethel, Lucille, Owen and I skating; unidentified man and woman ice skatingundated647Negative of Ethel, Lucille, Owen and I skating; unidentified man and woman ice skatingundated648Negative of Sallie G. in basketundated649Negative of Carson's pond, group, winter 1908; unidentified group of men and women1908650Negative of Huey, Dailey, Georgie, [Yage?], Gainesundated651Negative of Sister, Mr. T, Mother, Aunt Ada, etc; unidentified man and women on porchundated652Negative of Crossing Damundated653Negative of Crab Orchard Lakeundated654Negative of Crab Orchard Lakeundated655Negative of Sallie and Edna on logundated656Negative of Sallie G. on porchundated657Negative of unidentified men and womenundated658Negative of Sallie and Iundated659Negative of Sallie and Dabneyundated660Negative of Dabney and Iundated661Negative of Dabney and I and sallieundated662Negative of Sallie and Edna under umbrellaundated663Negative of Sallie and Edna under umbrellaundated664Negative of Sallie and Edna on treeundated665Negative of Eating brunch; two unidentified men and women eatingundated666Negative of Eating brunch; two unidentified men and women eatingundated667Carley's Mill in Georgetown, Kentuckyundated768Four unidentified men in front of a drug storeundated769Portrait of unidentified man in uniformundated770Portrait of an unidentified man and woman in tennis outfitsundated771Unidentified woman in a field of tall wildflowersundated772Portrait of an unidentified womanundated773Portrait of an unidentified woman in a doorway with a basket of flowersundated774McHargue's Mill in Levi Jackson Parkundated775Loose photo album pagePage 1 [L to R]: Mining machinery/set up; Wooden railway trestle; Unidentified man on logs being hauled up railway; View of small waterfall/rapidsundated776-79Page 2 [L to R]: Logging operation on river side; View down river; Dog on wooden fenceundated780-82Portrait of an unidentified older womanundated883Portrait of an unidentified older manundated884
Bradley family papers