xt7p5h7bsd00 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7p5h7bsd00/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7p5h7bsd00/data/51w17.dao.xml Bradford, John, 1747-1830 17801945 2.7 Cubic Feet 6 boxes collections English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford Public libraries -- Kentucky -- Lexington. Newspaper publishing -- Kentucky -- 18th century. Kentucky -- History -- To 1792. Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 Printing -- Kentucky -- History. Land titles -- Kentucky. Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford text Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford 1780 2016 true xt7p5h7bsd00 collection false 51w17 Wilson, Samuel M., research papers on John Bradford Guide to the Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford, 1780-1945  51W17 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington 40506-0039 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2016-05-23 14:39:19 -0400 . Description is in English. 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford 
     
       Bradford, John, 1747-1830 
     
     51W17 
     
       2.7 Cubic Feet 
       6 boxes 
     
     1780-1945 
   
   
     General note 
 None online. Must visit contributing institution.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access note 
 Collection is open for research.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use note 
 Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.    
   
     Preferred Citation note 
 51W17: [Identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson research papers on John Bradford, 1780-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical/Historical note 
 Printer, Publisher, Surveyor Born in Virginia, John Bradford came to Kentucky in 1779 and settled in Lexington in 1787. In partnership with his brother Fielding, he published the KENTUCKY GAZETTE for a short time, and in 1792 published the acts of the first session of the Kentucky legislature, the first book printed in Kentucky. In 1799 he became the first chairman of the board of Transylvania University, serving until 1811 and again from 1823 to 1828. He played a role in the founding of the Lexington library and often served as one of its trustees. He twice represented Fayette county in the Kentucky House of Representatives, and at the time of his death was high sheriff of Fayette county.    
   
     Scope and Contents note 
 These papers include documents relating to lawsuits in which Bradford was concerned, and Judge Samuel M. Wilson's research materials on Bradford. The Bradford legal papers include surveys, plats, depositions, summonses, land patents, etc., relating to lawsuits involving the Trustees of the town of Lexington, Kentucky; Thomas Smith; Robert Patterson et al.; George Barnett and William Stafford; Elizabeth Lee; Graves Kelly; the Lyle family heirs; and others. The Wilson materials include his research notes on Bradford; correspondence concerning that research and his search for Bradford's "Notes" on Kentucky; materials on the Bradford Memorial and Historical Association of Lexington, Kentucky, commonly known as the Bradford Club; and pictures of the Bradford family. These papers are useful for documenting the early history of Kentucky, and of Lexington in particular. The collection constitutes an important resource for the biography of Bradford.    
   
     Arrangement note 
 Legal papers (1M49W37) arranged by name of suit, thereunder chronologically. Wilson correspondence (1M51W17) arranged chronologically. Wilson research notes (1M51W17) arranged topically.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, Dec. 10, 1946    
   
     Public libraries -- Kentucky -- Lexington. 
     Newspaper publishing -- Kentucky -- 18th century. 
     Kentucky -- History -- To 1792. 
     Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865 
     Printing -- Kentucky -- History. 
     Land titles -- Kentucky. 
     Patterson, Robert, 1899- 
     Smith, Thomas. 
     Stafford, William. 
     Bradford, John, 1747-1830 
     Kelly, Graves. 
     Kentucky Gazette (Lexington, Ky.) 
     Lee, Elizabeth. 
     Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives 
     Transylvania University 
     Barnett, George 
     Bradford Memorial and Historical Association