Archives of American Art

William Bradford papers

Collection ID:
Bradford, William, 1823-1892
Physical Description:
7 Volumes
(on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sketchbooks and a scrapbook.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2674: Five sketchbooks, primarily seascapes from Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3605: One annotated sketchbook, undated, containing mostly pencil sketches of seascapes; and a scrapbook, containing a letter, a program, a photograph, and clippings of stories, poetry, articles about Bradford's work and obituaries of family members.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marine and arctic painter, photographer, and lecturer; Fairhaven, Mass. Studied under Van Beest. Made annual trips to Labrador to paint. Was an associate of the National Academy.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2674 and 3605 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lenders after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Materials on reel 2674 lent 1982 by Mrs. William Hovey, a distant relative of Bradford. Materials on reel 3605 lent by the Kendall Whaling Museum, 1985.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Reel 3605: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Director, Kendall Whaling Museum. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Marine painting, American -- Northeastern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine painting -- 19th century -- Northeastern States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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