The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Sketchbooks and a scrapbook. REEL 2674: Five sketchbooks, primarily seascapes from Canada, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. 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.
William Bradford papers, 1860-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 2674 and 3605 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lenders after microfilming.
Reel 3605: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from: Director, Kendall Whaling Museum, 27 Everett Street, P.O. Box 297, Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
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.
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.
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