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Bradford family biography and papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6053

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1841-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing 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.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Incomplete Contents

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.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2008.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of Bradford family biography and papers
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 27
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States