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du Pont Bradford family photographs

Accession 2010.228

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.,

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-06T09:30-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, du Pont Bradford family photographs (Accession 2010.228), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: du Pont Bradford family photographs
Dates: 1828-1948
Accession Number: 2010.228
Creator: Bradford, Edward G., II, Judge, 1848-1928; du Pont Bradford, Eleuthera Paulina, 1848-1906
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 1 tintype. 3 albumen carte-de-visites. 1 platinum print. 1 postcard. 1 gelatin POP mounted on board. 1 brown-toned gelatin silver print. 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. or smaller. 23 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. or smaller. 1 postcard. 1 Christmas card. 1 doodle. 1 hand-drawn floorplan. 7 envelopes. 1 flyer. 3 place cards. 15 cyanotypes. 33 postacrds : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. or smaller. 1 tradecard. 1 handbill. 20 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 6 in.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Edward G. Bradford, II (1848-1928) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He married Eleuthera Paulina du Pont in 1872. This collection consists of photographs of the du Pont family and estate, as well as numerous postcards.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Negatives are stored offsite in cold storage (Box 2). At least 24 hours notice required to allow retrieval of these items.

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Biographical Note

Edward G. Bradford, II (1848-1928) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He received degrees from Yale College in 1868 and Reed Law in 1870. After graduation he opened his own private practice. From 1880 to 1881 he was a Representative in the Delaware House of Representatives. President William McKinely nominated Bradford for his judicial seat on April 26, 1897 and was confirmed on May 11, 1897. Bradford retired in 1918 and returned to private practice until his death in 1928. His father, Edward Green Bradford, I (1819-1884) was also a district court judge in Delaware.

On September 18, 1872 Bradford married Eleuthera Paulina du Pont (1848 - 1906), daughter of Alexis Irenee du Pont (1816-1856) and Joanna Marie Smith (1815-1876). They had five children, three daughters and two sons; Eleuthera du Pont Bradford (1873-1897), Mary Alicia Bradford (1875-1920), Edward Green Bradford, III (1878-1927), Alexis Irenee du Pont (1880-1880) and Joanna Bradford (1881-19??).

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of photographs of the du Pont family and estate, as well as numerous postcards. There are invididual and group portraits; snapshots of family members and images of the family home and estate. There are also photographs of ships at sea. The postcards are primarily of Quebec, some of Ocean City, Maryland and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Individual and group portraits, circa 1880s, 1918 [Includes unidentified group of school children; Swedish Order of Vasa star and cross; portrait of Charles Page; two portraits of unidentified women; waterbearer; portrait of Gudrun Hjorth holding a doll; two unidenfied men and one unidentified woman sitting in a wicker carriage.] ; 1 tintype. 3 albumen carte-de-visites. 1 platinum print. 1 postcard. 1 gelatin POP mounted on board. 1 brown-toned gelatin silver print.
Box Folder
1 2 Family and estate snapshots, circa 1900s [Unidentified individuals and locations.] ; 14 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. or smaller
Box Folder
1 3 Photographs mailed, 1910, 1918, 1917, undated [Includes photographs of unidentified individuals, home exteiors, and one image of a group of Sudanese people sent in the mail with letters to Edward G. Bradford and Mrs. Eleuthera Paulina du Pont. Letters are in the Manuscript and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.] ; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. or smaller. 1 postcard. 1 Christmas card. 1 doodle. 1 hand-drawn floorplan. 7 envelopes.
Box Folder
1 4 Ships at sea, circa 1920s; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
1 5 Bradford heraldry and scenic place cards, undated [Flyer is from the American Heradica by Vermont, providing background information about the heraldry of the Bradford family. Three hand-colored scenice views mounted on cards with "Mrs. du Pont" or "Mr. Bradford" written along the bottom.] ; 1 printed flyer. 3 place cards : color ; 2.25 x 4 in.
Box Folder
1 6 Cyanotypes, undated [Includes images of an unidentified woman standing beside a horse; woman holding an infant; farm animals; a man at an outside table with cats; estate views.] ; 15 cyanotypes ; 3.5 x 4.5 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
1 7 Postcards, undated [All postcards are blank, mostly of sites in Quebec; some of Atlantic City, New Jersey and Ocean City, Maryland. Also includes "A Pima Baby" and Oceanside Hotel, Magnolia, Massachusetts. Hotel Continental, Roma tradecard and City Trust Company, Boston handbill.] ; 33 postacrds : color ; 3.5 x 5.5 in. or smaller. 1 tradecard. 1 handbill.
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2 Negatives, undated; 20 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 6 in. (some rolled).