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Abner M. Bradbury papers

 Collection — Folder: S135
Identifier: S0135

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a signed, autographed letter from Abner M. Bradbury in Indianapolis, Indiana 1834/01/11 regarding family life.


  • 1834/01/11

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. Contact repository for information regarding restrictions.

Biographical Note

Abner M. Bradbury was born July 8, 1798 in Shakerstown, Ohio. He married Mary Boyd in 1821, with whom he had three children, Albert, Allison and Emma. He served in the Indiana militia, 37th Regiment, as a lieutenant colonel in 1823. He moved to Wayne County in 1815 and worked as a farmer, fuller, storekeeper, tanner, lawyer and courier. He was the Wayne County deputy sheriff in 1829, a justice of the peace in 1829, postmaster of Jacksonburg from 1829-33, associate judge 1848-51 and as a delegate for the Whig national convention in 1848. He served in both the House and Senate from 1832-1838, and 1844-1847. He died on September 17, 1885 in Cambridge City, Indiana.

"Bradbury, Abner M." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/03/03.

"Bradbury, Abner M." (1980). Biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1899, v. 1. (p. 34). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. D. M Bradbury on 1936/11/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03/05 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/03/05 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.