Bragdon Family Papers - Addition

Title: BRAGDON FAMILY PAPERS ADDITION
Date range: 1836-1968
Location: D.255
Size: 11 boxes



This collection is an addition to the Bragdon Family Papers (call number A.B81).  While the bulk of the original collection focuses on the life and work of Claude Fayette Bragdon, the majority of the Addition relates to his family members.  Included are materials on Claude F. Bragdon, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon and the Wilkinson Family, Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon, Henry Wilkinson Bragdon, Chandler Bragdon, May Bragdon, George Chandler Bragdon, George L. Bragdon, Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, and the Shipherd Family.  The Addition contains family scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence and photographs.

The Bragdon Family Papers Addition is the gift of Peter W. Bragdon, October 8, 1997.

 

 



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Box 1: Claude Fayette Bragdon.

Folder:

  1. "The Forest Exile," written and illustrated by Claude Bragdon, 1878, with later additions by his son Chandler.  (1 volume.) For Bragdon's juvenalia, see also A.B81, Box 31.)
  2. "Rollo in Europe..." Copy of Claude Bragdon's article "A Rochester Tourist in Italy" (Post-Express, August 31, 1895) pasted in hand-made book and presented to Katherine E. Bragdon by George P. Humphrey, Christmas, 1895.  (Four letters from Claude Bragdon to George Humphrey have been removed and filed with the correspondence in A.B81, Box 1.)
  3. Specifications for a new frame house for Howard Mosher, Rochester, N.Y.  Bragdon & Hillman, Architects, April 1901.  (2 items.) See also: D.87 #57.
  4. "Memoranda and accounts connected with erection of house on lot 3, subdivision 2 of Warner Tract, Mount Hope Avenue, Rochester, N.Y." [Claude Bragdon's home at 3 Castle Park] 1901-1902.  Includes records from the construction of the Rochester Athletic Club, 1902.  (1 volume.) See also: D.87 #90 and #141 for Bragdon's house and D.87 #68 for Rochester Athletic Club.
  5. Sketches made by Claude Bragdon for "Art Anatomy" class at Mechanics Institute, Rochester, N.Y., 1907.  (18 leaves.)
  6. Manas Press:  Sales records, etc. for Manas Press publications, 1915-1921.  (1 volume.) See also: A.B81, Box 41:4.
  7. Manas Press:  Sales records, etc. for Manas Press publications, 1921-1923.  (1 loose-leaf binder.) See also: A.B81, 41:4.
  8. Gelett Burgess:  Watercolor of "Goop" on horseback, 1903.  Description written on [removed] mounting by Henry Wilkinson Bragdon:  "Original drawing of a Goop by Gelett Burgess, a very close friend of Claude B.  This was in our bedroom when we were children and used to give me nightmares."


Box 2: Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon. See also A.B81, Box 67; D. 255, Boxes 3 and 11:15.

Scrapbook 1: Compiled by Charlotte Wilkinson while a student at Smith College, 1891-1897.  Laid in are photographs, diploma for BL degree from Smith College (1894) and diploma for MA degree from Smith College (1897).

Scrapbook 2: Compiled by Charlotte's brother Henry W. Wilkinson after her death in 1907. It includes photographs and letters documenting Charlotte's life.  Loose items have been removed and placed in D.255, Box 3:1-9.


Box 3: Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon. See also A.B81, Box 67; D. 255, Boxes 2 and 11:15.

Folder: (Folders 1-9 contain loose items removed from D.255, Box 2, Scrapbook 2)

Correspondence, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon, 1885-1893.

  1. Correspondence, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon, 1894-1900.
  2. Correspondence, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon, 1901-1902.
  3. Correspondence, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon, 1903-1907 and n.d.
  4. Correspondence, Claude Fayette Bragdon to Henry Wilkinson, 1901-1908.
  5. Correspondence, Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1902.
  6. Correspondence, Josephine May Wilkinson (?), n.d.
  7. Memorials, ca. December 1907 and January 22, 1908.
  8. Photographs, Charlotte and family, n.d.
  9. Transcriptions of Charlotte's final two letters to her mother, Charlotte (May) Wilkinson, December 10, 1907 and December 15, 1907.
  10. Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon Diary, 1903-1907.
  11. Memorial from National League of Women Workers, ca. December 1907.


Box 4: Wilkinson Family.

Folder:

  1. Scrapbook kept by Charlotte (May) Wilkinson, filled with letters, photographs, ephemera and memorabilia documenting the Wilkinson Family.  Some loose items have been removed and placed in Folders 2-7 of this box.

(Folders 2-7 contain loose items removed from scrapbook in Folder 1)

  1. Correspondence, letters to Charlotte (May) Wilkinson, 1889-1907.
  2. Printed advertisement for Charlotte (May) Wilkinson's Home School for Girls, 1886.
  3. Printed Sunday school lessons for the use of the Park Church in Elmira, N.Y., April 1886.
  4. Newspaper clipping re: Alfred Wilkinson, trustee of bankruptcy sale, 1879.
  5. Newspaper clippings re: death of Jefferson Davis, December 6, 1889.
  6. Newspaper clippings, George W. Bond obituaries, 1892.
  7. Jewelry box, Charlotte (May) Wilkinson [?], given to her in 1849.
  8. Correspondence, Josephine Wilkinson to May Bragdon, 1929.
  9. Correspondence, Katharine Wilkinson, 1927.
  10. Photographs, Katharine Wilkinson, 1898.
  11. Photographs, miscellaneous Wilkinson family members, 1902-1905.
  12. Photographs, unidentified.
  13. Correspondence, Samuel J. May, October 10, 1840.
  14. Memorial celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Samuel J. May, October 20, 1897.  Program and typescript of services.
  15. Newspaper clippings re: Samuel J. May, October 1, 1934.

Box 5:

Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon. See also: A.B81, Boxes 27-30 (correspondence with CFB) and A.B81, Box 68.

Folder:

  1. Daily journal for 1913 with a few entries; includes four pages of notes on the fourth dimension.  (1 volume.)


Henry Wilkinson Bragdon. See also: A.B81, Boxes 19-26 and 69.

  1. Correspondence to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon and May Bragdon, 1915-1920.
  2. Correspondence, transcriptions of letters written to Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon [?], 1919.
  3. Correspondence to Claude Fayette Bragdon, 1924-1939.
  4. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1935-1939.
  1. A. [5A].Correspondence to Peter Bragdon, 1972-1977.
  1. Critique of Erville Costa's "Claude F. Bragdon, Architect, Stage Designer, and Mystic," Rochester History, Vol. 29, October 1967.
  2. Photographs, ca. 1907-1909. (See also A.B81, Box 90.)
  3. Phillips Exeter Academy miscellany, including autobiographical information, 1970s.
  4. Journals, Trinity College, Cambridge, c. 1929-30.

Chandler Bragdon. See also: A.B81, Boxes 19-26, 70-71.

  1. Fragments of two poems, 1917.
  2. Issues of The Daily Princetonian, March 16, 1925 and December 19, 1925.
  3. Newspaper clippings of articles by Chandler Bragdon, 1926 and 1968.
  4. [Francis Bacon to Claude Bragdon, Feb. 22, 1923; removed to A.B81, Box 1:21.]
  5. Correspondence by Chandler Bragdon to Francis H. Bacon, 1923-1936.
  6. Correspondence, transcripts of letters written by Chandler Bragdon to various family members, 1919.


Box 6: Chandler Bragdon. See also: A.B81, Boxes 19-26, 70-71.

Folder:

  1. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1920.
  2. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1923.
  3. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1924.
  4. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, January-June 1925.
  5. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, July-December 1925.
  6. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, January-June 1926.
  7. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, July-December 1926.
  8. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, January-June 1927.
  9. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, July-December 1927.
  10. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, January-June 1928.
  11. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, July-December 1928.
  12. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1929.
  13. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1930.
  14. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1931-1935.
  15. Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1944-1945.


Box 7: Chandler Bragdon. See also: A.B81, Boxes 19-26, 70-71.

Folder:

  1. Correspondence to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon and May Bragdon, 1919.
  2. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1922-1924.
  3. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1925.
  4. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1926.
  5. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1927.
  6. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1928.
  7. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1929.
  8. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1930.
  9. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1931.
  10. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1932-1933.
  11. Correspondence to May Bragdon, January-June 1934.
  12. Correspondence to May Bragdon, July-December1934.
  13. Correspondence to May Bragdon, January-June 1935.
  14. Correspondence to May Bragdon, July-December 1935.
  15. Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1936.
  16. Photo and ephemera album, c. 1930s.

Box 8:1-2a May Bragdon. See also A.B81, Boxes 73-80. For additional Bragdon and Shipherd family photographs, see A.B81, Boxes 90-91.

  1. Photograph album, "Photographs of Friends," , 1905. 
  2. Photograph album, "Family Album," [mid 1800s]-1905. 
    • [2A] Photograph album, Sackett's Harbor, Selkirk, etc., 1891-1894.
  • Box 8:3-5 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon.
     
  • Photograph album, "Family Album," 1905-1910. 
  • Photograph album, "Family Album," 1910-1917. 
  • Photograph album, September 20, 1919-April 16, 1922. 
  • Box 8:6-7 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon.

 

  • Photograph album, April 29, 1922-December 25, 1923. 
  • Photograph album, March 1, 1926-September 1927. 

 

Box 9:1-3 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon. See also A.B81, Boxes 73-80 .

  1. Photograph album, "Landmarks," 1930s-1940s. 
  2. Photograph album, 1937-1940. 
  3. Photograph album, February 1941-October 1946. 
  4. Box 9:4-8 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon.
     
  5. Scrapbook related to Gannett family, 1924-1946. 
  6. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous Bragdon Family historical information, 1870s-1930s.  (Contains some genealogical information on Bragdon family in addition to clippings.)
  7. "Mark Twain's 70th Birthday:  Souvenir of its Celebration."  Supplement to Harper's Weekly, December 23, 1905.
  8. Diary, February 26, 1904-June 8, 1905.  For earlier May Bragdon diaries, see A.B81, Boxes 75-78.
  9. Diary, January 1, 1910-December 31, 1914. 
  10. Box 9:9-13 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon.
     
  11. Diaries, 1943, 1946, 1947.
  12. Last will and testament, dated November 3, 1938.
  13. Photo album, Henry and Chandler Bragdon, c. 1906-1950s.
  14. Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, 1906-1912.
  15. Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, Sept. 6, 1912-Dec. 25, 1926.
  16. Box 9:14-16 May Bragdon. Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon.
     
  17. Photo album compiled for Chandler Bragdon, 1915-1932.
  18. Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, 1924-1930.
  19. Photo album, Henry and Peter Bragdon, c. 1935-1950.

Box 10: George Chandler Bragdon. See also A.B81, Boxes 81-83.

Folder:

  1. "Sayings of some of the wise and good, to think about."  Small notebook of sayings copied by George Chandler Bragdon and given to his son, Claude Bragdon on his 15th birthday, August 1, 1881. 
  2. Journal ("in part, old journals condensed"), 1883-1898. 
  3. "Verses not published in Undergrowth," 1896. 
  4. "Phases of occult and theosophic doctrine, from various sources, and other passages relating thereto," March 1897;  "Emerson Centennial Year. Emerson Re-read, 1903. Extracts."  Reading notes or commonplace books (2 volumes).
  5. "From May-May," Christmas 1907;  "Extract book", April 3, 1910.  Reading notes or commonplace books (2 volumes).
  6. Reading notes or commonplace books written in French by ?, 1869-1872 and n.d.  (6 volumes)
  7. Reading notes or commonplace books written in French by ?, 1873-1888 and n.d. ( 4 volumes and loose sheets.)

Box 11: Bragdon and Shipherd Family.

George Chandler Bragdon. See also A.B81, Boxes 81-83.

Folder:

  1. Bragdon Family genealogy notes, for dates 1698-1879, written by [George L. Bragdon?] c. 1870s.
  2. Newspaper clippings re: George C. Bragdon, obituaries, miscellaneous Bragdon Family obituaries. See also D.255, Box 9:5.
  3. Correspondence from Charles D. Bragdon [?] to George Chandler Bragdon, 1872.
  4. Newspaper clippings of poetry by George Chandler Bragdon, c. 1901.
  5. Photographs of George Chandler Bragdon, c. 1874-1902. See also A.B81, Boxes 90-91; D.255, Box 8.
  6. Photographs of George Chandler Bragdon and Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1900. See also A.B81, Boxes 90-91; D.255, Box 8.

George Lindsay Bragdon. See also A.B81, Box 83; photographs A.B81, Boxes 90-91.

  1. Last will and testament, dated October 8, 1879.

Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon. See also A.B81, Boxes 84-87.

  1. Correspondence from [sister ?] to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1892.
  2. "Scenes of My Childhood," 1898 [?].  Album of photographs of places where the Shipherd Family lived, including birthplace of Claude Bragdon. 
  3. Newspaper clippings, obituaries, September 7, 1920.

Shipherd Family. See also A.B81, Boxes 88-89; Photographs A.B81, Boxes 90-91.

  1. Bible belonging to Catherine Schermerhorn Shipherd [?], from her father, June 1854. 
  2. Newspaper clippings, Catherine Schermerhorn Shipherd obituaries, August 11, 1892.
  3. Daily Scripture diary, Fayette Shipherd, c. 1836-1878. 
  4. Newspaper clipping, Fayette Shipherd obituary, November 7, 1878.
  5. "Wedding Memories:  Recollections of an Autumn."  Compilation of correspondence re: marriage of Charlotte Coffin (Wilkinson) Bragdon and Claude Bragdon, transcribed and compiled by Jacob Rudd Shipherd for Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, November 27, 1902.  Includes letter from Jacob Rudd Shipherd to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, November 24, 1902.
  6. Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous Shipherd Family obituaries.
  7. Schermerhorn Family genealogy notes, for dates 1631-1897, partially written by May Bragdon in 1907.