Bragdon Family Papers Addition

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Bragdon family papers addition
Creator: Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Call Number: D.255
Dates: 1836-1968
Physical Description: 11 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Claude Fayette Bragdon
Series II: Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon
Series III: Wilkinson family
Series IV: Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon
Series V: Henry Wilkinson Bragdon
Series VI: Chandler Bragdon
Series VII: May Bragdon
Series VIII: George Chandler Bragdon
Series IX: George Lindsay Bragdon
Series X: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon
Series XI: Shipherd family
Collection Overview
Title: Bragdon family papers addition
Creator: Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Call Number: D.255
Dates: 1836-1968
Physical Description: 11 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
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.

Subject(s):
Albums (Books)
Diaries
Photographs
Correspondence
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946
Bragdon, Charlotte Wilkinson
Bragdon, Eugenie, -1920
Bragdon, Henry W. (Henry Wilkinson), 1906-1980
Bragdon, Chandler, 1907-1969
Bragdon, May, 1865-1947
Bragdon, George C. (George Chandler), 1832-1910
Bragdon, George L.
Bragdon, Katherine Shipherd, 1837-1920
Bragdon family
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Bragdon Family Papers Addition is the gift of Peter W. Bragdon, October 8, 1997.Access
The Bragdon family papers addition is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Bragdon family papers addition, D.255, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Additional resources:

Bragdon Family Papers

Claude Bragdon Correspondence Database

Claude Bragdon Theatre Drawings Database

Claude Bragdon Architectural Drawings .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Claude Fayette Bragdon
Box 1, Folder 1"The forest exile," written and illustrated by Claude Bragdon, with later additions by his son Chandler, 1878
1 volume
For Bragdon's juvenalia, see also the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Box 31

Box 1, Folder 2"Rollo in Europe...", 1895
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.

Box 1, Folder 3Specifications for a new frame house for Howard Mosher, Rochester, N.Y. Bragdon & Hillman, Architects, April 1901
2 items
See also: Claude Bragdon Architectural Drawings, D.87, #57

Box 1, Folder 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: Claude Bragdon Architectural Drawings, D.87, #90 and #141 for Bragdon's house, and #68 for Rochester Athletic Club

Box 1, Folder 5Sketches made by Claude Bragdon for "Art anatomy" class at Mechanics Institute, Rochester, N.Y., 1907
18 leaves.

Box 1, Folder 6Manas Press: Sales records, etc. for Manas Press publications, 1915-1921
1 volume
See also: Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Box 41:4

Box 1, Folder 7Manas Press: Sales records, etc. for Manas Press publications, 1921-1923
1 volume
See also: Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, 41:4

Box 1, Folder 8Gelett 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."

Series II: Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon
Box 3, Folders 1-9 contain loose items removed from the scrapbook in Box 2, Volume 2
See also Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Box 67; and the Bragdon Family Papers Addition, D.255, Box 11:15

Box 2, Volume 1Scrapbook 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)

Box 2, Volume 2Scrapbook 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, Folder 1-3Correspondence, Charlotte (Wilkinson) Bragdon, 1885-1907, undated
Box 3, Folder 4Correspondence, Claude Fayette Bragdon to Henry Wilkinson, 1901-1908
Box 3, Folder 5Correspondence, Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1902
Box 3, Folder 6Correspondence, Josephine May Wilkinson (?), undated
Box 3, Folder 7Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon memorials, circa December 1907 and January 22, 1908
Box 3, Folder 8Photographs, Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon and family, undated
Box 3, Folder 9Transcriptions of Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon's final two letters to her mother, Charlotte (May) Wilkinson, December 10, 1907 and December 15, 1907
Box 3, Folder 10Charlotte Wilkinson Bragdon diary, 1903-1907
Box 3, Folder 11Memorial from National League of Women Workers, circa December 1907
Series III: Wilkinson family
Box 4, Folder 1Scrapbook kept by Charlotte (May) Wilkinson
Scrapbook 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.

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

Box 4, Folder 16Newspaper clippings re: Samuel J. May, October 1, 1934
Series IV: Eugenie (Julier) Macauley Bragdon
See also: Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 27-30 (correspondence with CFB) Box 68

Box 5, Folder 1Daily journal with a few entries, 1913
Includes four pages of notes on the fourth dimension

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

Box 5, Folder 2Correspondence to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon and May Bragdon, 1919
Box 5, Folder 3Correspondence to Claude Fayette Bragdon, 1924-1939
Box 5, Folder 4Correspondence to Peter Bragdon and others, 1960-1978
Box 5, Folder 5Critique of Erville Costa's "Claude F. Bragdon, Architect, Stage Designer, and Mystic," Rochester History, Vol. 29, October 1967
Box 5, Folder 6Photographs of Charlotte, Henry, and Chandler Bragdon, circa 1907
See also: Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Box 90

Box 5, Folder 7Phillips Exeter Academy miscellany, including autobiographical information, 1970's
Box 5, Folder 8Journals, Trinity College, Cambridge, circa 1929-1930
Series VI: Chandler Bragdon
See also: Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 19-26, 70-71.
Formerly in Box 5, Folder 11, 'Francis Bacon to Claude Bragdon, Feb. 22, 1923' was removed to the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Box 1, Folder 21.

Box 5, Folder 9Fragments of two poems, 1917
Box 5, Folder 10Newspaper clippings of articles by Chandler Bragdon, circa 1925
Box 5, Folder 11Correspondence by Chandler Bragdon to Francis H. Bacon, 1923-1936
Box 5, Folder 12Correspondence, transcripts of letters written by Chandler Bragdon to various family members, 1919
Box 6, Folder 1-15Correspondence to Claude Bragdon, 1920, 1923-1945
Box 7, Folder 1Correspondence to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon and May Bragdon, 1919
Box 7, Folder 2-15Correspondence to May Bragdon, 1922-1936
Box 7, Folder 16Photo and ephemera album, circa 1930's
Series VII: May Bragdon
Photographs and albums arranged primarily by May Bragdon
See also the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 73-80. For additional Bragdon and Shipherd family photographs, see the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 90-91.

Box 8, Folder 1Photograph album, "Photographs of friends", 1905
Box 8, Folder 2Photograph album, "Family album", [mid 1800s]-1905
Box 8, Folder 2aPhotograph album, Sackett's Harbor, Selkirk, etc., 1891-1894
Box 8A, Folder 3Photograph album, "Family album", 1905-1910
Box 8A, Folder 4Photograph album, "Family album", 1910-1917
Box 8A, Folder 5Photograph album, September 20, 1919-April 16, 1922
Box 8B, Folder 6Photograph album, April 29, 1922-December 25, 1923
Box 8B, Folder 7Photograph album, March 1, 1926-September 1927
Box 9, Folder 1Photograph album, "Landmarks", 1930's-1940's
Box 9, Folder 2Photograph album, 1937-1940
Box 9, Folder 3Photograph album, February 1941-October 1946
Box 9A, Folder 4Scrapbook related to Gannett family, 1924-1946
Box 9A, Folder 5Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous Bragdon Family historical information, 1870's-1930's
Contains some genealogical information on Bragdon family in addition to clippings

Box 9A, Folder 6"Mark Twain's 70th birthday: souvenir of its celebration", December 23, 1905
Supplement to Harper's Weekly

Box 9B, Folder 7Diary, February 26, 1904-June 8, 1905
A transcribed and annotated digital edition of this diary is available online at the May Bragdon Diaries

Box 9A, Folder 8Diary, January 1, 1910-December 31, 1914
A transcribed and annotated digital edition of this diary is available online at the May Bragdon Diaries

Box 9C, Folder 9Diaries, 1943, 1946, 1947
Box 9C, Folder 10Last will and testament, dated November 3, 1938
Box 9C, Folder 11Photo album, Henry and Chandler Bragdon, circa 1906-1950's
Box 9C, Folder 12Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, 1906-1912
Box 9C, Folder 13Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, September 6, 1912-December 25, 1926
Box 9D, Folder 14Photo album compiled for Chandler Bragdon, 1915-1932
Box 9D, Folder 15Photo album compiled for Henry Bragdon, 1924-1930
Box 9D, Folder 16Photo album, Henry and Peter Bragdon, circa 1935-1950
Series VIII: George Chandler Bragdon
See also the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 81-83

Box 10, Folder 1"Sayings of some of the wise and good, to think about", August 1, 1881
Small notebook of sayings copied by George Chandler Bragdon and given to his son, Claude Bragdon on his 15th birthday, August 1, 1881.

Box 10, Folder 2Journal ("in part, old journals condensed"), 1883-1898
Box 10, Folder 3"Verses not published in undergrowth", 1896
Box 10, Folder 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

Box 10, Folder 5"From May-May," Christmas 1907; "Extract book", April 3, 1910: Reading notes or commonplace books
2 Volumes

Box 10, Folder 6Reading notes or commonplace books written in French by ?, 1869-1872 and undated
6 Volumes

Box 10, Folder 7Reading notes or commonplace books written in French by ?, 1873-1888 and undated
4 Volumes

Box 11, Folder 1Bragdon family genealogy notes, for dates 1698-1879, written by [George L. Bragdon?], circa 1870's
Box 11, Folder 2Newspaper clippings re: George C. Bragdon, obituaries, miscellaneous Bragdon Family obituaries
See also Box 9:5

Box 11, Folder 3Correspondence from Charles D. Bragdon [?] to George Chandler Bragdon, 1872
Box 11, Folder 4Newspaper clippings of poetry by George Chandler Bragdon, circa 1901
Box 11, Folder 5Photographs of George Chandler Bragdon, circa 1874-1902
See also Box 8 and the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 90-91

Box 11, Folder 6Photographs of George Chandler Bragdon and Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1900
See also Box 8 and the Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 90-91

Series IX: George Lindsay Bragdon
See also Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 90-91

Box 11, Folder 7Last will and testament, dated October 8, 1879
Series X: Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon
See also Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 84-87

Box 11, Folder 8Correspondence from [sister ?] to Katherine Elmina (Shipherd) Bragdon, 1892
Box 11, Folder 9"Scenes of my childhood", 1898 [?]
Album of photographs of places where the Shipherd Family lived, including birthplace of Claude Bragdon

Box 11, Folder 10Newspaper clippings, obituaries, September 7, 1920
Series XI: Shipherd family
See also Bragdon Family Papers, A.B81, Boxes 88-91

Box 11, Folder 11Bible belonging to Catherine Schermerhorn Shipherd [?], from her father, June 1854
Box 11, Folder 12Newspaper clippings, Catherine Schermerhorn Shipherd obituaries, August 11, 1892
Box 11, Folder 13Daily scripture diary, Fayette Shipherd, circa 1836-1878
Box 11, Folder 14Newspaper clipping, Fayette Shipherd obituary, November 7, 1878
Box 11, Folder 15"Wedding memories: recollections of an autumn", 1902
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.

Box 11, Folder 16Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous Shipherd family obituaries
Box 11, Folder 17Schermerhorn family genealogy notes, for dates 1631-1897, partially written by May Bragdon, 1907


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