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Papers, 1801-1863.

Author: Luther Bradish
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of correspondence, drafts or copies of legislative acts and bills, addresses, legal papers, notes, minutes and other papers of various organizations and committees, lists of names for various purposes, printed circulars, maps, accounts, statistics, etc., from 1801 to 1863. Many of the letters and papers for 1801-1815 pertain to the settlement of the estate of Ichabod Brush of Demerara,
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Minutes
Legal documents
Bills (legislative records)
Official reports
Maps
Circulars
Accounts
Treaties
Named Person: Ichabod Brush; Brush family.; Martin S Wilkins; Helen Elizabeth Gibbs; Gibbs family.; George Gibbs; William Gibbs; D M Randolph; William Bainbridge; A G Ralston; J Chasseaud; Thomas Appleton; Washington Irving; Don Paulo Barola, Rev.; Giuseppi Girometti; Giacomo Ombrosi; F P Allen; Henry Barclay; Theodric Romeyn Beck; James W Beekman; Benjamin F Butler; Charles H Carroll; Corry Chambers, Rev.; William Ellery Channing; Francis Granger; Hiram Ketchum; Robert Bowne Minturn; William Henry Seward; Ambrose Spencer; John Lansing Wendell
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Luther Bradish
OCLC Number: 476670157
Description: 10.5 linear ft. (21 boxes)

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The collection consists of correspondence, drafts or copies of legislative acts and bills, addresses, legal papers, notes, minutes and other papers of various organizations and committees, lists of names for various purposes, printed circulars, maps, accounts, statistics, etc., from 1801 to 1863. Many of the letters and papers for 1801-1815 pertain to the settlement of the estate of Ichabod Brush of Demerara, British Guiana, and Huntington, Long Island, with Bradish acting as executor. They relate particularly to Brush's plantation "Vigilance" in Demerara, and involve John, Ebenezer and other members of the Brush family, Martin S. Wilkins, Bolton & Littledale of Liverpool, D. M. Randolph of London, and the London firm of Tod & Co. Other papers pertain to Bradish and his purchasing of a major part of the town of Moira, in Franklin County, New York; a lenghthy account of his voyage to Gibralter on the U.S.S. Columbus; a 36-page report of his trip to Turkey to discuss the possibility of a trade treaty; his short-lived marriage to Helen Elizabeth Gibbs; the Whig Party, state politics, elections; roads in St. Lawrence County; relief for the Greeks in 1827; establishment of a dry dock and marine railway in New York City; a proposed railroad in Berkshire; and his philanthropic efforts with institutions such as the American Agricultural Association, the Free Academy, Trinity Church, and many others.

Some of the correspondents include George Gibbs, William Gibbs, A. G. Ralston, J. Chasseaud, Thomas Appleton, Washington Irving, Baring Bros., Hottinguer & Co., Rev. Don Paulo Barola, Giuseppi Girometti, Giacomo Ombrosi, Henry Barclay of Saugerties, John A. Barry, T. Romeyn Beck, James W. Beekman, Joseph Blunt, William H. Bogart, William C. Bouck, John Bradish, Isaac Bronson, Henry N. Brush, J. Buchanan, British consul at New York, Benjamin F. Butler, Charles H. Carroll, Rev. Corry Chambers, Rev. William Ellery Channing, Jacob G. Dyckman, Francis Granger, William H. Harrison, Hiram Ketchum, Robert Bowne Minturn, William H. Seward, Ambrose Spencer, John Lansing Wendell, and many more.

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