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James Bradley Pennsylvania History Collection

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Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 05 May 2009

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James Bradley Pennsylvania History Collection contains Legal documents and Published materials. The Legal documents include a Pennsylvania land purchase agreement dated July 23, 1773, as well as a draft of an agreement between Abraham Taylor and Joseph Shippen and William Hutchison, stating that the latter were appointed as "Overseers of the Poor" for Chester County. Published materials consists of a notice from the Meadville Gazette Journal announcing the death of President Zachary Taylor.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into two series: Legal documents and Published materials.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Bradley, James.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.

Corporate Bodies

Chester County (Pa.) -- Overseers of the Poor.


Death notices -- Pennsylvania -- Meadville.
Land titles -- Pennsylvania -- Bedford County.
Legal documents -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County.


Bedford County (Pa.)
Chester County (Pa.)
Meadville (Pa.)
Pennsylvania -- History -- 1775-1865.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Genres and Forms

Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

James Bradley Pennsylvania History Collection
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of James Bradley (in memory of Cyrus McMicheals), 17 Apr 1979.

Table of Contents

Legal documents

Published materials