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Bradfield Family Scrapbooks
MSS 0161  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Bradfield Family Scrapbooks
    Creator: Bradfield family
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0161
    Physical Description: 2.15 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1932 - 1938
    Abstract: A small collection of photograph albums and scrapbooks, probably kept by Mr. and Mrs. Vergil F. Bradfield. Vergil Bradfield lived in Peking, China from 1919 to 1938. Two of the volumes contain photographs of China, including many images of Peking, its people, and environs. The scrapbooks contain memorabilia, ephemera and photostatic copies of illustrated Chinese medical texts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A small collection of photograph albums and scrapbooks, probably kept by Mr. and Mrs. Vergil F. Bradfield, parents of Robert Bradfield. Vergil Bradfield lived in China from 1919 to 1938. He was associated with the Peking Union Medical College. His son Robert Bradfield was born in China. The scrapbooks date from approximately 1932 to 1938. Two of the volumes contain photographs of China, including many images of Peking (modern-day Beijing), its people, and environs. One of the scrapbooks contains memorabilia, probably collected by Mrs. Vergil Bradfield, including newspaper accounts of Japanese military activities, invitations, and Chinese ephemera. The remaining scrapbook contains photostatic copies of illustrated Chinese medical texts.
    The most significant resource in the collection are the photographic images of Chinese city and rural life, probably taken by the Bradfield family. Snapshots include street scenes, people, processions, the Foreign Compound, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. Also included are images of the Bradfield residences in China, family friends, family servants, and Japanese military activities.

    Biography

    The family of Vergil F. Bradfield lived in China (probably in Peking) during the 1920s and 1930s. Bradfield went to China in 1919 and was associated with the Peking Union Medical College. He left the country in 1938. Vergil's son Robert was born in China around 1926.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Bradfield Family Scrapbooks, MSS 161. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1984.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    China -- History -- 1928-1937 -- Manuscripts
    Beijing (China) -- Description and travel -- Photographs
    Medicine, Chinese -- Manuscripts
    China -- Description and travel -- Photographs
    Photographs
    Bradfield family -- Archives
    Bradfield, Vergil F.