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Mason Brayman family papers, 1873-1895.
BANC MSS P-H 124 box1; BANC MSS P-H 124 box2
Collection Overview

Title:

Mason Brayman family papers, 1873-1895

Creator/Contributor:

Brayman, Mason, 1813-1895, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Brayman, Mary Williams, 1816-1886, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Bailhache, Ada Brayman., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Langford, Emma., Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Chatterton, George., Correspondent.

Abstract:

Letters from Brayman and his wife, Mary (Williams) Brayman (1816-1886), to their daughter Ada and her husband, William H. Bailhache, of Washington, D.C., during Brayman's governorship of Idaho Territory, 1876-1880.
There are 93 letters by Brayman; 7 by his wife; 6 from Mrs. Bailhache to her parents; 7 by Emma Langford and 9 by George W. Chatterton to the Braymans and Bailhaches; and single letters by a granddaughter, Adah Brayman Bailhache; I.P. Christiancy; E.J. Curtis, Secretary of Idaho Territory; Ann Eastman; Albert D. Hager; A.G. Porter; W.K. Rogers; William E. Smith, Governor of Wisconsin; and from George W. Lee to Clinton W. Moore. Some Brayman Mss. in the papers include a copy of his message to the Council and House, January 13, 1879, 41 l.; an 8-page autobiographical sketch (ca. 1881-1885); a 9-page text for "Sabbath School"; a 2-page Ms. on "Chinook Winds"; letters by Brayman on Idaho topics, clipped from newspapers; a small scrapbook of clippings, mostly from 1879 to 1886; an obituary clipping from the Kansas City Journal, 1895; and a pamphlet sermon, delivered by Rev. T.E. Vassar at Brayman's funeral.

Date:

1873 (issued)

Subject:

Governors -- Idaho
Governors -- Wisconsin
Idaho -- Politics and government
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government

Note:

Brayman was appointed by President Grant in 1876 and became embroiled with a Territorial "Ring." His daughter and son-in-law served him as intelligence agents and personal lobbyists in Washington during the Grant and Hayes administrations.

Type:

Autobiographies.
Scrapbooks.
Obituaries.
Family papers.

Physical Description:

2 boxes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-H 124 box1
BANC MSS P-H 124 box2

Origin:

California