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