• Letter written by S. Durell to Peter Bradt, 15 January 1820.

      Durell, S. (1820-01-15)
      Letter written by S. Durell, Knox County, Indiana, to Peter Bradt, Sixteen Mile Creek, Crookes [postmaster] Fort George, dated January 15, 1820. The last page of the letter contains messages written by Edee Durell and Samuel and Rhoda Williams. Samuel and Rhoda briefly describe their journey from Upper Canada to Indiana. An entry signed with the initials M.B. (Mercy Bradt?) can be found on the reverse of the first page. A transcription of the letter and a glossary of names that appear in Durell’s letters are included.
    • Letter written by Stephen Durell to his sister Mercy Bradt, dated 5 August 1825

      Durell, Stephen (1825-08-05)
      Letter written by Stephen Durell, Vincennes, Indiana, to his sister Mercy Bradt, Niagara, Crookses [postmaster] Post Office in Newark, dated August 5, 1825. Durell writes about conditions on his farm, family members, and mentions a visit from Dewitt Clinton, who came to see the falls and start the canal. A transcription of the letter is included.
    • Letters written by Mercy Jane Bradt to her parents, 1856

      Bradt, Mercy Jane (1856)
      Letters written by Mercy Jane Bradt to her parents, 1856. The letters were sent from the Williamsville Classical Institute, and dated January 29, September 18, and October 21. Transcriptions of the letters are included, as well as a history of the Williamsville Classical Institute.
    • Notebook of Elizabeth Hansler

      Hansler, Elizabeth
      Notebook kept by Elizabeth Hansler (1817-1889) when young. She later married Thomas Bradt (1810-1885). Some of the entries contain the cost of items purchased, such as shoes, bonnets, gloves, silk, cotton and wool. A lock of hair is included towards the end of the book. Names which appear in the book include Andrew Bradt, Mercy Jane Bradt, David James [Hansler] and Anna Maria Schram (who was raised in the Bradt family as a foster child).
    • Notebook of family records belonging to Mercy J. Dunn

      Dunn, Mercy J. (1918)
      Notebook of family records belonging to Mercy J. Dunn, Hagersville, March 11, 1918. A record of the Bradt family, including dates of birth, death and marriages, as well as some biographical information. A family record of the Hansler family is included. A brief record of the Wills and Dunn families are also included. Loose material enclosed in the notebook was separated and put in an envelope. This material includes an obituary for Thomas Bradt and a news clipping from the Santa Ana, California “Register” on a Hansler family reunion.
    • Notebook of Mercie Bradt

      Bradt, Mercie (1858)
      Notebook belonging to Mercie Bradt, Wainfleet, C.W. Sept. 13, 1858. The notebook contains expressions, poems and sketches.
    • Pretty Poems Children's Book

      A very small book of “pretty poems” featuring black and white illustrations.