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Will Bradley papers, 1882-1962

Bradley, Will, 1868-1962

Writer, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 500 Items

Summary: Reel LA10: Correspondence and papers, 1882-1955, including letters received; typed copies of letters to his daughter, Mrs. Edward Dufner, and to friends; an autobiography of his boyhood (to age 13); and an incomplete set of BRADLEY HIS BOOK. Included are letters from Bliss Carman, Edward Bok, Maxfield Parrish, Daniel Frohman, Bruce Rogers, Herbert Stuart Stone, Louise Imogen Guiney, Arthur Truscott, Royal Cortissoz, Edmund Dulac, Minnie Maddern Fiske, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Thomas Cleland, and others.
Reel 689: Papers, 1906-1962, including 54 clippings, four photographs of Bradley, 103 drawings and letter designs, 21 articles and other printed material about him, and 7 printed articles, etc., by him, including a play entitled, "Spoils." In addition, there are approximately 30 publications designed by him, and other samples of his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator and writer; South Pasedena, Calif. Born in Boston, Mass.; full name is William H. Bradley.


The donor is Bradley's daughter.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel LA10: material was returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 689 and LA10 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Will Bradley papers, 1882-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.