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Ernest H. Bradner papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-10.3.206

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written on March 7, 1866 to his aunt, Sarah Fairman. He describes life at the Agricultural College, including a schedule of a typical day and descriptions of the campus. Although the letter is not signed with Bradner’s last name, the college catalog for that time lists only one pupil with the first name of Ernest.


  • Creation: 1866


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Ernest Howard Bradner was born in 1846 in Plymouth, Michigan to Nathan Terry Bradner and Elvira Person Fairman Bradner. He graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1869. After graduation Bradner married Sarah E. Butrick on June 5, 1872 in Cass, Michigan. Bradner later moved to Oleta, California as a teacher and farmer and then to Sacramento as a Christian Scientist practitioner. He married again to Clara Howard on August 6, 1879 in Sacramento County, California. He died January 4, 1922.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Ernest H. Bradner Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
March 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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