Skip to main content

Wendell P. Bradley papers (M017)

|  
Title:
Wendell P. Bradley papers
Creator:
Bradeen, Richard Wayne, 1847-1881
ID:
M017
Date [inclusive]:
1939- 1967, undated
Extent:
6.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Collection includes Wendell Bradley's correspondence with family members, colleagues, and fellow sailing enthusiasts; literary drafts; and sailing photographs.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Preferred Citation:

Wendell P. Bradley Papers, George J. Mitchell Special Collections/Archives, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

Wendell P. Bradley (January 13th, 1929 - July 13th, 1967), Bowdoin Class of 1950, entered the U.S. Army on June 23rd, 1945 and was honorably discharged on November 11th, 1946. After attending Bowdoin, Bradley recieved a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Chicago (1952). Bradley was a reporter for the Washington Post for ten years between 1953 and 1963, after which he dedicated himself to sailing and writing. A major interest since childhood, sailing had always been a large part of Bradley's life. He spent his last years as a writer and boatsman.

Collection includes Wendell Bradley's correspondence with family members, colleagues, and fellow sailing enthusiasts; drafts of, and materials pertaining to, Bradley's They Live by the Wind, a number of materials and article drafts pertaining to Bradley's various published works in both newspapers and magazines, Bradley's personal journals, a copy of Bradley's master's diploma, Bradley's memorial sermon, notes, clippings, and a collection of sailing-related photographs and slides with accompanying negatives.

Series:

This series consists of letters sent between Bradley and various family members, job associates and fellow sailing enthusiasts. Frequent correspondents, each with five or more letters, including Bradley's father and stepmother, mother and stepfather, grandfather and grandmother, John Baynard, Angus Cameron, Grace Corso, Loring Dowst, Jon Embretsen, Nelson Hayes, Emilie Jacobson, Perry Knowlton, Sally Langmuir, Patricia Nosher, Edith Oliver, John R. Roberson, William Robinson and Regina Ryan.

Arrangement note:

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access note:

No Restrictions

Correspondence 1939-1950

Box 1 Folder 1

1951 - 1953

Box 1 Folder 2

1954

Box 1 Folder 3

1955

Box 1 Folder 4

1956 - 1957

Box 1 Folder 5

1958 - 1960

Box 1 Folder 6

1961 - 1962

Box 1 Folder 7

1963

Box 1 Folder 8

1964

Box 1 Folder 9

1965

Box 1 Folder 10

1966 Jan - 1966 May

Box 1 Folder 11

1966 Jun - 1966 Dec

Box 1 Folio 12

1967

Box 1 Folder 13

Undated

Box 1 Folder 14

Series:

This series contains various drafts and revisions of Bradley's posthumously published They Live by the Wind, as well as Bradley's own notes, proofs, proposals and research concerning the topics covered in the book. A sub-grouping within this series is primarily concerned with Bradley's smaller writings, including articles written for the Washington Post in addition to those written for magazines such as Holiday, Potomac, and Rudder.

Conditions Governing Access note:

No restrictions

Proposal: 11 Mar 1964

Box 1 Folder 15

Proposal: 26 Mar 1965

Box 1 Folder 16

Proposal: 15 Jul 1966

Box 1 Folder 17

Prologue: Publisher's Typescript (Xeroxed)

Box 1 Folder 18

Preface: Part 1, Chapter 1: Final Version: Typescript

Box 1 Folder 19

Part 1: Chapters 1 and 2: Final Version (Revised) : Carbon Typescript

Box 1 Folder 20

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Sources

Box 1 Folder 21

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Notes and Cruise Log

Box 1 Folder 22

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Rough Draft

Box 1 Folder 23

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Book Draft

Box 1 Folder 24

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Misc. Drafts

Box 1 Folder 25

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Typescript

Box 1 Folder 26

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Carbon Transcript

Box 1 Folder 27

Part 1: "Statstraad Lehmkuhl" Section: Publisher's Typescript

Box 1 Folder 28

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: Sources and Photographs

Box 1 Folder 29

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: Notes and Cannibalized Text

Box 1 Folder 30

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: First Draft: Carbon Transcript

Box 1 Folder 31

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: Carbon Typescript

Box 1 Folder 32

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: Final Draft: Typescript

Box 1 Folder 33

Part 2: "Bluenose" Section: A.J. Lynn Log Typescript

Box 1 Folder 34

Part 3: Chesapeake Bay Section: Sources and Notes

Box 2 Folder 1

Part 3: Chesapeake Bay Section: Background Information and Notes

Box 2 Folder 2

Part 3: Chesapeake Bay SectionL Preliminary Draft and Notes

Box 2 Folder 3

Part 3: Chesapeake Bay Section: Drafts

Box 2 Folder 4

Part 3: Chesapeake Bay Section: Publisher's Typescript

Box 2 Folder 5

Part 4: Bahamas Section: Sources

Box 2 Folder 6

Part 4: Bahamas Section: Rough Draft

Box 2 Folder 7

Part 4: Publisher's Typescript

Box 2 Folder 8

Typescript and Proof

Box 2 Folder 9

Author's 1st Proof

Box 2 Folder 10

Advance Proof

Box 2 Folder 11

Typescript

Box 2 Folder 12

Typescript

Box 2 Folder 13

Original Manuscript (Retyped) : Part 1

Box 2 Folder 14

Original Manuscript (Retyped) : Part 2, Chapter 1

Box 2 Folder 15

Original Manuscript (Retyped) : Part 2, Chapters 2 and 3

Box 2 Folder 16

Original Manuscript (Retyped) : Part 3

Box 2 Folder 17

Original Manuscript (Retyped) : Part 4

Box 2 Folder 18

Printer's Galley Proof

Box 3 Folder 1

Printer's Galley Proof

Box 3 Folder 2

Miscellaneous Proof

Box 3 Folder 3

Background Notes: 1966

Box 3 Folder 4

Background Notes: 1966 - 1967

Box 3 Folder 5

Notes: 1966

Box 3 Folder 6

Notes: 1966

Box 3 Folder 7

Notes: Undated

Box 3 Folder 8

Notes: Undated

Box 3 Folder 9

Notes: Undated

Box 3 Folder 10

Book Reviews

Box 3 Folder 11

Book Reviews and Publisher's Correspondence

Box 3 Folder 12

Assateague Island: Article

Box 3 Folder 13

Assateague Island: Clippings and Documents: 195 - 1962

Box 3 Folder 14

Assateague Island: Clippings and Documents: 1963

Box 3 Folder 15

Assateague Island: Clippings and Documents: 1964 - 1965

Box 3 Folder 16

Assateague Island: Clippings and Documents: Undated

Box 3 Folder 17

Assateague Island: Proposal

Box 3 Folder 18

Bermuda to Sweden Race: Typescript

Box 3 Folder 19

"Boating Craze" and "Coastal Man": Proposals

Box 3 Folder 20

Cambridge Riot: Annotated Draft

Box 3 Folder 21

Cambridge Riot: Copies and Notes: 1963

Box 3 Folder 22

Kauilani: Clippings, Excerpts, Fact Sheet, Information

Box 3 Folder 23

Lisbon Creek: Draft Revised by Edward Bradley: Typescript

Box 3 Folder 24

Lisbon Creek: Preliminary Introduction

Box 3 Folder 25

Lisbon Creek: Revisions

Box 3 Folder 26

Lisbon Creek: Sources

Box 3 Folder 27

"Lucy, Pete, Vic, Eagle, Bill and Leo": Article

Box 3 Folder 28

"The Lure of Boating": Article: Carbon Typescript

Box 3 Folder 29

Magazine Articles: HOLIDAY, Potomac, Rudder

Box 3 Folder 30

Mutiny on the Bounty: Film Background

Box 3 Folder 31

"North Central Freeway": Proposal

Box 3 Folder 32

The Oyster Fleet Races: Articles, Clippings, Notes

Box 3 Folder 33

Paratrooper's Story: Xeroxed Typescript

Box 3 Folder 34

Prince George's County: Miscellaneous

Box 3 Folder 35

Puerto Rican Incident: Interview

Box 3 Folder 36

Sally Langmuir: MS. Draft, SI Article

Box 3 Folder 37

Skipjack Races: Programs

Box 3 Folder 38

Stephen M. Ferguson: Article, Original Interview Notes

Box 3 Folder 39

Tilghman Island: Proposal

Box 3 Folder 40

Series:

This series contains an assortment of materials concerning or collcted by Bradley. Personal materials include Bradley's journal entries, his master's diploma from the University of Chicago, and a copy of his memorial sermon. Other materials include a collection of Bradley's assorted newspaper clippings and miscellaneous files.

Conditions Governing Access note:

No restrictions

Arrangement note:

Arranged chronologically/alphabetically within the following subseries, Miscellaneous, Personal, and Clippings

Miscellaneous Materials, undated

Box 3 Folder 41

Miscellaneous Materials, undated

Box 3 Folder 42

4th Maine Environmental Congress Materials

Box 3 Folder 43

Bradley's Memorial Sermon

Box 4 Folder 1

Bradley's Master Diploma: University of Chicago

Box 4 Folder 2

Journal: pp. 1 - 184

Box 4 Folder 3

Journal: pp. 185 - 299

Box 4 Folder 4

Journal: pp. 300 - 351

Box 4 Folder 5

Journal: 1964 - 1967

Box 4 Folder 6

Journal: Miscellaneous Clippings

Box 4 Folder 7

Clippings: 1950 - 1952

Box 4 Folder 8

Clippings: 1953

Box 4 Folder 9

Clippings: 1954

Box 4 Folder 10

Clippings: 1955

Box 4 Folder 11

Clippings: 1956

Box 4 Folder 12

Clippings: 1957

Box 4 Folder 13

Clippings: 1958

Box 4 Folder 14

Clippings: 1959

Box 4 Folder 15

Clippings: 1960

Box 4 Folder 16

Clippings: 1960

Box 4 Folder 17

Clippings: 1961 Jan - 1961 Jun

Box 4 Folder 18

Clippings: 1961 Jul - 1961 Dec

Box 4 Folder 19

Clippings: 1962

Box 4 Folder 20

Clippings: 1963 - 1967

Box 4 Folder 21

Clippings: Undated

Box 4 Folder 22

Clippings: Undated

Box 4 Folder 23

Clippings: Undated

Box 4 Folder 24

Scope and Contents note:

Contains negatives and photos pertaining to sailing including multiple images of The Bluenose

Conditions Governing Access note:

none

Top