Ernest H. Bradner Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Bradner, Ernest H., 1846-1922
Ernest H. Bradner papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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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.

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Scope and Contents note

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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1869.
  • Michigan State University.

Personal Name(s)

  • Honhart, Frederick L., Dr.


  • College buildings
  • College students

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Letter 1866 

F.D. 1