James C. Bradley Papers,1905-1962

Collection Number: 21-23-1717

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
James C. Bradley papers, 1905-1962.
Collection Number:
21-23-1717
Creator:
James Chester Bradley, 1884-1975.
Quantity:
32.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
A monograph, manuscripts, lecture notes and teaching materials, field notebooks, drawings, typed and handwritten notes, personal and professional correspondence, bibliographies, glass slides and mounted photographs, and photograph albums.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes Bradley's A Manual of the Genera of Beetles, North of Mexico; manuscripts for papers; lecture notes and teaching materials; field notebooks, drawings, and typed and handwritten notes; personal and professional correspondence; bibliographies; glass slides and mounted photographs of entomological subjects and expeditions, including the First Cornell University Biological Expedition to the Okefenoke Swamp in Georgia and a later expedition through Arizona and California, as well as a few Ithaca area scenes; photograph albums; includes much material on wasps. Also, correspondence with J. Henry Comstock and others.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

James Bradley was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1884. He showed an early interest in natural history, especially insects, and published his first scientific paper at age 15. He obtained degrees at Cornell University (A.B. 1906, Ph.D. 1910) and the University of California (M.S. 1907). He served as an assistant professor of entomology at Cornell, 1911-1920, and professor and curator of invertebrate zoology, 1920-1952. As a field biology, Bradley joined or led several expeditions ranging from Canada to South America, including the joint Cornell-Harvard transcontinental motor car trip in 1917. He co-authored Insect Life, an insect manual for Boy Scouts, and was chairman of the committee that secured the site for Camp Barton (a Boy Scout camp near Ithaca, New York).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes Bradley's A Manual of the Genera of Beetles, North of Mexico; manuscripts for papers; lecture notes and teaching materials; field notebooks, drawings, and typed and handwritten notes; personal and professional correspondence; bibliographies; glass slides and mounted photographs of entomological subjects and expeditions, including the First Cornell University Biological Expedition to the Okefenoke Swamp in Georgia and a later expedition through Arizona and California, as well as a few Ithaca area scenes; photograph albums; includes much material on wasps. Also, correspondence with J. Henry Comstock and others.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bradley, James Chester, 1884-1975.
Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University.Dept. of Entomology.

Subjects:
Insects.
Entomology--Study and teaching.
Biology--Study and teaching.
Natural history.
Wasps.
Zoology.
College teachers.
Entomologists.

Places:
Georgia
Arizona
California
Georgia--Aerial views.
Arizona--Aerial views.
California--Aerial views.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Negatives.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
James C. Bradley papers, #21-23-1717. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Correspondence, manuals, reprints
Box 2-3
Correspondence, drafts, notes, reprints
Box 4
Drafts, notes, entomological data cards
Box 5
Correspondence, drafts, notes
Box 6
Correspondence
Box 7
Genus/species tags, photographs, manuals, handbooks, notebooks
Box 8
(A) Correspondence
Box 9
(B) Correspondence, drawing and prints
Box 10
(C) Correspondence, organization files
Box 11
Personal files (index); receipts; taxes, will, funds
Box 12-15
Correspondence
Box 16
Photographs, notes, Bible
Box 17
Journals, photographs, drafts-essays, correspondence
Box 18
Notes, reprints, drafts
Box 19
Draft manuscripts
Box 20
Correspondence, drafts, reprints
Box 21
Drafts, manuscripts
Box 22
Files, notes
Box 23
Files, typed manuscripts, notes
Box 24
Files, correspondence
Box 25-27
Glass negatives
Box 28
Glass negatives, 1 fld. photographs: Comstock, Mexico, children, cabin, family
Box 29
(Tube box) Blanchard and Bradley diplomas
Box 30
Photographs, First C.U. Biological Expedition to Okefonokee Swamp