Scope and Contents
The Bradshaw Family Papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, financial and legal papers, and photographs which chronicle the academic careers and brief marriage of Francis and Margaret Bradshaw and the career of their daughter Frances Bradshaw Blanshard. Additional Bradshaw material, including correspondence between Margaret Bradshaw and her son-in-law Brand Blanshard and papers of Frances Bradshaw Blanshard, can be found in the Brand Blanshard Papers. Brand and Roberta Yerkes Blanshard donated the papers between 1980 and 1990.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Brand and Roberta Blanshard, 1980. Additional papers are the gift of Roberta Yerkes Blanshard, 1990.
0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The papers consist of correspondence, memorabilia, financial and legal papers, and photographs which chronicle the academic careers and brief marriage of Francis and Margaret Bradshaw and the career of their daughter, Frances Bradshaw Blanshard.
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Rooker Bradshaw was born in Delaware County, Missouri, on March 8, 1866. She was the daughter of John and Nancy Hampton Rooker. She received a B.A. degree from Hardin College. In 1890 she married Francis Elmer Bradshaw. The young married couple both attended Vanderbilt University where they each earned M.A. degrees in 1893.
The Bradshaws did graduate work at Yale University from 1893 to 1894. Francis Bradshaw accepted a teaching position at Vanderbilt for the following year. Their daughter Frances was born in 1895, and in October of that year Francis Bradshaw died of typhoid. Left a widow with an infant daughter, Margaret Bradshaw accepted a position as a teacher at Brookfield College where she stayed until 1900. She returned to Yale in 1900 to continue her graduate work and earned her Ph.D. in 1902.
In 1902 Margaret Bradshaw was offered a position as instructor in English at Smith College. She was promoted to the rank of associate professor in 1912 and continued teaching until she suffered a stroke in 1930. She died on September 27, 1946 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, where her daughter Frances Blanshard had lived when she was Swarthmore College's dean of women.
- Guide to the Bradshaw Family Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Diane E. Kaplan and Stephanie Atiyeh
- March 1994
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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