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Phineas Bradley Day Book


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1978-23-203

Scope and Contents

The Phineas Bradley Day Book (1978-23-203) records daily business transactions from 1791-1795 for a store Bradley operated in Litchfield, Connecticut. The items listed in the day book are primarily spirits and medicinal items. Other items are sold as well including raisins and tea. Entries in the day book correspond to entries in his ledger. Currently housed in 3B Box 20.


  • Created: 1792-1794
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/07/1978


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. 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.

Biographical or Historical Information

Phineas Bradley was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1769.  He was a physician who practiced in Middletown before opening a drug store in Litchfield.  He later moved to Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania and then to Washington, D.C. where he was employed as the Second Assistant Post Master General, serving under his older brother Abraham.  He died in 1845.

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Source of Acquisition

Mrs. William P. O'Donnell

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Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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