Nelson-Bradt Family Papers and Photographs, 1864-1996

Summary Information

Title: Nelson-Bradt Family Papers and Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1996

  • Nelson-Bradt Family
Call Number: Mss 1045; PH 6532

Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 373 photographs

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of members of the Nelson-Bradt families, early settlers of northern Wisconsin and ancestors of Senator Gaylord A. Nelson, primarily documenting his mother, Mary Bradt Hogan Nelson. Others documented are Sheldon Elisha Bradt, Civil War veteran and farmer of Northport; Anton Nels Nelson, resident and doctor of Clear Lake; Marah Janet Nelson Lee, temporary resident of Chung-King, China (circa 1934-1945) and Dane County Democratic Party activist; and Christian Nelson, a Norwegian immigrant. The collection includes family correspondence; political correspondence, most notably from Robert M. La Follette, Jr.; general correspondence; memorabilia; news clippings; family histories and newsletters; a nursing scrapbook; and copies of naturalization, military, and birth records. In addition, the collection contains photographs of Nelson-Bradt family members; informal photographs of Gaylord Nelson in childhood and early adult life; photographs of residents of Clear Lake, Wisconsin; photographs from A. N. Nelson's training at Marquette University School of Medicine and his general practice; and photographs of Mary Bradt Nelson's training at the Trinity Hospital School for Nurses.

Language: English

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