Mill Boy Letters

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL 
CENTER FOR LOWELL HISTORY

WRITTEN BY JAMES C. BRADFORD1 
TO SARAH BROWN BRADFORD2

 Lowell3 Aug 3d 1839

 Dear Friend I suppose you will 
disappointed in not seeing me at Mont 
Vernon4 before this time but my 
health is better then it was when 
you went home I do not know when 
I shall go home know - if my health 
is good not til September

      I want to hear from home 
very much indeed  I want you 
to write as soon as you get this letter 
I want you to go to Lyndeborough5 
to Johnsons6 and to Fathers7 and see all 
the folks  tell Johnson to write all 
the news and how things are doing 
at our house - - - -

      I don’t think of any thing more 
to write now and so I must Bid 
you good By til I hear from 
you again 
      yours with Respect

                       James C. Bradford 
                       to Sarah Bradford

Remember me to your mother 
I know nothing but what - Abel 
and the girls are well 
dont forget to write soon

  1James C. Bradford b: 2 Sep 1813, Lyndeborough, NH d: 28 May 1860,  
    Lyndeborough, NH; parents: Thomas and Patty Bradford; married 1837,  
    NH: Sarah Brown b: 24 Jan 1806, Mont Vernon, NH; employed: Boott  
    Cotton Mill – watchman. 
  2Sarah Brown b: 24 Jan 1806, Mont Vernon, NH d: 15 Sep 1888,  
    Lyndeborough, NH; married 1837: James C. Bradford b: 2 Sep 1813,  
    Lyndeborough, NH d: 28 May 1860, Lyndeborough, NH. 
  3Lowell, Massachusetts. 
  4Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. 
  5Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. 
  6Joseph A. Johnson b: 1819, NH; residence 1850-1870: Lyndeborough, NH. 
  7Thomas Bradford b: 1793, NH; residence 1820-1850: Lyndeborough, NH. 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 

[on cover] 
Mrs. Sarah Bradford 
Mont Vernon, NH