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An image of an Order Book found in the fonds


Record No: mha00000033
Title: Noah Norman Bradley fonds
Dates: Photocopied 1984 (originally created 1899-1925)
Location: R95-36 MHA
Provenance: Bradley, Noah Norman, 1857-1924
Extent: 12 cm of textual records
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents of the fonds
Restrictions: No restrictions
Adm. Hist/Bio. Sketch: Noah Norman Bradley (1857-1924), cabinet maker and businessman, was born in 1857 in Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland, into a family of boatbuilders and fishermen. Bradley married Evangeline M. Trimm in 1886, and on 21 March 1888, the couple had a son, Frederick Gordon Bradley (1888-1966), who became a lawyer and politician. Bradley died in St. John's in 1924.
     In 1878, with his brothers Adam and Len, Noah Bradley built the Orange Hall in Musgrave Harbour. In 1881, he began a five-year apprenticeship with the Newfoundland Furniture and Molding Company at its factory on Forest Road, St. John's. By 1890, he was working as a cabinetmaker for Richard Goff in a manufacturing shop in the Goff house on Prescott Street. From 1898 until his death, Bradley operated his own furniture-making business from his residence on Victoria Street.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of photocopies made in 1984 of order books from Bradley's furniture-making business that he operated on Victoria Street, St. John's. The books list each customer by name and give an account of work carried out and a detailed breakdown of costs. The order books are arranged in chronological order
Reproduction Note: Photocopied in 198-. Original papers in the possession of Gordon Bradley of Bonavista, grandson of Noah Norman Bradley.
Terms Governing Use: Users should be aware that copyright rules and regulations may apply to some parts of this fonds
Finding Aids: MHA finding aid 23
Subject: Furniture repairing.
Subject: Woodworking industry Newfoundland.
Subject: Cabinetry.
Subject: Artisans.
Subject: Furniture making.


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