THE PETER R. BRADY PAPERS

INTRODUCTION

THE PETER R. BRADY PAPERS
Peter R. Brady [1825 - 1902], one of Arizona's leading pioneers, served his country on exploring expeditions as well as in local and state offices. His papers consist of correspondence, documents, photographs and clippings. Most of the correspondence in this collection is from Brady's sisters, Margaret and Mary Ellen, and their respective husbands, Edmund and Major B. B. French. Letters from these individuals provide a fascinating view of the country, and especially Washington, D.C., before, during, and after the Civil War, as well as revealing glimpses of Brady's life and his successes "out West."

Major Benjamin B. French served as the Commissioner of Public Buildings in Washington, D.C., and was the intimate friend of many presidents, including Abraham Lincoln. His letters, like those of his brother, show the state of the nation's capital during the Civil War with "troops quartered all around us - a thousand or so, on the vacant lot just below our house, within half a stone's throw...They are very quiet and gentlemanly." (ALS from B. B. French, May 18, 1863) His letters also provide interesting revelations of the state of national politics after the war. Edmund French's letters also comment on the state of the nation before and during the war, discuss possible appointments for Brady in Washington, D.C., and inform Brady of a gun which the Frenches have procured for him. French's letters also discuss Brady's father and sisters and mutual friends and acquaintances, such as Lieutenant Mowry, who first represented the territory of Arizona in Congress.

Margaret French's letters discuss personal and family matters, as well as mutual friends and acquaintances and her own growing family. Mary Ellen French's letters, the largest correspondence in the collection, also discuss such matters in detail and enquire particularly about Brady's wife and children as well as his various adventures. She recounts stories which the Frenches have heard from such distinguished men as Colonel [Andrew B.] Gray and Dr. [C. H.] Lord and also refers to mutual friends such as the Honorable R.C. McCormick, one of the first governors of Arizona. She congratulates Brady on his business success as well his elections to various positions within his community. Her letters also illustrate how Washington, D.C. was torn apart during the Civil War; she often writes, during that period, of friends who have joined the Northern or Southern Armies.

Mary Ellen French's correspondence also refers to Daniel Chester French, the famous sculptor, his wife, Mary Adams French, daughter of Margaret and Edmund French, and their daughter, Margaret French Cresson. She refers to some of his statues, particularly one he made for Chicago's World Fair, which she urges Brady to attend. She also writes of the changes which have occurred in Washington, D.C., since her brother's departure:

"Washington is beautiful just now - I wish you could see it, with two hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants. Such broad avenues...and frequent parks just like the Garden of Eden. There are palatial residences... This new Library [of Congress] is near Margaret's and the rotunda finished in Sienna marble, cannot be surpassed... Dan French is making two statues for the latter." (April 28, 1895)

Mary Ellen also refers to a pipe which Andrew Jackson once gave to her when she was a small child. Apparently, President Jackson expressed his regrets that he had no toys for the Brady children and asked them if they wanted anything. "Yes," chimed Mary Ellen, "your pipe." When asked what she'd do with it, her ready reply--"blow soap bubbles"- -so charmed Jackson that he had the pipe delivered to her the following day.

The Peter R. Brady Papers also contain documents certifying that Peter R. Brady was elected to the posts of sheriff and treasurer for Pima and Pinal Counties in Arizona, photos, and clippings. The collection includes photos of Brady, his second wife (Maria Antonia Ochoa), three of his children, Margaret French, Mary Ellen French, Edmund French, Major B.B. French, Sarita Brady Hutchins (Brady's half-sister and wife of Washington Post owner Stilson Hutchins), and Sophia Treadway (the "Baroness of Arizona" in the Peralta-Reavis fraud) from the Charles A. Brady Collection of Family Photos at the Arizona Historical Society Library.

Peter Rainsford Brady was born on August 14, 1825, in Washington, D.C., to Peter and Anna Brady. Peter Brady was an Irish immigrant and prominent local politician in Washington, D.C., who introduced his children to many famous men such as Andrew Jackson. He and Anna Rainsford had three children, Peter R., Margaret, and Mary Ellen. After his wife's death, he remarried and had one daughter, Sarita Brady, who later married Stilson Hutchins.

Peter R. Brady was educated at Georgetown College and then entered the United States Navy as a Master's Mate and did Midshipman's duty in 1844 and 1845 on the U.S.S. Plymouth and U.S.S. Lexington until an Act of Congress reduced Navy personnel. After serving in the Navy, he joined the Texas Rangers and fought in the Mexican War. In Texas, he became captain of a railroad route survey expedition which journeyed to San Diego, California. He first went to Arizona as part of this surveying team and later wrote a series of articles about his experiences exploring the unkown territory. In 1855, he was appointed Spanish interpreter for the International Boundary Commission. In 1859, he married Juanita Mendibles and became post trader at Fort Mohave. He had five children with Juanita: Peter R. Jr., Henry, Robert, Richard, and Mary Ellen (Nellie).

During the Civil War, he smuggled information about the Confederates in Mexico to the commanding officer at Fort Yuma. After the war, he took his family to Tucson, Arizona, where he settled and prospered. He farmed, raised cattle, and mined succesfully. He introduced Egyptian wheat in Arizona in 1867, raised the first Louisiana sugar cane in 1871, and began a corn and barley mill in at his ranch in Florence in 1888. Despite his numerous business and ranching responsibilities, he still found time to serve his community in various positions. He served as a school board member, member of the board of prison commissioners, sheriff and treasurer for Pima and Pinal Counties, and later as a member of the Arizona Territorial Legislature for a number of years.

Brady's first wife died in 1871, but he continued to care for his children, his enterprises, and his community. He moved to Florence, where he established a large ranch and a good reputation. In 1878, he decided to marry again, and he and Maria Antonia Ochoa were wed. They had four children : John A., Margaret A., Charles A., and James L. During this period, he discovered a rich ore deposit with his partners, which he eventually sold for $65,000, helped form the Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, acted as a special agent for the U. S. Interior Department., and continued his ranching and political activities. He moved back to Tucson in 1899, and died there on May 2, 1902. His papers are located at the Arizona Historical Society Library. He led a full life, as the correspondence from his sisters and brothers-in-law shows:
"We are interested in the Arizona papers, in which you figure as one of the most influential citizens...Lieutenant Harrington...spoke in the highest terms of you and said that you were about the only man there that had any brain![sic] That you were growing rich and were respected by everybody."
[ALS, Mary Ellen French, June 29 [];
ALS, Major B.B. French, Jan 5, 1868]



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Extent: .5 linear feet
Provenance: Gift of Francis P. Brady, August, 1988
Date Span: ca. 1850 - 1898
Processed By: Deborah A. Marrone
Date: September 15, 1988



FOLDER LIST

Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence from and Diary by Peter Rainsford Brady
Date span: 1864 - 26 Dec 1881
Description: 1 ALS, Xerox copies of ALsS, and 1 DS(Copy)
from Peter R. Brady refer to his children,
including Henry and Nelly, his mill, his
subscription to Harper's Weekly, his duties
as sheriff, and the Peralta-Reavis "Baron of Arizona"
land fraud.

Includes the following items:
ALS from Peter R. Brady to "My dear son." 26 Dec 1881
Xerox Copy of license tax receipt for Pima County signed by Peter R. Brady. 5 Mar 1870
Xerox Copy of extracts from Peter R. Brady's Diary. 1864

Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence from Margaret French Cresson
Date span: 23 Dec 1948 - 11 Feb []
Description: Xerox Copy of ALS from Margaret French
Cresson, daughter of Daniel Chester and Mary Adams French, to Margaret
Brady, PRB's daughter, thanks Brady for magazine and praises
Arizona; Xerox Copy of
Invitation refers to one of
Cresson's exhibitions.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copy of ALS from Margaret French Cresson to
Margaret A. Brady.
23 Dec 1948
Xerox Copy of Invitation to Exhibition of Portrait
Sculpture by Cresson.
11 Feb []


Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence from Father James Curley
Date span: 1 Jan 1862
Description: ALS from Father James Curley to PRB refers to
Georgetown University faculty members, Southern
students leaving the school to fight,
and PRB's request for his baptismal
certificate.


Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence from Major B. B. French I
Date span: 20 Jan 1863 - 9 Jul 1866
Description: 3 ALS from Major B. B. and Mary Ellen French
to PRB refer to the Major's marriage to Mary
Ellen, Edmund and Margaret French
and their children, Sarita Brady,
PRB's wife Juanita, PRB's hope for
appointment as Marshal, the Adams,
President Lincoln, and the Civil
War.
Includes the following items:
Card engraved "Mr. & Mrs. B. B. French".
undated
ALS from Major B. B. French to Peter R. Brady.
20 Jan 1863
ALS from Major B. B. French to Peter R. Brady with
2 Xerox Copies (Typed).
18 May 1863
ALsS on same paper from Major B. B. and Mary Ellen
French to Peter R. Brady.
9 Jul 1866


Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence from Major B. B. French II
Date span: 11 Aug 1867 - 29 Nov 1868
Description: 3 ALS from Major B. B. & Mary Ellen French to
PRB refer to the Major's house and garden,
Margaret and Edmund French and their
children, Sarita Brady, Doctor Lord,
Captain Washburne, Indians, politics,
Pres. Johnson, PRB's family, Lt.
Harrington, and Lt. Garrett.
Includes the following items:
ALsS on same paper from Major B. B. and Mary Ellen
French to Peter R. Brady.
11 Aug 1867
ALS from Major B. B. French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
5 Jan 1868
ALsS on same paper from Major B. B. and Mary Ellen
French to Peter R. Brady. (2 pages)
29 Nov 1968


Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence from Edmund French I
Date span: 17 Dec 1856 - 31 Oct 1859
Description: 4 ALS from Edmund French to PRB refer to
French's wife Margaret, his children, Mary Ellen
French, Mike Delaney, Cooke [sic],
the Adams, the Hansons, Fort
Mohave, Maj. Armistead, Lt. Mowry
, PRB's father's death, PRB's
hopes of an appointment as
Marshal, and Arizona.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady with 2
Xerox Copies (Typed).
17 Dec 1856
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
3 Sep 1857
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
7 Feb 1859
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
31 Oct 1859


Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence from Edmund French II
Date span: 18 Apr 1860 - 5 Dec 1860
Description: 4 ALS from Edmund French to PRB refer to
French's wife Margaret, his children, Mary Ellen
French, Lt. Mowry, Maj. Armistead,
Commissioner Greenwood, the Adams,
Dick Hanson, PRB's attempt at an
appointment, Indian agencies,
Abraham Lincoln, politics, and
PRB's parents.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
18 Apr 1860
ALsS on same paper from Edmund French and Dick
Hanson to Peter R. Brady.
18 May 1860
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
10 Jul 1860
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
5 Dec 1860


Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence from Edmund French III
Date span: 28 Jan 1861 - 15 Mar 1870
Description: 5 ALS from Edmund French to PRB refer to
French's wife Margaret, his children, Mary Ellen
and Major B.B. French, Dick
Hanson, Father Curley, the Civil
War, the Adams, the burial of
PRB's parents in a new graveyard,
and PRB's wife Juanita and
children.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
28 Jan 1861
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
20 Apr 1861
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
3 Feb 1862
ALsS on same paper from Edmund & Margaret French
to Brady. 19 Feb 1868
ALS from Edmund French to Peter R. Brady.
15 Mar 1870


Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence from George K. French
Date span: 6 Jun 1894 - 19 Nov 1952
Description: 2 TLS from George K. French, son of Edmund
and Margaret French, to his Uncle PRB and his
cousin Margaret refer to his
parents, a request from his uncle,
and the death of his wife Stella.
Includes the following items:
TLS from George K. French to Peter R. Brady.
6 Jun 1894
TLS from George K. French to Margaret Brady.
19 Nov 1952


Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence from Margaret French
Date span: 20 Oct 1850 - 9 Sep 1860
Description: 3 ALS from Margaret French to PRB refer to
her husband Edmund, their children, Mary Ellen
French, the Adams, Dick Hanson,
Mr. Cook, mutual friends, their
father's death, their parents'
burial ground, travelling, PRB's
absence from home, and PRB's
rheumatism.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Margaret French to Peter Brady w/ Typed
Xerox Copy.
20 Oct 1850
ALsS on same paper from Margaret & Mary Ellen
French to Brady 18 Mar 1857
ALS from Margaret French to Peter R. Brady. (2
Pages)
9 Sep 1860
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence from Marguerite D. French
Date span: 2 Mar 1912
Description: 1 ALS from Marguerite D. French to her cousin
Margaret A. Brady refers to travelling to
Italy, fishing, French's mother,
and other family relations.

Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence from Mary Adams French
Date span: undated
Description: 1 Xerox Copy of ACS from Mary Adams French,
wife of Daniel Chester French, to Margaret A.
Brady, thanks her for letter and
refers to French's daughter Margaret.


Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1850's
Date span: 16 Dec 1856 - 2 Oct 1857
Description: 3 ALS from Mary Ellen French to her brother
PRB refer to his absence, Washington, D.C.,
Margaret and Edmund French and
their children, their father's
death, their late mother, Mr.
Cook, the Adams, Col. Gray, Dick
Hanson, William Bates, and Andrew
Jackson's pipe.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French. (In Two Pieces)
16 Dec 1856
ALS from Mary Ellen French w/ 2 Xerox Copies
(Typed). (3 pp) 19 Apr 1857
ALS from Mary Ellen French.
2 Oct 1857


Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1860's I
Date span: 8 Jul 1860 - 3 Jan 1863
Description: 4 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Margaret and Edmund French and their children,
Dick Hanson, the Adams, Major
Armistead, Abraham Lincoln, Major
B. B. French, PRB's parents'
graveyard, the Indian Agency,
PRB's marriage to Juanita
Mendibles, the Civil War, and
PRB's intent to join the Southern
Army.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB w/ Typed Xerox
Copy & Frag. 8 Jul 1860
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
27 Jan 1861
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
29 Jan 1862
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
3 Jan 1863
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1860's II
Date span: 25 May 1863 - 21 Feb 1868
Description: 3 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Margaret and Edmund French and their children,
Major B. B. French, PRB's wife
Juanita and children, Sarita
Brady, "situation" PRB desires in
Arizona, W. Lally, Dr. Lord, Capt.
Washburn, and Andrew Jackson's
pipe.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
25 May 1863
ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB w/ Notation from
Maj French 2 Mar 1867
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
21 Feb 1868


Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1870's
Date span: 23 Jan 1871 - 11 Jul 1874
Description: 2 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Edmund and Margaret French and their children,
Major B. B. French's death, Juanita
Brady's death, PRB's children, Sarita
Brady, Gov. McCormick, Senator Morill
of Maine, Judge Richardson, and Andrew
Jackson's pipe.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
23 Mar 1871
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
11 Jul 1874


Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1880's
Date span: 18 Dec 1881 - 26 Sep 1888
Description: 4 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Edmund and Margaret French and their children,
Sarita Brady Hutchins' death, Stilson
Hutchins, Judge French, Daniel Chester
French, the Adams, Dick Hanson,
education, PRB's position on the
school board, PRB's children, and
PRB's rheumatism.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
18 Dec 1881
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
4 May 1882
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
3 May 1886
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
26 Sep 1888
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1890's I
Date span: 12 Jul 1892 - 2 Jul 1894
Description: 4 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Edmund and Margaret French and their children,
French's trip abroad, PRB's mother,
PRB's children, Stilson Hutchins,
Daniel Chester French and his statue
for Chicago World's Fair, Margaret
French Cresson, Mary Alice Collins,
and floods and droughts in Arizona.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
12 Jul 1892,
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
28 Jan 1893
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
31 Dec 1893
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
2 Sep 1894


Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French 1890's II
Date span: 28 Apr 1895 - 11 Apr 1897
Description: 3 ALS from Mary Ellen French to PRB refer to
Edmund and Margaret French and their children,
PRB's wife Maria Antonia and children,
PRB's cattle sales, the conversion of
French's house into a Congressional
Library, "the Baroness Peralta-Reavis"
scam in Arizona, Daniel Chester
French, and Stilson Hutchins.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
28 Apr 1895
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
5 Jan 1896
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
11 Apr 1897

Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence from Mary Ellen French Undated
Date span: 22 Jan [] - 29 Jun []
Description: 2 ALS from Mary Ellen French at 600 North
Carolina Ave. address to PRB refer to Edmund and
Margaret French and their
children, PRB's children, Mrs.
Oury, Mrs. Leo Canillo, Judge
French's death, PRB's trip to Los
Angeles, PRB's rheumatism, and
repayment of loan.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady.
22 Jan []
ALS from Mary Ellen French to Peter R. Brady. (2
pages)
29 Jun []
Box 1 Folder 21
Mary Ellen French 's Will
Date span: 9 Jun 1893
Description: Autographed Signed Copy of Mary Ellen
French's Will (4pp) bequeaths her belongings
to Edmund and Margaret
French and her nieces and
nephews. Refers to
"looking glass with gilt
frame...once containing
Declaration of
Independence, and hanging
in old hall of
Representatives."


Box 1 Folder 22
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Actual Letters
Date span: 1 Feb 1890 - 20 Jan 1938
Description: Correspondence from R. C. McCormick, The
Arizona Historical Society, Wm. H. Selden, and
Wilfred Parsons, S.J., to PRB and
"Senator"[sic] refers to pioneer days
in Arizona, PRB's "fine fat cattle,"
Chicago's World Fair, Indian
depredations claim, and Georgetown
University.
Includes the following items:
TLS from R. C. McCormick to Peter R. Brady.
1 Feb 1890
TL frag. (in 2 pieces) from The Arizona Historical
Society.
24 Mar 1891
ALS from Wm. H. Selden to Peter R. Brady.
22 Dec 1892
TLS from Wilfred Parsons, S.J., to Senator Carl
Hayden with xerox TLS from Hayden refers to
Peter R. Brady.
20 Jan 1938


Box 1 Folder 23
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Xerox Copies
Date span: 29 May 1871 - 4 Aug 1895
Description: 4 Xerox Copies of ALS from J.H.E. Wattermath,
Clerk Board of Supervisors, George Kelly, and
Charles Poston to PRB refer to
PRB's wife Juanita, Pinal County
election of PRB as county
treasurer, E. M. Strauss, grain
markets and monthly reports.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copy of ALS from J. H. E. Wattermath to
Peter R. Brady. 29 May 1871
Xerox Copy of ALS from Clerk Board of Supervisors
to "Sir"[sic] refers to PRB.
4 Mar 1875
Xerox Copy of ALS from George Kelly to Peter R.
Brady.
13 Nov 1890
Xerox Copy of ALsS from Charles Poston to Peter R.
Brady.
28 Feb 1892, 4 Aug 1895


Box 1 Folder 24
Envelopes
Date span: 1880 - 1897
Description: 4 Envelopes addressed to Peter R. Brady.


Box 1 Folder 25
Documents Relating to Peter R. Brady
Date span: 30 Apr 1849 - 30 Jan 1902
Description: 3 DsS relating to PRB include his passport
with a written description of his facial
features, invitation to public
presentation to Brig. Gen. Nelson
A. Miles of a sword and
appointment as member of Board of
Prison Commissioners signed by
Governor Zulick.
Includes the following items:
Peter R. Brady's passport.
30 Apr 1849
Invitation to public presentation to Brig. General
Nelson A. Miles of a sword.
5 Sep 1887
DS by Governor Zulick appointing Peter R. Brady to
the Board of Prison Commissioners.
12 Mar 1887
Peter R. Brady's Will.
30 Jan 1902

Box 1 Folder 26
Documents Relating to Peter R. Brady
Date span: 6 Nov 1825 - 20 May 1863
Description: Xerox Copies of DsS include PRB's baptismal
certificate in Spanish and English and ALS
certfying that PRB "has been in
the employment of the United
States as an interpreter."
Includes the following items:
2 Xerox Copies of PRB's baptismal certificate in
Spanish and English.
6 Nov 1825
Xerox Copy of ALS from D. Ferguson certifying
Peter R. Brady was an interpreter.
25 May 1863


Box 1 Folder 27
Documents Relating to Peter R. Brady
Date span: 17 Sep 1866 - 2 Nov 1880
Description: Xerox Copies of DsS include references to
PRB's elections to Sheriff and Treasurer of
Pima County and Pinal County
and PRB's marriage to Maria
Antonia Ochoa.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copies of DsS certifying Peter R. Brady was
elected Sheriff for Pima County.
5 Sep 1866, 5 Jun 1867
Xerox Copy of DS certifying Peter R. Brady was
elected Sheriff of Pinal County.
1 Jan 1877, 9 Dec 1876
Xerox Copy of certificate of Peter R. Brady's
marriage to Maria Antonia Ochoa.
21 Apr 1878
Xerox Copy of DS certifying Peter Brady was
elected Treasurer of Pinal County.
20 Nov 1880


Box 1 Folder 28
Documents Relating to Peter R. Brady
Date Span: 1899 - 1911
Description: Xerox Copies of DsS refer to the sale of
PRB's ranch, PRB's service in the Mexican
War, PRB's service as a Master's Mate in
the U. S. Navy, PRB's character, PRB's
death, and Antonia O. Brady's application for PRB's
pension.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copy of Peter R. Brady's Death Certificate.
3 May 1902
Xerox Copies of General Affadivits referring to
PRB.
1908
Xerox Copy of PRB's Record of Service in U. S.
Navy.
12 Jul 1909
Xerox Copy of Antonia O. Brady's Claim of Widow
for
Service Pension.
17 Sep 1908





Box 1 Folder 29
Photos of Peter R. Brady
Date span: 1875 - 1897
Description: 6 Photos of Peter R. Brady from the Charles
A. Brady Collection of Family Photos.
Includes the following items:
Photo of Portrait of Peter R. Brady of the 8th
Legislature, Arizona.
1875
Photo of Peter R. Brady at age 60.
1886
Photo of Peter R. Brady at age 60.
1886
Photo of Peter R. Brady (head and shoulders).
1897
Photo of Peter R. Brady in Phoenix 19th
Legislature .
1897
Photo of Peter R. Brady (standing) and
unidentified man (sitting).
undated


Box 1 Folder 30
Photos of Peter R. Brady's 2nd Wife and Children
Date span: undated - 1898
Description: Photos of Peter R. Brady's 2nd Wife, Maria
Antonia Ochoa, and their children, Margaret A.,
Charles A., and James A. Brady,
from the Charles A. Brady
Collection of Family Photos.
Includes the following items:
Photo of Maria Antonia Ochoa Brady, second wife of
Peter R. Brady.
undated
Photo of Margaret, Charles, and James Brady, three
of Peter R Brady's children.
15 Jan 1895
Photo of the Peter R. Brady home at Florence,
Arizona, with the Bradys in front.
1898


Box 1 Folder 31
Photos of Peter R. Brady's Sisters and Brothers-in-law
Date span: undated - 1866
Description: Photos of Peter R. Brady's sisters, Margaret
and Mary Ellen French, and their husbands,
Edmund and Major B.B. French, and his
half-sister, Sarita Brady Hutchins,
from the Charles A. Brady Collection
of Family Photos.
Includes the following items:
Photo of Margaret French, Peter R. Brady's sister.

undated
Photo of Mary Ellen French, Peter R. Brady's
sister.
undated
Photo of Sarita Hutchins, Peter R. Brady's
half-sister.
1863
Photo of Sarita Hutchins, Peter R. Brady's
half-sister, on horseback at Gov. Brown's.

1866
Photo of Edmund French, Margaret Brady French's
husband.
undated
Photo of Major B.B. French, Mary Ellen Brady
French's husband.
undated


Box 1 Folder 32
Photo of Sophy Treadway, alias the Baroness of Peralta
Date span: undated
Description: Photo of Sophy Treadway, alias the Baroness
of Peralta, Sophia Michaela de Maso of
Peralta-Reavis, in the Peralta
fraud. Photo is from the Charles
A. Brady Collection of Family
Photos.


Box 1 Folder 33
Copies of Photos with Notes
Date span: undated
Description: Xerox Copies of the aforementioned
photographs with additional notes. Includes
xerox copy of photo of
mantelpiece holding the photos
of Grandmother Rainsford,
Margaret French, Peter R.
Brady, and Peter and Ann
Rainsford Brady.


Box 1 Folder 34
Photos of Family Headstones
Date Span: undated
Description: 7 Photos of Peter R. Brady's parents',
sisters' and brothers-in-law's
headstones at gravesites in
Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C., and xerox
copies of cemetery family lots and history.
Box 1 Folder 35
Clippings Referring to Peter R. Brady
Date span: 1902 - 1968
Description: Xerox Copies of clippings referring to Peter
R. Brady and his family. Includes actual
clipping from The Tucson Post
dated May 10, 1902.


Box 1 Folder 36
The War of the Rebellion: Compilation of the Official
Records
Date Span: 1897
Description: Xerox Copy of The War of the Rebellion: A
Compilation of the Official Records, Series 1
- Volume 50, refers to Peter R. Brady and
reprints some of his correspondence.


Box 1 Folder 37
Letters to Francis P. Brady Regarding Peter R. Brady
Date Span: 1965 - 1981
Description: Correspondence to Francis P. Brady confirms
that the town of Brady, Texas and Brady
Creek, Texas, were named after Peter R.
Brady.


Box 1 Folder 38
Journal of Arizona History
Date Span: Summer 1975
Description: Copy of The Journal of Arizona History,
Summer 1975 (Vol. 16 no. 2). Includes
article by Francis P. Brady entitled
"Portrait of A Pioneer: Peter R. Brady, 1825-1902".


Box 1 Folder 39
Miscellaneous: Articles and Postcard
Date Span: undated
Description: Postcard of Shaw Memorial in Boston by Daniel
Chester French and excerpts from Western
Mining and Turmoil in New Mexico referring
to Peter R. Brady.

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