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Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers

Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers, 1803-1976
Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers
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Papers, 1803-1976, of Herbert Clarence Bradshaw (1908-1976) of Prince Edward County, Virginia, and Durham, North Carolina, consisting of articles, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, magazines maps, notes, pamphlets, photographs, and other materials used by Bradshaw to write his HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY (1955) and HISTORY OF HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE, vol. I (1976), as well as the Baptist and Presbyterian churches in Virginia; Sunday School; history of Farmville, Virginia; history of Connecticut; Greensville County, Virginia, during World War II; tobacco; Harry F. Byrd (1887-1966); James Monroe (1758-1831); the Mount Vernon Ladies Association; and genealogical information on the following families: Agee, Anderson, Bradshaw, Byrd, Carrington, Cunningham, Fuqua, Hunt, Jenkins, Jennings, Lockett, Marshall, McGehee, Morton, Nash, Osborne, Overton, Owen, Puckett, Scott, Shepperson, Sims, Stell, Symes, Townes, Venable, Walthall, Walton, Weaver, Womack, Worsham and Young. Collection also includes issues of THE FARMVILLE HERALD 22 October 1948, 19 October 1954, 29 March 1960, 24 January 1961, 12 December 1961, and 5 August 1970, and an issue of THE FARMVILLE JOURNAL 28 April 1892
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Herbert Clarence Bradshaw was born 17 November 1908 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He graduated from Rice High School in 1926 and received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 1930. Bradshaw earned an M.A. in classical languages from the University of Virginia in 1933. Bradshaw began a twenty year teaching career after graduating from Hampden-Sydney. He served as principal of Darlington Heights High School in Prince Edward County and as principal of the consolidated High School in Emporia, Virginia. During this time, he contributed articles on Prince Edward County history to the FARMVILLE HERALD. In 1951, Bradshaw began a newspaper career, working for the DURHAM HERALD. He eventually became editor of the DURHAM MORNING HERALD, retiring from that position in 1974. Bradshaw wrote two books, HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY (1955) and HISTORY OF HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE, volume I (1976). Bradshaw was killed in his Durham home by a sniper 24 December 1976.
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Herbert Clarence Bradshaw papers
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Bradshaw, Mildred C.
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