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[Correspondence Between Alex Bradford and Captain John H. Mansell - January 4, 1944]

Description: This correspondence of letters features two separate conversations. The first letter is from Yvonne Thivierge to Alex Bradford informing Mr. Bradford that Captain John H. Mansell does not reside at the intended address. The second and intended letter is from Alex Bradford to Captain John H. Mansell discussing Mr. Bradford's interaction with Matt Krim and the Chief Engineer in Baltimore. Finally Mr. Bradford states that he will be in New York for a few more weeks before returning to Burbank, Cal… more
Date: January 4, 1944
Creator: Thivierge, Yvonne & Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Correspondence Between Alex Bradford andGertrude Cook - January 10, 1945]

Description: The first letter is from Alex Bradford to Gertrude Cook thanking Cook for her previous letter and providing personal updates. The second letter is from Gertrude Cook to Alex Bradford. The letter pictures a snowy winter's day on the right hand side, and the left hand side Cook wishes Bradford a happy holiday season.
Date: January 10, 1945
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Correspondence Between Archie A. McConnell and Alex Bradford, 1944-1945]

Description: Collection of letters featuring correspondence between Alex Bradford, Archie A. McConnel, and George Harold McConnell. In the first letter addressed on October 8th, 1943 Alex Bradford writes to Mr. George Harold McConnell discussing recent news and events that he has experienced. These include interactions with mutual friends, his current locations, and how his active military sons are doing. The second letter was written on November 16, 1943, by Archie A. McConnell to Alex Bradford apologizing… more
Date: 1943-10-08/1944-07-18
Creator: McConnell, Archie A. & Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to D. W. Kempner, September 20,1950]

Description: Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to D. W. Kempner enclosing position reports and discussing business at Plantersville, correspondence from business associates, production at the Moody Compress, the locations of the other Kempners, and bank credit lines.
Date: September 20, 1950
Creator: Blackshear, A. H., Jr.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from A. H. Blackshear Jr. to Dan Oppenheimer, September 2, 1954]

Description: Letter from A. H. Blackshear Jr. to Dan Oppenheimer discussing about the stocks that were purchased in the Britalta Petroleums, Ltd., by his mother, Lee, Pat and Mrs. Adoue, while they were in California.
Date: September 2, 1954
Creator: Blackshear, A. H., Jr.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to I. H. Kempner, August 1, 1955]

Description: Letter from A. H. Blackshear, Jr. to I. H. Kempner discussing various business matters. He mentions that money borrowed from the First National City Bank and the Chase Bank is beginning to be paid off. He encloses the net profits of the Cameron County operations for the year 1954, condensed balance sheets for the accounts of H. Kempner and M & P Press, and a schedule of investments that the New York banks had requested. He states that he hopes Kempner continues to enjoy his vacation.
Date: August 1, 1955
Creator: Blackshear, A. H., Jr.
Partner: Rosenberg Library

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis - March 27, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing various topics related to the development of fire fighting technologies and techniques. Topics included within this correspondence include various fire fighting explosives, high pressure water pumps, and air plane fire suppression. Finally Mr. Bradford mentions testing that is to be conducted in Elmira, New York under the supervision of George Booth, chief engineer of underwriters in New York.
Date: March 27, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio - October 2, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Gustave E. Bonadio discussing various topics related to the firefighting profession and closely related tangents. Mr. Bradford asks for a copy of Dr. Theobold’s book on Hydraulics be sent to his permanent PO box in Burbank, California. He additionally mentions that he was asked to write a book on firefighting techniques for “PITMAN” but ultimately chose not due to his specialization in Class B fires and his unconventional take on extinguishing fires. Mr. Bradford co… more
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly - October 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to J. G. O'Rielly discussing the positives and negatives of European and Middle Eastern crash trucks used to for fire suppression. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that he is interested in receiving the W. S. Rielly & Company catalog for the purchase of fire fighting equipment.
Date: October 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to J. Parker Thompson - November 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to J. Parker Thompson discussing the recommendation of reaching out to the United Fruit Company for the purpose of providing decorticating machines and various additional mechanical products for the processing of abaca in South America.
Date: November 6, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Joseph Davis - April 10, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Deputy Chief Joseph J. Davis discussing a wide variety of topics related to the advancement of fire fighting techniques and technology. These areas of interest includes: chemicals, chemical experiments, bean pumps, guns/nozzles, Elmira tests, Mack trucks, forest fire pumps, and fog nozzles.
Date: April 10, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger - October 25, 1944]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to Max Anfenger recommending the hiring of Robert Steve McKendrick for the position of fire protection engineer on an Alaskan project. Additionally Mr. Bradford mentions that they must have just missed each other as they were in the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at the same time.
Date: October 25, 1944
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster - December 14, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to R. Otis Muenster discussing Mr. Bradford's current efforts working in New York as a consultant for the New York Fire Department (NYFD). Additional content featured within this correspondence includes comparisons between American firefighting equipment and the rest of the worlds equipment.
Date: December 14, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses - November 15, 1943]

Description: Letter from Alex Bradford to William J. Moses acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Moses' previous letters and apologizing for the delayed response due to the constant traveling throughout Asia and Africa. Mr. Bradford provides a brief update on his family and their locations. Finally, after giving a brief update on his current appointed position asks about Mr. Moses' life.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: Bradford, Alex
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Bogart Rogers to D. W. Kempner, April 19, 1949]

Description: Letter from Bogart Rogers to D. W. Kempner apologizing for delay in response due to being in San Francisco. He also discusses ongoing issues related to legalities of a car transfer, mentioning Mr. Johnson in New York who can be contacted to resolve the matter. He also expresses intent to ensure all aspects of transfer, including insurance and registration are properly handled and finalized.
Date: April 19, 1949
Creator: Rogers, Bogart
Partner: Rosenberg Library
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