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COLLECTION Identifier: 974-17

Bradley Phillips papers

Scope and Contents

The Bradley H. Phillips papers consist of one manuscript notebook and two photo albums. The notes represent both the documentary ("Ancient Hawai'i)and experiential research ("Modern Hawai'i)"Phillips undertook during his trip.


  • 1896


Conditions Governing Access

Access: Unrestricted.


.25 linear feet

Biographical Sketch

Bradley H. Phillips was the father of Philip Phillips, the Peabody Museum Curator of Southeastern American Archaeology under Director John Otis Brew. Bradley was born near Fredonia, New Yorkand read law there. He went to Hawai'i in 1895-96, and was attorney-general for Queen Liliuokalani before the annexation of the state. He returned to Hawai'i in 1898 after his marriage and stayed there on an extended honeymoon until 1900.

Source: Dr. Steve Williams' note, 2/15/80, PMA control file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 974-17

Provenance: The papers of Bradley Phillips were donated by his son, Philip Phillips of Bolton, MA in 1974.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Sarah R. Demb, January 1997.
Link to catalog
Phillips, Bradley Papers, 1896
Peabody Museum Archives

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository

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