Bailhache-Brayman Family Papers, 1796-1922

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Bailhache-Brayman Family Papers, 1796-1922

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Bailhache-Brayman Families

 

Papers, 1796-1922

 

1.50 linear feet (3 ½ manuscript boxes + 1 OS folder)

 

 

The Bailhache family of Alton, Illinois and the Brayman family of Springfield, Illinois were prominent in mid nineteenth century Illinois history and when Adaline, the daughter of Mason Brayman, (codifier of Illinois law, railroad attorney, Civil War major, editor of the Quincy Whig and governor of Idaho territory) married William H. Bailhache (editor of the Springfield State Journal, special agent for the Treasury Department under William McKinley, customs inspector in California and son of Judge John Bailhache who had edited the Alton Telegraph and served in the Illinois legislature), the two families were joined.  The Bailhaches were Episcopalian and John was well acquainted with Philander Chase the founder of Jubilee College.  The Braymans were Baptists.  During the Civil War, Mary Brayman, wife of Mason, often traveled to be near her husband.  William Bailhache and his brothers, Arthur and Preston also served in the war.  William and Ada had four children, Adaline, Wilhemina, Arthur and John.  Family members eventually moved toKansas,California andWisconsin.

 

 

Collection includes correspondence of many family members including:  John Bailhache to his wife and his letters from Philander Chase, Arthur Chase, relatives of his wife in the Heath family, his relatives in the Isle of Jersey, Henry Clay, Charles Draper and John Mason Peck; William H. Bailhache’s letters include those to his father, his wife and his father-in-law, Mason Brayman and from Edward L. Baker, Shelby M. Cullom, Newton Bateman, Max Frost and from several others related to his work as Chinese Customs Agent. Arthur Bailhache’s letters refer to his time as a student at Jubilee College and his war service.  Preston Bailhache’s letters refer to his time as a medical student at Philander, medical practice in Springfield, his war service as a surgeon and his management of the marine hospitals after the war.  Mason Brayman’s correspondence includes that with his beloved sister Sarah, his parents, his wife Mary, his daughter Ada, his son-in-law, and his nephew, Frederick Staring.  Incoming letters from M.M. Broom, S.M. Chotard, Nathaniel Coffin, Albert Hager, and Stephen A. Hurlbut.  Mary Williams Brayman’s letters are to her husband and daughter Ada and include 26 Civil War letters.  Adaline Brayman Bailhache’s letters include those to her father, mother and her husband.  Other family members represented in letters are the children of William and Ada; Nicholas Bailhache, John’s brother; Nicholas, and John N. Bailhache, cousins; and James Brayman, brother to Mason.  There are also bills and receipts, certificates and licenses, commissions, deeds and mortgages, eulogies, invitations, news clippings and newspapers, railroad passes, reports, reminiscences, telegrams and genealogical notes.

 

Selections available on microfilm.

 

 

Access:  Open for research

 

Acc. No. 1956, 1962

 

Processed by:                   and Connie Butts, April 2003

 

                                                                                                                                                Dsh/2008

                                                           

 

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                                                                  Biographical Sketch

 

Mason Brayman was born in 1813 at Hamburg, New York, near Buffalo, the son of Daniel and Nancy English Brayman.  At the age of seventeen he went to work as an apprentice printer in Buffalo and also studied the law.  On Sept. 2, 1836 he was admitted to the New York Bar and four days later he married Mary Williams of Fredonia, New York.  In 1837 they moved to Monroe, Michigan where Mason was city solicitor and where he and Mary became parents of a daughter, Sarah Adeline, who turned into an adored and precocious child.  Her father called her “Ditty”, “Dot” or “Ditty-Dot” throughout her life, others called her Ada.  By 1841 the family had moved again to Louisville, Kentucky where Mason worked on a newspaper.  In 1842 they moved to Springfield, Ill. where he once again took up law practice and in 1843 was working on revising the laws of the state for the next legislature.  He also worked for the State Treasurer on bankruptcy cases “helping poor scamps pay their debts by this convenient scheme of Whig repudiation.” He also worked for Governor Ford on negotiations with the Mormons at Nauvoo and was asked to testify in the murder trial of Backenstos, a Mormon sympathizer accused of killing Major Franklin Worrell, commander of the guard at the time the Smith brothers were murdered.  Around 1850 Brayman started lobbying the legislature on behalf of Eastern capitalists who wanted to build an extensive railroad line and helped write the charter for this railroad.  He continued to work as the attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad, opened an office in Chicago, moved his family to Warrensville, Ill. but was still away from them often with traveling for this job.  By the time Ada was sixteen, Mason and Mary had two more daughters (and a son who had died in infancy) and an adopted daughter, Mollie.  Ada had turned into the kind of teenage girl that give mothers much sorrow.  She is accused of being hateful to her mother, cruel to her sisters (especially to her adopted sister) and making the household miserable.  She was sent to ladies’ academy in Philadelphia, Penn in1854.  Her father tells her to whom she may write letters and the kinds of things she should write about.  She had met William H. Bailhache and he had written to her requesting a possible correspondence.  Brayman tells his daughter that Bailhache is a “simpleton” and she will not have any thing to do with him.  Ada was allowed to come home during the summer after her first year for a trial, but apparently she failed and was sent back to Philadelphia for a second year at school.  Mason always reassured his daughter of his deep love for her, but he also reprimands her for her interest in social activities, clothes and spending money, when she is at school to gain an education and improve herself.  During these years Mary is often away at Clifton Springs for treatment of some obscure condition.  After her second year at school, Ada was allowed to stay in Springfield with the family.  She became engaged to Spencer Waterman, but broke it off because of some rumored dissolute behavior on his part.  William Bailhache informed her of these rumors in a letter claiming his own love for her.  Apparently Brayman relented in his disapproval of Bailhache and in 1859 Ada married him.  He did eventually chide Ada for not informing him personally that she had joined the Episcopalian Church after her marriage.  The Braymans were devout Baptists and Democrats, quite the opposite of the Bailhaches.

 

John Bailhache was born at St. Owen, Isle of Jersey in 1787.  Although French was his native language, he learned to speak English at school.  At the age of sixteen he apprenticed in a printing business.  In 1810 he came to America, settled in Cambridge, Ohio and married Mary Elizabeth Heath in 1816.  In 1812 he became editor of the Fredonia, in 1815 he bought the Scioto Gazette and merged the two.  He was subsequently the state printer and owned the State Journal.  In 1820 he was elected to the Ohio legislature, in 1825 was chosen for the court of common pleas of Ross County and in 1835, elected mayor of Columbus, Ohio.  Some of Mary’s acquaintances had moved to St.  Louis and after their encouragement, the Bailhache family moved there also.  Although Mary had given birth to nine children, only two were living at the time of the move, William, born in 1826, and Preston, born in 1835.  After the move to Illinois, they had one more child, Arthur born in 1839.  Being unsuccessful in purchasing shares in the Missouri Republican, Bailhache moved to Alton, Ill. where he purchased half interest in the Alton

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                                                                  Biographical Sketch

 

Telegraph and in 1837 bought the other half from T. L. Parks.  His son William H. and Edward L. Baker worked at the paper with him.  In 1841 he was elected to the legislature in Illinois but continued to publish the paper until 1854 when he retired.  The Bailhaches were Whigs and then Republicans, which was reflected in their newspapers.  They were also devout Episcopalians and John was a good friend of Philander Chase, who founded Jubilee College in 1838 and kept John apprised of his work there.  William came to Springfield in 1855 and bought part interest, with Edward L. Baker, in the Illinois State Journal.  He and Ada had their first child, John, in 1860.

 

When the Civil War broke out both families became involved.  Mason Brayman was commissioned as major in the 29th Infantry serving under General John A. McClernand.  He served at the battles of Belmont, Fort Donnellson and Pittsburg Landing and was promoted to Brigadier General in September 1862.  Mary helped in obtaining this, by hand delivering a packet of papers supporting Mason’s promotion to Mary Todd Lincoln, which were then passed on to the president.  Mary also traveled to be near Mason, sometimes taking her two younger daughters with her.  Sometimes Mary, the second daughter, stayed with Ada in Springfield.  She apparently had some of the same characteristics her older sister had had at that age, promptingAda to apologize for her own prior behavior.

 

William Bailhache served in the Quartermaster Corps and attained the rank of Captain with the Army of

the Tennessee.  Preston Bailhache, who was in medical practice in Springfield with William S. Wallace (Lincoln’s brother-in-law and family doctor) served as a surgeon with the 14th Illinois Cavalry and the 19th Illinois Infantry.  Arthur, the youngest of the Bailhache sons, who had attended Jubilee College, but had some difficulty applying himself there and in finding an agreeable career, served with the 38th Illinois Infantry until he died of illness at Pilot Knob, Mo. in January 1862.

 

After the war, Mason Brayman returned to the railroad business until 1870.  He and his son-in-law worked together in newspaper publishing on the Illinois State Journal, the Quincy Whig and a newspaper in Ripon, Wisconsin.  In 1870 he bought 175 acres on the Shore of Green Lake, nine miles from Ripon, Wis.  Brayman apparently changed political parties at some point (Mary wrote in Nov. 1864 that she was unable to do anything on election day to help Lincoln but pray) and in 1874 was appointed by President Grant as Governor of the Idaho Territory.  In 1880 he returned to Grey Lake, Wis. with Mary and opened law practice.  His daughter Ada had four children:  John, Arthur, Adaline and Wilhemina.  His daughter Mary was married to Theodore Gowdy and at that time had one son, Mason Brayman Gowdy.  His youngest daughter, Nellie, had married C.A. Sharpe of Chicago in 1880 and died one year later after a very short illness.

 

William and Adahad moved to Santa Fe, New Mexicoafter William had received an appointment by President McKinley to an office in the Treasury Department.  They eventually moved to San Diego, California where he worked in the Customs Department as Chinese Inspector.  When he died in 1905, his daughter Adaline, feeling the need to support her mother and herself, campaigned and won the appointment as Postmaster of Coronado, Ca.

 

Mary Brayman died in 1886.  Mason eventually went to live with his daughter, Mary Gowdy and her husband in Kansas City, Kan.  He did not like Kansas City and went to visit Ada in California and home to visit Buffalo, New York before he died in 1895.  He was buried next to Mary atRipon,Wisconsin.

 

 

 

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                                                                     Scope and Content

 

 

Letters of Mason Brayman, 1833-1894, ca. 200 items are addressed to his parents, Daniel and Nancy Brayman, his wife Mary, sister Sarah, and daughter Ada, William H. Bailhache and his nephew, Frederick Staring.  The letters, mailed from Buffalo, New York, Springfield, Chicago and Cairo, Ill., Little Rock, Camp Dennison, Natchez, Washington, Quincy, Boise, Ripon and Kansas City, discuss such topics as the printing business, various travels with descriptions, cholera, the Illinois and Michigan Canal, railroads, Baptist convention, slavery, Abraham Lincoln, siege of Corinth, military duty at Camp Dennison, corruption in the Army, his testimony at Fort Pillow, cruelties of Libby Belle Isle and Andersonville prisons, post-war violence, feminist movement and financial conditions.  His letters always refer to family members and news.  Many of his letters are to his daughter Ada and during her childhood and adolescence they are filled with fatherly advice and encouragement.  Their correspondence shows how very close this father and daughter were.  There are several letters from Spencer Waterman, while working for Brayman discussing business, his relationship with Ada, and apologizing for his behavior.  Several letters from Waterman’s father discussing his son’s behavior.  Also includes some poems written by Brayman, his 100-page handwritten report on the 1st Divisions performance at Fort Donnellson, his Special Order No.  64 written at Bolivar, Tenn. Regarding anti-union speech and the consequences of such, letters from Governor Yates re:  promotion to Brigadier General, Brayman’s eulogy of U. S. Grant and some reminiscences.

 

John Bailhache, letters, 1829-1856, ca. 40 items, most of which are to his wife and concern personal and family business.  His letters from Springfield, while in the legislature, refer to social events and while visiting the Isle of Jersey, he sent letters from various stops along the way. He received letters from Episcopal ministers including:  John Bausman, 1837-1854, in Middletown, Delaware; Philander Chase, 20 items, 1844-1855, regarding church business and Jubilee College; Samuel Chase regarding the education of Arthur Bailhache; Mary Callas and Jane Le Rosignol from the Isle of Jersey regarding family affairs, 1835-1844, with some written in French; in-laws Anne Heath, J. W. Heath, and William Heath regarding personal and financial affairs, 1849-1853; Henry Clay, sale of land, 1846; Charles Draper, Episcopal Church affairs in Springfield, 1850; Simeon Francis, Springfield, about Charles Lanphier, 1854; John Mason Peck, biographical information, 1854; and C. Wallace, from Chillicothe and Kenton, Ohio, re:  business affairs, 1853.

 

William H. Bailhache letters, 1849-1901, ca. 200 items.  Letters from 1852-1857, ca. 70 items, to his father at Alton, written while he was editor at the Illinois State Journal.  He discusses the publishing business, politics, railroads, travels and current events.  Letters 1858-1884, ca. 80 items, addressed from Springfield, New York, Knoxville, Chicago, Ripon, Washington, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, and San Diego are to his wife, Ada, and his father-in-law, Mason Brayman and refer to the state legislature, railroads, social events, travels, business affairs, appointments and his move west.  His letters to his wife are full of love.  His Civil War letters refer mainly to business of the quartermaster office, attaining food and goods for the troops.  His incoming correspondence includes letters from:  Ormat Y Andonaegui, Ensenada de Todos Santos, Baja, California, 1899-1900 about Chinese entrants; Edward L.  Baker, 1865, re:  state legislature; Newton Bateman, Galesburg, 1889-1894, about land; Shelby M. Cullom Washington, D. C., 1894-1901, politics and appointment as Chinese inspector; Max Frost, Bureau of Immigration, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1886-1901; W. B. Howell in Washington, D.C., 1887 regarding Chinese in California; J.D. Jones in Cincinnati, 1868, about the Lincoln national Monument; George C. Perkins, San Francisco, 1898-1900, customs department; William Vandever, Washington, D.C., 1888, about San Diego affairs; and Alex Weil, San Francisco, 1892-1893, business.

 

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                                                                   Scope and Content

 

Sarah Adaline Brayman Bailhache letters, 1850-1904, ca. 75 items, to her parents and husband.  Discuss her sadness at being sent away to school, cholera in St. Louis, sewing bees, social affairs in Springfield, Civil War news and how she and her small children are living during the war, riots in Chicago, trip to New York, the move to the west and always includes family news.  Some later letters include genealogical information.

 

Mary Williams Brayman letters, 1839-1884, ca 36 items to her husband and daughter Ada Bailhache.  Among these are 26 written during the Civil War from Cairo, Illinois; Bolivar, Tennessee; Camp Dennison, Ohio; Vidalia, and New Orleans, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi.  She describes her experiences in these places, how she and a few other women are working to keep the soldiers fed, the cities, troubles her husband encountered at Bolivar, Tenn.  AndCampDennison, the beauty ofNatchez and a ball she attended there and her trip to deliver papers to Mary Todd Lincoln.

 

Preston Bailhache letters, 1853-1916, ca. 30 items, to his father, brother William, and sister-in-law Ada.  Discuss family news, his medical studies in Philadelphia, his practice in Springfield, his dissatisfaction with the army, and management of marine hospitals. 

 

Arthur Bailhache letters, 1851, 1861, 12 items, concern his studies atJubileeCollege, his social life and his duties at Pilot Knob andFederickstown,Missouri

 

Other family members:  William and Ada’s children:  Adaline “Birdie”, 1878-1889, 5 items plus an account of her efforts to attain the position of Postmaster at Coronado, Calif.; Arthur, 8 items, 1878-1920, John, 8 items, 1877-1922; Morgan H. Bailhache, cousin, 10 items, 1862-1887; Nicholas Bailhache, brother of John Sr., 2 items, 1824, 1856; Sara Brayman, sister of Mason, 4 items, 1851-1855; James Brayman, brother of Mason, 2 items, 1876, 1884; Nellie Brayman, Mason’s daughter, 4 items, 1869-1878; and Frederick Staring, nephew of Mason, 8 items, 1857-1863.

 

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                                                                Container List

 

Box     Folder 

                       

1              1                  Correspondence, 1822-1839

                2                  Correspondence, 1840-1843

                3                 Correspondence, 1844-1846

                4                  Correspondence, 1847-1849

                5                  Correspondence, 1850-1851

                6                  Correspondence, 1852-1854

                7                  Correspondence, 1855

                8                  Correspondence, January-June 1856

                9                  Correspondence, July-December 1856

                10                Correspondence, 1857

                11                Correspondence, 1858

                12                Correspondence, 1859

 

2              1                  Correspondence, 1860

                2                  Correspondence, January-June 1861

                3                  Correspondence, July-December 1861

                4                  Correspondence, January-February 1862

                5                  Correspondence, March-December 1862

                6                  Correspondence, 1863

                7                  Correspondence, January-September 1864

                8                  Correspondence, October-December 1864

                9                  Correspondence, 1865-1866

                10                Correspondence, 1867-1869

                11                Correspondence, 1870-1873

                12                Correspondence, 1874-1876

                13                Correspondence, 1877-1880

 

3              1                  Correspondence, 1881

                2                  Correspondence, 1882-1883

                3                  Correspondence, 1884-1885

                4                  Correspondence, 1886-1888

                5                  Correspondence, 1889-1891

                6                  Correspondence, 1892-1894

                7                  Correspondence, 1895-1899

                8                  Correspondence, 1900-1922

                9                  Undated Correspondence

                10                Undated Correspondence, Mason and Mary Brayman,Ada Brayman Bailhache

                11                Undated Correspondence, John and William Bailhache, Philander Chase

 

3 ½          1                  Bills and Receipts, 1815-1849

                2                  Bills and Receipts, 1850-1879

                3                  Certificates, Licenses, Genealogy

                4                  Deeds and Mortgages, 1796-1875

                5                  Printed Material

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Alberti, Clark                        July 4, 1892                            Crescent City, IL                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Trip from Washington to Crescent City; Mrs. Berry, Mrs. Logan, the President; Republican ticket)

                                                October 29, 1892                    Crescent City, IL                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Illinois Republican-McKinley, H.K. Wheeler; California for Harrison; World’s Fair next year)

 

Andonsegui y Ormat            May 29, 1899                          Ensenada de Todos Santos      Baja, California       William Bailhache

                                                (Six Chinamen on board)       

                                                November 5, 1899                  Ensenada de Todos Santos      Baja, California       William Bailhache

                                                (No Chinese on board)

                                                April 3, 1900                           Ensenada de Todos Santos     Baja, California        William Bailhache

                                                (Chinese entrants)

                                                June 26, 1900                          Ensenada de Todos Santos      Baja, California       William Bailhache

                                                (Chinese entrants)

                                                August 29, 1900                     Ensenada de Todos Santos      Baja, California       William Bailhache

                                                (Chinese entrants)

 

Ardisson, C.H.                      August 18, 1882                     Saratoga Springs, N.Y.                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Death of Henry Lawrence)

               

Ash, J. Wesley                       November 1, 1854                  Alton, IL

                                                (Certifies John Bailhache is one of board of visitors of common schools)

 

Atwood, M.G.                        November 18, 1857                Springfield, IL                                                         William Bailhache                                                                   (proceedings of Board of Directors of Illinois Mutual Fire Insurance Company)

 

Bailey, A.                                March 3, 1847                          Jacksonville, IL                                                      Mason Brayman

                                                (The disposition of his newspaper)

 

Bailhache, Adaline-(“Birdie”)-daughter of William H. and S. Ada (Brayman) Bailhache

                                                September 1, 1878                   Grey Rock, (Wis?)                                                 William Bailhache

                                                (Horseback riding; near drowning)

                                                August 28, 1885                     Paignton, England                                                   William Bailhache

                                                (Describes host and hostess; Torquay regatta; English dress; tea)

                                                January 4, 1886                                                                                                       Ada Bailhache

                                                (Visit to Jersey; enjoys travel)

                                                October 9, 1886                      St. Louis, MO                                                         William Bailhache

                                                (Trip west)

                                                June 5, 1889                            Los Angeles, CA                                                    William Bailhache

                                                (Financial affairs)

 

Bailhache, Arthur-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache

                                                October 2, 1856                       Jubilee College, IL                                                 John Bailhache

                                                (Course of study at Jubilee College)

                                                May 28, 1861                          Camp Defiance                                        (brother)  Preston Bailhache

                                                (Horses and invitations to dinner at our disposal; Preston-surgeon at Camp Yates)

                                                September 22, 1861                Camp Fremont, Pilot Knob, MO             (brother)  William Bailhache

                                                (Orders to move to Pilot Knob; need for money)

                                                September 24, 1861                Ironton, MO                                                            William Bailhache

                                                (List of author’s duties; asks news of Preston)

                                                September 26, 1861                Ironton, MO                                                            William Bailhache

                                                (Arranges to purchase horse)

                                                October 1, 1861                      Pilot Knob, MO                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Send warrant)

                                                October 3, 1861                      Pilot Knob, MO                               (sister-in-law) Ada Bailhache

                                                (Review in a few days; had a ball the other night)

                                                October 19, 1861                    Pilot Knob, MO                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Account of battle; tomorrow pursue Rebels near Frederickstown)                                                                                                                        October 22, 1861                    Frederickstown, MO                                               William Bailhache

                                                (Battle of Frederickstown)

                                                November 6, 1861                  Pilot Knob, MO                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Illness; Col. Carlin’s departure with troops for Greenville

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, Arthur-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache-cont.

                                                December 16, 1861                 Pilot Knob, MO                                                      Ada Bailhache

                                                (Official duties; Preston moving south)

                                                December 29, 1861                 Pilot Knob, MO                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Britain interfering in American and Canadian affairs)

 

Bailhache, Arthur-son of William H. and S. Ada (Brayman) Bailhache, nephew of Arthur Bailhache, son of John and Mary Eliza

                                                June 3, 1878                            Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Baseball match)

                                                April 22, 1881                         Washington, D.C.                                                   William Bailhache

                                                (His and John’s future)

                                                September 8, 1884                  Milwaukee, WI                                  (grandfather)Mason Brayman

                                                (Safe arrival)

                                                May 5, 1891                            Seattle, WA                                                             William Bailhache                                                                   (Accident insurance policy of William H. Bailhache and letter)

                                                February 19, 1892                   San Diego, CA                                                        Mason Brayman

                                                (Financial condition; new nephew)

                                                January 22, 1894                     Bloomington, IL                                                      [Ada Bailhache?]

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                May 14, 1920                          Los Angeles, CA                                         (sister)Adaline Bailhache

                                                (Arrival in San Diego)

 

Bailhache, Jesse                     April 3, 1835                           Isle of Jersey                                             (brother)John Bailhache       

                                                (Death of her son; growth of her daughter)

 

Bailhache, Judge John-husband of Mary Eliza (Heath) and father of William H.

                                                November 25, 1829                Chillicothe, OH                             (brother-in-law)William Heath

                                                (Heath’s baggage loss; business affairs; note by E.H. Bailhache telling of “Jesse’s” escape from his master)

                                                December 1, 1830                   Halifax, Nova Scotia                                               Bishop Chase

                                                (Split in New Brunswick Methodist Church)

                                                April 1, 1833                           Columbus, OH                                                        Rev. John Bausman

                                                (Financial affairs between them)

                                                April 18, 1837                         Columbus, OH                                                        Mary Le Gresley                                                                     (Possibility of his moving to Alton; his family)

                                                December 7, 1837                   Columbus, OH                                                        Rev. John Bausman

                                                (Bailhache’s constant preoccupation with the legislature)

                                                December 13, 1837                 Alton, IL                                                                 Rev. John Bausman                                                                                (Church affairs)

                                                February 27, 1839                   Alton, IL                                                                 Rev. John Bausman

                                                (Alton’s growth; Episcopal Church affairs)

                                                March 19, 1842                       St. Louis, MO                                                (wife)Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Caution romance of young Mary)

                                                March 25, 1842                       Dayton, OH                                                           Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Journey from St. Louis to Dayton, OH; improvements in Dayton)

                                                August 22, 1842                     Alton, IL                                                                Rev. John Bausman

                                                (Physical and population changes in Columbus, OH since 1837; cost of living in Middletown, Delaware;                                                           Episcopal Church affairs)

                                                August 29, 1842                     Alton, IL                                                                 Mary Le Gresley                                                                     (Formation of “Washington Temperance Societies” by his brother, formerly a hopeless inebriate; scarcity of                                                       money in country as whole; his own election as representative of county in state legislature)

                                                November 26, 1842                                Alton, IL                                                                 Rev. John Bausman                                                                                (Methodist revival and progress of temperance reformation; Episcopal Church affairs)

                                                December 6, 1842                   Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache       

                                                (Meeting of state legislature; “Inauguration Party”)

                                                December 10, 1842                Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache       

                                                (Would like to visit mother in Isle of Jersey; attend Gov. Ford’s inaugural ball; is staying at Union House; heard                                                Mr. Dresser preach)

                                                December 19, 1842                Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Has seen Rev. Dresser and Mr. Bledsoe; difficulties with Dolbee, business partner; mud in Springfield)

                                                December 29, 1842                Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Springfield social events)

 

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Bailhache, Judge John         January 12, 1843                     Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Legislature in session; Dolbee’s difficulties)

                                                February 7, 1843                     Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Episcopal Church affairs; Ohio bank paper for certificate)

                                                February 28, 1843                   Springfield, IL                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                June 9, 1843                            New York                                                               Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Trip from St. Louis to New York)

                                                June 16, 1843                          New York                                                               Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Description of ship on which he is shortly to sail; recent activities in New York)

                                                July 10, 1843                          London, England                                                                                                                                                     (Trip from New York to London)

                                                July ?, 1843                             St. Queens, Jersey                                                   Eliza Bailhache

                                                (Trip from London to Jersey; meeting with family and friends)

                                                August 12, 1843                     Liverpool, England                                                  Eliza Bailhache

                                                (His business affairs in Jersey; trip from Jersey to Southampton to London)

                                                April 21, 1844                                                                                                         Eliza Bailhache

                                                (His recent trip east)

                                                November 6, 1845                  Alton, IL                                                                 Rev. John Bausman                                                                                (Growth of Alton; sad state of Episcopal Church; a Mr. Laird to become Pastor)

                                                May 24, 1847                          Alton, IL                                                                 Henry Clay                                                                              (Sale of Clay’s land)

                                                June 25, 1847                          Alton, IL                                                                 Henry Clay

                                                (Land has been sold; sends regards to Bishop Chase and Rev. J.T. Worthington)

                                                January 22, 1849                     Alton, IL                                                                 Rev. John Bausman

                                                (Episcopal minister at Alton; Tyler’s election; New Orleans cholera)

                                                March 23, 1850                       Alton, IL                                                                                                                                                                 (Whig harmony; patronage; Butterfield; Col. Baker; policies and circulation of “Telegraph”)

                                                April 5, 1852                           Alton, IL                                                       (niece)E.J. Collas

                                                (Person and family affairs)

                                                December 14, 1853                Alton, IL                                                         (son)Preston H. Bailhache

                                                (Progress in school; account of “The Telegraph”)

                                                June 2, 1855                                                                                                            B.I. Gillman

                                                April 29, 1856                         Alton, IL                                          (sister-in-law)Ann Heath

                                                (Personal and business affairs)

                                                November 3, 1856                  Alton, IL                                                        (son)William Bailhache

                                                (Breakdown of votes, as he sees it, for Buchanan, Fillmore, Fremont and wholly uncertain)

                                                January 5, 1856                       Alton, IL                                                                 Preston Bailhache                                                                    (Personal affairs; news from Jersey)

 

Bailhache, John-son of William H. and S. Ada (Brayman) Bailhache, grandson of John Bailhache, Sr.            

                                                April 3, 1877                           Cincinnati, OH                                                        Ada Bailhache

                                                (Republican city mayor elected)

                                                December 26, 1883                Kaukauna, WI                                    (grandfather)Mason Brayman

                                                (Safe arrival)

                                                January 8, 1884                       Kaukauna, WI                                                         Mason Brayman     

                                                (Safe arrival and good health)

                                                March 21, 1884                       Kaukauna, WI                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Loan repaid; mill to be lighted by electricity)                                                                        

                                                April 4, 1891                           Seattle, WA                                                 (sister)Adaline Bailhache

                                                (His marriage)

                                                May 23, 1892                          San Diego, CA                                                        Mason Brayman

                                                (Mason Brayman’s trip west)

                                                December 8, 1904                   San Francisco, CA                        (sister “Willie”)Wilhelmina Bailhache

                                                (Birth of her son)

                                                April 4, 1922                                                                                                           Adaline Bailhache

                                                (Family genealogy)

 

Bailhache, John N.-cousin of William H. Bailhache

                                                December 20, 1887                Healdsburg, CA                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Family affairs)

 

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Bailhache, John N.-cousin of William H. Bailhache-cont.

                                                January 22, 1889                     Healdsburg, CA                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Sacramento convention; petition to president)

                                                February 21, 1889                   Healdsburg, CA                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Gov. Sanford; William Bailhache’s Illinois journalism)

                                                March 31, 1889                       Healdsburg, CA                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (William Bailhache’s appointment)

 

Bailhache, Morgan H.-(son of Nicholas Bailhache?), cousin of William Bailhache

                                                August 14, 1862                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Gen. Meigs not in Washington; residence for troops; rush for supplies)

                                                August 15, 1862                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Provisions being sent; need for tents)

                                                August 16, 1862                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Difficulties in obtaining supplies)

                                                August 23, 1862                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Goods shipped)

                                                September 8, 1862                  Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Obtaining blankets)

                                                June 28, 1863                          Snyder’s Bluff, MS                                                                William Bailhache

                                                (Vicksburg camp management)

                                                January 25, 1865                     Indianapolis, IN                                                      William Bailhache

                                                (Money enclosed)

                                                December 31, 1868                Healdsburg, CA                                          (cousin)Preston Bailhache

                                                (In California)

                                                January 10, 1870                     San Francisco, CA                                                  William Bailhache

                                                (Difficulties in establishing newspaper in California; describes “Alta Californian” and four other California                                                        papers; business slow; political aspirations)

                                                January 12, 1870                     San Francisco, CA                                                  William Bailhache

                                                (Using people’s influence to get a clerkship; talks about John)

                                                December 19, 1887                Martinez, CA                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Daughter’s marriage)

 

Bailhache, Nicholas-brother of John Bailhache, Sr.

                                                October 5, 1824                      Cambridge                                                 (mother)Mary Bailhache

                                                (Explains her failure to receive some money; his success with his land; his impending marriage; his dislike of                                     monarchies)

                                                May 22, 1856                          Litchfield                                                 (nephew)William Bailhache

                                                (Not yet decided what to with money; condolences)

                                               

Bailhache, Preston                -son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache

                                                September 28, 1853                Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Scenery between Canadagua and Williamsport

                                                November 11, 1855                                Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                November 17, 1855                                Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Study of medicine)

                                                December 2, 1855                   Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs; medical studies)

                                                December 23, 1855                Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs; medical studies)

                                                December 30, 1855                Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Pennsylvania Medical College)

                                                January 27, 1856                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Pennsylvania Medical College)

                                                February 10, 1856                   Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Smallpox in Alton, WI)

                                                June 27, 1856                          Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 27, 1856                          Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Personal and business affairs)

 

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Bailhache, Preston                -son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache-cont.

                                                October 12, 1856                    Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Difficulty of finding board in Philadelphia; ascendancy of Fremont)

                                                November 2, 1856                  Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                ((Buchanan’s probable victory)

                                                Nov 16, 1856                          Philadelphia, PA                                     (brother)Arthur Bailhache

                                                (Pennsylvania Medical College; Preston’s career)

                                                May 2, 1857                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Account of medical case)

                                                May 11, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Lost items found; bad abscess case recovering)

                                                May 26, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Most of payment in form of credit)

                                                August 2, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Extensive reading)

                                                June 4, 1864                            Madisonville, TN                                                    William Bailhache

                                                (Receipt of package)

                                                November 4, 1864                  near Pulaski, TN                                                     Ada Bailhache

                                                (Trip from Nashville to Pulaski; dissatisfaction with army)

                                                December 10, 1864                Edgefield, TN                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Desires to leave the army)

                                                January 3, 1865                       Edgefield, TN                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Desires to leave the army)

                                                January 8, 1865                       Edgefield, TN                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Gen’l Thomas command to Eastport)

                                                January 19, 1865                     Edgefield, TN                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Hopes for appointment outside of army)

                                                February 8, 1865                     Edgefield, TN                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (See Illinois Senator to obtain job; to leave for Pulaski)

                                                May 28, 1868                                                                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Request for money)

                                                June 14, 1888                          Philadelphia, PA                                                     William Bailhache

                                                (Smallpox in New York; Gresham or Sherman as candidate)

                                                January 20, 1890                     San Francisco, CA                                                  William Bailhache

                                                (Birdie’s illness)

                                                August 11, 1892                     San Francisco, CA                                                  William Bailhache

                                                (Management of Marine Hospital)

                                                June 22, 1897                          Washington, D.C.                                                   William Bailhache                                                                   (Mechanics of Chinese Inspector appointment)

                                                February 12, 1916                                                                                                                                                                                                   (“Abraham Lincoln as I Remember Him”; partnership with Lincoln’s brother-in-law;

                                                Lincoln’s Springfield appearance; Lincoln-Douglas debates, election eve)

 

[Bailhache] Ruth                   September 19, 1902                San Francisco, CA                                                  Birdie Bailhache

                                                (Trip east)

 

Bailhache, Sarah Ada-“Ditty” (Brayman) daughter of Mason and Mary Brayman, wife of William H. Bailhache

                                                November 8, 1850                  Percimmon Hill                      

                                                (Practice letter-Trip from Jacksonville state insane asylum)

                                                January 25, 1852                     Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Description of 100 person sewing party to pay curtain debt)

                                                July 14, 1853                          Warrenville, IL                                                        Mason Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 20, 1853                          Chicago, IL                                                             Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                April 9, 1854                           Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Family and friends)

                                                October 26, 1854                    Louisville, KY                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Cholera in St. Louis; riots in Chicago)

                                                October 26, 1854                    Louisville, KY                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

 

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Bailhache, Sarah Ada-“Ditty” (Brayman) daughter of Mason and Mary Brayman, wife of William H. Bailhache-cont.

                                                March 17, 1855                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Composition-describing feelings on leaving family for first time)

                                    December 2, 1858               N.Y.                                                             Papa (Mason Brayman)

                                                (Hopes business in Missouri is successful. Mother had slight operation. Mr. Bissell waiting to                                                            complete arrangements about renting home)

                                                July 12, 1859                          Springfield, IL                              (brother-in-law)[Arthur Bailhache?]

                                                (Visit of relative)

                                                April 13, 1860                         Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman                                                                      (Marital happiness; wife’s illness; vegetable garden)

                                                November 7, 1861                  Springfield, IL                                                         Arthur Bailhache

                                                (Ladies sewing for soldiers; Mason Brayman in Battle of Belmont)

                                                November 17, 1861                                Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Will’s absence; Cousin Fred returned to camp)

                                                December 9, 1861                   Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Hopes for end of war; motherly sentiments; controversy with Mr. Clover)

                                                December 17, 1861                Springfield, IL                                                         Arthur Bailhache

                                                (Preston moving south; Mason Brayman in Battle of Belmont; William Bailhache to assume Quartermaster                                                        duties)

                                                December 23, 1861                [Springfield, IL]                                                      [Arthur Bailhache]                                                                  (Christmas greetings)

                                                January 22, 1862                     Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Accomplishments of Brigade; disappointed in Mason Brayman’s expedition; William as Quartermaster)

                                                January 28, 1862(?)                                Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Mason Brayman’s account of the expedition)

                                                September 15, 1862                Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Children; Mason Brayman’s appointment; Washington-Mrs. Lincoln)

                                                February 4, 1864                     [Chicago, IL]                                                           Mary Brayman

                                                (Chicago railroad festival)

                                                February 22, 1864                   [Chicago, IL]                                                           Mary Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                April 19, 1864(?)                    Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Mary Brayman’s return home; refers to husband’s attendance at Lincoln’s inauguration)

                                                July 3, 1864                            Springfield, IL                                                         William Bailhache

                                                (Death of friend, Daniel?)

                                                July 3, 1864                            Springfield, IL                                                         William Bailhache

                                                (Their children; purchase of house)

                                                July 19, 1864                          Chicago, IL                                                             Mary Brayman

                                                (Chicago’s weather)

                                                October 4, 1864                      Springfield, IL                                                         William Bailhache

                                                (Row of Masons on train)

                                                November 18, 1864                                Springfield, IL                                                         William Bailhache

                                                (Trip to N.Y.)

                                                November 20, 1864                                Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Move to N.Y.)

                                                November 25, 1864                                Buffalo, N.Y.                                                          William Bailhache

                                                (Meet her in N.Y.C.)

                                                February 1865                         N.Y.C.                                                                    Mary Brayman

                                                (Mason Brayman’s mother died; sale of the Brayman’s house)

                                                May 18, 1865                          N.Y.C.                                                                    Mary Brayman

                                                (Sends clothes; description of N.Y. styles)

                                                June 9, 1867                            Orange, NJ                                                              William Bailhache

                                                (Fathers health; “Quaker City” with Mark Twain and others on board sails)

                                                December 31, 1871                Springfield, IL                                                         Theodore Gowdy

                                                (Thanks for Christmas presents)

                                                October 10, 1876                    Ripon, WI                                                               William Bailhache

                                                (Election Day; move to Washington)

                                                June 2, 1878                            Dartford, WI                                                           William Bailhache

                                                (Post office job; Town and Dakin also want it)

                                                June 12, (1878?)                     Dartford, WI                                                           William Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman’s removal from office)

                                               

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Bailhache, Sarah Ada-“Ditty” (Brayman) daughter of Mason and Mary Brayman, wife of William H. Bailhache-cont.

                                                July 14, 1878                          Dartford, WI                                                           William Bailhache

                                                (Hot weather; needs money)

                                                October 20, 1878                    Dartford, WI                                                           William Bailhache

                                                (Health; contents of Harper’s Weekly; William Bailhache’s legal studies)

                                                August 16, (1879?)                Champaign, IL                                                        William Bailhache

                                                (Travel plans)

                                                April 13, 1880                         Champaign, IL                                                        Mary Brayman

                                                (Father’s finances; Gov. Smith and state appointment; husband’s appointment-Schurz)

                                                July 1, 1880                            Normal, IL                                                              William Bailhache

                                                (Visit to Springfield)

                                                [February] 10, [1882]             Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Trip from Ripon to Albuquerque; description of Albuquerque)

                                                February 13, 1882                   Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mary Brayman

                                                (Probable success of “New Mexican”; Santiago, Baca-influential Mexican family in New Mexico

                                                March 12, 1882                       Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 30, 1882                          Santa Fe, NM                                                         Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Health; Vegas hot springs; fair in Sept.)

                                                August 5, 1882                       Lany Junction, NM                                                 Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Dangers of “Bunko place”)

                                                September 10, 1882                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mary Brayman

                                                (The Albuquerque fair; danger of violence to sons)

                                                November 13, 1882                                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mary Brayman

                                                (New house)

                                                March 27, 1885                       [Santa Fe, NM]                                                       Mary Brayman

                                                (Father’s visit; two society trips in future)

                                                June 14, 1883                          Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Steve Elkins-mixed up in Star Route affair; Exposition pending)

                                                June, 1883                               Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Entire “Review” moved to Santa Fe; sale of “New Mexican”)

                                                August 10, 1883                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Satisfaction with new home)

                                                November 10, 1883                                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Band plays in plaza)

                                                November 27, 1883                                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Son John’s departure)

                                                December 1, 1883                   Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Ball at palace)

                                                December 29, 1883                [Santa Fe, NM]                                                       Mary Brayman

                                                (Thanks for Christmas presents; Birdie’s suitors)

                                                January 3, 1884                       Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                January 18, 1884                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Summer trip to Wisconsin)

                                                January 22, 1884                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Mary’s health; Birdie’s increasing deafness; Logan as presidential candidate)

                                                February 3, 1884                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Success of “Review”; Willie’s birthday; meeting of legislature)

                                                February 24, 1884                   Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Theatre Company in Santa Fe)

                                                March 7, 1884                         Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason Brayman

                                                (Hoisting of flag at Fort Sumter in 1865; New Mexico House of Representatives and Gov. Atkinson)

                                                March 19, 1884                       Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Proposed visit to ranch)

                                                April 6, 1884                           Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason & Mary Brayman

                                                (Hayward to have Santa Fe Post Office)

                                                May 19, 1884                          Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Birdie’s and William’s trip east)

                                                August 10, 1884                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Nelly’s death; household affairs)

 

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Bailhache, Sarah Ada-“Ditty” (Brayman) daughter of Mason and Mary Brayman, wife of William H. Bailhache-cont.

                                                August 24, 1884                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Mary and Mason’s visit to New Mexico)

                                                September 10, 1884                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Mary and Mason’s trip to New Mexico)

                                                September 11, 1884                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Mary’s illness)

                                                September 29, 1884                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Mary and Mason’s visit to New Mexico)

                                                October 27, [1884]                  Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                January 28, 1885                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Trip east)

                                                [June, 1885]                            Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 9, 1885                            Philadelphia, PA                                 (daughter)“Willie” Bailhache

                                                (Trip East)

                                                July 13, 1885                          Holly Beach, NJ                                                      Mason Brayman

                                                (Trip to New Jersey)

                                                (July, 1885)                             Chicago, IL                                                             Mary Brayman

                                                (Trip to Chicago and New York)

                                                December 4, 1904                   N.Y.C., NY                                                            William Bailhache

                                                (Family affairs)

 

Bailhache, Wilhelmina-(“Willie”) daughter of William and Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache

                                                July 3, 1893                            Chicago, IL                                                 (sister)Birdie Bailhache

                                                (World’s Fair; July 4th)

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache

                                                November 4, 1849                  Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Gov. French; railroad bill just passed)

                                                June 20, 1852                          Alton, IL                                                                John Bailhache

                                                (Defeat of St. Louis and Terre Haute Railroad Bill; news of Scott as Whig presidential nominee, incorrect)

                                                July 2, 1852                            Alton, IL                                                                 John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 4, 1852                            Alton, IL                                                                 John Bailhache

                                                (Coming election; impressions of Gen. Scott; railroads; supremacy of “The Telegraph”)

                                                August 9, 1853                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 12, 1855                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Balloon ascension)

                                                September 14, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 26, 1855                    Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 26, 1855                    Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs)

                                                October 31, 1855                    Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs)

                                                November 24, 1855                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs)

                                                November 30, 1855                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper and business)

                                                December 3, 1855                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                December 10, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs; speaker of U.S. House)

                                                December 12, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                December 19, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                               

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                December 21, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                December 27, 1855                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Meeting of State Teachers Association in Springfield)

                                                January 9, 1856                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business and newspaper affairs)

                                                January 13, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Chicago and Alton railroad; business and newspaper)

                                                January 19, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper affairs)               

                                                January 24, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                January 31, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs)

                                                February 4, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Success of banks; prospects of peace-Central American affairs)

                                                February 8, 1856                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                February 22, 1856                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                February 25, 1856                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                February 26, 1856                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Fillmore as presidential nominee-to support him editorially or not?)

                                                March 7, 1856                         Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Possibility for voting a Union Electoral ticket; recent elections and Republicans in Chicago)

                                                April 19, 1856                         Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal and business affairs)

                                                April 22, 1856                         Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                May 5, 1856                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs; possibility of Trumbull as Republican presidential candidate)

                                                May 7, 1856                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache       

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                May 8, 1856                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                May 14, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Philosophical reflections)

                                                May 30, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Arrival in Alton)

                                                June 16, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         Preston Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                June 21, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Philadelphia Convention; “Mr. Lincoln, our advisor”)

                                                July 9, 1856                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (State political ticket)

                                                July 11, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (State Journal affairs)

                                                July 12, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper affairs)

                                                July 19, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Election-chances of Fremont, Buchanan, Bissell)

                                                July 22, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                July 26, 1856                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July, 1856                               Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Political activities)

                                                August 1, 1856                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Coming election-Buchanan, Fillmore, Illinois Whigs)

                                                August 2, 1856                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Fillmore’s campaign policies)

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                August 4, 1856                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Political maneuvers)

                                                August 11, 1856                     N.Y.C.                                                                    John Bailhache

                                                (Travels to Philadelphia and NY; NY probably for Fremont)

                                                August 14, 1856                     Newport, RI                                                            John Bailhache

                                                (Description of Newport; Fremont’s prospects)

                                                August 20, 1856                     Boston, MA                                                            John Bailhache

                                                (Description of Boston; chances of Fillmore and Fremont)

                                                September 4, 1856                  Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                ((Personal affairs)

                                                September 13, 1856                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Political paper)

                                                October 14, 1856                    Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal; election)

                                                October 30, 1856                    Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Fillmore’s losses in IL)

                                                November 10, 1856                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (In the state-Bissell’s majority and Buchanan’s plurality)

                                                November 15, 1856                                                                                                                Father

                                                November 19, 1856                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Has stenographic reporters to cover legislative session)

                                                November 24, 1856                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                November 27, 1856                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Chicago Republican celebration)

                                                November 29, 1856                                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs)

                                                December 13, 1856                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                ((Personal affairs)

                                                December 29, 1856                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Journalistic affairs)

                                                December 30, 1856                Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Journalistic affairs)

                                                January 1, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                January 7, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                January 13, 1857                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Springfield Journal affairs; anticipated strike of printers)

                                                February 2, 1857                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Potential strikers start own newspaper)

                                                February 6, 1857                                                                                                     Father

                                                February 23, 1857                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper affairs)

                                                February 28, 1857                   Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                March 12, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                March 21, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                April 13, 1857                         Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Conversation with Gov. Matteson re:  railroad stock)

                                                April 18, 1857                         Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Working of “Franklin Press”)

                                                May 9, 1857                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Journalism affairs; Springfield Episcopal Church without pastor)

                                                May 11, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal finances)

                                                May 14, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Receipt of money)

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                May 23, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Trip to St. Louis to hear Mr. Thalberg; railroad celebration in Cincinnati in June)

                                                May 26, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business and newspaper affairs)

                                                May 28, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Inability to go to Terre Haute; requests paper)

                                                June 9, 1857                            Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Horticultural exhibition in Springfield)

                                                June 13, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Views on marriage; seeks opinion on newspaper business)

                                                June 20, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Job foreman has quit)

                                                July 13, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Request for ledgers)

                                                July 24, 1857                          Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs; projected trip to Philadelphia; extra edition of speeches of Lincoln and Trumbull;                                                                     enclosed newspaper article describing John and William Bailhache)

                                                August 1, 1857                       Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs; Arthur’s improvement in newspaper business)

                                                August 24, 1857                     Philadelphia, PA                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Trip to Rye Beach and New York)

                                                August 29, 1857                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 16, 1858                     Springfield, IL                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 26, 1858                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (The ship “Niagara”; personal relations)

                                                December 31, 1858                Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (New Year’s token enclosed)

                                                January 18, 1859                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Invites her to a party)

                                                February 3, 1859                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman                                                                          (Governor’s ball)

                                                February 6, 1859                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Details of her invitation to party)

                                                February 12, 1859                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Lecture of Bayard Taylor; legislative session)

                                                February 14, 1859                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman                                                                          (State Senate – apportionment)

                                                February 15, 1859                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Music enclosed)

                                                February 15, 1859                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman                                                                          (Personal relations)

                                                February 18, 1859                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal relations; state legislature)

                                                 February 22, 1859                  Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Return to Springfield; Fredrika Bremer’s new book)

                                                [February 24, 1859]                Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Legislature adjourned)

                                                March 2, 1859                         Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (New arrangements on railroad)

                                                May 31, 1859                          Springfield, IL                                                         Ada B. Bailhache

                                                (Party in evening)

                                                1859                                        Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Proposes attending Promenade Concert)

                                                1859                                        Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Carriage)

                                                1859                                        Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (St. Nicholas Hop in evening)

                                                March 1, 1861                         Baltimore, MD                                                        Ada Bailhache

                                                (Trip from Springfield to Baltimore; large number of railroad passengers east)     

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                March 8, 1861                         N.Y.                                                                        Ada Bailhache

                                                (Trip from Washington to New York)

                                                March 10, 1861                       NY                                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Anniversary sentiments)

                                                July 9, 1861                            Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Arrangements for correspondent)

                                                December 10, 1861                                                                                                 Mason Brayman

                                                (Springfield secessionists in Register)

                                                January 30, 1862                     Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman                                                                      (Brayman’s lease; sewer assessment)

                                                October 20, 1863                    Knoxville, TN                                                         Brig. Gen’l M.C. Miegs

                                                (Report of operations of year ending June 30, 1863; his duty in Springfield, IL)

                                                July 21, 1864                          Chicago, IL                                                             Gen’l Mason Brayman

                                                (Springfield property; Natchez as favorable quartermaster post; “Memphis tale”

                                                August 2, 1864                       Chicago, IL                                    (mother-in-law)Mary Brayman

                                                (Sale of house)

                                                August 22, 1867                     Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Dental operation)

                                                January 31, 1868                     Springfield, IL                                                         S.R. Dolbee

                                                (Have mailed banknotes)

                                                February 22, 1868                  Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (Ada’s social activities)

                                                May 6, 1868                            Quincy, IL                                                               Ada Bailhache

                                                (Author’s activities)               

                                                July 8, 1868                            Quincy, IL                                                               Mason Brayman

                                                (Ada’s illness; possibility of Mason Brayman’s Arkansas judgeship)

                                                November 15, 1869                                Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Son John’s activities)

                                                February 1, 1872                     Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Hopes for change in occupation)

                                                April 30, 1872                         Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                July 6, 1872                            Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Ada’s accommodations in hotel at Green Lake, WI)

                                                July 7, 1872                            Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Business contract closed)

                                                May 13, 1872                          Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Phillips’ business activities)

                                                July 8, 1872                            Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Baltimore convention; Logan’s speech at Galesburg)

                                                July 16, 1872                          Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 17, 1872                          Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Rainy weather)

                                                August 1, 1872                       Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Chicago and St. Louis papers carry accounts of Julia [Baker’s] involvement)

                                                August 2, 1872                       Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Further developments re:  Baker affair; North Carolina won by copperheads with help of Ku Klux)

                                                August 22, 1872                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Bailhache

                                                (Author’s workload)

                                                September 4, 1872                  Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Leverett in Springfield)

                                                September 25, 1872                Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Proof of Brayman’s article enclosed)

                                                November 18, 1872                                Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Missouri trade)

                                                May 8, 1874                            Ripon, WI                                               (daughter)Adeline Bailhache

                                                (Family’s move to Wisconsin; horsewhipping in public square

                                                June 9, 1875                            Ripon, WI                                                               Broadwell and Springer

                                                (When will case come up in Springfield?)

                                               

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                December 14, 1875                Washington, D.C.                                                   Mason Brayman

                                                (Desire for appointment-Grant’s attitude towards corruption)

                                                February 27, 1876                   Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Bailhache

                                                (Political aspirations)

                                                April 2, 1876                           Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Petitions for space to exhibit-industrial fair)

                                                April 5, 1876                           Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Supreme Court case; Washington politically stirred up)

                                                April 11, 1876                         Washington, D.C.                                                   Mason Brayman

                                                (Sen. Sargent anxious to see copy of printing investigation; Phillips’ and Springer’s affairs; Wilson’s rascality)

                                                May 20, 1876                          Washington, D.C.                                                   Mason Brayman

                                                (Brayman might obtain appointment in General Land Office; House appropriations)

                                                June 6, 1876                            Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman called on Grant; collection on judgment against railroad company; Blaine to be next                                                                 president)               

                                                May 14, 1878                                                                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman’s enemies)

                                                May 15, 1878                          Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Governor Smith will assist in securing appointment)

                                                September 17, 1878                Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Party of repudiation and anarchy)

                                                February 27, 1879                   Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Schurz assures Idaho Gov. will be retained; diplomatic ball at White House; thought President Hayes’ wife                                                       over enthusiastic)

                                                August 5, 1879                       Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Bentley and Gen. Bragg can be helpful in political appointment; saw Sec. Thompson in behalf of Delano for                                                     fourth auditor, thinks John Sherman will use appointment to further his own ambitions)

                                                August 6, 1879                       Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Visit to WI; Mason Brayman’s political difficulties)

                                                January 21, 1880                     Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Sens. Slater, Henderson and Oglesby to aid Arthur’s promotion; Hay and Nicolay discourage Consul                                                               appointment)

                                                February 16, 1880                   Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Hopes that Judge Treat will be helpful)

                                                July 18, 1880                          Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Washington heat; future plans)

                                                December 3, 1880                   Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason Brayman

                                                (Gov. Wallace of New Mexico interested in mines; thinks Atchinson railroad working against Santa Fe; will be                                                 for Bailhache)

                                                December 11, 1880                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (In Albuquerque)

                                                December 24, 1880                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Marital expressions; Catholic Church in Albuquerque)

                                                December 27, 1880                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Railroad building; shipping supplies by wagon)

                                                January 5, 1881                       Santa Fe, NM                                                                                                                                                          (Christmas presents; postmaster positions)

                                                January 16, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                January 19, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Health; may start newspaper)

                                                January 26, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper possibilities)

                                                January 28, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Birdie’s activities)

                                                January 31, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper possibilities)

                                                February 4, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Move to Albuquerque as general manager of newspaper)

                                                February 6, 1881                     Santa Fe, NM                                                          “Willy” Bailhache

                                                (Birthday letter)

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                February 9, 1881                     Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Takes charge of newspaper)

                                                February 13, 1881                   Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Newspaper problems)

                                                February 16, 1881                   Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Send items by express)

                                                February 18, 1881                   Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Send dictionary)

                                                March 10, 1881                       Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Diphtheria in Dartford, WI)

                                                March 12, 1881                       Albuquerque, NM                                                  

                                                (Enclosed diphtheria cure)

                                                May 1, 1881                            Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Thinks of buying out partner)

                                                July 14, 1881                          Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Send carpet and desk)

                                                August 28, 1881                     Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mason Brayman

                                                (Nellie Brayman’s death)

                                                September 12, 1881                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Thanks for poetry for paper)

                                                September 16, 1881                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (John’s move to Chicago)

                                                September 25, 1881                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

(Family affairs)

                                                September 26, 1881                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (His appointment to deputy clerkship; trip to Albuquerque of Ade and “Willy”; Son, Art to work on the                                                             newspaper.)

                                                September 28, 1881                Albuquerque, NM                                                   Mason Brayman

                                                (May get sole possession of newspaper)

                                                October 3, 1881                      Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Arrangements for sending boxes)

                                                October 23, 1881                    Albuquerque, NM                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Her trip)

                                                December 17, 1881                Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Financial future)

                                                May 26, 1883                          Santa Fe, NM                                                          Ada Bailhache

                                                (Silence regarding Saunders)

                                                October 8, 1884                      Santa Fe, NM                                                          Mason Brayman

                                                (Election – Ohio may point the way in coming election)

                                                January 2, 1885                       Santa Fe, NM                                                          Birdie Bailhache

                                                (Advice)

                                                July 29, 1885                          Santa Fe, NM                                                          ‘Willy” Bailhache

                                                (Advise)

                                                April 26, 1889                         Los Angeles, CA                                                    President of U.S.

                                                (Application Customs Collector, San Diego, Calif. endorsement by A.S. Kimball, U.S. Army Chief                                                                    Quartermaster)

                                                June 30, 1896                          San Diego, CA                                                        Paul Selby

                                                (Description of Thomas S. Hinde)

                                                April 23, 1897                         San Diego, CA                                                        Hon. Geo. C. Perkins

                                                (Application for Chinese Inspector; activities from youth.)

                                                December 29, 1897                San Diego, CA                                                        Hon. Geo. C. Perkins

                                                (Appointment to Customs Collector)

                                                May 6, 1897

                                                (Record of military service)

                                                1897, Appointment to Customs Collector

                                                1897, Draft of letter seeking post of San Diego Customs Collector

                                                1897, Draft of application for San Diego Customs Collector

                                                September 21, 1898                San Diego, CA                                                        Secy. Of Treasury

                                                (Answers charges)

                                                November 23, 1901                                San Diego, CA                                                        Max Frost

                                                (Business future)

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Bailhache, William-son of John and Mary Eliza (Heath) Bailhache, husband of Sarah Ada (Brayman) Bailhache-cont.

                                                December 14, 1901San Diego, CA                                                                        R.R. Hitt

                                                (Chinese inspector)

 

Baker, A.L.                            April 10, 1857                         Buffalo, NY                                                            Mary Brayman

                                                (Business Affairs)

                                                April 11, 1857                         Buffalo, NY                                                            Mason Brayman

                                                (Possibility for railroad in Missouri)

                                                April 23, 1857                         Buffalo, NY                                                            Mason Brayman

                                                (Business Affairs)

                                                April 25, 1857                         Buffalo, NY                                                            Mason Brayman

                                                (Business Affairs)

 

Baker, E.L.                            January 20, 1865                     Springfield, IL                                                         Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Birth of Bailhache’s daughter; state of legislature)

                                                January 30, 1865                     Springfield, IL                                                         Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Legislative committee on printing)

                                                February 2, 1865                     Springfield, IL                                                         Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Legislative business)

                                                February 13, 1865                   Springfield, IL                                                         Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Impossible to lend money)

 

Bartlett, E.L.                          April 6, 1888                           Santa Fe, NM                                                          John Bailhache

                                                (Claim of Spitz vs. Heicon)

                                                October 2, 1889                      Santa Fe, NM                                                          Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Heicon matter)

 

Bateman, Newton                July 29, 1889                          Galesburg, IL                                                          Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Property)

                                                July 20, 1893                          York Village, ME                                                   Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Land holdings)

                                                January 2, 1894                       Galesburg, IL                                                          Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Railroad from San Diego to Phoenix, Arizona; land)

 

Bausman, John                     June 30, 1837                          Circleville, OH                                                        John Bailhache

                                                (Hopes Bailhache’s move to Alton will prove fruitful)

                                                April 14, 1841                         Middletown, DE                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (The death of Ex-President Harrison)

                                                July 23, 1841                          Middletown, DE                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Pious sentiments)

                                                August 16, 1843                     Middletown, DE                                                     John Bailhache

                                                (Impending move to become pastor of St. John’s Church, Hampton, VA; Kenyen College; Episcopal Church in                                                 Chillicothe.)

                                                February 7, 1844                     Hampton, VA                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Next Episcopal Convention meets in May)

                                                September 13, 1845                Hampton, VA                                                         John Bailhache

                                                (Bailhache’s relations with Bishop Chase; possibility of Bausman visiting Alton)

                                                October 23, 1845                    Port Republic, Calvert                                             John Bailhache

                                                (His new perish at Port Republic; other Episcopal Church Affairs)

                                                January 19, 1847                     Belvoir                                                                    John Bailhache

                                                (Episcopal Church Affairs)

                                                April 17, 1849                         Baltimore, MD                                                        John Bailhache

                                                (Missionary work in Africa and the purpose of the Colonization Societies)

                                                July 31, 1849                          Baltimore, MD                                                        John Bailhache

                                                (Death of Bailhache’s wife.)

                                                August 26, 1854                     Baltimore, MD                                                        John Bailhache

                                                (Excerpt from Sermon)

 

Beecher, Mary                       June 10, 1857                          Chicago, IL                                                             Mary Brayman

                                                (Personal Affairs)

 

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Berry, John R.                       August 16, 1887                     Steubenville, OH                                                     Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Printing Business)

                                                March 20, 1890                       San Diego, CA

                                                (Certificate of Appointment for Wm. Bailhache as Deputy Collector and Inspector for San Diego)

 

Bevan, W.C.                          July 12, 1899                          NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Activities re: B’s application for consul at Malaga)

 

Bissell, Wm. H.                      September 18, 1857                                                                                                Baker

                                                (Re. position of Transfer agent)

 

Bissell, Wm. H.                      September 1857                                                                                                      Baker

                                                (Ketchum appointed Transfer agent)

                                                November 30, 1855                                                                                                                John Bailhache

                                                November 13, 1856                                                                                                                W.H. Bailhache

 

Blair, J.B.                               May 11, 1854                          Chicago, IL                                                             John Bailhache

                                                (Asks for letter of introduction to Chicago Newspapers.)

 

Bliss, C.C.                              January 27, 1867                     Washington, DC                                                     Mason Brayman

                                                (Business affairs)

                                                February 1, 1867                     Washington, DC                                                     Mason Brayman

                                                (Mineral lands in Arkansas)

 

Bowers, Wm.                         June 18, 1892                          Washington, DC                                                     Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Speech promised)

 

Bozman, R.M.                       January 6, 1864                       New Orleans, LA                                                    Mason Brayman

                                                (Request for appointment on his staff; Gen’l Hurlbut)

 

Bradbury, Wm.                     October 19, 1864                    Atlanta, GA                                                             Capt. W. Bailhache

                                                (Promotion; Construction train captured Sherman in Alabama)

 

Bradford, J.I.                        April 26, 1861                         Camp Yates, Cairo, IL                                            Sergeant Bailhache

                                                (Authorization to issues nations)

 

Brayman, James-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, brother of Mason Brayman

                                                November 16, 1876                                Chicago, IL                                      (sister-in-law)Mary Brayman

(Presidential campaign; expects Hayes to be victor; Phillips not elected to Congress.)

                                                July 26, 1884                          Chicago, IL                                                             Mary Brayman

                                                (Writing Baptists encyclopedia; refers to Pres. Hayes; Chicago Baptists and Missionary Society)

 

Brayman, Mary-wife of Mason Brayman

                                                August 8, 1839                       Springfield, IL                                  (Sister-in-law)Sarah Brayman

(Illness; Also note from S. Ada Brayman – 27 cholera deaths in Springfield)

                                                July 2, 1849                            Springfield, IL                                                         Staring Family

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 13, 1850                          Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Zachary Taylor’s death; Mason’s trip to Buffalo; cholera in St. Louis)

                                                September 6, 1853                  Warrensville, IL                                                      Frederick Staring

                                                (The possible death of Frederick’s mother)

                                                October 1, 1855                      Clifton Springs                                                        Nelly Brayman

(Daughter-birthday wishes.)

                                                April 12, 1860                         Springfield, IL                                                         Mason Brayman

                                                (Their daughter Nelly; Spring)

                                                December 9, 1861                   Cairo, IL                                                (daughters)Ada & Mary Brayman

(Mason Brayman’s responsibilities; gunboats not ready)      

                                                January 18, 1862                     Cairo, IL                                                                  Ada & Mary Brayman

                                                (Rumor that Union Troops took Marysville railroad.)

                                                January 25, 1862                     Cairo, IL                                                                  Ada Bailhache

                                                (Expedition of Mason Brayman)

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Mary Brayman-wife of Mason Brayman                             

                                                February 26, 1862                   Cairo, IL                                                                  Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman’s illness; firing of new guns)

                                                September 13, 1862                Willards, Washington DC                                       Mason Brayman

                                                (Mason’s safety; Letter to Mrs. Lincoln)

                                                February 24, 1863                   Boliver, TN                                                             Ada Bailhache

                                                (Exploits of Major Emerson; business affairs)

                                                August 31, 1863                                                                                     Husband[Mason Brayman]

                                                December 11, 1863                Camp Dennison, OH                                              Ada Bailhache

                                                (Medical Operation; Mason Brayman’s arrest; Cincinnati Fair)

                                                January 20, 1864                     Camp Dennison, OH                                              Ada Bailhache

                                                (Trumbull’s bill; Mason Brayman’s military disappointment)

                                                January 21, 1864                     Camp Dennison, OH                                              Ada Bailhache

                                                (Ada to live in author’s house)

                                                January 28, 1864                     Camp Dennison, OH                                              Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman sent to Memphis)

                                                March 8, 1864                         New Orleans, LA                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman as Court to investigate claim against government)

                                                October 21, 1864                    Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Perilous trip to Natchez)

                                                October 25, 1864                    Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Beauties of Natchez; exertions of Mason Brayman – his enemies)

                                                November 16, 1864                                Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

(Lincoln’s reelection; Gen. McClernand)

                                                November 18, 1864                                Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman’s difficulties)

November 22, 1864                                Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Social events; Burnett apologized for attacks on Mason Brayman)

                                                November 24, 1864                                Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Thanksgiving in Natchez)

                                                November 30, 1864                                Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Natchez ball)

                                                December 2, 1864                   Natchez, MS                                       (son-in-law)Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Grand ball; activities of state legislature)

                                                January 5, 1865                       Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman to move to command at Vidalia)

                                                January 21, 1865                     Vidalia, LA                                                             Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Mason Brayman’s handling of the bishop)

                                                February 28, 1865                   Vidalia, LA                                                             Ada Bailhache

                                                (War outlaws)

                                                March 30, 1865                       New Orleans, LA                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Activities of Fred Staring)

                                                April 8, 1865                           New Orleans, LA                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Gen. Banks expected arrival in New Orleans; rumor of fall of Richmond)

                                                April 11, 1865?                       New Orleans, LA                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Gen. Banks arrival; Mason Brayman hopes to be retained; Gen Hare; Fred Staring’s future)

                                                December 4, 1865                   Natchez, MS                                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Forthcoming visit of a Mrs. Page)

                                                December 8, 1865                   New Orleans, LA                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Visited Gen. and Mrs. Hurlbut; Gen. Banks expected; “Man of War Oneide” undergoing repairs after Mobile                                   engagement)

                                                November 20, 1882                                Ripon, WI                                                               Ada Bailhache

                                                (Thanks for present; health)

                                                February 2, 1884                     Ripon, WI                                                               Ada Bailhache

                                                (Poor Health; family affairs and finances)

 

Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                       Gowdy

                                                August 29, 1833                     Buffalo, NY                                                            Nancy Brayman

                                                (Account of his printing affairs)

                                                July 13, 1835                          Buffalo, NY                                                 (sister)Sarah Brayman

                                                (Debts of newspaper; lengthy description of steamboat trip to Niagara Falls)

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                       Gowdy

                                                April 29, 1836                         Buffalo, NY                                                            Sarah Brayman

                                                (Kidding; family affairs; in city – small pox abates and the canal is open)

                                                July 11, 1837                          Monroe, MI                                                            Nancy Brayman

                                                (News of his brother James)

                                                December 12, 1838                Monroe, MI                                             (nephew)Fred Staring

                                                (Advise)

                                                May 25, 1839                          Monroe, MI                                                            Sarah Brayman

                                                (Birth of his daughter -- Sarah Adaline)

                                                January 11, 1840                     Columbus, OH                                                        Brayman Family

                                                (He writes for Ohio State Bulletin – reports and edits for House of Representatives; description of Col. Johnson,                                               ex-Gov. Vance, Mr. Ewing)

                                                August 10, 1841                     Louisville, KY                                                         Nancy Brayman

                                                (On editorial board of Louisville Adventurer)

                                                September 25, 1842                Green County, IL                                                    Nancy

                                                (Climate; death of abolitionist Lovejoy in Alton in 1838; bluffs of Illinois River – scenery, fertility,     Indian bones)

                                                December 25, 1843                Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Pleased with change to lawyer’s life; Ill. Supreme Court is in session)

                                                April 28, 1844                         Springfield, IL                                                         Sarah Brayman

                                                (Personal Finances)

September 4, 1844                  Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Sale of old family homestead; scarcity of money – possibilities of buying land cheap; revisiting laws of state                                                     for next legislature)

                                                January 13, 1845                     Springfield, IL                                                         Sarah Brayman

                                                (Unhealthful climate of Louisville; Julius H. Warren, member of Ill. House of Representatives, and candidate                                     for Reporter of Supreme Court, is boarder; prices of land and goods in Illinois)

                                                November 30, 1847                                Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Trip from Buffalo to Springfield via Chicago)

                                                January 2, 1848                       Springfield, IL                                                         Sarah Brayman

                                                (Charges against chief engineer of Illinois-Michigan Canal)

                                                January 7, 1849                       Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (New Orleans cholera; defeat for “small office last fall”)

                                                February 14, 1849                   Springfield, IL                                                         Nathaniel Coffin

                                                (Reply regarding land administration)

                                                June 8, 1848                                                                                                            Sarah Brayman

                                                July 1, 1849                            Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Cholera in St. Louis and New Orleans)

                                                July 23, 1850                          N.Y.C.                                                   (daughter)S. Ada Brayman

(U.S. Hospital and Navy Yard in Brooklyn; funeral services of Gen. Taylor)

                                                August 28, 1850                     Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Journey from Buffalo to Springfield)

                                                March 16, 1851                       Springfield, IL                                                         Daniel Brayman

                                                (Business improvements in Illinois, especially Central Railroad and his position in it.)

                                                July 26, 1851                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Reappearance of cholera in Springfield)

                                                July 26, 1851                          Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Trip from Peoria to Chicago)

                                                August 3, 1851                       Galena, IL                                                               Daniel Brayman

                                                (Trip from Chicago to Galena; procuring right of way and depot for Central Railroad; surveys for Railroad;                                                        description of Galena)

                                                August 22, 1851                     Springfield, IL                                                         Sarah Brayman

                                                (Railroad; personal affairs)

                                                September 20, 1851                Springfield, IL                                                         Sarah Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                November 7, 1851                  Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel Brayman

                                                (Trip from Buffalo to Chicago)

                                                November 24, 1851                                Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal details)

                                                December 7, 1851                   Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

 

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                        Gowdy

                                                December 19, 1851                Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                December 25, 1851                                                                                                Nancy Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                February 22, 1852                   Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                February 27, 1852                   Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Homely advice)

                                                April 4, 1852                           Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Railroad business – Col. Bissell)

                                                May 2, 1852                            Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Trip from Springfield to Chicago)

                                                May 16, 1852                          Elmira, N.Y.                                                            Sarah Brayman

                                                (Trip in upper New York State; description of Elmira)

                                                July 4, 1852                            Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

July 11, 1852                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                July 21, 1852                          Galena, IL                                                               S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Trip from Chicago to Galena; railroad affairs; description of Galena)

                                                August 14, 1852                     Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                December 23, 1852                Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                February 1853                         Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                March 13, 1853                       Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Railroad details)

                                                February 25, 1853                   Magnolia, IL                                                           Sarah Brayman

                                                (Trip from Springfield to Chicago; in Springfield to assure passage of desired bill.)

                                                June 19, 1853                          Chicago, IL                                                             Nancy Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                August 9, 1853                       Chicago, IL                                                             Fred Staring

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 5, 1853                      Chicago, IL                                                             O.M.P. Williams.

                                                (When Frederick Staring will return to Galena)

                                                November 14, 1853                                Chicago, IL                                                             Fred Staring

                                                (Compliments on Fred’s successful job performance)

                                                December 6, 1853                                                                                                   Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Possible move of parents to Illinois)

                                                December 8, 1853                   Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal Affairs)

                                                1854                                        Buffalo, N.Y.                                                          Fred Staring

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                January 1, 1855                       Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                March 16, 1855                       Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Fatherly advice)

                                                March 29, 1855                       Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Advise)

                                                April 28, 1855                         Chicago, IL                                                             S Ada Brayman

                                                (May be candidate for Circuit Judge)

                                                May 16, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Large Baptist Convention)

                                                May 18, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             Sarah Brayman

                                                (Baptist Convention; personal affairs)

                                                May 26, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             Nancy Brayman

                                                (Sister, Sarah’s illness; closing his railroad business)

                                                May 29, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Children’s progress; Sarah’s Illness)

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                        Gowdy

                                                May 30, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Article in “Journal”)

                                                July 24, 1855                          Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Her conduct)

                                                August 3, 1855                       Buffalo, NY                                                            Frederick Staring

                                                (Personal details)

                                                August 18, 1855                     Hamburgh, NY                                                       Frederick Staring

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 23, 1855                     White Corner, P.O. Erie County, NY                     Fred Staring

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                September 28, 1855                Warrenville, IL                                                        Daniel & Nancy Staring

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 3, 1855                      Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)    

                                                October 21, 1855                    Springfield, IL                                                         S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 25, 1855                    Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman                                                                      (Actress Madame Rachel)

                                                November 15, 1855                                Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs and advice)

                                                December 13, 1855                Chicago, IL                                                             S. Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                December 30, 1855                Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Resumes law practice)

                                                January 6, 1856                       Warrenville, IL                                                        Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                February 12, 1856                   Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                February 12, 1856                   Chicago, IL                                                             Fred Staring

                                                (Fred’s business affairs)

                                                February 17, 1856                   Albany, NY                                                            Ada Brayman

                                                (Unusually cold winter; trip from Chicago)

                                                March 3, 1856                         Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                April 1, 1856                           Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Advice and philosophical reflections)

                                                April 10, 1856                         Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                April 30, 1856                         Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                May 6, 1850                            Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)                    

                                                May 25, 1856                          Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Presidency of publisher’s society)

                                                June 2, 1856                            Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                June 15, 1856                          Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                June 28, 1856                          Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 2, 1856                       Chicago, IL                                                             Nancy Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                August 31, 1856                     Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Philosophical reflections)

                                                October 3, 1856                      Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Job as Land Commissioner for Cairo and Fulton Railroad.)

                                                October 13, 1856                    Chicago, IL                                                             Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                October 19, 1856                    on board steamship “Sovereign” Woodyard in Kentucky

                                                (Railroad affairs; history flat-boating on Mississippi since 1804)                           Ada Brayman

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                                                Date                                         Place                                                                        To

 

Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                        Gowdy

                                                November 23, 1856                                Little Rock, AR                                                       Ada Brayman

                                                (Land Bill in Arkansas legislature; sloth of Arkansas legislators)

                                                November 30, 1856                                Little Rock, AR                                                       Ada Brayman

                                                (Grant of land on which to build railroad)

                                                December 7, 1856                   Little Rock, AR                                                       Daniel & Nancy Brayman

                                                (Projected travels for next few months; hopes of his railroad to connect to Pacific Ocean; morality of Little                                                         Rock people; condition of slaves in Little Rock.)

                                                February 18, 1857                   Washington, D.C.                                                   Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                April 19, 1857                         Chicago, IL                                                             J.S Waterman

                                                (Personal and railroad affairs)

                                                July 1, 1857                            Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Family affairs)

                                                July 11, 1857                          Toledo, OH                                                            

                                                (Trip from Chicago to Toledo; advice for repairs of house)

                                                July 24, 1857                          Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Personal affairs)

                                                September 6, 1857                  Chicago, IL                                                             Ada Brayman

                                                (Legal troubles of his brother James; death of John Bailhache)

                                                November 23, 1857                                Bird’s Point, MO                                                    Ada & Molly Brayman

                                                (Business maneuver; meeting of Missouri directors)

                                                December 16, 1857                N.Y.C.                                                                    Ada & Molly Brayman

                                                (Mentions Gov. Walker)

                                                April 2, 1858                           Springfield, IL                                                         J.S. Waterman

                                                (Railroad affairs in Chicago)

                                                July 16, 1858                          Chicago, IL                                                             J.S. Waterman

                                                (Refuses Waterman meeting with Daughter)

                                                August 21, 1858                      Albany, NY                                                            Ada Brayman

                                                (Possibilities of her marriage)

                                                August 26, 1858                     Buffalo, NY                                                            Ada Brayman

                                                (His and his wife’s return to Chicago)

                                                October 28, 1858                    Springfield, IL                                                         Mary Brayman

                                                (His loneliness; legislative session to begin)

                                                October 28, 1858                    Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Her romantic state)

                                                December 5, 1858                   Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Possible purchase-Mr. Bissell; Gen. Thos. S. Matthew to visit)

                                                January 6, 1859                       Springfield, IL                                                        

                                                (Notice for arrest of burglar)

                                                January 8, 1859                       Springfield, IL                                                         J.S. Waterman

                                                (Waterman’s father comes to take son in hand)

                                                January 31, 1859                     Springfield, IL                                                         Ada Brayman

                                                (Her trip to St. Louis)

                                                February 16, 1859                   NY                                                                          Ada Brayman

                                                (Rumored war in Europe)

                                                March 13, 1859                       steamer on Miss. River                                           Ada Bailhache

                                                (Meeting of stockholders; Ada’s wedding)

                                                December 11, 1859                N.Y.C.                                                                    Ada Brayman

                                                (Future of Cousin Fred Staring: Ada’s conversation to Episcopal religion)

                                (Missing)February 28, 1860                                                                               (son-in-law)Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Details of Lincoln’s speech; probability of his receiving Rep. presidential nomination; Lincoln’s manner of                                                       speaking)

                                                April 10, 1860                         N.Y.C.                                                                    Ada Bailhache

                                                (Thoughts of familial love)

                                                May 12, 1860                          Little Rock, AR                                                       Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Trip from Memphis to Little Rock)

                                                June 11, 1860                          Bird’s Point, MO                                                    Wm. Bailhache

                                                (Business affairs)

 

 

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Brayman, Mason-son of Daniel and Nancy Brayman, husband of Mary Brayman, father of Sarah Ada Brayman Bailhache and Mary B.                                        Gowdy

                                                October 2, 1860                      NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Expect large fusion majority in N.Y. – Brooklyn for Lincoln. Pres. Ill. Central says Georgia will repudiate                                                        Toombs after elections)

                                                October 17, 1860                    NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Talk of disunion not serious enough to disturb money market. Election considered settled)

                                                November 5, 1860                  NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Tide going against fusion; this will be a rough town tomorrow)

                                                November 10, 1860                                NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Mr. L. does well not to declare his policy. His friends can help by conciliatory language. Expects Southern                                                       members to be on hand when Congress meets.)

                                                November 19, 1860                                NY                                                                          William H. Bailhache

                                                (Rumor that disunionists hope to break the bank in Illinois and Wisconsin. Suggests Bank Commissioners not                                   call in haste. Panic cannot last)

                                                December 9, 1860                   NY                                                                 Ditty (Sarah Ada Bailhache)

                                                (Expects to give up R.R. interests in interest of health. Mr. L. will need all his wisdom and courage as he starts                                  his administration)

                                                February 18, 1861                   Springfield, IL                                                         S.C. Smith

                                                (Advice re office-seeking through Lincoln)

                                                November 29, 1861                                Cairo, IL                                                                  Editors of the Journal

                                                (Mr. Clover’s military frustrations.)

                                                January 4, 1862                       Cairo, IL                                                                  Wm. & Ada Brayman

                                                (Too busy for business affairs)

                                                February 28, 1862                   Fort Donelson, TN                                                  U.S Grant

                                                (Draft of report of capture of Fort Donelson; mentions Oglesby, Lawler, Logan, W.H.L. Wallace)

                                                May 16, 1862                          Camp near Corinth, MS                                          Wm. Bailhache

                                                (In McClernand’s reserve corps; coming battle at Corinth)

                                                May 19, 1862                          Near Countto, MS                                                   Ada Bailhache

                                                (Sherby and Hill matter; Union to try to take Corinth)

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