This website serves as the e-commerce site for both Railway Station Press and BradleyHistory.com. NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE: Fully Equal to the Situation: Nineteenth-Century Women of Wellington, Ohio.
All sales proceeds from these items will be used to print additional Railway Station Press publications.
Payment and Shipping Information:
All orders include Free 1st Class, Priority Mail shipping with tracking, or Media Mail for the Books. Payment can be made through Paypal by using “firstname.lastname@example.org” or by mailing a check payable to “Railway Station Press” to Stuart Bradley at Post Office Box 2327, Alexandria, VA 22301. Questions can be emailed to RailwayStationPress@gmail.com Thank you.
SMALL BOOK PUBLISHING:
Fully Equal to the Situation: Nineteenth-Century Women of Wellington, Ohio / by Nicole M. Hayes, 138 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches / $18 including Media Mail and Sales Tax Paid / Item A3
What was it like to live in northeast Ohio in the nineteenth century? To be an emancipated slave, walking hundreds of miles through mountains and forests in the hope of starting over. Or a solitary passenger on a Great Lakes steam ship, drenched and seasick in stormy weather. To be a doctor visiting an ill patient via horse and buggy in the dark of the night, or the editor of a local newspaper, writing and hand setting the lead type for the next week’s edition.
Fully Equal to the Situation reclaims the stories of a dozen women who all lived and labored in the rural village of Wellington, settled in 1818. Pioneers, cross-country travelers, social reformers, educators, entrepreneurs, and wage earners – their narratives span decades of sweeping change, from the colonial era to World War I. Painstakingly researched, each chapter presents an intimate portrait that is at once personal biography and American history.
The 1907 Autobiography of Henry Martin Bradley / 114 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches / $18 including Media Mail and Sales Tax Paid / Item A2
Henry Martin Bradley was born in Lee, Massachusetts, in 1824 and moved to Wellington, Lorain County, Ohio in 1835. Despite the danger of wolves, a young Henry helped his family clear their Ohio land and farm in the 1830s.
He owned and operated lumber mills in Michigan in the 1860s & 1870s and tells of the rough-and-tumble politics of the time. He prospected for iron ore in Minnesota in the 1880s. Late in life he owned an orange orchard in California and spent his winters there. He died in Duluth, Minnesota in 1918.
This book includes 23 original illustrations by Maeve Sullivan Bradley, Bradley history and genealogical material, and 21 pages of photographs including 14 carte-de-visite photographs from a privately owned album.
Moving with the Frontier: The Bradley Family of America 1644 – 1918 in Three Biographies, with Genealogical Material by Stuart V. Bradley Jr. 1977 History Senior Thesis, Kalamazoo College 1976. Limited edition of 500 copies.
This small book tells the story of William Bradley who fought with Cromwell in the English Civil War, emigrated to New Haven, Connecticut in 1637 and had the first farm in North Haven. The 5th generation of Bradleys in America, Deacon Captain Jesse Bradley, fought in the American Revolution and left a document concerning his theological disputes with the local Congregational minister in Lee, Massachusetts.
The third biography is of Henry Martin Bradley, the 8th generation, who farmed in Ohio in the 1830s, owned a lumber company in Michigan and prospected for iron ore in northern Minnesota. He left an Autobiography written in 1907 that has been published by Railway Station Press.
Included in “Moving with the Frontier” are photographs and genealogical material on the generations of Bradleys in America. The author is a member of the 12th generation. 56 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, a very limited number of copies still available / $18 Media Mail & Sales Tax Paid / Item A1
LETTERPRESS PRINTED ITEMS:
Midway Midget History Cards / limited edition of 130 boxed sets of two color, letterpress printed cards with 14 photographs of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair on 100% cotton Lettra paper by Crane. “Midgets” refer to the small size of the printing ornaments. They depict entertainers & other people seen on the Fair’s “Midway”. A unique item that took two years to research and print by a hand operated Chandler & Price Pilot press. $30 Priority Postpaid / Item C1
Midway Midget Playing Cards / limited edition of 100 boxed sets of letterpress printed playing cards featuring the printing ornaments from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair on 100% cotton Lettra paper by Crane. The playing cards have thirteen different characters from the Fair’s “Midway” on the front and the Ferris Wheel on the back. Hearts are printed in red, Clubs in green, Spades in blue, and Diamonds in orange. These cards took four months to print. Only a few of these unusual sets are left. $30 Priority Postpaid / Item C2
John Haines (1924 to 2011) signed poetry broadside “A Requiem for the Arctic Refuge” limited edition of 120 printed on a hand operated Vandercook press in three colors. More information about John Haines, the Poet Laureate of Alaska, can be found here at the Poetry Foundation. The broadside is 10 by 20 inches and is printed on French Johannot Arches paper. Will come rolled in a tube. $25 Priority postpaid / Item B1
Top fourth of the poetry broadside which was printed in 24 pt. Emerson, hand set type at Chris Manson’s Crooked Crow Press.
John Haines (1924 to 2011) signed, small poetry broadside “A Short History of the Republic” 7 x 10 inches / limited edition of 70 printed by hand on a Chandler & Price Pilot press. More information about John Haines, the Poet Laureate of Alaska, can be found here at the Poetry Foundation. I first met John in 1982 in Fairbanks, Alaska and he was thrilled to have these two poetry broadsides printed by Railway Station Press. $15 1st class postpaid / Item B2
OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE:
Henry Martin Bradley Coffee Mug / 15 ounce size with “Henry Martin Bradley” written below his carte de visite photograph. Microwave and dishwasher safe. $18 1st class package with tracking postpaid / Item D1
Payment and Shipping Information:
All orders include Free 1st Class, Priority Mail, or Media Mail shipping with tracking. Payment can be made through Paypal by using “email@example.com” or by mailing a check payable to “Railway Station Press” to Stuart Bradley at Post Office Box 2327, Alexandria, VA 22301. Questions can be emailed to RailwayStationPress@gmail.com Thank you.