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Bruce Pratt Family Papers - MS 692
The Bruce Pratt Family Papers include correspondence, legal papers, newspapers clippings, printed and photographic materials, dating from 1839 to 1944. Filling one document box, the papers were donated by the Wood County Historical Society to the Center for Archival Collections on July 29, 1994. No restrictions exist on the duplication and research use of this collection.
A series of maps and travel brochures from the collection were transferred to the Map Library located on the first floor of the Jerome Library. This collection was arranged and the finding aid completed by Wendy Evans, during the summer of 1995.
Nelson S. Brown was born on April 15, 1844. From the correspondence in the collection, his parents appear to be H.C. Brown and Clarissa M. Brown of Ontario, NY. He also appears to have a brother George. In August, 1864, Nelson S. Brown enlisted at Ontario, Wayne County, NY. Later, he applied for a certificate of disability because he was too weak to travel. In the 1860's, notes in this collection indicate that he courted Lucy Patterson.
Lucy Patterson appears to be the daughter of Mr. Andrew Patterson (born September 29, 1822) and Miss Mary Denney (born January 22, 1832) who were married on June 7, 1849. Lucy was born on August 2, 1852. Lucy Patterson and Nelson S. Brown were married on July 3, 1867 in Ontario, NY.
According to correspondence in the collection, Nelson was employed for 3 years by Broadrup, Huffman and Co., manufacturers of Champion School Furniture, in Springfield, Ohio in the 1870's. From 1860s to 1880s, Lucy gave birth to six children with names and birthdates as follows:
- George W. (b. May 7, 1868)
- Cora M. (b. April 27, 1870)
- Henry N. (b. August 9, 1872)
- Clara B. (b. February 2, 1874)
- Walter S. (b. March 15, 1885)
- Sylvanus Cobb (b. December 6, 1887)
Cora M. Brown, the daughter of Nelson and Lucy Brown, married Thomas Pratt. Thomas Pratt appears to be related to Nancy Pratt and John Carter, whose correspondence during the Civil War is included in this collection. Thomas and Cora Pratt had two sons, Bruce and Ray Irvin Pratt. Both Bruce and Ray Pratt joined the military 1917-1918. According to newspaper articles, Bruce Pratt worked as deputy sheriff beginning in 1924. He was elected Wood County sheriff in 1930 and ran again in 1932. In 1933, Sheriff Pratt, playing the part of Elisha Martindale, was a participant in the Bowling Green Centennial Pageant. This collection was named after Sheriff Bruce Pratt.
This collection has been arranged in a traditional arrangement for documents. It has eight record groups with respective series.
This collection includes correspondence, deeds, military papers, insurance policies, bills and receipts, newspaper clippings, printed materials, and photographic material from the Bruce Pratt family. Dates span from 1839 to 1944. The documents has been arranged chronologically within each folder. Record series have been arranged in alphabetical order by record type except for the correspondence.
The correspondence in this collection reveals an estimated five generations.. This correspondence has been arranged chronologically by generation or by whom the letter was addressed to. The correspondence has been annotated in the box inventory. In the box inventory, the information appears as follows:
- date of the letter
- [name of the person to whom it was sent and their address (if available)]
- (person who sent the letter)
- location of the sender
Handwritten notes on the correspondence appear after the contents of the letter. Most of these notes were probably written later by Cora Brown Pratt to help identify the letters. Also, some of the letters have multiple authors. The author is identified in (parentheses) at the end of the segment that he or she wrote.
Scope and content notes are provided for each record group. Also, a box inventory with annotations follow the series descriptions. Folders within the collection have been labeled with a title and inclusive dates. This information also appears in the box inventory.
Box 1, Folders 1-5
Arranged chronologically by generation
Series includes correspondence of Clarissa Denney and Cary Deny, Civil War correspondence from John Carter to Nancy Pratt (mother), correspondence to Nelson S. Brown and Lucy Patterson Brown, miscellaneous correspondence, and correspondence to Cora Brown Pratt. The correspondence has been annotated in the box inventory.
Box 1, Folder 6
Series includes notes of births, deaths, and marriages through the generations. Most of the information centers around Nelson S. Brown and Lucy Patterson and their children.
Box 1, Folder 7
Series contains a school report of John Carter, a poem written by Lucy Patterson, and a song written by Charles H. Swartz for Nelson Brown.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS-FAMILY PAPERS
Box 1, Folders 8-10
Arranged alphabetically by record type; Arranged chronologically within folder
Series contains deeds of Nelson Brown and Walter Brown, insurance policies for Sylvanus C. Brown, Lucy Brown, Thomas Pratt, Cora Brown Pratt, Bruce Pratt, and Ray Pratt, and the marriage license of Mr. Andrew Patterson and Miss Mary Denney.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS-MILITARY PAPERS
Box 1, Folders 11-12
Series includes correspondence, memorandums, certificates for insurance, passes, enlistment papers, and other military papers for Nelson S. Brown, Bruce Pratt, and Ray Pratt. Oversized certificates encapsulated
FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS-LEDGER, RECEIPTS
Box 1, Folders 13-14
Series contains the ledger of Abram Pratt and bills and receipts of Mrs. Thomas Pratt (Cora Brown).
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS
SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS-NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
Box 1, Folder 15; Oversize (wrapped)
Series includes one bound scrapbook and copies of loose newspaper clippings of Bruce Pratt as Wood County sheriff. One article on Bruce Pratt's daughter, Margaret, is also included.
PRINTED MATERIALS-CERTIFICATES, MEMBERSHIPS
Box 1, Folder 16
Series includes certificates of merit, ribbons, ticket, memberships to the American Legion Auxiliary, and cards for Lucy Patterson Brown, Nelson Brown, George Brown, and Cora Brown Pratt.
PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS - TINTYPES
ca. Civil War
Box 1, Folder 17
Series includes three unidentified and undated tintypes.
Folder 1 - Correspondence-Clarissa Denney and Cary Deny
- n.d., (Cary Deny from J. French). Mary Anne Ashley gone with his father. Mr. Deny here yet "digging away among the red."
- March 22, 1839, (Mr. Cary Deny in Ontario, NY from J. French, Warrens Township, Washington County, Ohio). Turner and McCoy are ready to pay you. They are unhappy because you took it away. Turner and McCoy will pay at the Recorder's office in Marietta if you don't bring or send the note and the mortgage back. All the neighbors are the same. Nettle Snake sold his farm for $2,000-told folks he was bound for Illinois. ("This was mother's grandfather Cary Denney" written on the letter.) [copy of original letter]
- April 14, 1839, (Clarisa Denney in Wayne County, Ontario, NY from Anthony Elsworth, Marritable Elsworth, Elizabeth Goodside, John Elsworth, Mary Ann Elsworth). Glad to hear that your health is better than it was last fall. Glad that Cary died so happy. We expected that he would not live long after you left here. We had dysentery last October and was sick about a month. (?) put his shoulder out of joint-doctor came and set his collar bone, but it slipped out and could not keep it in place. He can't undress himself without my help. He talked about going back to the east in May, but don't have the money. John has been sick. Expecting Ned Ware will send us some money. Advise you to stay there on Elmore's account and buy a small home. Give our love to Elmore, Mary, and John. (from mother and father Anthony Elsworth and Marritable Elsworth).
Put your trust in God for he is a widow's God. Mer Goodall had numb palsy in one of his feet and a pain in his stomach-now better. Rachel and her family moved here last fall. Harriet has had tumour taken out. Gilbert is well. (from Elizabeth Goodside).
Sick last fall with dysentery and rheumatism for two months. Doctor said I would not get well, but I did. Not raise much last summer and if don't do better, will sell out and go west. Will try this season-if not better, will move after heying to Delaware County in Ohio. You should buy a small piece of land. Father received a letter from Joel last winter-had a young son named after father-two months old then. (from brother and sister John Elsworth and Mary Ann Elsworth).
Folder 2 - Civil War Correspondence-John Carter to Nancy Pratt (mother)
- December 22, 1861, (Nancy Pratt in Henry County, Napoleon, Ohio, from John Carter, Co. B, 38 Regiment in KY). Have had the measles and was in the hospital 4-5 days. Have no fighting to do yet. News that 38th regiment was part of those killed or taken prisoners, but that is a grand mistake-have seen few rebels. 7 regiments here --4 Ohio, 1 Kentucky, 2 Tennessee, 2 batteries, and 200 cavalry. Have enough clothes and plenty to eat. Want you to write about the affairs at home. Boys going to school?
- January 4, 1862, (Nancy Pratt in Henry County, Napoleon, Ohio, from John Carter, Somerset, KY). Received your letter. Afraid having hard times to get a living until I sent you money. Will send money again. Encamped at Somerset. Warm weather-rains sometimes. Have all the clothing I need except a pair of gloves.
- March 10, 1862, (Nancy Pratt in Napoleon, Ohio from John Carter, Lebanon, Marion County, KY). I am alive yet-in pretty good prospect of getting well. If I don't get well and weather is warm, will get a discharge. Haven't been paid yet. Wrote to William Avery.
- November 1, 1864, (Mrs. Nancy Pratt in Napoleon, Ohio, from Hagne and Sheldon ). More evidence is needed for your pension. Call at our office. If you have a letter from a commissioned officer notifying of the death of the soldier, bring it with you.
Folder 3 - Correspondence-Nelson S. Brown and Lucy Patterson Brown
- Three envelopes addressed to Miss Lucy Patterson, Ontario, Wayne County, NY
- March, 1863(?), (Miss Patterson, from Nelson S. Brown). Like to take you to church Sunday evening. Send a line by John or Dell if you would like to.
- n.d., (Lucy, from Nelson). If not too stormy on the sabbath, would like to bring you to our house and go to church in the evening. My folks have requested. Will call about 2:00 p.m.
- 1877, (G.A. Barnes, Esq, in Napoleon, Ohio from M.H. Clapp, Supt of Sales, Broadrup, Huffman and Co., manufacturers of Champion School Furniture, Springfield, Ohio ). Introduce Mr. N.S. Brown employed at Broadrup for last three years. Asked [Mr. N.S. Brown] to call and see you in regard to school desks. Wrote out a contract for you to sign but have not received it. Make arrangements with Mr. Brown. He can send the order. Mr. Brown bought a farm in your county-He is a tax-paying citizen. Any favor you may give him will be appreciated.
- January 10, 1878, (Children, from H.C. Brown, father, C.M. Brown, mother, Ontario, NY). Feeling worst than did last winter. Mother is not feeling well but still able to do her work. George and family in Rochester as well as usual. Aunt Augusty was thrown from a buggy-was hurt bad but better now. Aunt Mariah sent a letter-they have sold out. Had a few inches of snow-good for 2 or 3 days of sleighing but today it is raining. One day last week was 4 below zero. Not been below zero since we had our "golden wedding" the first day of January(?). 40-50 neighbors and friends were present. Your mother received a nice set of dishes and I received a nice arm chair. Will send you a paper soon giving the details of the wedding. You wrote that Cashus wanted you to settle near him-we would like you to settle near us. Don't know what will happen to our old place-may have to take it back. Wish we could visit you. Come and see us as often as you can. (from H.C. Brown)
Do the children go to school this winter? Would have liked to see you New Years. Got a letter from your uncle-he is at Saratoga. You thought of going north-wish you were coming east. Kiss the children for me. (from C.M. Brown)
- September 22, 1882, (Children, from H.C. Brown, father, C.M. Brown, mother, Ontario, NY ). In poor health-don't expect to get better. Would like to visit you but don't expect to. Would like to see all of you once more. Your mother is in poor health. Went to Rochester-your Aunt Neezie was poorley-she is 98 years old. George and family are well. Heard from Farmington-all are well there except William who has consumption. Dry here-rained some today. Have a poor crop of apples and potatoes. Wheat never better (from father H.C. Brown)
Thanks for the letter & the picture you sent. Often wished that I had Henry's picture as I had the rest. Would like to see you once more. Grandel family Milton's wife was buried last Tuesday and John's wife was buried today. Several of the family (John's) have typhoid fever. Had a thunder shower last Wednesday-lightning struck Joseph's barn and set it on fire-fire put out before much damage was done. Went to see Churly's folks. Aley and Mary live over Stark's store. Charly and Aloy have all the carpentry work they can do. (from mother C.M. Brown)
- April 22, 1883, (Children, from Clarissa M. Brown, mother, Ontario, NY). Your pa's health is quite poor-but he still works in the garden. Both of us have had bad colds. George is to work for Mr. Knows this summer for one dollar a day. Harriett is quite poor in health. Mary's family is well. Aunt Beazies and Mrs. Allen died. Glad to hear from you-sorry to hear your shoulder was so bad. Had a pain in my right shoulder the first day of January. Could not sleep for four weeks. Got Benson's...plasters. Cora's health is poor. Your pa didn't want to write. Tell Fred that I would like to see him and his family. Mrs. Prestons in poor health with her stomach. Albert Blythe has consumption. Tell Mrs. Patterson I wish she would write to me. Alva, Mary's husband, is working with John Diver this summer in carpentry work. Willa has just been in here.
- November 2, 1885, (Nelson and family, from C.M. Brown, mother, E., brother, Ontario, NY). My health is not very good-my lungs. Cora has been gone 3 weeks. Lonely-wish you could come and see us. Want to know what you call that baby's name-would like to see him. Half foot of snow here. Don't know if Cora will get her troubles settled. How do Fred's folks get along? Wish you would write your children's ages to me. ("My grandmother brown last letter to my father. Walter Brown was 8 months old." written on letter.")
Had dinner with mother-said she had written to you-added a few lines. Harriett is very sick-better now. Working hard in shop part of the time. Smith buried 3 weeks ago today-kids are in Chicago. (from Nelson's brother, E.)
- March 26, 1889, Envelope addressed to Mr. N.S. Brown, Holgate, Henry County, Ohio
- March 24, 1889, (Nephew and Niece, from H.S. Smith, Rutland, Kansas ). Oklahoma was opening-not opened yet nor will it be opening this spring. Live 60 miles from the _E corner of it. Am furnishing a family in Independence with butter and send it by mail carrier. Going to get off of the farm trade or sell it for land east-good place for hogs, chickens, and turkeys. Now Nelson if you can make a good living there, don't come out west. Go to the pacific slope Washington. Nelson if you wait so long again, I won't answer another letter. Had rented our farm to a widow who has 40 acres joining ours on the west, but she has gone to Michigan. Marshall Charley has two children, a boy and a girl. Etta has 2 boys-lives at Mt. Cleasant-her name is Garvey. Mira lives in the other county east of us, Labette County-her name is Payne-has 160 acre farm and 10 acres timber.
- November 13, 1891, (Wife and family, Mrs. Nelson S. Brown, Hamler, Ohio, Henry County, from N.S. Brown, Somerset ). George got here all right yesterday 2:30 p.m. Going to take a walk to Science Hill today.
- April 12, 1896, (Wife and children, from Loving Husband and Father, Ontario Centre ). Wrote you a card after my arrival here. Roads have been impassable-better now. Drove to see the place at Egypt-lies 1/3 mile south of Egypt-pretty big hill-100 apple trees on top 40-50 peach trees-some chestnut and hickory trees. Expect to get material on the ground and go to building. Ellen McMurray lives at Fairport 3 miles from our place-took dinner there the other day. Johny Smith lives at West Walworth-took dinner there last Tuesday-teaching school there. Married Jud Emery's daughter. Ed Smith lives at Webster. Lucy died March 7. Saw Orion(?) Richmond-still lives at the old place. Met old Doctor Bryant, Nelson Maine, Sammy Lippencott, Will Allen Orin, Lucia Carey, Warren Hicks, John Horok, and lots of others we used to know. Cara and I went to church today- she bought me a hat and a fine pair of shoes. Got a buggy worth $8-$10-has two seats. Do you still live at Mungen? What is George doing? Henry still chopping wood? Heard from Tour and Cora. Send me the grind stone at once and pictures-send it in a box with my clothes. If you have to pay freight, let me know and I will send you money for it.
- 1898, Envelope addressed to Mr. N. S. Brown, Continental, Putnam County, Ohio Postmarked April 26, 1898, C.F. Joslin written on back
- November 1, ?, Envelope addressed to Nelson S. Brown, Holgate, Henry County, Ohio, postmarked Ontario Centre, NY
Folder 4 - Correspondence-Miscellaneous
- September 27, 1858, (Hiram Brown, from S.S. Baker, Saratoga Springs). My little daughter arrived safely. Thank you for your kind attention to her. She informed me that you were out to Ontario looking for a farm and that you couldn't find one at a good price. I bought a place for $1,600-60 acres and a new white farm house and new barn-10 acres wood, good water, one mile from stores, shops, churches, mills-8 miles from Saratoga Springs and 1 1/2 miles from my large farm. Will sell it to you for $1,500-half cash. I am living on a farm of 153 acres. Would like you to settle near me. Ida sends love.
- n.d., I will not last long-health failing. My two daughters that are married live close. Youngest is home with ?.
- n.d., (Fern). Mother speaks of you so much even when she is delirious. Also speaks of Mrs. Stall, her girlhood, Mama Brown, and Walter. Mrs. Donnelley and Mrs. Nolte are staying this afternoon while I Mrs. Goldman to the dentist.
- n.d., (Sister Mary and Mace, from Moran Wheeler, Mary S. Kenug ). Lucy, I must drop a line. Went down to Eva's. She lives 7 miles from here. Were talking about you and the rest of the family east. Hardly know what to say . Hope you will make up mind to come here. George Patterson says to give my respects and tell them to come. Good place to raise hogs-Have a 100 head of hogs and 50 head of cattle. From your friend. ("Written in Kansas, Mother Brown's Aunt-Harriet Smith" written on the letter.)
- April 25, 1898, (Cousin, from C.F. Joslin, Shiloh, Tonia County, Michigan). Surprised to hear that you were living in Ohio. Wife has been sick for a year. War has reached us-wish it would pass-president has done everything he can do. Crops have adapted well to climate. Land is changing hands here at all times. Pleased to have you locate here. Too late to rent here for this season. 40 acre farm was available but it is now let. Have no children living. Church and school privileges are good here.
- January 28, 1916, (Old friend and Mother, from Nethi Bierly, South Boardman, Michigan, R 2). Been sick for 4 weeks. Arthur is working 2 teams. Franks and his (?) loading logs in the mill yard. Will take $225 for the place-can pay $12 every three months beginning March 1. Would be what I would rent it for. You can have Nathan? draw up 2 contracts or draw them up yourself. Think it over. (See letter dated February 10, 1916 from A. Bierly to Mr. W. Brown with a contract in folder 8.)
- n.d., (Cousin, from C.H. Smith, 506 So. 10 St. Fowler, Colorado ). Our son lives in the north east corner of the state. We are on Arkansas River, 38 miles east of Pueblo and 75 miles from the mountains. Would like you to visit us.
- June 11, 1920, Letter fragment, Cousin, Sent from Fowler, Colorado
- n.d., Signature, W.H. Kingsley
- November 12, ?, Letter fragment, Madam, Sent from Independence
- n.d., Sent from Fowler, Colorado. My sister and brother-in-law Charley Smith live in Fowler, Colorado and have lived there for 19 years. Heard Sherman Smith after he went to Michigan. Charly Smith bought a house and lot and moved to a farm in town. Their present address-509 South 10th St.
Folder 5 - Correspondence-Cora Brown (Mrs. Thomas Pratt)
- July 1, Envelope addressed to Miss Cora Brown, Holgate, Henry County, Ohio from Ontario Centre, NY
- July 1, 1886, (Miss Cora Brown, dear niece, from George N. Brown, uncle, Ontario, NY). First time I have written to you. Your grandmother is feeble- she is older. One year yesterday that your grandpa was buried. Your Aunt Leona is in Rochester visiting at Frank's. I am in a drug and grocery store-have a post office too-man I work for is a Justice of the Peace. Hired out to him till first of April and then hired for a year. Help open the store and sweep and dust. Your Aunt Harriet is full and quite fleshy-weighs 156#. Millie is living at house. (?) went to buy cattle-came home and had cleared $14-he is a first class butcher-he will be 21 in September. Tell Clara I will write to her soon. (Tintype attached to the letter. "Letter from my uncle George Brown Father('s) brother- Mother Pratt" written on letter.)
- June 17, 1915, (Cousin Cora, Mrs. Cora Pratt in Jerry City, Ohio from Fred Brown, Norwalk, Ohio). Been a year since we visited. All are well. Disappointed that you did not make the visit you promised-should come this summer. Will spend this fourth with Wilbur in Detroit. Had a good visit with Clara when she was here. Let us know if Henry went back to Oklahoma.
- January 10, 1944, (Cousin Cora, Cora Pratt at 204 Bounty Ave., Bowling Green, Ohio from Mrs. Fred Brown, Anna Brown, Victor, NY). Tell me about Joe, yourself and Hazel. I am 84 years old-have all the comforts necessary-oil burner in furnace. Grieving deeply for Fred-good marriage-he made me very happy. Enjoyed our visits in your home. Remember we have no children-2 grand and 4 great grand and my son's wife but they are far away. My family in S. Dakota and in Los Angeles. Man-World War Veteran- has been with me 30 years-Fred liked him-he is a printer. When roads are bad, don't go to church-12 miles to my home in Maerdon. Fred sent his letter from Methodist in Norwalk and united my church. Mary was present. Names and addresses of children-Mrs. Morris Brown, 119 Bristol Street; Mrs. Lester Brown, Marrillon, Ohio; Harold Brown, Ashland, Ohio; George D. Brown, Pioro, Utah; Melvin Brown, Auhumdale, Florida; Myrtle Wright, Norwalk; Helen Luce, Norwalk, Ohio; Vernon Brown, Royal Oak, Michigan; Wilbur Brown, Royal Oak Michigan. Melvin sold his place in Elyria, Ohio. Fred and I are 85 this year. Hathi writes me saying Mary will not come back but ?. Love to you and Hazel.
Folder 6 - Genealogical Information, 1822-1930
Folder 7 - Literary Productions, 1850's-1899
- School Report of John Carter, n.d.
- Poem of Lucy Patterson entitled "First Love", March 4, 186?
- Song for Nelson Brown, written by Charles H. Swartz, entitled "Love Among the Flowers," January 5, 1899
Folder 8 - Legal Documents-Deeds, 1892, 1916-1917
- June 15, 1892, Deed between Henry and Emma Hamom of Science Hill, KY and N.S. Brown of Somerset, KY for land on Pitwan Creek in Pulaski County, KY,
- February 10, 1916, (Mr. W. Brown, from Nethi and A. Bierly, South Boardman, Michigan, RR No. 2). Letter. Find the enclosed contract signed by myself and wife. Delayed in sending because snow prevented the mail man from getting through.
- February 3, 1916, Contract between Nettie Bierly of South Boardman, Michigan and Walter S. Brown of Jerry City, Ohio for five room house on Lot 66 on Myers St. in Jerry City, Ohio.
- July 21, 1917, Receipt-Walter Brown $5 part payment property-signed by Nethi Bierly. "Jerry City, Lot 66, 5 room house, Walter and mother home" written on paper.
Folder 9 - Insurance Policies
- June 16, 1902, Prudential Insurance Company Policy for Sylvanus C. Brown
- 1900-1920, Prudential Insurance Papers of Cora and Thomas Pratt and children
Folder 10 - Marriage License of Mr. Andrew Patterson to Miss Mary Denney, June 7, 1849
Folder 11 - Military Papers-Nelson S. Brown, 1864
- Military Pass for Nelson S. Brown, August 30, 1864
- Enlistment Papers for Nelson S. Brown from Ontario, Wayne County, NY., August 30, 1864
- Certificate of Disability for Nelson S. Brown, private of Co. 111th Reg. NY, n.d.
Folder 12 - Military Papers-Bruce and Ray Pratt, 1913-1925
- Ohio National Guard discharge certificates-Bruce C. Pratt, 1913, 1914, 1917
- Application for War Risk Insurance-Bruce Carlton Pratt, February 1, 1918
- Application for War Risk Insurance-Ray Irvin Pratt, February 1, 1918
- February 6, 1918, (Thomas Ducat Pratt in Jerry City, Ohio, from Richard D. Jones, Deputy Commissioner of Claims). Letter. On December 5, 1917, Ray Irvin Pratt allotted $15.00 per month of his pay in your favor.-government added $5-$20 in your favor. Checks sent for November-checks for December and January will follow.
- Receipt of insurance for Bruce Carlton Pratt, Jerry City, Ohio, May, June ?
- Information relative to War Risk Insurance for Bruce C. Pratt, April 1, 1919
- October 21, 1918, Letter-concerning state-wide prohibition from Ohio Home Rule Association
- Furlough Fare Certificate from Toledo to Fort McHenry, Maryland for Ray Pratt, June 20, 1919
- Paper for Ray Pratt from General Hospital, Fort McHenry, Maryland, August 6, 1919
- Award of Compensation to Mr. Ray Irvin Pratt, January 31, 1920
- Memorandum to soldier with dependents, n.d.
- Vocational Training Information to Ray Irvin Pratt, March 13, 1920
- Souvenir Folder, n.d.
- Ledger of Abram Pratt, 1846-1851
- Bills and Receipts of Mrs. Thomas Pratt (Cora Brown),188?, 1904, 1913-1914
- Newsclippings for Bruce Pratt, sheriff, 1924-1934
- Printed Materials-Certificates and memberships for Lucy Patterson Brown, Nelson Brown, George Brown, and Cora Brown Pratt, 1850s-1860s, 1915-1925
- Photographic Materials-three Tintypes, c.a. Civil War
Oversize & Encapsulated
- Bruce C. Pratt. Wrapped scrapbook of clippings as Wood County Sheriff, 1930-1934
- Bruce C. Pratt. Encapsulated certificate of appointment as 2nd Lieut. Ohio National Guard, 1925
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