American Silversmiths

Bradford Allen


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1. Sarah Ann Chase

Bradford Allen
  • Born: 6 Dec 1806, Freetown MA
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Ann Chase on 3 Nov 1835 in Freetown MA
  • Died: 25 Jul 1858, Providence RI

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner circa 1835-1850 with Nathan Fuller Mathewson in Providence RI as MATHEWSON & ALLEN, listed in the 1836 city directory with a shop on the corner of Pine and Rhodes Streets.

  • Tradecard
    Private Collection
  • Letter from David Smiley
    Private Collection

    Petersboro N. H. Jany 2 1838

    Meßrs Mathewson & Allen

             Sirs I recvd yours of Dec 11 which informed me that you had recvd the Note that I left with you, and a ring

             I wish you to send me a pin the size and pattern — In Memory of with out the Chased Edge a narrow plain edge

             be particular to have a good fine gold pin made it is for a particular Friend

             I send your Sleight By the to morrow the 3d

    Respectfully Yours Etc

    Daniel Smiley jr

    you can leave the pin in three or weeks at the Brattle Street Tavern Abel Tompkins 32 Corn Hill and it will be safe

    D. Smiley jr

  • Letter from William Stoddard Nichols
    Private Collection

    Newport Feb. 3d 1845

    Messers Matthewson & Allen


                                  Please send me by the bearer two gold pencils of the size I had at $3 each -- Also two gold bracelet clasps of the size and pattern I had of you at $1.87 each, for which I will pay when I am in Providence

    Respectfully yours

    Wm S Nichols

    Matheson & Allen

    Please recollect that the clasps had glass tops for putting hair under

    Private Collection

    New York, Octo 11th 1847
    Mssrs Matheson & Allen,


                                  You will please send us 18 double Silver Pen & Pencil Cases chased hearts #772 and 6 do G. F. (gold filled?) #773

    Resp Yours;

    Fellows Van Arnsdale & Cooper

  • Letter from CURRIER & TROTT
    Private Collection

    Boston Nov 11 1847


    Your letter was duly rec'd and we have examined our circular of lost goods, and find no watch corresponding with the one mentioned in your note. We are much obliged to you for the notice taken.

    We remain Yours Respectfully

    Currier & Trott

  • Letter from Albert R. Cooke
    Private Collection

    New York, June 12 / 48

    Messrs Matthewson & Allen


                                  Messr S. P. Williams and J. N. Sewall have both gone by the board. Being aware of it before it could be generally known owing to some fortunate circumstances which I will Explain when I see you, it made efforts to protect any of their notes you might have had discovered. I was sorry your books were not here, but enquired at Bank & found a note of S.P.W. was due today which I have taken up under protest, which however shall not reach the other endorsers. The amount is $831.68 which you will please provide for without delay as we are in no condition to be out of it any time and shall have to make a call on you on 23rd inst. If there are other notes due before you reach here (which it is expected you will do on Wednesday) I have them retained here.

    In haste, yours

    Albert R. Cooke

  • Letter from SLACK & BROTHER
    Private Collection

    New York, July 24th 1848

                                  Enclosed we send you our note for 300 dols which we shall have to have Disct We was in hopes not to have troubled you this month but find it impossible to get allong [sic] without by getting the enclosed note Disct you will much oblidge

    Yours Respectfully

    Slack & Brother

  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a jeweler.
  • He worked after 1850 as a jeweler in Providence RI

Bradford married Sarah Ann Chase on 3 Nov 1835 in Freetown MA. (Sarah Ann Chase was born on 8 Mar 1813 in Freetown MA and died on 26 Aug 1890 in Providence RI.)

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