The Bartlett family, the descendants of New Hampshire’s first governor, Josiah Bartlett, comprised a long line of scholars, missionaries, and politicians. Twelve members of the family graduated from Dartmouth College, and the Rev. Samuel Colcord Bartlett served as President of the College from 1877-1892. Bartlett’s presidency was characterized by expansion of the College, with the construction of severeal new buildngs as well as increased scholarships and sunstantial growth of the endowment. However, Bartlett also ran afoul of both students and faculty during his tenure, and in the 1880s he was forced to fend off an attempt to remove him from office. Much of the family’s correspondence came into Dartmouth’s possession following President Bartlett’s death, and some additional papers were later donated by family members.
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Overview The Bartlett Family, the descendants of New Hampshire’s first governor, Josiah Bartlett, comprised a long line of scholars, missionaries, and politicians. The papers comprise primarily correspondence between members of the Bartlett family, particularly the Rev. Samuel Colcord Bartlett, who was President of Dartmouth from 1877-1892. Also included is official correspondence relating to Bartlett’s presidency as well as correspondence with friends and some informal notes, essays, and receipts....
Identifier: Mss 782661
Overview In English.