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Bartlett, Fanny G. , 1874-1963



  • Existence: 1874 - 1963


Fanny Gordon Bartlett was born in Osaka, Japan on August 26, 1874 to Agnes and M. Lafayette Gordon, congregational missionaries. Fanny Gordon Bartlett attended school at Abbot Academy and Bradford College. In 1894 she married Samuel C. Bartlett, Jr., a recent graduate of Andover Theological Seminary. That same year Fanny and her husband embarked for Japan to work as missionaries. The Bartletts had four children: Samuel, Gordon, Robert and Agnes. Around 1913 Fanny and Samuel returned to the United States, settling first in Massachusetts and later Rhode Island. In 1921 the Bartletts were re-appointed as foreign missionaries and returned to Japan. Fanny dedicated her life to missionary work and education. She was appointed as dean of women at Doshisha University, the first American to hold this title. Fanny retired and returned to the United States in 1935. Fanny died in 1963.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fanny and Samuel C. Bartlett Jr. papers

Identifier: ML-75
Date(s): circa 1825-1956
Abstract Fanny Gordon Bartlett, missionary, educator. Born 1874. Samuel Colcord Bartlett, Jr., missionary, lecturer and chaplain at Doshisha University. Dartmouth College Class of 1887. Born 1865. The papers of Fanny and Samuel C. Bartlett, Jr., contain sermons, diaries, correspondence, address books, account books, memo books, reports, notebooks, newsletters, pamphlets, meeting minutes, writings, poetry, souvenir coins and postcards, passports, travel materials, a war ration book, financial papers,...
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