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Bartlett, Samuel Colcord, Jr., 1865-1937



  • Existence: 1865 - 1937


Samuel Colcord Bartlett Jr. was born in Chicago on Sept. 21, 1865. He graduated as salutatorian from Dartmouth College in 1887. Upon graduation the son of Dartmouth President Bartlett traveled to Japan though he soon returned to the US due to illness. During recuperation he assisted his brother, Prof. Edwin J. Bartlett, in the chemistry laboratory and taught chemistry for a year at Nashua High School. He continued his education at the Andover Theological Seminary from which he graduated with distinction in 1894. Ordained as a minister in Congregational Churches he married Fanny Gordon that same year and the couple immediately sailed for Japan. For the next ten years Rev. Bartlett, assisted by his wife, worked as a missionary in Tottori, Japan. After a brief return to the States they went back to Japan preaching and living the gospel in Otaru, Japan from 1905-1913. Returning once again to the US, for the sake of his children, Rev. Bartlett became the acting pastor at the Congregational Church in Colraine, Mass. from 1914-1915. From 1915-1922, he was the pastor at Peace Dale Congregational Church in Rhode Island. In 1922, Rev. and Mrs. Bartlett settled in Kyoto, Japan where he became a lecturer and active chaplain at Doshisha University and allied schools and his wife the dean of women. He retired to Norwich, Vermont in 1936, upon having been made emeritus professor of practical theology, a rare honor in Japan. He subsequently received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Dartmouth College. He died at the age of seventy-two in 1937.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

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,...

Nathaniel Folsom letters

Identifier: Mss 879415.1
Mss 879415.1
Date(s): 1879-07-15 to 1886-05-07

Two letters from Folsom, to Rev. Hazen and to Samuel Colcord Bartlett, concerning the commissioning and delivery of a crayon portrait of Folsom by H. P. Giles, to be sent to the College as requested by the Board of Trustees.

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