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Josiah Bartlett papers

Identifier: MS-181

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The papers of Josiah Bartlett contain correspondence, lists, proclamations, notifications and clippings. The material covers Bartlett's involvement as a delegate to the Continental Congress, member of the N.H. Assembly, and his role as Governor of New Hampshire. Subjects covered include the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the state of affairs in Europe, and troop enlistment and logistics. Notable correspondents are Jeremy Belknap, James Blanchard, Jonathan Blanchard, John Taylor Gilman, Nicholas Gilman, Henry Knox, Paine Wingate, John Langdon, Nathaniel Peabody, Benjamin Rush, Jeremiah Smith, Ebenezer Thompson, Meshech Weare, Nathaniel Folsom, Samuel Philbrick, John Wheelock, William Whipple, and William Williams. One letter from his son Ezra is also included.


  • 1774 - 1888
  • Majority of material found within 1776 - 1794


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


.7 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), statesman and governor of New Hampshire. The collection consists of private and public papers relating to his involvement in the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. presidency and governorship of New Hampshire.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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