Bartlett Family papers
The Bartlett Family papers contain correspondence to and from family members as well as some family friends. The papers constitute a rich social history of the Bartletts in Hanover (NH), Salisbury (NH), Peacham (VT), Chicago (IL), Peoria (IL), and even Kyoto and Tottori, Japan in the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. In addition to correspondence describing family events and activities, there are household invoices providing information on family purchases.
Some of Samuel Colcord Bartlett's Dartmouth presidential correspondence as well as his American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions correspondence, is interfiled with his family correspondence. His travel letters (1873-74), sent to his wife, Mary, and his children, offer descriptions of Ireland, England, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Egypt, and Palestine. His cashbooks and some appointment books include lists of expenditures. In addition to family members, correspondents include Julia Catherine Stimson, Julia Learned, James Learned, Susan H. Gilbert Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's sister-in-law) and Massachusetts congressman, Orin Fowler. In addition to family members, correspondents include Julia Catherine Stimson, Julia Learned, James Learned, Susan H. Gilbert Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's sister-in-law) and Massachusetts congressman, Orin Fowler.
- 1785 - 1919
- Bartlett Family (Family)
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8 linear ft. (16 boxes)
Language of Materials
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. Because of the repetition of names (Samuel, Levi, etc.), some members of the family are identified by their birth year.
The bulk of the Papers came to the college after Samuel C. Bartlett, Jr.'s death. Another, smaller group of family papers was given to the College by Moses Perkins. Additional Bartlett family papers were donated by Phillip Stimson in 1942, and Agnes Bartlett in 1984.
Two letters from Samuel C. Bartlett (1817) to Judge Smith and Francis Brown, D.D added to collection. Letters came from Dick's House (see accession 2016-0006). Letters filed chronologically under professional correspondence. 2015/11 - jwl
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