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The Papers of Samuel Colcord Bartlett, Jr. at Dartmouth College

WMAN ML-75

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bartlett, Samuel Colcord, Jr.
Title Remainder: Papers. 1881-1937
Dates: 1881-1937
Identification: ML-75





CHRONOLOGY

1865 Born, Chicago, Illinois, September 21
1887 Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College
1887-1890 First missionary trip to Japan
1891 Awarded degree of Master of Arts by Dartmouth College
1894 Graduated from Andover Theological Seminary
1894 Married Fanny Gordon who had been born in Japan
1894-1904 Second missionary trip to Japan
1905-1912 Third missionary trip to Japan
1914-1915 Pastor, Colraine, Massachusetts, Congregational Church
1915-1922 Pastor, Peacedale, Rhode Island, Congregational Church
1922 Awarded degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology by Andover Theological Seminary
1922-1935 Chaplain and Professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan
1927 Awarded degree of Doctor of Divinity by Dartmouth College
1935 Retired as Professor Emeritus from Doshisha University
1937 Died, Norwich, Vermont, February 1

INTRODUCTION

Samuel Colcord Bartlett, Jr., son of the eighth president of Dartmouth College, was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1865. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1887, Bartlett embarked on the first of four extended missionary trips to Japan. During his career, he earned a divinity degree from Andover Theological Seminary and was awarded a number of honorary degrees. Bartlett's work both as a missionary in Japan and as a member of the faculty of Doshisha University in Kyoto placed him in a position to influence higher education in Japan for nearly forty years. As a consequence, this collection is of great interest for researchers studying Japanese social life and customs and Japanese higher education at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Bartlett retired from his teaching posts at Doshisha University in 1935 and died in Norwich, Vermont, on February 1, 1937.

The collection contains diaries, correspondence, photographs and printed material. Of particular interest is the long series of letters between Bartlett and his family and between Bartlett and his students. Also of note are a series of sermons preached by Bartlett while serving as a minister in Rhode Island. The photographs in the collection are an important resource for the study of Japan during this period.

Researchers using this collection should be aware of the materials in the papers of Bartlett's father, President Samuel Colcord Bartlett (DP-8), and his daughter, Agnes Vernon Bartlett (ML-43).

The papers of Samuel Colcord Bartlett, Jr., were acquired as a gift of the Friends of the Library in 1992. The collection is housed in 7 containers and occupies ten linear feet of shelf space.






BOX 1.

Correspondence



FOLDER : 1.

1881-June 1890



FOLDER : 2.

July 1890-1891



FOLDER : 3.

1891-1893



FOLDER : 4.

1894



FOLDER : 5.

January-July 1895



FOLDER : 6.

August-December 1895



FOLDER : 7.

January-May 1896



FOLDER : 8.

June-September 1896



FOLDER : 9.

October-December 1896 and 1896 letters without month or day



FOLDER : 10.

January-May 1897



FOLDER : 11.

June-October 1897



FOLDER : 12.

November-December 1897 and 1897 letters without month or day



FOLDER : 13.

January-April 1898



FOLDER : 14.

May-September 1898



FOLDER : 15.

October-December 1898 and 1898 letters without month or day



FOLDER : 16.

January-February 1899



FOLDER : 17.

March-August 1899



FOLDER : 18.

September-December 1899 and 1899 letters without month or day



FOLDER : 19.

1900



FOLDER : 20.

1901



FOLDER : 21.

1905-September 1, 1910



FOLDER : 22.

September 4, 1910-1916



FOLDER : 23.

1917



FOLDER : 24.

January-September 1918



FOLDER : 25.

October 1, 1918-October 16, 1918



FOLDER : 26.

October 17, 1918-October 24, 1918



FOLDER : 27.

October 25, 1918-November 21, 1918



FOLDER : 28.

November 22, 1918-December 1918 and 1918 letters without month or day



FOLDER : 29.

January-August 1919



FOLDER : 30.

September-December 1919



FOLDER : 31.

January-May 1920



FOLDER : 32.

June-August 1920



FOLDER : 33.

September-December 1920



FOLDER : 34.

1921



FOLDER : 35.

January-May 1922



FOLDER : 36.

June 1922



FOLDER : 37.

July-September 1992



FOLDER : 38.

October-December 1922



FOLDER : 39.

1923



FOLDER : 40.

January-August 1924



FOLDER : 41.

September-December 1924



BOX 2.

FOLDER : 1.

January-February 1925



FOLDER : 2.

March-June 1925



FOLDER : 3.

July-December 1926



FOLDER : 4.

January 1926



FOLDER : 5.

February-August 1926



FOLDER : 6.

September-December 1926



FOLDER : 7.

January-March 1927



FOLDER : 8.

April-May 1927



FOLDER : 9.

June-July 1927



FOLDER : 10.

August-December 1927



FOLDER : 11.

January-March 1928



FOLDER : 12.

April-August 27, 1928



FOLDER : 13.

August 28, 1928-October 1928



FOLDER : 14.

November-December 1928



FOLDER : 15.

January-February 1929



FOLDER : 16.

March-June 1929



FOLDER : 17.

July-December 1929



FOLDER : 18.

January-May 1930



FOLDER : 19.

June-October 1930



FOLDER : 20.

November-December 1930



FOLDER : 21.

January-February 1931



FOLDER : 22.

March-April 1931



FOLDER : 23.

May-June 1931



FOLDER : 24.

July 1931



FOLDER : 25.

August-October 1931



FOLDER : 26.

November-December 1931 and letters from 1931 without month or day



FOLDER : 27.

January-February 1932



FOLDER : 28.

March 1932



FOLDER : 29.

April 1932



FOLDER : 30.

May 1932



FOLDER : 31.

June-August 1932



FOLDER : 32.

September-November 1932



FOLDER : 33.

December 1, 1932-December 18, 1932



FOLDER : 34.

December 24, 1932-December 25, 1932



FOLDER : 36.

December 26, 1932-December 31, 1932



FOLDER : 37-42

January 1, 1933



BOX 3.

FOLDER : 1.

January 2, 1933-January 31, 1933



FOLDER : 2.

February 1933



FOLDER : 3.

March 1933



FOLDER : 4.

April-May 1933



FOLDER : 5.

June-August 1933



FOLDER : 6.

September-December 1933



FOLDER : 7.

January-April 1934



FOLDER : 8.

May-June 1934



FOLDER : 9.

July-September 8, 1934



FOLDER : 10.

September 9, 1934-December 1934



FOLDER : 11-16

January 1, 1935



FOLDER : 17.

January 2, 1935-August 1935



FOLDER : 18-19

September 1935 and September letters without day



FOLDER : 20.

September 1935 and September letters without day (scrolls)



FOLDER : 21.

October-December 1935



FOLDER : 22.

1936-February 1937



FOLDER : 23.

March 1937-1941



FOLDER : 24.

1942



FOLDER : 25.

1943-1947



FOLDER : 26.

1948-1952



FOLDER : 27.

1953-1957



FOLDER : 28.

From Agnes to her mother, Mrs. Bartlett (1932-1939



FOLDER : 29.

From Agnes to her mother, Mrs. Bartlett (1940-1950)



FOLDER : 30.

From Agnes to her mother, Mrs. Bartlett (1951-1968)



FOLDER : 31.

To Dr. & Mrs. Bartlett (undated)



FOLDER : 32.

To Samuel Bartlett (undated)



FOLDER : 33-37

General correspondence to Mrs. Bartlett (undated)



FOLDER : 38.

To Mrs. Bartlett from Martha Alford (undated)



FOLDER : 39.

To Mrs. Bartlett from Anita Ward (undated)



FOLDER : 40.

From Donald Bartlett mostly to his parents (undated)



FOLDER : 41.

Donald Bartlett's school materials



FOLDER : 42.

To Mrs. Gordon (undated)



FOLDER : 43.

To Agnes & Eeyore and also from D. Bartlett's wife, Henrietta (undated)



FOLDER : 44-45

Incomplete correspondence (undated)



FOLDER : 46-48

Correspondence in Japanese (undated)



FOLDER : 49.

Miscellaneous correspondence (undated)



FOLDER : 50-58

Miscellaneous (undated)



BOX 4.

Correspondence, Articles, Miscellaneous Documents and Memorabilia



Correspondence (cont.)



FOLDER : 1-7

Mostly Christmas and New Year's postcards (undated)



FOLDER : 8.

Correspondent “Meeshi” and business cards (undated



FOLDER : 9.

1913 - Article on work in Hokkaido by Fanny Bartlett



FOLDER : 10.

1915 - Program for the Gordon Clan reunion



FOLDER : 11-22

1916 - Sermons by S.C. Bartlett, Rhode Island



FOLDER : 23.

1917-1918 - Bartletts' son, Gordon's, letters from France where he fought and was killed



FOLDER : 24.

1920 - D. Bartlett's account of a trip from Mesa to Flagstaff with a pack outfit, incomplete



FOLDER : 25.

1932 (August 8-September 19) - journal fragment of S. C. Bartlett



FOLDER : 26.

1935 (September 15) sermon by S. C. Bartlett, Osaka



FOLDER : 27.

1939 - Mrs. Bartlett's family tree since 1839



FOLDER : 28.

Undated - anecdote from missionary travel; draft of 7pp lecture/article by S.C.B.



FOLDER : 29.

Undated - talk/lecture by S.C.B. on period spent in Hokkaido



FOLDER : 30-34

Undated - miscellaneous text



FOLDER : 35.

The Bartlett's passports



FOLDER : 36.

Mrs. Bartlett's memos/notebooks



FOLDER : 37.

Mrs. Bartlett's signature book from a party at the American Cultural Center



FOLDER : 38.

S.C.B.'s daily notes (1880's?)



FOLDER : 39.

S.C.B.'s memos/notebooks



FOLDER : 40.

S.C.B.'s address books



FOLDER : 41.

S.C.B.'s Japanese hymnal, No. 1



FOLDER : 42.

S.C.B.'s Japanese hymnal, No. 2



FOLDER : 43.

S.C.B.'s Bible



FOLDER : 44.

S.C.B.'s Japanese version of the Psalms; top: March 1933; Bottom: July 1938



BOX 5.

Books/Literature



Christian/Religious Literature



FOLDER : 1.

Book: Exchanging Ideas, 1909



FOLDER : 2.

The Christian Believer by Paul Kanamori, August 1916?



FOLDER : 3.

The Way to Faith by Paul Kanamori, October 1921?



FOLDER : 4.

The Gospel According to Luke, October 1925?



FOLDER : 5.

Books regarding the Kyoto church, 1930



FOLDER : 6.

Summary of Re-Chinking Missions, March 1933



FOLDER : 7.

Report of the (1930-1932) Campaigns for a Christian Nation, July 1933



FOLDER : 8.

Religious Education, October 1933



FOLDER : 9.

JNCC - Some Outstanding Facts Related to the Christian Movement, 1935



Doshisha University



FOLDER : 10.

Listing and publications from Class of 1928



FOLDER : 11.

Graduating class of 1929



FOLDER : 12.

Listing and publications from Class of 1931



FOLDER : 13.

List of Class of 1933



FOLDER : 14.

List of Class of 1937



FOLDER : 15.

Catalogue (1949-50) given to Mrs. Bartlett



FOLDER : 16.

Japanese Kanji practice book



FOLDER : 17.

Japanese Labor Union: books from 1912 and 1936



Japanese Magazine/Literature



FOLDER : 18.

1909



FOLDER : 19.

1922



FOLDER : 20.

1925



FOLDER : 21.

1932



FOLDER : 22.

1933



FOLDER : 23-24

Japanese miscellaneous literature



FOLDER : 25.

Japanese transit timetable?, 1931



FOLDER : 26.

Japanese transit timetable (S.C.B.'s) undated



FOLDER : 27.

Four notebooks containing dialogue: Corbena; Aunt Hetty; Orvie; Mrs. Stone



BOX 6.

Photographs



FOLDER : 1.

Album entitled “Gordon”, 1916-1919



FOLDER : 2.

Album, 1923?



FOLDER : 3.

Album of Bartletts and Japanese friends and colleagues, 1920-1930



FOLDER : 4.

Album, 1935



FOLDER : 5.

Album, mostly from 1937; also some from 1920's and 1930's



FOLDER : 6.

Loose (undated)



BOX 7.

Photographs/Doshisha



FOLDER : 1.

60th Anniversary of Doshisha University, 1935



FOLDER : 2.

Framed photo of Mrs. Neesima and 2 smaller framed photos



FOLDER : 3.

Album, undated