Bartlett Family papers, 1790-1930 Rauner Manuscript MS-1219

Introduction to the Collection

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.

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