EXTENT: 1 scrapbook.
ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT: as mounted by compiler. A number of items appear to have been removed from their places at some point and now are located, loose, at the front of the scrapbook.
BIOGRAPHY: William Bradford Bartlett (1880-1960) was the son of Edward Jarvis Bartlett, youngest child of Dr. Josiah Bartlett of Concord, MA. He attended Harvard University as an undergraduate from 1898 to 1902. During his tenure he joined the Banjo Club, became a member of Kappa Gamma Chi, and was an avid spectator at Harvard University’s baseball and football games, frequently buying season tickets for both. Because his father was Second Lieutenant in Company E, Fifth Massachusetts Cavalry, William was a hereditary member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. WBB attended Loyal Legion events while in school. After completing his undergraduate degree, cum laude, William went on to Harvard Medical School, completing his MD in 1906. He was a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps during World War I and went on to spend the bulk of his career working for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Scrapbook of materials pertaining to William Bradford Bartlett’s undergraduate years at Harvard University, 1898-1902. Includes:
For tuition, room and board, and lab fees.
For memberships in the Kappa Gamma Chi society and the Harvard Natural History society.
For subscriptions to the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Monthly.
List of classes WBB took
1898-1899 and 1899-1900.
Of grades achieved by WBB.
To Harvard Baseball Games.
To Harvard Football Games.
To student events and talks.
Dance cards (1900-1902)
For Kappa Gamma Chi dinners.
For Glee Club dinners.
For Banjo Club dinners.
For Harvard University Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Clubs performances.
For the Harvard and Yale Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin Clubs performance at Symphony Hall, March 13, 1901, the night before the football game.
For theater performances.
Newspaper clippings (n.d.)
Describing current events.
Describing the Harvard-Yale Glee, Banjo, and Mandolin concert preceding the Harvard-Yale Football game.
Describing Prince Henry of Prussia’s visit to Harvard.
Describing WBB’s trip to the mountains in New Hampshire.
Describing various university stories.
Fitness evaluations of WBB (n.d.).
Performed at Hemenway Gymnasium.
Eight cyanotypes of WBB’s trip to the mountains in New Hampshire (n.d.).
Notices from the university (1898-1902).
A letter (1900)
From Walter R. Spofford informing WBB of his election to the Kappa Gamma Chi society.
To events for the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
To the Idler Club at Fay House, Radcliff College.
Other ephemera (1898-1902).
RELATED COLLECTIONS: Annie Keys Bartlett Letters to Edward Jarvis Bartlett, 1860-1865 (William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library; Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 2); Bartlett Family Papers, 1816-1972 (William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library; Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 1); Bartlett-Jackson Family Papers, 1832-1966 (William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library; Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 3); George Bradford Bartlett’s boathouse log book, 1895 Aug-Nov (William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library; Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 5); and other materials.
SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: Presented by Henrietta Cosentino, June 13, 2009.
NOTES/COMMENTS: Accessioned June 17, 2009 (AMC 175).
PROCESSED BY: C. Dixon; finding aid November 23, 2013.
Mounted 23rd November 2013. rcwh.