Bartlett-Jackson Family Papers,
Vault, A45, Bartlett, Unit 3
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EXTENT: 1.1 linear ft. (2 containers)
ORGANIZATION: Seven series: I. French and Bradford family papers, 1832-1864; II. Materials relating to Josiah Bartlett and George Bradford Bartlett, [ca. 1886-ca. 1960]; III. A.W. Jackson and Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson papers, 1864-1908; IV. Miscellaneous Jackson family papers, 1881-1961; V. William Bradford Bartlett and Ruth Jackson Bartlett papers, 1898-1966; VI. Edward Jackson Bartlett papers, 1932-1956; VII. Materials of uncertain provenance, 1876-[19--].
BIOGRAPHY: Two families of Concord, Mass. Dr. Josiah Bartlett (Concord physician) and Martha Tilden Bradford of Waltham announced their intent to marry in November, 1821. Their children: Martha (born 1824); Gorham (1826); James Walker (1828); Elizabeth B. (1830); author George Bradford (1832); Samuel Ripley (1837); Annie Keyes (1840); Edward Jarvis (1842); and (David) Bradford. Dr. Josiah's son Edward Jarvis ("Ned") served in the Civil War, returned to Concord, married Sarah Flagg French in 1873, died in 1914. Edward Jarvis Bartlett's son William Bradford (1880-1960), medical director of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company from 1923 until 1946, resident of Hartford, Conn., and Concord, Mass., married Ruth Jackson. Ruth Jackson was the daughter of Abraham Willard Jackson and Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson. A.W. Jackson (1843-1911), a native of Maine and graduate of Colby College and Harvard Divinity School, was a Unitarian minister (his churches including parishes in Peterboro, New Hampshire, and Santa Barbara, California), a teacher at the Meadville Theological School, the author of The Immanent God and Deafness and Cheerfulness and of pieces on religion, philosophy, and other topics, a Civil War veteran, and for a time a resident of Concord. His wife Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson was born in Livermore, Maine, in 1872, died in 1935. Edward Jackson Bartlett, son of William Bradford Bartlett and Ruth Jackson Bartlett, was born in 1915 in Hartford. A resident of Concord and later of Carlisle, Mass., he married Joan Motley (1921-1992), worked as a cabinetmaker in Concord, died in 1994.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers, 1832-1966, of or relating primarily to: four generations of Bartletts (Dr. Josiah, Edward Jarvis, William Bradford, and Edward Jackson); A.W. Jackson, wife Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson, and daughter Ruth Jackson Bartlett; and various other members of the Jackson family. Also includes items relating to the French and Bradford families.
Series I. French and Bradford family papers, 1832-1864: includes school autograph book, 1832-1842, of Fanny French of E. Randolph, and manuscript Bradford family birth, death, and marriage chart, compiled 1835-1864.
Series II. Materials relating to Josiah Bartlett and George Bradford Bartlett, [ca. 1886-ca. 1960]: includes Ruth Robinson Wheeler typescript sheet relating to Dr. Josiah Bartlett and Thoreau, and printed George Bradford Bartlett pamphlet Verses Written for the Home for the Aged ([ca. 1886-1890]).
Series III. A.W. Jackson and Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson papers, 1864-1908: includes: "Waterville College" term bill for A.W. Jackson, 1864; eight letters from A.W.J. in Santa Barbara to wife Caroline, 1881-1883; eight A.W.J. manuscripts (on Browning , Edwards, Holmes, Jones Very and Emerson, Lowell, Margaret Fuller, Whittier, and sermon "Thy Will Be Done"); A.W.J. typescript (on Thomas Wentworth Higginson); A.W.J. printed pamphlets (The Scientific Study of Literature, 1889, and Threescore and Ten: Mrs. Nathan B. Stow, 1897); A.W.J. printed books (The Immanent God, 1889, inscribed for Mary Wheeler; The Immanent God and Other Sermons, 1894, inscribed in 1908 to Ruth and Will; Deafness and Cheerfulness, 1901, two inscribed copies, one for Ella M. Bigelow).
Series IV. Miscellaneous Jackson family papers, 1881-1961: includes: two photographs (one of A.W. Jackson, one of an unidentified young woman); TLS, Michael J. Dee to Mrs. Howard B. Jackson, 1946 June 27; scrapbook containing clippings of pieces primarily by A.W. Jackson, 1890-1910; scrapbook, 1910-1918, including obituary clippings on A.W. Jackson, Howard B. Jackson, Francis Turner Jackson, Ellen Tucker Emerson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Mark Twain, an article on Poe by A.W. Jackson, and a variety of other clippings; scrapbook, 1881-1926, including obituaries of A.W. Jackson, a piece by him, an obituary on Miss Jennie D. Norton by Caroline Bigelow Jackson, obituaries of Howard B. Jackson and Francis Turner Jackson, various Livermore, Auburn, and other Maine obituaries (including Bigelow obituaries), and other items; and a printed program for the Change of Command ceremony of the U.S.S. Valley Forge, 16 September 1961, including biography of Capt. H.S. Jackson.
Series V. William Bradford Bartlett and Ruth Jackson Bartlett papers, 1898-1966: includes: photograph and postcard album, 1907-1908, reflecting William B. Bartlett's involvements at Cottage Sanitarium, Saranac Lake, N.Y., Trudeau Sanitarium, Stony Wold Sanatorium, and M.G.H.; typescript of the funeral service at the First Parish in Concord for W.B.B., 11 November 1960; Ruth Jackson's volunteer certificate from the Old North Bridge Society of the Children of the American Revolution, 1898; postcard to Ruth [J. Bartlett], undated; collection of typescript poems (1926; 1929; most undated), including one with initials B.K.H. [Bessie Keyes Hudson]; typescript "Women in Concord's Past" [speech before League of Women Voters, undated]; typescript and printed poems by Louise Scott, 1959-1966, collected by Ruth Jackson Bartlett.
Series VI. Edward Jackson Bartlett papers, 1932-1956: includes: school composition ("The Whip-poor-will"), 4 December 1932; undated photograph of three boys, among them E.J.B.; two letters, E.J.B. to parents (W.B. Bartlett and Ruth Jackson Bartlett), 22 July and 6 August 1936, from London and Germany; signaling notebook, [194-]; printed tickets to Camp Bartlett, Leominster, Mass., 10 September 1950; mimeographed typescript obituary of Edward Jarvis Bartlett, from Concord Enterprise (11 March 1914; transcribed 17 June 1937), inscribed for Edward Jackson Bartlett by his mother.
Series VII. Materials of uncertain provenance, 1876-[19--]: includes: Silas Herbert Holden manuscript Ornithological Notes, 1876-1878; photograph of three young men (Henry Eaton, Alexander Hoyle, Charles Gage); watercolor painting on paper; photograph of camellia.
SOURCE OF ACQUISITION: Purchased, 20 August 1998.
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: The Concord Free Public Library Special Collections include the following other Bartlett family papers: Bartlett Family Papers, 1816-1972 (Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 1); Annie Keyes Bartlett Letters to Edward Jarvis Bartlett, 1860-1865 (Vault A45, Bartlett, Unit 2). Additional Silas Herbert Holden ornithological journals are contained in Silas Herbert Holden Papers (Vault A45, Holden, Unit 1).
NOTES/COMMENTS: Accessioned 8/21/98; AMC 024.
PROCESSED BY: LPW; finding aid prepared 12/28/98; revised 06/01/05.
Series I. French and Bradford family papers, 1832-1864
Box 1, Folder 1
Series II. Materials relating to Josiah Bartlett and George Bradford Bartlett, [ca. 1886-ca. 1960]
Box 1, Folder 2
Series III. A.W. Jackson and Caroline Bradford Bigelow Jackson papers, 1864-1908
Box 1, Folder 3
Box 1, Folder 4
Box 1, Folder 5
Box 1, Folder 6
Box 1, Folder 7
Box 1, Folder 8
Box 1, Folder 9
Box 1, Folder 10
Box 1, Folder 11
Box, 1, Folder 12
Box 1, Folder 13
Box 1, Folder 14. A.W. Jackson printed pamphlets:
Box 1, Folder 15. A.W. Jackson printed books:
Box 1, Folder 16. A.W. Jackson printed books (cont.):
Series IV. Miscellaneous Jackson family papers, 1881-1961
Box 1, Folder 17
Box 1, Folder 18
Box 1, Folder 19
Box 2, Folder 1
Box 2, Folder 2
Series V. William Bradford Bartlett and Ruth Jackson Bartlett papers, 1898-1966
Box 2, Folder 3
Box 2, Folder 4
Box 2, Folder 5
Box 2, Folder 6
Box 2, Folder 7
Box 2, Folder 8
Box 2, Folder 9
Series VI. Edward Jackson Bartlett papers, 1932-1956
Box 2, Folder 10
Box 2, Folder 11
Box 2, Folder 12
Box 2, Folder 13
Box 2, Folder 14
Box 2, Folder 15
Series VII. Materials of uncertain provenance, 1876-[19--]
Box 2, Folder 16
Box 2, Folder 17
Finding aid copyright 1998, Concord Free Public Library.