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MC 401

Bartlett, Junia L., 1850-1887. Papers of Junia L. Bartlett, 1841-1879: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 401
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Junia L. Bartlett, 1850-1887
Title: Papers of Junia L. Bartlett, 1841-1879
Date(s): 1841-1879
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, etc., of Junia L. Bartlett and her mother, Aroline E. (Sanborn) Bartlett.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 87-M78, 2003-M27
The papers of Junia L. Bartlett were given to the Schlesinger Library by Jeanne Heifetz (Radcliffe '81) in May 1987. Ms. Heifetz purchased these volumes from Jenny Watson, Antiquarian Bookseller in Exeter, New Hampshire. Folder 7 was acquired from Carmen D. Valentino in March 2003.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 1990
By: Adelaide Kennedy
Updated: April 2013

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Junia L. Bartlett as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Junia L. Bartlett Papers, 1841-1879; item description, dates. MC 401, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Junia L. Bartlett, was born on March 1, 1850, the daughter of Levi S. and Aroline E. (Sanborn) Bartlett of Kingston, New Hampshire. Her great-grandfather, Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a physician, Chief Justice for the colony and the state's first governor. He built the Bartlett family home in 1774. Both her grandfather and her father (until his death in 1865) were physicians. Junia lived with her mother, two elder sisters, Ella and Etta (Levietta), and younger brother Levi.


The collection consists of Junia L. Bartlett's diary, 1866-1867, 1869-1870; scattered family letters; a dirary; and three account books of Junia's mother, and miscellaneous clippings, lists, and notes. The account books illustrate the activities, expenditures, and business transactions of a prosperous widow and her management of her farm, investments, and family. Junia's diary records her observations of her uneventful life. When the finding aid was updated in April 2013, folder 7 was added.

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Account books
New Hampshire--Social life and customs--19th century
Bartlett, Aroline E. Sanborn
Bartlett family
Sanborn family