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Bartlett family papers

Identifier: LaRC-87

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between various members of the Bartlett family collected by Mary Bartlett, later named Mary Weller. Letter writers include Samuel, William, Julia, Amanda, and Lucy. This correspondence spans the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. Both William and Samuel served in the Union's Cumberland Army during the American Civil War and William suffered injuries causing him to be hospitalized. Their letters from this period document daily life in the Union Army and give some general information about the war, including hardships suffered by the soldiers, disease, daily activities and drills, and life in a military hospital. The letters dated to the Reconstruction Era give insight into daily life following the Civil War, including faith in God, work, illness, and finances.


  • Creation: 1860-1884
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/11/1967


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.  No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The Bartlett family was from Ohio. During the American Civil War, Samuel and William served in the Union's Cumberland Army. Throughout the war, Samuel was stationed in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. In 1884, Samuel moved from St. Louis, Missouri, to Nashville, Tennessee. The rest of the Bartlett family lived in Ohio. In 1868 Mary Bartlett married H.L Weller.


0.5 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Letters arranged chronologically. Collection consists of 1 box. It is 0.5 linear foot.

Source of Acquisition

George M. Basore.

Other Descriptive Information

Collection formerly known as "Bartlett-Basore papers"

Processing Information

Finding Aid information entered in Archon by Andrew Pellatt in 2013.

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Andrew Pellatt
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US