Bartlett family papers
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.
- Other: Date acquired: 02/11/1967
- Bartlett family. (Family)
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
Language of Materials
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"
Finding Aid information entered in Archon by Andrew Pellatt in 2013.
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- Andrew Pellatt
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