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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 401

Papers of Junia L. Bartlett, 1841-1879


Diaries, correspondence, etc., of Junia L. Bartlett and her mother, Aroline E. (Sanborn) Bartlett.


  • 1841-1879

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

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.


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.

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

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
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