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Bartlett (Robert B.) Diary, Vol 1
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: Robert B. Bartlett Diary, Vol 1
    Creator: Bartlett, Robert B.
    Identifier/Call Number: C058753
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 Bound diary
    Date (inclusive): 1850-1851
    Abstract: This file contains the first of four diaries of Robert B. Bartlett. He wrote in this diary from March 1850 to March 1851. It tells of his time living in Kingston, Massachusetts. He talks about his family, the weather, and his daily life in Massachusetts. The journal is in good condition with the binding remaining intact, and the hand writing is clear and legible throughout.
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    This Diary is the first of four diaries covering the total period from March 16, 1850 to November 1856. This Diary commences on his 18th birthday and ends exactly on year later. Bartlett says at the beginning that his purpose is to "give a brieif account of the weather and scrapes that I may chance to get into, and an account of all the moneys expended by me." Aside from a two week period on a fishing boat on the Grand Banks, the entire diary is set in Kingson, MA. It is comprised of brief daily entries describing the weather and his activities during that day. Very little of significance happens during the year.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donor and Date of Acquisition Unknown

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 150, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation

    Robert B. Bartlett Diary Vol 1, The Society of California Pioneers.

    Biographical / Historical

    No records on Robert B. Bartlett in the Society Library

    Related Materials

    This is a part of a 4 volume set of diaries covering the total period from March 16, 1850 to November 1856. Referenced numbers are C058753 through C058756

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Massachusetts History
    New England--History--19th century.
    Pioneers -- California
    Frontier and pioneer life – California