The finding aid of the Robert B. Bartlett Diary, Vol 1 C058753

John Davis
Society of California Pioneers
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 150
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129


B-V-8f / B001632

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