A1975 Bartlett Family Papers Inventory of Bartlett Family Papers A1975 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 email@example.com URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:34:42 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Bartlett Family Papers
Bartlett, Aurelius T., 1831-1918
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The bulk of the collection was donated by Mrs. Willard Bartlett, August 17, 1955.
Aurelius T. Bartlett was born December 4, 1831, in Maine. He came to Illinois at the age of 20, settling in Jersey County. In the Civil War he served as a surgeon in the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry from April 1862 to February 1863 and with the 33rd Missouri Infantry (Union) from April 1863 to the close of the war. He died July 22, 1918, in Jacksonville, Illinois. One of his children was Dr. Willard Bartlett (1868-1950), who settled in St. Louis, Missouri.
Scope and Contents
The collection contains an 1860 diary to the Pikes Peak gold rush region; memoirs of Aurelius T. Bartlett, dated March 20, 1890, describing his Civil War service; official papers relating to Bartlett’s Civil War service; and other Bartlett family papers.
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
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Bartlett Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis.
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Bartlett family -- Genealogy
Colorado -- Gold discoveries
Housing -- Missouri -- Saint Louis
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Armed Forces
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
Missouri. State Militia. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd
United States. Army. Missouri Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1862-1865)
Diary dated April 17–October 5, 1860, contains account of a trip from Jerseyville, Illinois, to the Pikes Peak gold rush region, via St. Joseph, Missouri, Denver, and Golden City. Notation in front of diary reads, “A.T. Bartlett of Jerseyville, Illi By Dr. J.C. Hamilton April 17, 1860” (120 pages). Among the travel company who departed Jerseyville were S.W. Davis, Ed Van Dyke, R. Newton, Fry, Vorhes, and Page. Mentions several graves they passed along the overland route, including Wm. Kirk of Franklin County, Illinois, who died October 15, 1859 (original diary, page 17; typescript copy, page 4); T.J. Asher who died April 16, 1860 (original diary, page 28; typescript copy, page 6); C.W. Shermer (original diary, page 28; typescript copy, pages 6-7); Mrs. Susan C. Hale, age 34, of Lafayette County, Missouri, who died June 1852 (original diary, page 35; typescript copy, page 8); T. Rice of Niles, Michigan, who was accidentally shot March 25, 1860 (original diary, page 47; typescript copy, page 10); Mr. Painter, age 19, of Lewis town, Cass County, Iowa, who died May 9, 1860 (original diary, page 49; typescript copy, page 11); and D. Thompson, Q. Stanley, and D.W. Brown of Jefferson County, Iowa, who were killed by lightning July 10, 1860 (original diary, page 109; typescript copy, page 25). Also mentions inquest on the body of Jas. McConahae, formerly of Indiana, which took place at California Gulch, August 13, 1860 (original diary, page 100; typescript copy, page 22). B.S. Osborn is mentioned. (original diary, pages 24-25 and 71; typescript copy, pages 6 and 15). 1860 1 1 Typescript copy of diary dated April 17–October 5, 1860. (28 pages) 1860 1 2 Civil War general orders, special orders, correspondence, and other military papers of Dr. Aurelius T. Bartlett. Includes some postwar correspondence with the Army Medical Museum. 1861-1885 1 3 Special Order, No. 143, Head Quarters, Missouri State Militia, St. Louis, signed M. Marsh, A.A. Genl., April 28, 1862 Letter of Wm. D. Wood, Acting Adjutant General, Head Quarters, State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, to A.T. Bartlett, M.D., Surgeon 3d. Cav. M.S.M., Lexington, Mo., May 17, 1862 Letter of W.D. Wood, Col and Acting Adjutant General, Head Quarters, State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, to A.T. Bartlett, M.D., Surgeon 3d. Regiment Cavalry M.S.M., Sedalia, Mo., May 19, 1862 Special Orders, No. 7, Head Quarters, District of S.W. Missouri, Springfield, signed James H. Stiger, Assistant Adjutant General, January 1, 1863 Special Orders, No. 9, Head Quarters, District of South-west Missouri, Springfield, signed James H. Stiger, Assistant Adjutant General, January 19, 1863 Circular letter of Alexander Soivry, Captain and A.A. Adjutant General, Headquarters State of Missouri, Adjutant General's Office, St. Louis, to commanding officer of the 33rd Regiment Infantry Mo. Vols., Helena, Arks., April 23, 1863 General Order, Helena, Ark., signed Norman Guy, August 29, 1863 Contemporary copy of letter of A.T. Bartlett, Surg. in Chief, to Major Campbell, Surg. U.S. Vols., Medical Director, August 31, 1863 General Orders, No. 45, Head Quarters Dist. East Ark., Helena, Ark., September 11, 1863 Contemporary copy of letter of A.T. Bartlett, Office of Surgeon in Chief, D.E.A., Helena, Ark., to Major Campbell, Surg. U.S. Vols., Med. Dir. 16th Army Corps, September 19, 1863 Note of Geo. S. Lucas, Surgeon in Chief, 1st Div. 16th A.C., Head Qrs. 1st Div. 16th A.C., near Des Moines, to. A.T. Bartlett, Surg. 33rd Mo. Vol., March 12, 1864 Special Order, Head-Quarters Right Wing 16th Army Corps, Medical Director's Office, Memphis, Tenn., signed G.M. Staples, Surgeon 14th Iowa, Medical Director Right Wing 16th A.C., June 14, 1864 Special Orders, No. 45, Head Qrs. 3rd Brig. 1st Div. 16th A.C., Memphis, Tenn., signed by Col. J.J. Woods, Comdg. Brigade, July 23, 1864 Circular No. 2, Head Qrs., 1st Div. 16th Army Corps, Dauphin Island, Ala., signed [?] Fish, Surg. in Chief, March 17, 1865 Letter and order book of the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry, dated April 1862 to February 1863. (33 pages) 1862-1863 1 4 Order book and letter book of Dr. Aurelius T. Bartlett, surgeon, 3rd Cavalry Missouri State Militia, April 4, 1862-February 12, 1863 Typescript memoirs of Aurelius Bartlett, which describe the affairs of the 33rd Missouri Infantry in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri. Memoirs include detailed descriptions of regimental casualties and of medical care provided at field hospitals during the following battles and campaigns: attack on Helena, Ark.; Red River campaign; engagement at Old River Lake, Ark.; Tupelo and Oxford, Miss., expeditions; pursuit of General Sterling Price through Arkansas and Missouri; Battle of Nashville; pursuit of General Hood through Tennessee; and the Mobile campaign, including the Siege of Spanish Fort. Also includes information on camp life, marches, depredations (pp. 35 and 37), and transportation of troops on steamboats; and descriptions of Helena, and Montgomery and Selma, Ala. (68 pages) 1890 Mar 20 1 5 Reminiscences of Aurelius T. Bartlett, 1890 Preservation photocopy of typescript memoirs of Aurelius Bartlett. 1890 Mar 20 1 6 United States passport of A.T. Bartlett. (oversize) 1896 Sept 4 OS: Ban-Bat Y.W.C.A.–Letmar Club circular promoting the St. Louis Housing Campaign: “She was just a young girl. She came to St. Louis for work; she had money to pay a reasonable price for a room; and there wasn’t a room in St. Louis for her, so she rode all night on a trolley car. 134,000 Employed girls in St. Louis; 27,000 of these girls do not live at home; 496 is the total number of beds in St. Louis for employed girls; 26,504 girls need accommodations. The Y.W.C.A.–Letmar Club are conducting a housing campaign for this acute need. . . . She might have been your little girl; won’t you help us take care of her?” [1920?] Mar 22-27 1 7 Brochure, ship passenger lists, and dinner menus for a St. Louis Chamber of Commerce tour and cruise to Cuba, Jamaica, Panama and Costa Rica, including Mardi Gras at New Orleans. Dr. and Mrs. Willard Bartlett took the cruise and tour. Cruise was on the S.S. Parismina. (5 items) 1924 1 7 Two typescript obituaries of Dr. Willard Bartlett, 53 Westmoreland Place, St. Louis, Mo., who died April 4, 1950. 1950 1 7 Missouri Historical Society biographical data form filled out by Robert Wilson Bartlett, 11 Washington Terrace, St. Louis, Mo. Provides biographical information about his family and his ancestry. 1953 Dec 1 1 7 Missouri Historical Society biographical data form filled out by Louise McGehee Bartlett, 11 Washington Terrace, St. Louis, Mo. Provides biographical information about her family and his ancestry. 1953 Dec 1 1 7 Typescript letter signed Genevieve W. Bartlett (Mrs. Willard Bartlett), 53 Westmoreland Place, to Charles [van Ravenswaay], regarding enclosed typescripts relating to the Bartlett and Sargent families. 1957 Jan 25 1 7 Handwritten notes titled “Greek Architecture & Sculpture.” No date 1 7 Handwritten notes titled “Education of Yesterday.” No date 1 7 Seventeen United States, Confederate States, and foreign stamps. No date 1 7 Background Information: Obituary of Dr. Aurelius T. Bartlett, Reporter (Virden, Illinois). 1918 July 26 1 8