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Paul D. Bartlett family correspondence

Identifier: 2015-014

Scope and Contents

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This is a rich source of biographical information concerning Bartlett at the start of his illustrious career.


  • Creation: 1924-1950
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1936


Language of Materials

Text in English.

Biographical sketch

Paul D. Bartlett was born in Ann Arbor, MI on August 14th, 1907. He died in Lexington, MA on October 11, 1997. He spent the bulk of his career at Harvard University (1934-1972) before retiring to a productive second career (1972-1985) as the Welch Professor of Chemistry at TCU. He was one of the pre-eminent physical-organic chemists of his day.


1.38 Linear Feet (1 box)


Organized into 5 series. 1. PDB [Paul D. Bartlett] to LCB [Lula Cort Bartlett]; 2. LCB [Lula Cort Bartlett] to PDB [Paul D. Bartlett]; 3. PDB [Paul D. Bartlett} to his parents; 4. PDB [Paul D. Bartlett] to his mother; Other correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Sarah D. Bartlett. Method of acquisition--gift ;; Date of acquisition--2015..

Related Archival Materials

Title--See also Papers of Paul D. Bartlett at the. Custodian--Chemical Heritage Foundation Philadelphia PA..

General Note

This is a small collection of family correspondence, the bulk of it consists of letters exchanged between Bartlett and his then-fiancee Mary Lula Cort.

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Repository Details

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