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Guide to the Levi Bartlett Papers, 1839-1877

Collection number: MS 3

Size: 17 items (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Levi Bartlett

Levi Bartlett (1793-1885) was a tanner and farmer of Warner, New Hampshire. In the 1830s, Bartlett sold off his tannery and struggled to cultivate his family’s farm. From his experience in reclaiming this nutrient-exhausted land, Bartlett became a proponent of scientific farming and began writing occasional columns for agricultural magazines. He was especially interested in geology and chemistry as it related to agriculture.

About the Levi Bartlett Papers

The first two folders contain eleven autographed letters written by Bartlett and drafts of two letters he wrote to others, dealing primarily with the subject of agriculture. The latter two folders contain the autographed texts of four addresses made by Bartlett. Two deal with agriculture, one with geology, and one with the issue of slavery.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Levi Bartlett Papers, 1839-1877, MS 3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, Aug. 1, 1980 (Accession number: 038)

Collection Contents

Folder 1 Letters, 1839-1848
Folder 2 Letters, 1858-1877
Folder 3 Speeches, 1847-1849
Folder 4 Speeches, 1848-1861