Edward Jackson Bartlett Collection


Finding Aid


Bard College Archives and Special Collections


Created by Helene Tieger and Lindsay Jankovitz


Biographical History:

Edward Jackson Bartlett was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 21st, 1915 to Dr. William Bradford Bartlett and Ruth Jackson. During his youth, Edward Jackson Bartlett attended the Browne and Nicholas School and Governor Dummer Academy. He enrolled at Bowdoin College for the 1935-1936 academic year, where he became a member of Kappa Sigma, and then attended Bard College from fall 1936 to spring 1940, graduating with a degree in theater?

            A veteran of World War II, Edward Jackson Bartlett enlisted in 101st United States Naval Construction Battalion in March 1943 and served until January 1946. During this time, he frequently corresponded with his parents through written letters. After serving in the war, he resided in Concord, Massachusetts, as a furniture maker. Edward Jackson Bartlett died on July, 18th, 1994 in Carlisle, Massachusetts.  


Collection Summary:

This collection consists primarily of letters from Edward Jackson Bartlett to his parents detailing his time at Bowdoin College, Bard College, and his service during World War II. It also contains report cards from the Browne and Nicholas School, Governor Dummer Academy, and Bowdoin College, photographs, postcards describing his travels, a poetry book, and a journal.