Collection of Bob Bartlett

MS 116
Cliffs over the Water

Photograph of cliffs over the water

Collection area: History of Science

Collection dates: 1935-1948 1935-1948 1935-1945 1935-1948 1935-1946 Undated 1935-1938, undated

About this collection

Predominantly written descriptions and visual images of Bartlett's travels. Correspondence is between Bartlett and his friend Morris, 1935 to 1945. Two typescripts by Morris: "To Newfoundland by Sail" and "Deep Water" describe trips he took aboard Bartlett's schooner, the "Effie M. Morrissey." Among the illustrated magazine articles are some written by Bartlett for National Geographic Magazine and Smithsonian Explorations. Newspaper clippings about "Captain Bob Bartlett," as he was known, are from the New York Times, and include his obituary. Black-and-white photographs depict Bartlett, Arctic inhabitants, wildlife, icebergs, the ship and its crew members. Maps, color slides, and a 16 mm black-and-white film document Bartlett's numerous voyages.

Historical background

Bartlett was an Arctic explorer from Newfoundland; Morris was a store manager for Standard Brands, New York City.

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