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Collection of Bob Bartlett, 1935-1948

MS 116

Collection Summary

Creator: Bartlett, Bob
Collection Name:Collection of Bob Bartlett,
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1948
Physical Description:0.2 Linear Feet
Abstract:The collections is comprised of correspondence written 1935 – 1945 between Bartlett and his friend Morris. Also contained within the collection are two typescripts by Morris; illustrated magazine articles authored by Bartlett; black and white photographs depicting Bartlett, Artic inhabitants, wildlife, icebergs, the ship and its crew members; as well as a 16mm black and white film which documents Bartlett’s voyages.
Collection Number:MS 116
Language: Materials in English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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.


This collection is organized into 5 series
Series I: Correspondence, 1935-1945
Series II: Clippings and Maps, 1935-1948
Series III: Articles, 1935-1946
Series IV: Ralph B. Morris' Manuscripts, Undated
Series V: Visual materials, 1935-1938, undated



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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Effie M. Morrissey (Schooner)
Morris, Ralph Bartlett

Geographic Name(s)
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration

Adventure and adventurers -- Arctic regions
Eskimos -- Photographs
Icebergs -- Photographs
Schooners -- Slides

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Collection of Bob Bartlett,(MS 116). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1935-1945
11 Letters 1935-1945
Series II: Clippings and Maps, 1935-1948
12 Letters 1935-1945
Series III: Articles, 1935-1946
13 Offprints of Articles 1935 - 1946
Series IV: Ralph B. Morris' Manuscripts, Undated
14 Ralph B. Morris Manuscripts: "Deep Water" and "To Newfoundland by Sail" Undated
Series V: Visual materials, 1935-1938, undated
15 Photographs: Robert A. Bartlett 1935, 1936, undated
16 Photographs: The "Effie Morrissey" Staff and Crew 1937, 1938, undated
17 Photographs: Icebergs 1938, undated
18 Photographs: Land, Eskimos, Wildlife 1935, 1937, undated
2 16mm Black and White Film undated