Guide to the Levi Bartlett Papers, 1773-1827 and Undated

Collection number: MS 269
Size: (1 obox) (0.3 cu.ft.)

About Levi Bartlett (1763-1828)

Dr. Levi Bartlett, Esq. (3 September 1763 – 30 January 1828) was a doctor, judge, politician, and post master from Kingston, NH. He was the son of Dr. Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) of Kingston, signer of the Declaration of Independence and veteran of the Revolutionary War, as well as New Hampshire’s first governor. His mother was Mary Bartlett (1730-1789). Levi Bartlett married first Sarah Sally Hook (1765-1793) in 1791 and later Abagail Stevens (1774-1840) in 1807.

Levi Bartlett studied medicine with both his father and Thomas Kittredge of Andover MA, and acquired his legal training from his father. He was a Justice to the Court of Common Pleas in Rockingham County and the Circuit Court, served the community extensively as a doctor, and served in the New Hampshire Militia and as being Kingston’s representative to the NH Legislature.

For more information, see: Levi Bartlett. Genealogical and biographical sketches of the Bartlett family in England and America. Lawrence: G. M. Merrill & Crocker, Printer, 1876.

About the Levi Bartlett Papers (1773-1827 and undated)

The Levi Bartlett Papers, 1773-1827 and undated, consist of a variety of papers related to the educational, legal, and social lives of Levi Bartlett. It is also possible some papers are from his father, Josiah Bartlett. Documents include:

  • Records of road taxes, tax rolls, and lists of persons deemed tax-exempt
  • Voting affidavits, and a paper recounting memoirs of the Declaration of Independence and Continental Congress
  • Records of money paid to Kingston’s minister
  • Case reviews, petitions from plaintiffs & defendants (including women petitioning for child support), writs of summons and seizure, and signed affidavits
  • Notices of auctions of seized property, and petitions for release from debtor’s jail
  • Wills (notably from women)
  • Receipts for goods and services
  • Notes from school studies in areas such as anthropology, physics, chemistry, and the classics (mostly undated)

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Oversize Box 6, Levi Bartlett Papers, 1773-1827, MS 269, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase from Carmen Valentino Rare Books, ca. 2015.

B MS c54 Levi Bartlett papers. Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine), Harvard University.

Collection Arrangement

Chronological. Original order was not discernable upon receipt of materials.

Collection

Formats

Ledgers & Receipts
Legal Papers