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Paul D. Bartlett Papers

  • 1929–2003
  • American
    Created and used by Paul Bartlett during his professional career at Harvard University (the papers came to CHF in several donations between 1991 and 2006)
  • 24 linear feet
    Papers, photographs
  • Gift of Sarah W. Bartlett
  • 91:08, 2003:015, 2004:013, 2006.076.001
  • Copyright restrictions may apply (contact CHF archivist).


Includes correspondence, published articles, and notebooks, with an emphasis on the latter part of Bartlett’s career at Harvard University.

Background note

Paul D. Bartlett (1907–1997), an eminent organic chemist, received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1931. After graduating from Harvard, Bartlett was a National Research Fellow in chemistry at the Rockefeller Institute and Columbia University. From 1932 to 1934 he was an instructor in organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota. In 1934 he returned to Harvard and in 1948 was named Erving Professor. During the summer of 1974 Bartlett became the Erving Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus, and moved to Texas Christian University as the Robert A. Welsh Research Professor. He died on October 11, 1997.

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