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John Russell Bartlett papers (JRB Papers)

John Carter Brown Library

Box 1894
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: (401) 863-2725

Administrative Information

Custodial history: The Mexican Boundary Commission Records, watercolors and drawings were donated to the John Carter Brown Library by John Russell Bartlett in 1881. Upon John Russell Bartlett’s death in 1886, the remaining papers and manuscripts were retained by the John Carter Brown Library. In 1915, John Russell Bartlett’s grandson, Henry A. DuVillard donated 7 volumes of correspondence to the John Carter Brown Library.
Processing information: Processing Information
  • Annual Reports of the John Carter Brown Library 1915, 1960-1965, 1968
  • Microfilm inventory of The Mexican Boundary Commission Papers with basic descriptions created 1970, revised in 1994
  • Watercolors and drawings (1850-1852) inventory created 1994
  • An Annotated Guide to the Artwork of the United States Boundary Commission, 1850-1853, Under the Direction of John Russell Bartlett 1994
  • Correspondence inventory created 2001 by Gabe Najera
  • Correspondence and Writings and Research rehoused by Anthony M. Belz January 2012- July 2013
Author: Finding aid prepared by Anthony M. Belz
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
Revisions: July 2013
  • Once rehousing of the papers was completed, the Finding Aid needed to be revised in order to reflect new box number assignments.
  • Descriptive rules: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)