Elizabeth (French) Bartlett was an experienced and esteemed genealogist of her day.
“Quiet, soft-spoken, unassuming, yet she possessed one of the most accomplished genealogical minds of our century. Elizabeth French Bartlett, a prodigious contributor to the Society’s Committee on English Research, the woman responsible for uncovering the English origins of dozens of early New Englanders, has been called the best of a small group of our country’s leading women genealogists. She was remembered recently by John Insley Coddington, whose profound genealogical memory spans almost seven decades of American and European research.” – PLEASE SEE: “Home to Excellence: Our Best Women Genealogists“
Most of Elizabeth’s independent research happened before her marriage to Joseph Gardner Bartlett in 1918, when she was still Miss Elizabeth French. Elizabeth (French) Bartlett outlived her husband and at her death she left “18 cartons” of genealogical papers
which became the “Bartlett Collection” and the list below is compiled from two specific documents from the Bartlett Collection in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts.
I call these documents the “Iron Works Inventory” and the “The Dunbar Prisoners” list and I am in the process of trying to find out more about the origin of these lists from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. These handwritten lists werw written by George Stewart, a correspondent of Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett.
So the names found on my list below come from these two documents.