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Bartholomew, Augustus Theodore, 1882-1933 (librarian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1882-1933

Augustus Theodore ('Theo') Bartholomew was born at Walthamstow on 26 August 1882, the son of Charles Augustus Bartholomew and his wife Alice. He was educated at Surbiton, at New College, Margate, and at the Nonconformist Grammar School, Bishop's Stortford. By 1898 he was contemplating a career with books, and his mother (now a widow living at Fowlmere, between Cambridge and Royston) began writing round to librarians, publishers and booksellers, and enlisting the help of friends and relatives, to find a suitable opening for her son. Theo worked for three months in the Norfolk and Norwich Library during 1899, and early in the following year was appointed a second-class Assistant at Cambridge University Library, where he was to spend the whole of his working life. In October 1901 he entered Peterhouse, graduating BA in 1904 and MA in 1908. He spent much of the ten years from 1903 in cataloguing the vast library bequeathed to the University Library by Lord Acton, and between 1910 and 1912 the collection of books and papers on Cambridge and Cambridgeshire bequeathed by John Willis Clark. He was promoted to Under Librarian in 1913. In addition to his work as a librarian, Bartholomew undertook a number of important bibliographical and editorial projects. In 1908 he published a bibliography of the works of Richard Bentley, 'and of all the literature called forth by his acts or his writings', with an introduction by J.W. Clark. He provided much of the bibliographical apparatus for the Cambridge History of English Literature, edited by Sir Adolphus Ward and A.R. Waller (respectively Master and Fellow of Peterhouse), giving up this work in 1915 because his health and eyesight were suffering, and he was devoting too much of his time at the University Library to the task. In 1926 he issued a bibliography of Ward, prefaced with a memoir by T.F. Tout. From 1915 he collaborated with Henry ('Enrico') Festing Jones on the latter's memoir of Samuel Butler, on the 'Shrewsbury' edition of Butler's works, and on a catalogue of the Butler collection at St. John's College. After Jones' death he published two volumes of selections from Butler's notebooks. Bartholomew had serious artistic interests, and was a strong supporter of Sydney Cockerell during Cockerell's campaign to turn the Fitzwilliam into a first-class national museum. He had a particular interest in book design (which may have been the origin of his friendship with S.C. Roberts, Secretary of the Cambridge University Press). Among literary figures he counted Rupert Brooke, Geoffrey Keynes and Siegfried Sassoon as close friends, and among musicians E.J. Dent and Boris Ord. He was also an avid playgoer in both Cambridge and London. Bartholomew died in March 1933, a few months short of his fifty-first birthday, and his executors presented his papers to the University Library.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

A.T. Bartholomew: Letter to Charles Sayle, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/65
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

A.T. Bartholomew, register of Siegfried Sassoon's publications, 1930-1932

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8494
Scope and Contents Notebook listing information on printed poetry and prose works by Sassoon, marked 'begun August 1930'. Contents: pp. 1-25. list of printed work under the headings: title, issue (giving number of copies printed and date), and ATB's [notes on A.T. Bartholomew's copy]; pp. 25-40. blank pages; pp. 41-81. list of printed work [?acquired by A.T.B.], recorded under the headings: date, seller, particulars (noting whether copy was bound or inscribed, etc.), price. NB. Pagination is original. A single...
Dates: 1930-1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Augustus Theodore Bartholemew: Journals and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8786
Dates: 1897-1933
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Augustus Theodore Bartholomew: Letters to W.H. Haslam

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8654
Scope and Contents The letters to his slightly younger contemporary William Heywood ('Michael') Haslam (1889-1981), an undergraduate at King's from 1908 to 1911, give news of mutual friends, plays that Bartholomew has seen, his holiday travels, his health, and his uncertainty as to whether he should volunteer for military service.
Dates: 1910-1926 (Two letters concerning the donation of the letters are dated 1977 and 1978)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Edward Mellish Clark: Letter to A.T. Bartholomew, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/247
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Francis John Henry Jenkinson: Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew, 1906-1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/721-736
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1906-1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Handwritten advertisement for Sassoon's book 'Picture Show', 1919 (date inferred)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8487/24
Scope and Contents From the Series: Notebook containing a full-length typed proof of 'Picture Show', along with with letters, postcards, reviews, and other items; all are bound into the volume and numbered by Bartholomew.
Dates: 1919 (date inferred)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Henry James: Cambridge letters and related material

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8306
Scope and Contents Letters from Henry James to Geoffrey Keynes, Charles Sayle, A.T. Bartholomew and others, with related correspondence and papers compiled by Keynes. The supporting material includes extracts from Bartholomew and Sayle's diaries concerning James' visit. There are also copies of Keynes' essay 'Henry James in Cambridge', including the version published in the London magazine, vol. 6, no. 3 (March, 1959), pp. 50-61; papers regarding the publication of the essay in various forms; and details of...
Dates: 1884-1974
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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John Willis Clark: Correspondence to T. McKenny Hughes, Francis Jenkinson, A.T. Bartholomew, and Charles Sayle, 1886-1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/248-262
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1886-1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lady Adelaide Laura Ward: Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew, 1921 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1439-1441
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1921 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letter from A. T. Bartholomew (Cambridge) to Siegfried Sassoon re will write to Rogers, memories of Hardy at Cambridge, 21 Jan. 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/35
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.
Dates: 21 Jan. 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letters from Siegfried Sassoon to A.T. Bartholomew, 1920-1930 (circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8483
Scope and Contents Set of letters bound into a volume and numbered by Bartholomew in July 1930, with comment by Bartholomew on opening page. Approximately two-thirds of the volume is blank. A loose enclosure is listed at /39; it is housed in a separate envelope.
Dates: 1920-1930 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Letters from Siegfried Sassoon to Henry Festing Jones ('Enrico'), 1917-1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8484
Scope and Contents Set of 28 descriptive letters and postcards bound into a volume, with note that the notebook was inherited by Geoffrey Keynes from A.T. Bartholomew in 1933, and bound by Gray in 1935. Includes one letter written during the First World War. The items are numbered (some non-sequentially); foliation by the archivist has been added in square brackets where different.
Dates: 1917-1931
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lilian Mary Hart Clark (wife of John Willis Clark): Letter to A.T. Bartholomew, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/263
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Margaret Clifford Jenkinson ('Daisy'): Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew, 1902-1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/737-739
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1902-1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Siegfried Sassoon: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8483-8494
Scope and Contents Correspondence, poems and other papers. Sassoon often issued his poems privately in limited editions, and some of these were seen through the press by A.T. Bartholomew, and later by Geoffrey Keynes. Some of the manuscripts therefore include their correspondence about publication, and transcripts by Keynes.
Dates: 1917-1959
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series

Siegfried Sassoon's poems 'Picture Show', 1919, with letters to A.T. Bartholomew, 1917-1920

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8487
Scope and Contents Notebook containing a full-length typed proof of 'Picture Show', along with with letters, postcards, reviews, and other items; all are bound into the volume and numbered by Bartholomew.
Dates: 1917-1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir Adolphus William Ward: Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew, 1909-1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/59-62
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1909-1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir Adolphus William Ward: Correspondence to Charles Sayle, A.T. Bartholomew and Francis Jenkinson, 1901-1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1442-1455
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1901-1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir Arthur Everett Shipley: Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew and others, 1919-1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1289-1291
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1919-1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Sir William Henry Clark: Letter to A.T. Bartholomew, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/264
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Stanley Arthur Morison: Correspondence to Mrs Bridges, Charles Sayle, A.T. Bartholomew and J.C.T. Oates, 1923-1954

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/984-986a
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1923-1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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William Lombard Murphy: Correspondence to A.T. Bartholomew, 1918-1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/994-996
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1918-1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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