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Sir Frederic Charles Bartlett: Notebooks and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8076

Scope and Contents

The collection covers Bartlett's scientific and professional work. It comprises notebooks, a small amount of correspondence, and drafts and notes for lectures, addresses and papers; many are written on the back of undergraduates' essays or examination scripts, and very few are dated. The collection includes notebooks of Bartlett's early experiments on memory and association tests, 1914-1917 (A.4; A.6-A.9; A.11). There is no biographical material as such, but B.86 contains an autobiographical account of Bartlett's early life and time in Cambridge up to World War I. A. Notebooks, A.1 - A.42, c. 1906-1930 B. Lectures, Addresses, Reports, B.1 - B.88, c. 1912-1964 C. Publications, C.1 - C.32, 1927-1966 D. University of Cambridge, D.1 - D.5, c. 1943-1961


  • Creation: 1950 (Circa)


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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr D.J. Bartlett, 1975.


A.D. Harris and O.L. Zangwill, 'The Writings of Sir Frederic Bartlett, CBE, FRS: an annotated handlist', British Jounral of Psychology (1973), 64, pp. 493-510.
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Repository Details

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