The Bartlett Papers

Scope and Content

174 pieces of correspondence, nearly all addressed to Bartlett, from numerous correspondents. The largest group comprises 13 from Sidney Webb. Posters, circulars, newspaper cuttings relating to political meetings and causes.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Walter Bartlett was an active socialist from the late 1880s until about 1910. He was a speaker for the Independent Labour Party and for the English Land Restoration League, and stood in elections to the St. Pancras Board of Guardians, the London County Council, Brighton Borough Council and an unidentified urban district council; he also wrote an appreciation of Tom Paine.

Access Information

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in January 1973.


Prepared by John Farrant, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website.

Conditions Governing Use

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