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Stanley Foss Bartlett Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 0039

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains a few unpublished poems and drawings by Stanley Foss Bartlett as well as several published volumes containing poems he wrote. It also includes a scrapbook compiled by his wife Marjorie Bartlett Anderson containing biographical information, photographs and examples of his work. Two articles with information about his life and a folder of memorabilia relating to Maine State College (now the University of Maine) complete the collection.


  • 1889-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1925-1938


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Restrictions on Use

Information on literary rights available in the Library.

Biographical Note

Stanley Foss Bartlett, the son of King Bartlett and Anna Foss Bartlett, was born on February 13, 1902, in Leeds, Maine. The family later moved to Locke’s Mills, Maine, and Bartlett graduated from Woodstock High School in Bryant Pond. Bartlett attended the University of Idaho Forestry School for a time and studied briefly at the Portland Art Museum and Pratt Institute in New York. He published his first book of poetry, Lost Hours, in 1924 and in 1926 was hired to work on The Northern, the magazine published by Great Northern Paper Company. In addition to doing art and editorial work, he also traveled to various Great Northern logging camps as a sort of social worker to the loggers there. Stories heard in the camps were incorporated into his second book, a collection of short stories called Beyond the Sowdyhunk, published in 1937.

In 1927 he married Marjorie Farwell and they lived for a year in Greenville, Maine before Bartlett started his own commercial art business in Portland. After a year, he went to work for the Lewiston Sun-Journal writing columns, stories and poems illustrated with his sketches and photographs. He also published articles and sketches in other publications. He was working on his third book, Silent Songs, when he became ill and later died on July 13, 1937 at age 35.


1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection includes scrapbooks and papers relating to Stanley Foss Bartlett and his poetry.

A Guide to the Stanley Foss Bartlett Papers
Box And Folder List Available
August 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States