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William H. Bartlett Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-216

Scope and Content

Collection consists mainly of ranching scenes (cattle, horses). Unusual subjects include a K. Tamaumra studio portrait of a Japanese man.


  • 1895-1920


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


William H. Bartlett was born April 27, 1850, in Peoria IL, into a prominent family descending directly from Josiah Bartlett, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. His father A.P. Bartlett was a pioneer merchant from Peoria, and his uncle Samuel C. Bartlett served for many years as president of Dartmouth College, where W.H. Bartlett graduated in 1870. Entering into the grain trading business immediately after graduation, Bartlett, with his brother S.C. Bartlett, and associate Frank P. Frazier, organized the firm of Bartlett, Frazier & Co., Chicago, IL. This was to be the first of many companies with which Bartlett was to be involved during his career. In 1902, Bartlett purchased over 400,000 acres from the Maxwell Land Grant Co. near Vermejo Park, NM. where Bartlett built three opulent homes, one for him and his wife, and one for each of their two sons. Bartlett established the Vermejo Club in the early 1900s, which was an exclusive hunting club and lodge. The Vermejo Club served the wealthiest of American businessmen, film celebrities, and former presidents. In 1910, Bartlett retired from the business world, spending most of his time between his ranches in New Mexico and Santa Barbara, CA. He died November 9, 1918 of heart disease at his ranch in New Mexico.


12 items (1 box) : 12 photographic prints

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Collection consists mainly of ranching scenes.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Alternate Format Available

A small portion of the William H. Bartlett Photographic Collection is available online via New Mexico Digital Collections.

Separated Material

Photographs were separated from the William H. Bartlett Papers.


Contact Information

  1. University of New Mexico
  2. MSC05 3020, 1, University of New Mexico
  3. Center for Southwest Research
  4. Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  5. Phone: 505-277-7173
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Finding Aid of the William H. Bartlett Photograph Collection, 1895-1920
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131