The collection refers entirely to Bartlett's scientific and professional work. It comprises notebooks, a small amount of correspondence, and drafts or notes for lectures, addresses and papers; many are written on the backs of undergraduates' essays or examination scripts, and very few are dated. Where the material corresponds or is related to an entry in The Writings of Sir Frederic Bartlett, CBE., FRS: an annotated handlist by A.D. Harris and O.L. Zangwill (Br. J. Psychol., (1973), 64, 493-510), a note has been made to that effect, in the form 'H. and Z. no.'. Items without such a note are either additional to the handlist, or unpublished.
The notebooks of Bartlett's early experiments on memory and association tests 1914-17 (CSAC 36.13.75/A.4; CSAC 36.13.75/A.6-A.9; CSAC 36.13.75/A.11) are of interest.
There is no biographical material as such, but B.86 contains an autobiographical account of Bartlett's early life, and Cambridge period up to 1914.
Titles and descriptions in inverted commas are those which appear on the notebooks or manuscripts. All items are manuscript unless otherwise indicated.
The help of Dr. A.D. Harris in dating and attributing manuscripts is gratefully acknowledged.
Copies of Harris and Zangwill's Handlist, and Dr. D.E. Broadbent's Memoir (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 1970, 16, 1-13) are included with CSAC 36.13.75/A.1.
A. Notebooks CSAC 36.13.75/A.1 - CSAC 36.13.75/A.42
B. Lectures, Addresses, Reports CSAC 36.13.75/B.1 - CSAC 36.13.75/B.88
C. Publications CSAC 36.13.75/C.1 - CSAC 36.13.75/C.32
D. University of Cambridge CSAC 36.13.75/D.1 - CSAC 36.13.75/D.5