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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP 80
BARTLETT, Hardington Arthur (d 1920)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Bartlett, Hardington Arthur, d 1920, engineer

Administrative / Biographical history

Son of Herbert Henry Bartlett, partner in the firm of Perry and Co, builders and contractors; possibly educated under Henry Robinson, Professor of Civil Engineering, King's College London, 1886; worked as engineer on Bakerloo Line, London, on the harbour of San Sebastian, Spain, and on contracts to maintain British military camps during World War One; drowned on English Channel ferry crossing, 1920.

Archival history

Papers bequethed to King's College London by Irene Theodora Bartlett, daughter of Hardington Arthur Bartlett, [2000].

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Development Office.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The collection comprises copies of printed material, 1907-1984, including history of Perry and Co, builders and contractors, with list of completed building projects, photographs of founders, and notes on the company's projects including St Thomas's Hospital, London, Tower Bridge and numerous Underground railway stations including Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, [1907]; copy of article on the Perry & Co employee, Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett, by Sir Basil Bartlett, printed in David Jeremy ed., Dictionary of business biography (London, 1984); manuscript pedigree describing the relationship between the Robinson and Bartlett families, to whom the donor was related, [2000].

System of arrangement


Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2001

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  • Biographies
  • Business management
  • Construction industry
  • Genealogy
  • Industry
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Prose
  • Public works
  • Transport infrastructure

Personal names

  • Bartlett, Hardington Arthur, d 1920, Engineer
  • Bartlett, Sir, Herbert Henry, 1842-1921, Knight, Engineer and Contractor

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • Perry and Co
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London

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