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A voyage to Madagascar, and the East Indies / by the abbe Rochon ... ; translated from the French ; illustrated with an accurate map of the island of Madagascar ; to which is added, a memoir on the Chinese trade

Title:
Voyage to Madagascar DSI
Author:
Rochon, Alexis 1741-1817  Search this
Trapp, Joseph  Search this
Brunel, Olivier Memoir on the Chinese trade  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Cure, Capel DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[4], xlix [i.e. lxix], [3], 475, [1] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : map ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Books
Early works to 1800
Place:
Madagascar
China
Date:
1792
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Call number:
DT469.M31 R6 1792
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_784015

Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels

Creator:
Webb, Robert Watkins, 1906-1998  Search this
Names:
Webb, Elizabeth N. (possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
53 slides (53 black and white copy slides)
20 color slides (circa)
1,500 prints (circa, silver gelatin (some in photo albums))
1,000 items (circa 1000 copy color prints (made from slides))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
slides
color slides
prints
Photographs
Place:
India -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Singapore -- description and travel
Serbia -- description and travel
Scotland -- description and travel
Russia -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
South Africa -- description and travel
Chile -- description and travel
Somalia -- description and travel
Palestine -- description and travel
Peru -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Norway -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Portugal -- description and travel
Romania -- description and travel
Philippines -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
Kenya -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Mozambique -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Montenegro -- description and travel
Croatia -- description and travel
Denmark -- description and travel
Czech Republic -- description and travel
Burma -- description and travel
Bulgaria -- description and travel
Canada -- description and travel
Austria -- description and travel
Brazil -- description and travel
Borneo -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
Ecuador -- description and travel
Holland -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Greece -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Ireland -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Hungary -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Switzerland -- description and travel
Yugoslavia -- description and travel
Yucatan -- description and travel
Date:
1938-1996
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Robert and Elizabeth Webb in numerous locations across the world, including Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Russia); the Balkans (Czech Republic, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Poland); Europe (Spain, England, France, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, and Portugal); the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Israel, and Palestine); Africa (Kenya, Morocco, Somalia, Mozambique, and South Africa); South America (Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Yucatan, and Guatemala); and North America (Canada, Florida, Washington state, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah). The photographs largely document architecture and art, including historical sites, though there are additional images of parades, transportation, cities, villages, markets, waterways, and people.

Commercial slides in the collection are by Swiss-Foto, E. Djupdraet, Herz-Color-Dias, Hong Kong Color Slide Service, SK Slide Co., Lehnert & Landrock, Douglas Whiteside, Vacation Films, Arctic Circle Enterprise, HI-FI Color Slides, Pana-Vue Slides, CP Inc., Jordan's Colour Lab, Hawaii Chrome, Syon House, John Decopoulos, La Goelette, and Zerkowitz. Notes by Robert Webb and original photograph albums are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert Watkins Webb (1906-1998) graduated from Southern Methodist University and received his medical degree from Tulane University in 1933. Before starting his psychiatry practice in Dallas, Webb traveled around the world, returning on the SS Normandie to New York (1938). An amateur photographer, Webb documented this and subsequent foreign trips, later submitting some of his photographs to the Dallas Museum of Art. He served four years in the Army during World War II,stationed primarily in Port Moresby, New Guinea. He later became chief psychiatrist of the Veterans Administration clinic in Washington, DC, from 1946-1950. In 1952, he married Elizabeth Nutting, a psychiatric social worker, while cruising the Mediterranean.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University holds Robert W. Webb photographs.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-9, Robert and Elizabeth Webb photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-9

Janet Longcope photographs of world travels

Creator:
Longcope, Janet, ca. 1886-1974  Search this
Extent:
600 mounted prints (circa 600 mounted prints, silver gelatin)
4,000 color slides (circa)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
mounted prints
color slides
Photographs
Place:
Pakistan -- description and travel
Fiji -- description and travel
Ethiopia -- description and travel
Easter Island -- description and travel
Yemen -- description and travel
Honduras -- description and travel
Peru -- description and travel
Guatemala -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Vietnam -- description and travel
Solomon Islands -- description and travel
Colombia -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Jordan -- description and travel
Uzbekistan -- description and travel
Singapore -- description and travel
Bhutan -- description and travel
Afghanistan -- description and travel
Burma -- description and travel
Brazil -- description and travel
Australia -- description and travel
Lebanon -- description and travel
Iraq -- description and travel
Iran -- description and travel
India -- description and travel
New Guinea -- description and travel
Syria -- description and travel
Nepal -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- description and travel
Cambodia -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- description and travel
Chile -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Italy -- description and travel
Morocco -- description and travel
Spain -- description and travel
Mongolia -- description and travel
New Zealand -- description and travel
Russia -- description and travel
Kenya -- description and travel
Macau (China) -- description and travel
Malaysia -- description and travel
Yucatan -- description and travel
Indonesia -- description and travel
Date:
1954-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Janet Longcope during trips to countries around the world. They depict landscapes, buildings, markets, dances, agriculture, arts and crafts, ceremonies, children, cooking, musicians, and transportation. Locations depicted include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Guinea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Siberia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yucatan. Longcope used many of these photographs in lectures.
Biographical/Historical note:
Janet Longcope (1886-1974) was a bookbinder and world traveler who gave informal lectures about her travels. Ater the death of her husband Dr. Warfield T. Longcope in 1953, she visited countries all over the world, returning to some, such as India, as many as nine times.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 75-26
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Markets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Cooking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 75-26, Janet Longcope photographs of world travels, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-26
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-75-26

Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection

Creator:
Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925 (collector and possible photographer)  Search this
Extent:
300 negatives (circa, nitrate)
1,160 lantern slides (circa)
14 prints (silver gelatin)
15 copy negatives (glass)
Culture:
Italians  Search this
Filipinos  Search this
Japanese  Search this
French  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Germans  Search this
English  Search this
Egyptians  Search this
Chinese  Search this
Sri Lankans  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Lantern slides
Prints
Copy negatives
Lantern slides
Photographs
Place:
Germany -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
United States -- description and travel
Malaysia -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Philippines -- description and travel
Puerto Rico -- description and travel
Sri Lanka -- description and travel
England -- description and travel
China -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1900-1910
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected and made by Helen Hamilton Gardener, probably during a world cruise following her husband's retirement from active duty in Puerto Rico in July 1902. The photographs document people, activities, cities, and tourist sites in Japan, China, Egypt, France, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. Gardener's lecture notes and a clipping from the Porto Rico Review, 1910, are available with the collection. Lantern slides in the collection were probably used in Gardener's later lectures in the United States.
Biographical/Historical note:
Helen Hamilton Gardener (1853-1925), born Alice Chenoweth in Virginia in 1853, was an author, feminist, and public official. Educated at the Cincinnati (Ohio) Normal School (graduated 1873), Chenoweth moved with her first husband, Charles S. Smart, to New York City in 1880. There, Chenoweth studied biology at Columbia University, lectured on sociology at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, and came into contact with the theories of freethinker Robert G. Ingersoll. Chenoweth published her own lectures on freethinking in Men, Women, and Gods, and Other Lectures (1885), at which point she adopted the name Helen Hamilton Gardener. Gardener's feminism came to fruition in 1888, when she refuted the claim that the female brain was inferior to men's in her article "Sex in Brain," joining the struggle for equal rights for women. In 1902, Gardener married her second husband, Lieutenant Colonel Selden Allen Day, a Civil War veteran who organized the first battalion of the Puerto Rican regiment under US control. The couple embarked on a five-year worldwide tour in July 1902, finally settling in Washington, DC. Gardener served as the National American Women Suffrage Association's vice president (1917) and its chief liaison to the Wilson Administration during the passage of the nineteenth amendment. President Wilson then appointed her to the US Civil Service Commission, the highest federal position held by a woman at the time.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98, USNM ACC 90351
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs collected by Gardener are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 97.
Artifacts collected by Gardener are held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 90351 and 89779.
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Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection, circa 1900-1910
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 98, Helen Hamilton Gardener photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98

Eighteen capitals of China / by William Edgar Geil

Author:
Geil, William Edgar  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 429 p., [80] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1911
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
915.1 .G31
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861290

Indiae Orientalis pars octava : navigationes quinque, primam, à Iacobo Neccio, ab anno 1600, usque ad annum 1603 : secundam, à Iohanne Hermanno de Bree, ab anno 1602 usq[ue] tertiam, à Cornelio Nicolai, annis quatuor quartum, à Cornelio de Vena, duobus annis, quintam, sub Stephano de Hagen, tribus annis, in Indiam Orientalem susceptas & peractas continens ... / auctore M. Gotardo Arthvs. ; omnia elegantissimis in aes incisis iconibus illustrata & in lucem emissa per Ioannem Theodorum & Ioannem Israelem de Bry

Title:
Reinii Indiae Orientalis DSI
Author:
Roelofsz, Roelof  Search this
Bree, Jan Harmensz van  Search this
Arthus, Gotthard b. 1568  Search this
Warwyck, Wijbrant van ca. 1569-1615  Search this
Neck, Jacob Cornelissoon van ca. 1564-1638  Search this
Claesz, Cornelis approximately 1546-1609  Search this
Venne, Cornelis van de  Search this
Hagen, Steven van der 1563?-1624  Search this
Printer:
Richter, Wolfgang d. 1626  Search this
Publisher:
Bry, Johann Israel de d. 1611  Search this
Bry, Johann Theodor de 1561-1623?  Search this
Former owner:
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI  Search this
Morris, H. C. L. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
114, [2] p., [1], XVIII leaves : ill. (engravings), maps ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Indonesia
China
Macau (China)
Date:
1607
Anno 1607
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G159 .B895 1598
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778473

II. pars Indiae Orientalis : in qua Iohan. Hugonis Lintscotani nauigatio in Orientem, item regna, littora, portus, flumina, apparentiae, habitus moresq́ue Indorum & Lusitanorum pariter in Oriente degentium : praeterea merces, monetae, mensurae, & pondera, quae quibus in locis, quóve compendio prostent, accurate proponuntur / ea Lintscotus ipse spectator atq[ue] autor primùm vernaculo sibi idiomate Belgice in publicum dedit ; deinde superioribus Germanis Germanice, & nunc Latinis item auribus Latine vtcunq[ue] reddita enunciauit Teucrides Annaeus Lonicerus Priuatus, ciuis Francfordiensis. ... ; addita sunt passim D. Paludani annotationes: item icones artificiose in aere factae per Ioh. Theodorum, & Ioh. Israëlem de Bry, fratres, quorum sumptibus opus ipsum recens iterum foras datum

Author:
Lonicerus, Johann Adam b. 1557  Search this
Richter, Wolfgang d. 1626  Search this
Bry, Johann Israel de d. 1611  Search this
Bry, Johann Theodor de 1561-1623?  Search this
Linschoten, Jan Huygen van 1563-1611 Itinerario Latin  Search this
Former owner:
Morris, H. C. L. DSI  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[12], 114, [6] p., [1], XXXVIII leaves, [1] leaf of plates, [1] double leaf of plates, [2] folded doubled leaves of plates : ill. (engravings), maps, port. ; 32 cm. (fol.)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
India
China
Date:
1599
Topic:
Voyages and travels  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G159 .B895 1598
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778462

Oral history interviews with Dorothy Graham Edson

Creator::
Edson, Dorothy Graham. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
8 audiotapes (reference copies). audiotapes (originals)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Place:
China -- Description and travel
China -- Social life and customs
Date:
1993
Descriptive Entry:
In 1993, William W. Moss, director, and Pamela M. Henson, historian, at Smithsonian Institution Archives conducted four interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson, who was writing a biography of her father using resources in Smithsonian Institution Archives. These interviews of Dorothy Graham Edson and reminiscences of family members and friends cover their family; youth; education in China; careers; David Crockett Graham's collecting interests; reminiscences of their parents, and the challenges of a missionary life abroad. The collection includes four interviews of Edson, three reminiscence sessions with the five Graham sisters, two reminiscence sessions with the sisters and friends I. McConnell, G. and W. McIntyre, and Betty Jean and Dick Barker, remiscences of Cesare Santucci, the Margaret Graham Memorial service and the music recording. The collection contains 19.5 hours of audio recordings, with 243 pages of transcript. Transcripts and cassette copies of the tapes are available, with the original recordings in security storage.

Parts of the collection are restricted. The Edson transcripts cannot be cited or reproduced without permission and the reminiscences tapes cannot be cited or quoted without permission of the participants.
Rights:
Restricted.
Topic:
Museum of Art, Archeology, and Ethnology (I-pin, China)  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
Religion -- China  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9571, Edson, Dorothy Graham. interviewee, Oral history interviews with Dorothy Graham Edson
Identifier:
Record Unit 9571
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Oral history interviews with Dorothy Graham Edson
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9571

Zhongguo Chang cheng = The Great Wall of China / Weilian Aidejia Gailuo zhu ; Shen Hong, Yun Wenjie yi

Title:
中国长城 = The Great Wall of China / 威廉・埃德加 ・盖洛著 ; 沈弘, 恽文捷译
Great Wall of China
Author:
Geil, William Edgar  Search this
Shen, Hong  Search this
Yun, Wenjie  Search this
Physical description:
18, 3, 326 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Wall of China (China)
Date:
2006
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_974276

The soul of China / by Richard Wilhelm; the text translated by John Holroyd Reece; the poems by Arthur Waley

Author:
Wilhelm, Richard 1873-1930  Search this
Reece, John Holroyd  Search this
Waley, Arthur  Search this
Physical description:
382 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1928
[c1928]
Republic, 1912-1949
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
915.1 .W4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861402

In forbidden China. : The D'Ollone mission 1906-1909; China - Tibet - Mongolia / by Vicomte d'Ollone, tr. from the French of the 2d ed., by Bernard Miall; with 146 illustrations, a map, and a portrait

Author:
Ollone, Henri d'  Search this
Miall, Bernard  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
318 p., 1 l. front., plates, ports., fold map. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Asia, Central
Date:
1912
[1912]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
915.1 .O5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861357

A.W. Bahr Papers

Creator:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Names:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Cammell, Charles Richard  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Place:
Connecticut
Japan -- Description and Travel
England
China -- Description and Travel
Japan
China
Date:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Summary:
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains manuscript drafts and notes for Bahr's memoir, written by Bahr himself and C.R. Cammell, who was also the editor of The Connoisseur magazine. Other papers include correspondence with collectors of Chinese art or other figures in the art world, such as Lord Kitchener, the King and Queen of Sweden, Walter Muir Whitehill, Kenjiro Matsumoto and Senator Theodore Francis Green, among others. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 300 photographs of different Chinese art objects, from jade figurines to pottery to paintings. Most of these photographs are unidentified, but some of them include marginalia that indicate that they were of Bahr's own art objects for publication in books or articles. Photographs which are identified point to art objects also belonging to Bahr. The photographs have been organized based on the object type in the photograph, such as painting, statue or figurine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1 -- Memoirs, [1944-1956]

Series 2 -- Correspondence, 1919-1957 [bulk 1947-1957]

Series 3 -- Clippings, 1948, no date [bulk no date]

Series 4 -- Other Writings, no date

Series 5 -- Images, no date

Series 6 -- Catalog Images, 1935, no date

Series 7 -- Art Object Photographs, no date
Biographical Note:
1877 -- Born in Shanghai to German father and Chinese mother

Circa 1880s -- Educated at St. Xavier's School in Shanghai

Circa 1894 -- Work as a clerk at a wholesale and retail coal merchant's office, left solely in charge during the first Sino-Japanese war, encouraged by backers to start his own business

1898 -- Goes into business with shipping friend, started the Central Trading Company

1900 -- Marries Miss Helen Marion Southey (daughter of Mr. T.S. Southey, in Hong Kong. Working at firm of Hopkins Dunn and Company. Begins construction on his first house, Fairview, outside the settlement on North Honan Road Extension, first son born[?]

1901 -- Recipient of Victoria Medal for his role as a gunner during the Boxer Rebellion (had joined the Shanghai Volunteers)

1908 -- Shanghai Exhibition of Chinese Art, which he helped to organize and which he loaned many pieces from his own collection. Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society. Publishes a catalogue of the exhibit in 1911, "Old Chinese Porcelains and Works of Art in China: Being Description and Illustrations of Articles selected from an Exhibition held in Shanghai, November 1908"

1909 -- Begins his association with Lord Kitchener; travels with him through China

1910 -- Leaves permanent residence in China, moves to London, England

1911 -- Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Paintings from the Collection of A.W. Bahr, published by the Fine Art Society

1915 -- Applies to Foreign Office in London to go to America. (Involved in the art business; the war had stopped all such activities in London)

1927 -- Private printing of the catalogue, "Archaic Chinese Jades collected in China by A.W. Bahr, now in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, described by Berthold Laufer"

1938 -- "Early Chinese Paintings from the A.W. Bahr Collection" by Osvald Siren, published by the Chiswick Press

1946 -- Leaves England, with his wife, daughter Edna, two sons and their wives and two granddaughters for Canada

1947 -- Metropolitan Museum of Art purchases Chinese paintings from Bahr, collection of archaic jades exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Met also publishes a portfolio of the painting, 'Ching Ming Shang Ho, Spring Festival on the River' which Bahr had donated to the museum

1948 -- The Met exhibits Bahr's Chinese paintings. Several Chinese art objects on loan to the Art Association of Montreal and exhibited in the new Far East gallery

1949 -- Tang figurine, paint cakes and Han pottery vase on display at the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology

1950 -- Donates Chinese ceramics to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1951 -- Begins writing his memoir[?]

1952 -- Last visit to London

1954 -- Gets typed draft of memoir. Living in Ridgefield, CT, working with C.R. Cammell

1959 -- Dies
Related Material:
There are no known related materials at any other institution or historical society.
Provenance:
Gift of Penelope Bahr.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
A.W. Bahr Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Penelope Jane Bahr, November 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.14
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A.W. Bahr Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-14
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Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China during the years 1844-5-6, by M. Huc. Translated from the French by W. Hazlitt

Author:
Huc, Evariste Régis 1813-1860  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., map. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mongolia
Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Date:
1898
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS709 .H85 1898Z
DS709.H85 1898Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_287048

Zhonghua wen ming yi ji tong lan : di wu pi quan guo zhong dian wen wu bao hu dian wei 518 chu = Zhong hua wen ming yi ji tong lan / Guo jia wen wu ju, Zhongguo wen wu bao she bian

Title:
中华文明遗迹通览 : 第五批全国重点文物保护单位 518处 = Zhong hua wen ming yi ji tong lan / 国家文物局, 中国文物报社编
Zhong hua wen ming yi ji tong lan
Author:
China Wen wu ju  Search this
Zhongguo wen wu bao she  Search this
Physical description:
734 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2002
Topic:
Historic sites  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS706.3 .Z467 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_864916

A voyage to China : including a visit to the Bombay presidency; the Mahratta country; the cave temples of western India, Singapore, the straits of Malacca and Sunda, and the Cape of Good Hope

Author:
Berncastle, Julius d. 1870  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. fronts. (v.2, map) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
East Asia
Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Date:
1851
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
915.1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862716

The travels of an alchemist : the journey of the Taoist, Ch'ang-Ch'un, from China to the Hindukush at the summons of Chingiz Khan / recorded by his disciple, Li Chih-Ch'ang. Translated, with an introduction, by Arthur Waley

Author:
Li, Chih-Ch'ang 1193-1278  Search this
Waley, Arthur  Search this
Subject:
Qiu, Changchun 1148-1227  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 166 p. double front. (map) 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mongolia
Asia, Central
China
Date:
1931
[1931]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
915.1.A1 L5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862695

Wilderness trails in three continents : an account of travel, big game hunting and exploration in India, Burma, China, East Africa and Labrador / by Lionel A.D. Leslie with a foreword by the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill

Author:
Leslie, Lionel Allistair David  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 223 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Asia
Tanzania
Labrador (N.L.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Hunting  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_793415

Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers

Creator:
Hatch, Lorenzo James, 1856-1914  Search this
Names:
Harrison, Effie C.  Search this
Hatch, Grace  Search this
Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925  Search this
Yuan, Shikai, 1859-1916  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Place:
China -- Social conditions -- 1644-1912
China -- history -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
China -- history -- Revolution, 1911-1912
China -- Description and Travel
Date:
bulk 1902-1914
circa 1890-1950
Summary:
The Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers measure 1.7 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1950, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1902-1914. The papers consist of family correspondence, printed material, three scrapbooks of printed materials and photographs, and a travel account. Letters are from Lorenzo Hatch, his wife Grace Harrison Hatch, and other family members. Most of the collection concerns the family's time in Peking (Beijing), China from 1908-1914 while Hatch was assisting the Chinese government create a Bureau of Printing and Engraving. The papers reveal impressions of the social and economic conditions of the Chinese, the revolutionary events of 1911 and 1912, the Pneumonic Plague epidemic in China from 1910-1911, and sight-seeing trips. An unprocessed addition of 0.4 linear feet includes biographical material; photographs of Hatch, his family and works of art; personal correspondence; artwork; printed material, and legal and financial records relating to the estate of Lorenzo Hatch. Also included is a horseshoe from Harrison Hatch's pony "Moses" (in China).
Scope and Content Note:
The Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers measure 1.7 linear feet and date from circa 1890-1950, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1902-1914. The papers consist of family correspondence, printed material, three scrapbooks of printed materials and photographs, and a travel account. Letters are from Lorenzo Hatch, his wife Grace Harrison Hatch, and other family members. Most of the collection concerns the family's time in Peking (Beijing), China from 1908-1914 while Hatch was assisting the Chinese government create a Bureau of Printing and Engraving. The papers reveal impressions of the social and economic conditions of the Chinese, the revolutionary events of 1911 and 1912, the Pneumonic Plague epidemic in China from 1910-1911, and sight-seeing trips. An unprocessed addition of 0.4 linear feet includes biographical material; photographs of Hatch, his family and works of art; personal correspondence; artwork; printed material, and legal and financial records relating to the estate of Lorenzo Hatch. Also included is a horseshoe from Harrison Hatch's pony "Moses" (in China).

Letters trace the family's journey from California to Peking, China, and their life in China. Lorenzo's correspondence includes information concerning Chinese politics and the revolution, the roles of Sun Yat-Sen and Yuan Shih K'ai between 1911-1912 and the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Effie Harrison's and Grace Hatch's letters discuss day-to-day life in China, sight-seeing trips and their reactions to the social and political unrest in the country. Additional correspondence includes condolence letters sent to the family after Lorenzo's death. There is a also a written account by Effie Harrison describing her travel to China on a steamer ship.

Printed materials consist of clippings and a Macbeth Gallery exhibition catalog from a 1937 show of Hatch's paintings.

There are three photographs of Peking. Three disbound scrapbooks include photographs of the Chinese landscape and monuments, interior shots, and of the family traveling through China. Photographs are of the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall of China, as well as temples and city buildings. Some later photographs are of family members that were taken around 1920, after their return to the United States. The scrapbooks also contain examples of Chinese currency designed by Lorenzo James Hatch.

An unprocessed addition of 0.4 linear feet includes biographical material; photographs of Hatch, his family and works of art; personal correspondence; artwork; printed material, and legal and financial records relating to the estate of Lorenzo Hatch. Also included is a horseshoe from Harrison Hatch's pony "Moses" (in China).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1902-1914 (Box 1-3; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1912 (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1902-1937 (Box 3; 2 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1911 (Box 3; 1 folder)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1908-1911, circa 1920s (Box 3-4; 0.3)

Series 6: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1902-1937 (Box 5; 0.4)
Biographical Note:
Lorenzo James Hatch (1856-1914) was born in Vermont and is best known for his work as a portrait engraver in Washington, D.C. and New York. He worked for the United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving, private bank note printers, and in China, assisting the government with establishing a government bureau of printing and engraving.

Early in his career, Lorenzo found his talent for engraving intricate portraits in metals. In 1874, the head of the United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving admired Hatch's portrait of George Washington on copper and hired him. During his time in Washington, D.C., Hatch spent his nights studying drawing and watercolor painting. However, his talent to engrave vignettes of presidents and other famous figures proved more impressive.

In 1888, Hatch moved to Chicago to work for a private bank note company. There, he met Grace Harrison of California. They were married and had one son, Harrison in 1902. After taking a job in New York City with another bank note company, Hatch solidified his reputation in the field. Around 1908, the Chinese government invited Hatch to establish a Bureau of Printing and Engraving modeled after that of the United States. He accepted a six-year contract to oversee the building of the bureau and train the Chinese to run the office. With his wife, their son, and sister-in-law Effie Harrision, Lorenzo moved to Peking.

During his time in China, Lorenzo Hatch succeeded in building the foundations for a modern printing bureau. However, the revolution in China between 1911-1912 hindered completion. He described his experiences, perceptions, and insecurities of being in China to his family and friends through letters. Before his contract ended, Hatch passed away on February 3, 1914.
Provenance:
The papers of Lorenzo James Hatch and the Hatch family were donated in 1989 by Hatch's great-grandniece, Janet Young Brockmoller. Additional materials were donated in 2015 by John and Janet Fesler, who acquired the material from a neighbor who received the papers from Gail Hatch, Hatch's sister-n-law and executor for Hatch's wife Grace Harrison Hatch.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. A 2015 addition to the papers is not digitized. Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Engravers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers, 1902-1937, bulk 1908-1914. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatclore
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatclore
Additional Online Media:

On ancient Central-Asian tracks : brief narrative of three expeditions in innermost Asia and north-western China / by Sir Aurel Stein ... with numerous illustrations, colour plates, panoramas and map from original surveys

Author:
Stein, Aurel Sir 1862-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 342 p. col. front., plates (part col., part fold.) ports., fold. map, facsims. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Asia, Central
China
Xinjiang Sheng
Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China)
Date:
1933
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
915.16 .S831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861492

Mythical and practical in Szechwan / With photos by the author and maps from Chinese sources

Author:
Hutson, James  Search this
Physical description:
70 . illus. (part fol.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sichuan Sheng (China)
Date:
1915
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
913.31 .H9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860221

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