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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:

Sex, law, and society in late imperial China / Matthew H. Sommer

Title:
Jian
Author:
Sommer, Matthew H  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 413 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2002
2000
18th century
1644-1912
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Topic:
Sex crimes--History  Search this
Sex and law--History  Search this
Sex customs--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
KNQ4200 .S65 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_855626

Disgraceful matters : the politics of chastity in eighteenth-century China / Janet M. Theiss

Title:
Politics of chastity in eighteenth-century China
Author:
Theiss, Janet M. 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 281 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2004
C2004
1644-1912
Topic:
Chastity  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
BJ1533.C4 T44 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_865427

Localities at the center : native place, space, and power in late imperial Beijing / Richard Belsky

Title:
Native place, space, and power in late imperial Beijing
Author:
Belsky, Richard (Richard David)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 318 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Beijing
Date:
2005
1644-1912
Topic:
Sociology, Urban  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc--History  Search this
Rural-urban relations--History  Search this
Community development, Urban  Search this
City and town life--History  Search this
Country life--History  Search this
Kinship--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
HT147.C6 B45 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_868022

Gui shu shi : Ming mo Qing chu jiang nan de cai nü wen hua / [Mei] Gao Yanyi zhu ; Li Zhisheng yi

Title:
闺塾师 : 明末清初江南的才女文化 / [美]高彦颐著 ; 李志生译
Ming mo Qing chu jiang nan de cai nü wen hua
明末清初江南的才女文化
Gui shu shi
闺塾师
Author:
Ko, Dorothy 1957-  Search this
Li, Zhisheng  Search this
Physical description:
[3], 420 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2005
1644-1912
Topic:
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
HQ1767 .K6133 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_869764

Zhui zhen lu : Shi ba shi ji ji qi qian hou de Zhongguo fu nü / Man Suen zhu ; Ding Yizhuang, Yan Yiwei yi. =Precious Records : Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century

Title:
缀珍录 : 十八世纪及其前后的中国妇女 / 曼素恩著 ; 定宜庄, 颜宜葳译 = Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century
18 shi ji ji qi qian hou de Zhongguo fu nü
Shi ba shi ji ji qi qian hou de Zhongguo fu nü
十八世纪及其前后的中国妇女
Author:
Mann, Susan 1943-  Search this
Ding, Yizhuang 1948-  Search this
Yan, Yiwei  Search this
Physical description:
325 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2005
1644-1912
18th century
Topic:
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Sex role  Search this
Call number:
HQ1767 .M35133 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_869785

Chinese society in the eighteenth century / Susan Naquin and Evelyn S. Rawski

Author:
Naquin, Susan  Search this
Rawski, Evelyn Sakakida  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 270 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1987
C1987
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
1644-1912
Topic:
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
DS754 .N4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_870839

Education and society in late imperial China, 1600-1900 / edited by Benjamin A. Elman and Alexander Woodside

Author:
Elman, Benjamin A. 1946-  Search this
Woodside, Alexander  Search this
Joint Committee on Chinese Studies (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 575 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
China
Date:
1994
C1994
1644-1912
Topic:
Education--Social aspects--History  Search this
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
LA1131.8 .E38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884490

Teachers of the inner chambers : women and culture in seventeenth-century China / Dorothy Ko

Author:
Ko, Dorothy 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 395 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1994
1644-1912
Topic:
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
HQ1767 .K6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_884877

Qing zhi Minguo xu qie xi su zhi bian qian / Cheng Yu zhu

Title:
清至民国蓄妾习俗之变迁 / 程郁著
Author:
Cheng, Yu 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
2, 2, 421 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
2006
1644-1912
20th century
Topic:
Concubinage  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_974271

Xian ya yu fu hua : Ming Qing Jiang nan ri chang sheng huo yu xiao fei wen hua / Song Lizhong zhu

Title:
闲雅与浮华 : 明清江南日常生活与消费文化 / 宋立中著
Ming Qing Jiang nan ri chang sheng huo yu xiao fei wen hua
明清江南日常生活与消费文化
Author:
Song, Lizhong 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
4, 412 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Jiangsu Sheng
Zhejiang Sheng
Jiangsu Sheng (China)
Zhejiang Sheng (China)
Date:
2010
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Topic:
Cultural industries--History  Search this
Consumption (Economics)--History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_984654

Ming Qing Jiang nan zhu xing wang zu shi / Wu Ren'an zhu

Title:
明清江南著姓望族史 / 吴仁安著
Author:
Wu, Ren'an  Search this
Physical description:
3, 745 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Genealogy
Place:
China, Southeast
China
Date:
2009
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
Topic:
Clans--History  Search this
Kinship--History  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_987993

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