Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers, 1902-1937, bulk 1908-1914

Hatch, Lorenzo James, b. 1856 d. 1914
Painter
Active in N.Y.

This site provides access to the papers of Lorenzo James Hatch in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2010. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 3,656 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art


Collection size: 1.3 linear ft.

Collection Summary: The Lorenzo James Hatch and Hatch family papers consist of family correspondence, printed material, scrapbooks of printed materials and photographs, and a travel account. Most of the collection concerns the family's time in Beijing (formerly Peking), China, from 1908-1914, while Hatch was assisting the Chinese government with creating 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. Included letters are from Lorenzo Hatch, his wife Grace Harrison Hatch, his son Harrison, and Grace's sister Miss Effie Harrison to mostly family members in the United States between 1908-1914.

The papers of Lorenzo James Hatch and the Hatch family were donated in 1989 by Hatch's great-grandniece, Janet Young Brockmoller.

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