Peter Holt Hatch papers, 1843-1991 PDF
- Hatch, Peter Holt, 1810-1898
- Peter Holt Hatch papers
- 1843-1991 (inclusive)18431991
- 1 cubic foot, (1 document case, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize folder)
- Collection Number
- Mss 1124
- Papers of a pioneer of Oregon City and Salem, Oregon. Includes extensive diaries, 1874-1897, account books, 1866-1893; correspondence; genealogies; and ephemera. Includes Hatch's letter to his second wife, Sarah Corneila Locey, proposing marriage; and scrapbook of Edwin Thomas Hatch.
- Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Peter Holt Hatch was born in 1810 in Parsonfield, Maine. Originally trained as a blacksmith, he joined a whaling expedition and travelled to the Hawaiian Islands, where he worked for a time as a missionary. In 1843 he came to Oregon with his first wife, Charlotte Colcord Hatch, and his son David, settling at first in Oregon City. With Osborne Russell and Robert Moore, Hatch organized the First Presbyterian Church of Willamette Falls, and was later ordained an elder or deacon. After running a flat boat service between Portland and Oregon City, he moved to Salem in 1863 and began a house-moving business, which he ran until his retirement. He married his second wife, Sarah Locey, in 1847, and the couple had seven children.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection includes extensive diaries of Peter Holt Hatch, 1847-1897, containing brief entries, with information on the moving of various houses and buildings in Salem and environs. Also inlcudes Hatch's account books, 1866-1893, letter from Hawaii by Charlotte Colcord Hatch to her brother David, 1843; letter from Peter Hatch to his second wife proposing marriage, 1846; deed from Absolom F. Hedges; genealogical data; materials relating to other members of the Hatch family; and the scrapbook of Edwin Thompson Hatch (1852-1931), son of Pater H. Hatch.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.
Peter Holt Hatch papers, Mss 1124, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
Series A: Diaries and account books, 1874-1897Return to Top
Series B: General files, 1843-1928Return to Top
Funeral service text and obituaries of Peter Holt Hatch
Funeral service text for Sarah Hatch
Letter by Peter H. Hatch (typescript copy)
|1844 June 23|
Letter from Charlotte Colcord Hatch to her brother David Colcord; and letter of transmittal from Mrs. W. H. Rawlings to Eva Emery Dye
|1843 April 9; 1928 October 22|
Letters and papers
Scrapbook of Edwin Thomas Hatch
Includes index compiled by Harry L. Grady, 1991
|circa 1900-1967; 1991|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Moving of buildings, bridges, etc.--Oregon--Salem
- Personal Names :
- Hatch, Peter Holt, 1810-1898--Archives
- Hatch, Sarah Cornelia.
- Family Names :
- Hatch family
- Geographical Names :
- Salem (Or.)--History.
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Account books
- Letters (correspondence)
- Other Creators :
- Personal Names :
- Hatch, Charlotte Colcord (creator)
- Hatch, Edwin Thompson (creator)
- Hedges, Absolom F. (creator)