Collection MC 349 - Harris Hatch Papers

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Harris Hatch Papers

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  • 1809-1858 (Creation)
    Hatch, Harris
    Charlotte County

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9cm textual material.

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Biographical history

Harris Hatch was born in 1780, a son of Christopher Hatch of Boston, a Loyalist who settled at St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Harris Hatch married Ann Whitlock in 1808. He was a lawyer who trained as a student in the law office of Ward Chipman; Registrar of Deeds and Probates for Charlotte County; member of the Legislative Council, Commissioner of Bankruptcies, Surrogate, member of the Board of Education, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas; a member of the Legislative Council and a colonel in the militia. He built the house which is now the Ross Memorial Museum in St. Andrews. Harris Hatch died in 1856.

Harris H. Hatch, a son of Harris and Ann Hatch, was born in 1811 and died in 1894. He succeeded his father as Registrar of Deeds and Probates in Charlotte County.

Loyalists to Canada, 1992;
New Brunswick Loyalists, 1983;
Some Loyalists and Others, 1976

Custodial history

The bulk of the collection listed here was given by Hiss Carson's nieces to her nephew, Mr. Arthur Carson and his wife Muriel. The latter brought them to the Archives in December 1985. A conversation with Mrs. Carson leads us to believe that we are unlikely to discover other Hatch papers from Miss Bertha Carson's collection.

A large collection of papers that belonged to Harris Hatch and his son Harris H. Hatch is in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Some legal papers of the second son, Wellington Hatch, a St. Andrews lawyer, are in the Stevenson collection in the Charlotte County Archives.

Scope and content

Papers consists of the day-to-day activities Harris Hatch was experiencing through correspondence and receipts. Majority of the papers from the correspondence series comes from business related letters to and from clients from various areas in and around Charlotte County. While the Receipted Bills series consists primarily of personal expenses for his home (now the Ross Memorial Museum (188 Montague St., St. Andrews, NB)) and family members.

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  • English

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Room 3

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