Guide to the Hatch correspondence,
1880-1899

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Creator: Hatch, Lorenzo Hill, 1826-1910
Title: Hatch correspondence
Dates: 1880-1899 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 70
Summary: Correspondence to Hezekiah E. Hatch, son of Lorenzo H., during his travels as a missionary and colonizer for the Mormon Church in the American southwest on various topics.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Lorenzo Hill Hatch was born January 4, 1826 in Lincoln, Vermont, the son of Hezekiah Hatch and Aldura Sumner Hatch. During Lorenzo's youth he worked on the family farm in Lincoln. In 1840 the Hatch family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in 1842 the family moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. That same year Lorenzo's mother died and his father also died the following year.

In April 1844 Lorenzo was ordained into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorum of the Seventy and called to serve as a missionary in Vermont. After serving as a missionary for a few months, Lorenzo was called to return to Nauvoo when Joseph Smith, Jr., the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was assassinated in June 1844.

On February 3, 1845 Lorenzo married Hannah Fuller. Shortly thereafter the couple joined George Miller's Camp, a group of fellow Latter-day Saints who were migrating toward the Rocky Mountains. For the next six years Lorenzo worked to build bridges, make roads, aid other migrating Latter-day Saints, oversee the farming activity at Winter Quarters and operate a wagon-shop at St. Joseph, Missouri. His wife died in 1847.

In 1851 Lorenzo settled in Lehi, Utah Territory and opened a grist mill with other local settlers. Shortly thereafter he was elected mayor of Lehi and served three terms in the Utah Legislature. In 1851 he married Sylvia Savonia Eastman. On November 11, 1854 he took a second wife, Catherine Karren (polygamy, or the practice of taking multiple wives, was a common practice among Latter-day Saint men during this time period). In 1856 he was called to serve as a missionary in England and labored there for two years. On January 2, 1860 he took third wife, Alice Hansen. Over the course of his life, these three wives combined bore him twenty-four children in total.

In 1863 Lorenzo was a called by his church to serve as a Bishop in Franklin, Idaho, a calling that required him to move to the southern part of the Idaho Territory. He served in this capacity until 1872 when he was elected to serve as Franklin's first mayor and in the Idaho Legislature. In 1873 he was ordained by his church to the office of Patriarch.

In 1875 he was again called to serve as a missionary, this time in parts of the Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona Territories, and in Mexico. During this time some of his family members traveled with him as he proselyted among various Native American Indian tribes, such as the Navajo and Apache. He continued as a missionary until 1901 when he returned to Utah and settled in Logan, Utah. Lorenzo remained in Logan until his death on April 20, 1910.

Source: Woodland, Blanch Hatch, "History of Lorenzo Hill Hatch, 1840-1910," family account, undated, 4 pages. (See USU Special Collections & Archives; Item Mss 44.)

Content Description

This collection consists of Lorenzo Hill Hatch's outgoing correspondence to his son Hezekiah E. Hatch between the years of 1880 and 1899 with one letter from son John Hatch to his brother Hezekiah E. Hatch dated February 28, 1881 in Box 1 Folder 2. This collection contains over one-hundred letters written by Hatch while serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to various western Native American Indian tribes of the American Southwest. Hatch's letters document his missionary labors among various Native American Indian tribes, his life as a missionary-itinerant in the American Southwest, living conditions, his family's status, financial difficulties, polygamy, his political and theological views, and the dialogue shared between a father and son. Hatch's correspondence has been arranged chronologically and the city or location where the letter was written has been listed. The materials in this collection have been encapsulated for preservation purposes.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Hatch correspondence must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Hatch correspondence, 1880-1899. (COLL MSS 70). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Correspondence has been arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information :  

The material in this collection was donated to USU Special Collections & Archives in 1984 by Eastman Hatch, Sr., a descendant of Lorenzo H. Hatch.

Related Materials :  

Hezekiah Sumner Hatch Family PapersCOLL MSS 305.

Thatcher Brothers Banking Company PapersCOLL MSS 3.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1880 January 26
1 1 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1880 April 4
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1881 January 30
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of John Hatch to his brother H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1881 February 28
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1881 March 9
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1881 June 19
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1881 July 3
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Corderoy, AZ 1881 Decmeber 12
1 2 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Corderoy, AZ 1881 December 13
1 3 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1882 January 22
1 3 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1882 February 19
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1883 March 28
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1883 May 12
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1883 June 2
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1883 June 18
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1883 July 2
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Hyde Park, UT 1883 July 7
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1883 July 30
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1883 September 9
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1883 November 27
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1883 November 29
1 4 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1883 December 20
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1884 January 29
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1884 April 19
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 18884 June 2
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1884 June 14
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1884 July 7
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1884 July 30
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1884 September 7
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1884 November 12
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, La Junta (?) 1884 November 20
1 5 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, La Junta (?) 1884 December 24
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1885 July 16
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Lehi City, UT 1885 July 23
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1885 August 4
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1885 September 4
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1885 September 8
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1885 September 15
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Snowflake, AZ 1885 September 26
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Lehi City, UT 1885 October 29
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Hyde Park, UT 1885 November 6
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1885 December 8
1 6 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1885 December 12
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1886 January 28
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1886 January 29
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1886 February 11
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Apache Co., AZ 1886 March 7
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Hyde Park, UT 1886 January 26
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 May 14
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Provo, UT 1886 May 31
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 June 12
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 June 16
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 August 12
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 August [?]
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 August 25
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 September 7
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 September 19
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 October 1
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 October 26
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 November 4
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 November 11
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 November 23
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 December 3
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 December 8
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Coveville, UT 1886 December 22
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 December 24
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1886 December 24
1 7 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Pueblo, CO 1886 December 26
1 8 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1887 December 5
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 January 1
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 February 7
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 March 24
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 April 30
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 May 18
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1888 August 1
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1888 August 5
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ 1888 September 9
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ Undated
1 9 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1888 November 11
1 10 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1889 August 27
1 10 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Franklin, ID 1889 November 13
1 11 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1890 January 19
1 11 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1890 May 1
1 11 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1890 November 16
1 12 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1891 April 19
1 13 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1894 August 5
1 13 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Snowflake, AZ 1894 August 27
1 14 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1895 October 11
1 14 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1895 November 7
1 14 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1895 December 5
1 15 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1896 June 7
1 15 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1896 July 28
1 15 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1896 October 31
1 15 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1896 December 26
1 15 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 18196 December 27
1 16 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Salt Lake City 1899 July 19
1 16 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1899 August 22
1 16 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1899 September 10
1 16 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1899 October 3
1 16 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Woodruff, AZ 1899 October 25
1 17 Outgoing correspondence of Lorenzo H. Hatch to H. E. Hatch, Taylor, AZ Undated
1 18 Family Group Sheet

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Hatch, Hezekiah Eastman, 1855-1928.
    • Hatch, Lorenzo Hill, 1826-1910.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Southwest, New.
    • Mormon pioneers--Southwest, New--Correspondence.

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