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Carlos Hatch Diaries

Identifier: mss-897

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of small pocket diaries documenting the activities of Carlos Hatch, of Worcester, Vermont, over several decades. Entries are handwritten in pencil. The content regards the weather and daily activities including farm work, local travel, and family events. Financial notes are present occasionally. Some years are represented by two diaries, presumably relating to time spent in different locations.

Some diaries show signs of minimal wear and minimal pest damage. Most diaries were produced by "Standard Diary" and contain several pages of general information such as calendars, weights and measures, tide tables, phases of the moon, population tables, interest laws, postage, etc.


  • 1868-1919



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Carlos Hatch (1848-1938) was a farmer based in Worcester, Vermont. He was the son of Peter Hatch (about 1811-1895) and Philena Hoyt (about 1806-1854, m. 1839). Peter's father Estes (born between about 1748 and 1752, died 1838) was a Revolutionary War soldier.

In 1877, Carlos married Joanna (or Johanna) Chapin (about 1849-1899) from Middlesex, Vermont. They had four children: Martha E. Hatch (1878-1931, married Herbert E. Pierce (1874-1924)), Arthur (1880-1883), Elsie Hatch (1882-1972, married Henry Orlando Leonard (1883-1961)), and Theron W. Hatch (1884-1972, married Elsie A. Verill (about 1882-1939) in 1935 and Margaret Knowles Turner (1906-2001) in 1941).

The Hatch family also lived in Middlesex, with the Chapin family. Joanna’s parents were Asa Chapin (1807-1888) and Sebrina or Sabrina Preston (about 1806-1888). The Chapin family includes members in the SAR and DAR by virtue of the service of Joseph Chapin (about 1758-1851). A partial family tree is available.


0.63 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection consists of small pocket diaries documenting the daily activities of Carlos Hatch including farm work, local travel, and family events over several decades.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.


  • Chapin, Orange. The Chapin Genealogy, containing a very large proportion of the descendants of Dea. Samuel Chapin. Northampton, Massachusetts, 1862
  • The Hatch Genealogical Society, Ruth A. Hatch-Hale. Genealogy and History of the Hatch Family: Descendants of Thomas and Grace Hatch of Dorchester, Yarmouth, and Barnstable, Massachusetts. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1925.
Guide to the Carlos Hatch Diaries
2019 April
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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