Preliminary Guide to the John Hatfield Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the John Hatfield Collection, ca. 1803-1804

Collection number: SC 138

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    02 September 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Hatfield Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1803-1804
Collection Number: SC 138
Extent: .05 linear feet (1 folder)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Vault
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

John Hatfield Collection. SC 138. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Undetermined.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains a bound volume, "The Trial of John Hatfield," containing a handwritten account from the Carlisle Journal [England] re Hatfield's trial on charges including impersonating a member of Parliament (Alexander Augustus Hope) and forgery, 1803; together with copies of letters from Hope to the Rev. [W.?] Nicholson, 1804. Hatfield had married Mary Robinson, a Lake District beauty, and as a result of the public outcry during the trial, poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge came to her defense. Hatfield was found guilty and hanged for his offences.

Collection Contents

Box

"The Trial of John Hatfield" [bound volume], ca. 1803 - 1804