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Preliminary Guide to the John Hatfield Collection
SC 138  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • 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


    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


    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.