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Walter Hinchman portfolio

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-019

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume portfolio of sketches and photographs of Walter Hinchman. The portfolio includes the many of the plates used in Hinchman’s book, “Sketches & Poems.” The sketches were done during Hinchman’s time at a machine shop in Ohio at the end of the Civil War and on a survey trip (1867-1868) for a transcontinental railway from Kansas to California. There are sketches of the Pennsylvania Steel Company (1869), animals, flowers, trees, people, and landscapes.

Dates

  • 1867-1873

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Walter Hinchman (1845-1920) was born July 25, 1845, near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the son of Morgan and Margaretta S. Hinchman. He was educated at Friends' boarding schools in Ohio, and attended Earlham College in Indiana. In 1861, Hinchman enlisted in the Northern forces during the Civil War. He worked in a machine shop in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1866, a machine shop in Philadelphia. He also worked as a draftman for Jonathan Dunn in Washington, D.C. and for the Patent Office. In 1867, he joined a surveying expedition to St. Louis, Missouri. After the expedition was over, he returned to the east coast via Panama, and settled in New York City. He published a single book, "Sketches and Poems," using materials from his travels. He died in June of 1920, in New York City.

Extent

0.23 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Walter Hinchman's portfolio of sketches and photographs includes the many of the plates used in his book, “Sketches & Poems.” The sketches were done during Hinchman’s time at a machine shop in Ohio at the end of the Civil War and on a survey trip (1867-1868) for a transcontinental railway from Kansas to California. There are sketches of the Pennsylvania Steel Company (1869), animals, flowers, trees, people, and landscapes.

Acquisition

The Walter Hinchman portfolio was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1953 by Margaretta S. Hinchman.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.818 Taylor family papers
  • HC.MC.950.094 Walter Hinchman papers
  • HC.MC.975.02.027 Margaretta Hinchman letterbooks

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed December, 2015.
Title
Walter Hinchman portfolio, 1867-1873
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
December, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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