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Charles Hartwell Family Archive [China]: 1850s-1930s.:
HARTWELL, REV. CHARLESÂ (1825-1905); FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS / EPHEMERA, 1850s-1930s. A collection from the Hartwell family descendants, consisting of cabinet cards, carte de visites, and various other portraits of the Hartwells, several China photographs, and assortedÂ ephemera relating to the family’s history/works, includingÂ materialÂ by/concerningÂ Hartwell’s daughter, Emily Susan Hartwell, a missionary, noted philanthropist, and artist; approx. 60 pieces total. Charles Hartwell was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of Amherst and studied theology at Windsor Seminary. Hartwell was appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (A.B.C.F.M.), for FoochowÂ (Fuzhou), Fujian, China in 1851, sailing in 1852 with his wife Lucy Estabrook Stearns (1827-1883), a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, and a teacher at Wheaton Seminary. After Stearns’Â death, Hartwell marriedÂ Hannah Louisa PlymptonÂ PeetÂ (1823-1908), widow of fellow American Board missionary Rev. L. B. Peet. Hartwell’s work and connections to China continued until his death and were carried on by his children, all born in China: Charles Stearns Hartwell (1855-1931), diplomat and Sinologist; Emily Susan Hartwell (1859-1951),Â recipient of The Order of the Golden Grain in 1918, presented by the President of the Republic of China (she was one of only 10 awardees, and the only woman);Â and Carrie Amelia Hartwell Tupper (1864-1959).Â Emily continued her philanthropy work in China up to the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937. EARLY PORTRAITS:Â –Â Charles Hartwell and his family. A group of 12 images, 1850s-1900s, including carte de visitesÂ and larger prints of Charles Hartwell and Lucy Estabrook Stearns Hartwell; a portrait of Charles and Lucy with their children, Charles, Emily Susan, and Carrie AmeliaÂ (6 3/4in x 8 5/8in); a cabinet card of the sisters with their brother and Carrie’s husband Edward Tupper; a cabinet card of Charles Hartwell and his second wife Hannah Louisa Plympton Peet on the 40th Anniversary of his arrival in China (possibly taken in China). — Emily SusanÂ and Carrie Amelia Hartwell. A group of four images of the sisters,Â including a reprint of Emily as a young girl, and a cabinet card of her as a young woman (Mee CheungÂ & Co. photographic studio); and a carte de visite and cabinet card of Carrie. CHINA PHOTOGRAPHS: –Â Charles and second wife HannahÂ Louisa Hartwell on a boat in China, December 7th, 1901. — Three photographs of Hartwell burial plots in Foochow Mission Cemetery, showing theirs and other missionaryÂ grave markers (taken by Emily in August 1907). — A group picture with Carrie Amelia Hartwell Tupper, officials, and children at a Chinese school/orphanage, with “Hartwell Memorial” on the building, 1931 (7 1/2in x 10 1/2in). LETTERS / NOTES: — Hartwell, Emily Susan. A typed letter signed, Shanghai, September 20th. 1909. Single sheet (10 1/2in x 8in). Initialed E.S.H. (with a handwritten note at margin), to her sister Carrie Amelia Hartwell Tupper. She writes of her efforts on behalf ofÂ Chinese women who are seeking to make a living from their crafts and exhorts her sister to find a way for them to be sold in the U.S. She also writes ofÂ women whom she has arranged to attend to study medical school, and another to study English and industrial work. Condition: Folds; edge tear; left margin torn off, the handwritten margin note difficult to decipher. — A folded red paper woodblock illustration, with an accompanying note from Emily regarding her mother, explaining the woodblock was taken from a letter from Guok Bek-ding, Nov. 1935. Â FAMILY HISTORY EPHEMERA / PUBLICATIONS: — Hartwell, Emily Susan. War: Experiences at Foochow. A.B.C.F. Missions, n.d. [c. 1920s-1930s]. Possibly printed by the mission’s press in Foochow, as described in the letter below. Thin paper wrap booklet, sewn. 9 3/4in x 6in. Frontispiece fold-out map; pp. 1-10. Hartwell recounts the forty days of French and Chinese naval conflict in 1884. Condition: Large dampstain (approx half the width of pages) extends all the way through the pamphlet; bottom of wrap torn/creased; other edge creases/tears. — Hartwell, Emily Susan. History of the Hartwell family and fellow missionaries in Foochow, China: 8-page letter printed at the Mission; datedÂ Foochow, Fukien, China, Sept. 20th, 1927. Thin paper sheets 5 1/2in x 8in. The letter was printed as an introduction to accompany a booklet (not present) by her brother, Charles Stearns Hartwell. She begins with her father as a child in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and ends with noting how the different Christian groups have come together in China. She also describes how the letter is printed on the press of The Stewart-Peet Memorial Press, which was begun “in the early days” by Rev. Robert W. Stewart, grandnephew of the Duke of Wellington (who died at Hwa-Sang in 1895), and was subsequently presented to the Mission. Condition: Some scattered staining, small edge tears, some creasing, but overall very good condition for such ephemeral paper. — [Hartwell, Emily Susan]. In: The Wheaton Alumnae Quarterly, Perspectives on the Orient. Summer 1964. “Yesterday’s Missionary of Tomorrow,” by Margaret E. Clayton. With reprint of an article on E.S.H. from The China Press, 1929. 2 copies. — Hartwell, Lucy Estabrook Stearns. In: The Wheaton Alumnae Quarterly, Vol. XIX, Number 1, 1939. “Excerpts from a journal kept by Lucy E. Stearns (Mrs. Charles Hartwell).” — Hartwell, Lucy Estabrook Stearns. In: The Wheaton Alumnae Quarterly, Vol. XIX, Number 3, 1940. “Excerpts from the journal of Lucy E. Stearns (Mrs. Charles Hartwell) describing her five months’ journey to China in 1852-53.”Â 2 copies. EMILY SUSAN HARTWELL, HONORS / THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN GRAIN:Â — Portrait of Emily S. Hartwell, inscribed verso: “Wearing medal of honor ‘the order of the Golden Grain’ presented to her in 1918 by the President of China: Hsu Shih-Chang.” 8 1/2in x 6 1/2in. — Portrait of General Li Haiu Gi, Military Governor of Fujian; inscribed verso: “He presented the medal to Miss Hartwell on behalf of the President of the Republic of China.” 5 1/2in x 3 3/4in, mounted on board with label for Foochow studio of Nimyo Hyong. — Three copies of the invitation to the commendation and award presentation for Emily S. Hartwell, “on the anniversary of the birthday of her father, the late Reverend Charles Hartwell, at her home Ancient Fairy Bridge, Foochow City,” December 19, 1818; with twoÂ programs. — Ephemera, including a Chinese tribute letter; typed and handwritten notes regarding the ceremony day; and photographs/notes on the medal itself (not present). — Chinese newspaper article on Hartwell; a Christian Herald article, 1919, on the honoring of Hartwell; and a reprint of an article on E.S.H. from The China Press, 1929. — A group of seven assorted Chinese tribute/other banners and scrolls, including one labeled: “Great glory and appreciation for benefiting the culture of the women. From the Day School Teachers of the American Board Mission.” With varying losses. OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS AND MISC. EPHEMERA: — Two notebooks/account books with handwritten Chinese entries; c. 1920s. Each approx. 4 1/2in x 2in. Wear; one missing a paper board cover. — A fundraising/souvenir “Rainbow Flag of China” printed/ribbon bookmark, referencing Miss E.S Hartwell, Foochow, China; and Miss Sarah Averill, Worcester, Massachusetts. — A portrait of Carrie Amelia Tupper and her husband Edward Tupper, and a reprint photo of her and her children (Marian Tupper, Emily Hartwell Tupper, Charles Edward Tupper). — A snapshot of Carrie and her sister, Emily, together as older women, c. 1940s/50s. OTHER / MISC.: — [Chittenden, Caroline E.]. A Collins’ New World Atlas; London and Glasgow: Collins’ Clear-Type Press, n.d. [1920s-1930s]; inscribed “Chittenden, Foochow City, November 1931,” likely Caroline E. Chittenden, who first arrived in Foochow in the late 19th century, and continued work there into the 20th century. In the printed letter listed above, Emily S. Hartwell writes: “In 1922 the Christian Herald Industrial Missions sent out its first missionary, Miss C. E. Chittenden. To her unusual fluency in Chinese and her wide experience in China from many years of previous service was added her office experience during the world war, which fitted her to open industrial work.” NOTE: All lots are sold as is and where is. Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC provides condition reports upon request to aid in your bidding decision. No statement regarding age, condition, kind, value, or quality of a lot, whether made orally at the auction or at any other time, or in writing in this catalog or elsewhere, shall be construed to be an express or implied warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. All sales are final, Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC does not give refunds based on condition. Turner Auctions + Appraisals, LLC does not perform any shipping or packing services. We do have a list of suggested shippers who gladly provide quotes prior to your bidding. Please visit our webpage for a list of recommended shippers.