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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1248: MP-91

Papers of Augusta Batchelder Hartt, 1891-1953


Travel journals, photograph albums, souvenirs, and notes documenting the travels of Augusta Batchelder Hartt.


  • Creation: 1891-1953


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Augusta Batchelder Hartt is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.25 linear feet ((3 file boxes) plus 5 photograph folders, 10 folio photograph folders, 12 folio+ photograph folders, 16 motion pictures)

The papers of Augusta Batchelder Hartt mostly document her travels and include notes, travel journals, and photograph albums featuring photographs taken by Hartt and others. Also included are a medal awarded to Hartt by the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China and a volume Hartt compiled honoring her parents. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online. Folder titles were created by Hartt; additional information provided by the archivist appears in square brackets. Materials are arranged chronologically in three groupings: papers, home movies, and photographs.


Augusta Batchelder Hartt, daughter of John Langdon Batchelder and Augusta Gore Lewis, was born July 5, 1872, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She married Arthur William Hartt on June 5, 1895, and eventually moved to Brookline, Massachusetts. At the state level, Hartt served on the board of the Northeastern Federation Girl Scout Councils from 1917 to 1919, was elected deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Girl Scout Council and served as commissioner of the council from 1920 to 1930. At the national level of the Girl Scouts, Hartt served as a member of the National Uniform and Standards Committee (1919), national executive board member (1922-1925), member of the board of directors (1925-1930), and member of the national executive committee (1929-1932). Hartt traveled widely and in 1934 co-founded the Women's Travel Club. In the 1930s and 1940s, she was chairman of the women's division of the United China Relief Campaign and secretary of the American Bureau for Medical Aid to China. Hartt died November 29, 1961.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2023-M82

The papers of Augusta Batchelder Hartt were given to the Schlesinger Library by her grandniece, Augusta Crocker Stewart, in May 2023.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see the Records of the Massachusetts Girl Scouts, 1915-1967 (MC 263) and the Records of the Women's Travel Club, 1933-2014 (MC 795).

Processing Information

Processed: August 2023

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Hartt, Augusta Batchelder, 1872-1961. Papers of Augusta Batchelder Hartt, 1891-1953: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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