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Isabel Hatton Simmons collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1446

Scope and Contents

The Isabel Hatton Simmons collection includes images from the Kinsman, Hatton and Stevens Families of Zanesville, Cincinnati, Lancaster and Columbus, Ohio. The Hatton Brothers Pharmacy, which was located both in Zanesville and Columbus, is documented through financial papers, photographs and prescription books. A portion of the collection is dedicated to the donor's grandfather, Dr. David N. Kinsman (1834-1910) who was a well known practicing physician, consultant and medical teacher in Columbus, Ohio. A York Rite Commandery hat and sword belt worn Dr. David N. Kinsman are part of the museum collections, catalog numbers H 84271 and H 84272. Series I. Box 1 -- Series II. Box 2 -- Series III. Box 3 -- Series IV. AP 1918 - AP 1925.


  • circa 1852-1970


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This collection is available for the purpose of research. Consideration of copyright is the responsibility of the author or publisher.

Biographical / Historical

Isabel Hatton was the only child of Belle Macrae Kinsman and Ellmore (Sellmon) Wright Hatton. Born in 1907 in Columbus, Ohio she was surrounded by Kinsman aunts and Hatton uncles who all lived in the Columbus, Ohio area. Her father and his youngest brother, Charles Forest Hatton brought the Hatton Brothers Pharmacy to Columbus from Zanesville after their father, David, died in 1889. They located the shop at 90/92 N. High St. in downtown Columbus. Isabel s maternal grandfather, Dr. David N. Kinsman, was a well known expert on the diseases of women and children. He was active in Cincinnati and Lancaster, Ohio during and after the Civil War and brought his wife, Isabelle Stevens and their three daughters to Columbus in 1871 when he accepted a position at the Starling Medical College. He would later become a professor and dean at The Columbus Medical College and Chancellor of the Ohio Medical University. Young Isabel grew up amongst the two families and was close to her first cousin, Rhea (Ray) (1887-1962), the son of Alice Bertha Kinsman Waters. Rhea Kinsman-Waters became an artist who studied with Alice Schille and attended the Columbus Art School. He contributed work to shows in Chicago, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio becoming an accomplished post-impressionist painter. He taught at the Columbus Academy for 27 years. Isabel Hatton remained in Columbus and became an active philanthropist. She married Robert Haw Simmons in 1943.


1.21 Cubic feet


Organized into the following series: Series I. Photographs and manuscripts; Series II. Prescription Books for Hatton Brothers Pharmacy; Series III. Oversize Photographs; Series IV. Antique Photography.

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Repository Details

Part of the Ohio History Connection Repository

800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus Ohio 43211