The William Victor Kattan Project

Published on (GMT) by Freja Howat-Maxted
The William Victor Kattan Project is part of the Planet Bethlehem Archive. The project documents the lives of various members of the Kattan family, following their movements out of Bethlehem to various countries around the world. At the centre of the project are the ten children of Hanne Salame Kattan and Giries Hanna Kattan: Khalil (b.1886), Josephine (b.1889), Habib (b.1893), Maria (b.1896), Regina (b.1898), Hanna (b.1903), Nakhleh (b.1906), Victoria (b.1908), Victor (b.1910), and Marguerite (b.1914). During the first decade of the 20th century, the two eldest brothers, Khalil and Habib, established a new branch of the family business in Sudan along with their father Giries. Many of the siblings subsequently lived in Sudan at various points in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Most of the materials in the project relate to their lives in Sudan and how the family used its base there to expand into other areas of the world such as Germany, the UK, Egypt, India, Japan, Chile and Honduras. _____________________________________________________________________ The materials in the project were donated to the Planet Bethlehem Archive by William Victor Kattan. The materials are a mixture of photographs, letters, postcards and business documents. _____________________________________________________________________ The project is divided into 3 collections (click on the links below to explore each collection): ______________________________________________________________________ 1. Kattan Family Photos ______________________________________________________________________ 2. Kattan Letters ______________________________________________________________________ 3. Kattan Documents
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