3. Henry James, who attended one of Hatch's presentations in 1863 and who apparently based Dr. Tarrant, the mesmeric healer and father of Verena Tarrant in his The Bostonians, upon Dr. Hatch, has Basil Ransom, Verena's suitor, pick up "a biography of Mrs. Ada T. P. Foat, the celebrated trance-lecturer" during his fateful visit to Verena's home in Cambridge. The book "was embellished by a portrait representing the lady with a surprised expression and innumerable ringlets." The ringlets, mentioned also in the Leslie's Illustrated article, emphasized Hatch's youth. The "surprised expression" in James's skeptical rendering of Hatch's appearance in her trance state. The reporter for Leslie's Illustrated was considerably more impressed. To what extent James based Verena upon Hatch is an interesting question. One clue is James's insistence that, other than the biography of Mrs. Foat, there "was no other book to be seen" in the Tarrant household, a fact that makes Basil wonder "whether this was the sort of thing Miss Tarrant had been brought up on." The reader knows that, in fact, it was.