Inventory of the John A. Hall Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Hall, John Alvin
Title: John A. Hall Papers
Date (inclusive): 1853-1868
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: This small collection conatins five letters between various members of the Hall Family, several receipts, a carte de visite of Edward W. Hall, and a handwritten family record of Sargent Hall and Nancy Clay.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC249
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

John Alvin Hall (b. circa 1835) lived in Nevada City, California in the 1860s.

Scope and Content

This small collection contains five letters between various members of the Hall Family. Several of the letters are written from New Hampshire. Also included are several receipts, a carte de visite of Edward W. Hall, and a handwritten family record of Sargent Hall and Nancy Clay.
The 1864 letter from George Hall discusses his enlistment in the 35th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry and the regiment's subsequent activities in the United States Civil War.
The 1853 letter from Milton Hall contains brief references to mining in California.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in two series: Correspondence and Ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hall, John Alvin--Archives
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 35th (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Mines and mineral resources -- California

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Acquisition Information

Extracted from D-016, Mining Collection.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John A. Hall Papers, MC249, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1864-1885

Physical Description: 5 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Incoming and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Incoming 1864-1865

Physical Description: 4 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC249:1

Hall, George H. 1864 December 24

Box MC249:2

Hall, Edward W.

Box MC249:3

Hall, Mary 1865 October 19

Box MC249:4

Hall, Edward W. 1865 November 12

 

Subseries 1.2 Third Party 1853

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC249:5

Hall Jr., Milton to Mother 1853 January 11

 

Series 2. Ephemera 1863-1868

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC249:6

Receipt 1863 November 14

Box MC249:7

Receipt 1865 July 14

Box MC249:8

Carte de visite of Edward Hall 1865

Box MC249:9

Family Record of Sargent Hall and Nancy Clay 1868 November 19