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Guide to the William Hammond Hall Papers, 1873-1911 Collection number: MS 915 MS 915
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Correspondence Series I 1878-1894

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-3; Box 5, volumes 1-4

Arrangement

Correspondence arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of mostly professional correspondence, including correspondence with California Governors William Irwin and George Clement Perkins as state engineer, and Frederick Law Olmstead & Co. regarding the Allesandro Town Improvement Project.
Box 5, Volume 1

Letterbook 1878-1879

Box 5, Volume 2

Letterbook 1879-1882

Box 5, Volume 3

Letterbook 1880-1882

Condition

Small area of fire damage
Box 5, Volume 4

Letterbook, letters to the governor 1878-1880

Box 1, Folder 1

1880-1885

Box 1, Folder 2

1886-1889

Box 1, Folder 2A

Correspondence--Frederick Law Olmsted & Co. (Allesandro Town Improvement Project) 1892-1893

Box 1, Folder 3

1890-1894

 

Reports Series II 1880-1911

Physical Description: Box 1, folders 1-3A; Boxes 2-4

Arrangement

Reports are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of reports on various irrigation and water works projects. Includes reports written while a supervising engineer with the U.S. Geological Survey, as well as technical notes on water flow, irrigation, sewage, and Hall's stream gauging system.
Box 1, Folder 1

Dam across Davis Slough, Sacramento River 1880

Box 1, Folder 2

Dam in Yuba River Valley on the Yuba and Bear Rivers 1880

Box 1, Folder 3

American River, Feather River 1880

See also Cross section of head dam, Feather River Blueprints

map-case drawer 7, folder 1
Box 1, Folder 3A

San Joaquin Irrigation Canal 1881

Box 2, Folder 4

1881-1888

 

Reservoir Sites 1881

 

Claims allowed by Board of Directors Drainage District No. 1 1881

 

Sewage Report on City of Stockton 1883

 

Santa Ana River Reports

See Also - Blueprints

Santa Ana Canal, map-case drawer 7, folder 6
 

Specifications for a Topographical Survey along a route for the location of the Northern Pacific and Yakima Canal

See Also - Blueprints

Northern Pacific, Yakima, and Kittitas Irrigation Co., map-case drawer 7, folder 7
Box 2, Folder 5

Artesian Wells 1888-1889

Box 2, Folder 6

1889

 

To Examining Commission on Rivers and Harbors, 1889

 

Artesian Wells

 

Bear Valley Water Shed

 

The Ostrander Reservoir Site

 

Canals and Irrigations of Kings River

 

Upper San Joaquin Irrigation Canal

 

Chowchilla Canal

 

Settlers Canal

 

Madera Irrigation District

 

Kaweah River

Box 2, Folder 7

1889-1891

 

Alta Irrigation District

 

Knight River and Fresno Canal

 

Irrigation in New Mexico 1890

 

Articles of Incorporation of the Northern Pacific, Yakima and Kittitas Irrigation Co. 1890

See also - Blueprints

Northern Pacific, Yakima, and Kittitas Irrigation Co., map-case drawer 7, folder 7
 

Irrigation Possibilities of Humboldt River Valley, Nevada 1891

 

U.S. Geological Surveys 1889-1890

Physical Description: Box 2, folders 8-9; Boxes 3-4
Box 2, Folder 8-9

1889-1890

Box 2, Folder 8

Mountain Reservoir Surveys, Clear Lake Reservoir Surveys, and others

Box 2, Folder 9

Truckee Basin and others undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Monthly Reports from Lahontan Division, 1889

Box 3, Folder 11

Lahontan Division, Closing Reports 1889

Box 3, Folder 12

Monthly Reports from California Division, 1889

Box 3, Folder 13

California Division, Closing Reports 1889

Box 3, Folder 14

Annual Report 1890

Box 3, Folder 15

Instructions for Field Work 1889

Box 3, Folder 16-17

Miscellany 1889-1890

Box 3, Folder 18

Report on System of Stream Gauging 1890

Box 3, Folder 19

Cape Colony 1897-1898

Box 4, Folder 20

Reports - South San Joaquin Irrigation District, T.R.P.P. Key to Canal, Meander and Road Lines 1911

Box 4, Folder 21

Miscellany--Notes undated

Box 4, Folder 22

Notes on water flow undated

Box 4, Folder 23

Notes on irrigation undated

Box 4, Folder 24

Notes on sewage undated

Box 4, Folder 25

Chapter XVII--Kings River and Fresno Canal, Fowler Switch Canal, Centerville and Kingsburg Canal 1890

Box 4, Folder 26

Miscellany, USGS Maps undated

Box 4, Volume 1

Unidentified exhibit material on water usage undated

 

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Series III 1873-1891

Physical Description: Boxes 6-9 (Volumes 5-13)

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings related to Hall's professional interests. [Vols. 1 - 4, see Series I, Correspondence]

Arrangement

Scrapbooks arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 6, Volume 5-6

Irrigation-Cultivation Crops 1876-1886

Box 7, Volume 7

Irrigation-Cultivation Crops 1891-1892

Box 7, Volume 8

Mining Debris Controversy & Legislation 1881

Box 8, Volume 9

Rainfall, Flood, and River Matters 1881

Box 8, Volume 10

Rainfall, Flood, and River Matters 1889-1890

Box 9, Volume 11

Sewage Disposal--House Drainage 1873-1892

Box 9, Volume 12

Supreme Court Decisions--Irrigation & Water Rights, 1886-1891

Box 9, Volume 13

University of California Bulletins, Agricultural Experiment Station, E.W. Hilgard 1884-1891

 

Blueprints Series IV 1890-1899

Physical Description: 13 oversize folders
Location: Located in map-case drawer 7

Arrangement and Organization

Blueprints arranged in folders by project, with some groupings of miscellaneous plans. Blueprints are organized by internal numbering system (K number). Unnumbered plans appear at the beginning of map-case drawer 7.

Scope and Contents

Blueprints pertaining to survey, dam, and irrigation projects in California, Washington, Utah, and Southern Africa during Hall's time as a private civil engineer.
Map-case 7, Folder 1

Cross section of head dam, Feather River undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: 2 unnumbered sheets
Map-case 7, Folder 2

Van Ryn Dam Extension 1899

Physical Description:
Sheets: 5 unnumbered sheets
 

Miscellaneous Africa Projects

Map-case 7, Folder 3

Divisional Map of Oudtshoorn 1890

Physical Description:
Sheets: 2 unnumbered sheets
Map-case 7, Folder 4

Rand Mines - Natal Spruit Reservoirs Wasteway Structure undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K1
Map-case 7, Folder 4

Mattoppo Irrigation Works undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K2 - K5
Map-case 7, Folder 4

Calitzdorp Irrigation Scheme undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K6
 

Miscellaneous

Map-case 7, Folder 3

Krantz's Masonry Dam - Transverse Section undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: 1 unnumbered sheet
Map-case 7, Folder 5

Masonry and Rock Dam Preliminary and Comparative Studies undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K8 - 5 sheets
Map-case 7, Folder 5

San Jacinto Nuevo - Cross section showing strata at dam and waste weir site undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K9
Map-case 7, Folder 5

Contours of Bear Creek Canyon undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K10
Map-case 7, Folder 8

Diagram for determining the value of C., D, R, & S - Ganguillet & Kutter formula undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K43
Map-case 7, Folder 6

Santa Ana Canal 1891

Physical Description:
Sheets: K11- K25
Map-case 7, Folder 7

Northern Pacific, Yakima, and Kittitas Irrigation Co. (N.P.Y. & K.I. Co.) 1894

Physical Description:
Sheets: K26 - K42
Map-case 7, Folder 9

South Gila Canal Co. undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K44 - K45
Map-case 7, Folder 10

Central Irrigation District undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K46 - K66
Map-case 7, Folder 11

Sharon Estate - Buchanan Reservoir, Chowchilla River 1891

Physical Description:
Sheets: K67 - K70
Map-case 7, Folder 12

Mt. Nebo Irrigation Co. 1895

Physical Description:
Sheets: K71 - K79
Map-case 7, Folder 13

Details of Sweetwater Dam undated

Physical Description:
Sheets: K80 - K82