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Collection TitleCL 51 Hall Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:February 2011
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by members of the Hall family at various times. 

Terms:Diaries; Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy - Hall Family; Hotels, taverns, etc.; Lowman (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 
Historical:

Hall Family-Herbert Hall Sr. of Elmira and his wife, Jenny Lind Hale Hall, had three sons: Asaph, Irving and Herbert Jr.  Herbert Hall Sr. worked as a salesman at Powell & Hall, a home furnishings store. 

Asaph B. Hall served in Company "I" 56th U.S. Infantry during World War I.  After the war, he married Elizabeth Lowman of Lowman, New York.  He was the president of Bartholomew & Hall, Inc., a building contractor, and involved in local politics.  Their son, Asaph H. Hall, born in 1933, worked in the Federal Railroad Administration, first as Deputy Administrator and then as Acting Administrator.  

Herbert Hall Jr. married Betty Loomis of Elmira.  He and his brother-in-law ran Hall & Loomis, a photography studio.  Their son, Herbert "Skip" Hall worked for Schweizer Aircraft Co.     

Irving Hall worked as a grocer in Odessa, NY.

Scope:The Hall Family Collection contains diaries of family members, 1913-1947; Asaph B. Hall's WWI correspondence and miscellaneous personal papers; Asaph H. Hall's high school yearbook, 1951. 
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1911-1982
AbstractThis collection contains items relating to the Hall and Lowman families. 


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Diary - Elizabeth Lowman, student, Lowman, NY, 1913. Diary010001
Diary - Mrs. Jenny L. Hale Hall, grandmother, Elmira, 1940-1947. (3 books)Diaries010002
Guest book from the Lowman Inn of Lowman, NY, 1921-1930. Ledger010003
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert regarding guard duty at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, August 21, 1917. Letter010101
Letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, minister of Park Church, to Corporal Asaph B. Hall regarding life in Elmira, September 13, 1917. Letter010102
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert from training with the 56th U.S. Infantry, November 27, 1917. Letter010103
Letters from Asaph B. Hall to mother from training in Waco, Texas, February 1918. Letters010201
(2) Postcards from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert from training in Waco, Texas, February 24-March 6, 1918. Postcards010202
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his father from taining in Waco, Texas, April 21, 1918. Letter010203
Postcard from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert from training in Waco, Texas, May 3, 1918.Postcard010204
Letter from Mary E. Hough to her nephew Asaph B. Hall with family news, May 19, 1918.Letter010205
Letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, minister of Park Church, to Corporal Asaph B. Hall regarding life in Elmira, June 1, 1918. Letter010206
(2) Postcards from Asaph B. Hall to his family wishing his brother Herbert a happy birthday, June 21, 1918.Postcards010207
(4) Postcards from Asaph B. Hall to his family shipping out to France, July 26-September 10, 1918. Postcards010208
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his father while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, September 1918. Letter010209
(3) Letter and (1) Christmas Card from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, November 4-December 20, 1918. Letters010210
(5) Letters from Asaph B. Hall to his parents while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, January 2-27, 1919. Letters010301
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Irving while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, January 29, 1919.Letter010302
(5) Letters from Asaph B. Hall to his parents while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, February 1-19, 1919.Letters010303
Letter from Herbert Hall Sr. to his son, Sgt. Asaph B. Hall, with news from Elmira, February 19, 1919.Letter010304
(2) Letters from Asaph B. Hall to his mother while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, February 22 & 28, 1919. Letters010305
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his brother Herbert while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, March 9, 1919.Letter010306
Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his mother while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, March 14, 1919.Letter010307
Letter from Herbert Hall Sr. to his son, Sgt. Asaph B. Hall, with news from Elmira, March 16, 1919. Letter010308
(3) Letter from Asaph B. Hall to his mother while serving in France with the American Expeditionary Force, March 19-22, 1919.Letters010309
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