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

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 

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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Souvenir postcards of France sent to Herbert Hall Jr., April 8, 1919. Postcards010310
Newspaper clippings about the war sent to Mrs. Jennie Hall from her son, Lt. Asaph B. Hall, May 8, 1919. Letter010311
Letter from Herbert Hall Sr. to his son, Lt. Asaph B. Hall, with news from Elmira, May 30, 1919. Program for Elmira Free Academy Senior class play "The Man Who Stayed Home" enclosed. Letter010312
Letter from Alan J. Gould to friend Asaph B. Hall with news from Elmira, June 17, 1919.Letter010313
(2) Letters from Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Hall Sr. to their son Lt. Asaph B. Hall with news from Elmira, June 21-July 2, 1919.Letters010314
(2) Telegrams from Asaph B. Hall to his parents with notification of his arrival in New York City, July 12-13, 1919. Telegrams010315
Lieutenant Asaph B. Hall military identification card, 1919. Identification Card010401
Lieutenant Asaph B. Hall's luggage tag, 1919. Luggage Tag010402
Souvenir postcards of France and the U.S. Army, 1918-1919. Postcards010403
Notice of Enrollment Under Military Law sent Asaph B. Hall, June 18, 1917. Document010404
Menu - Thanksgiving Dinner, Company "I" 56th U.S. Infantry, Chickamauga Park, Georgia, November 29, 1917.Menu010405
Booklet - What You Want to Say and How to Say it in Frech, U.S. War Edition, 1917. Booklet010406
Booklet - Hand-book of Le Mans, France published by the Senior Chaplain's Office of the American Expeditionary Force, 1918. Booklet010407
Booklet - Manual of Camp Work for Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Associations, 1918. Booklet010408
Booklet - Infantry Drill Regulations (Provisional) for the American Expeditionary Forces, Part I, 1918. Booklet010409
(3) Passes issued to Asaph B. Hall, Company "I" 56th Infantry, Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, May 12-30, 1918. Pass010410
Program - Commencement Exercises of the Waco High School, May 30, 1918. Program010411
Certificate of promotion from the Army Candidates School of the American Expeditionary Force for Asaph B. Hall, December 31, 1918. Certificate010412
Certificate of discharge for Lieutenant Asaph B. Hall, September 26, 1919.Certificate010413
Certificate of recongition for military service issued to Asaph B. Hall, ca. 1980s. Certificate010414
Booklet - I Was There with the Yanks In France: Sketches & Verse Made on the Western Front, 1917-1919 by Pvts. C. LeRoy Baldridge & Hilmar R. Baukhage, 1919. Booklet010415
History and Roster of Company "I", 56th U.S. Infantry, from June 20, 1917-April 1, 1919. Docuements010416
Certificate of Recognition for Asaph B. Hall for participation in the Military Census, June 25, 1917. Certificate 010501
Pamphlet - Some Facts About Asaph B. Hall, Candidate for County Clerk, 1923. (multiple copies)Pamphlet010502
List of the Elmira Reformatory Board of Visitors, ca. 1950s. Document010503
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