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Collection TitleMC 01 Francis Hall PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCarol Knowlton
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractInventory still in progress

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Ten letters to Edward Hall in Norwich,CT,New York City and Ellington,CT, dated from February 28,1833 to May 12, 1841(?).Most appear to be from his brother,Junius Hall regarding both business & family matters.LettersD0901
Thirteen leters to Edward Hall in Vernon,CT,Ellington,Ct and the latest two in South Coventry,CT.They are dated from October 2, 1837 to August 11, 1842 or 43,and all appear to be from his brother Junius Hall regarding both business and family matters.LettersD1001
Ten letters to Edward Hall in Ellington,CT dated from March 5,1842(Bunker Hill) to September 20, 1846(Bunker Hill) from Edward's daughter Sophie and one or two from brother Junius on family matters for the most part.LettersD1101
Eleven letters to Edward Hall dated from December 15,1827(Sister Sophie Hall) to April 12,1836(Philadelphia.Brother Jphn Hall,seem to be about personal and family matters,LettersD1201
Eleven letters to Edward Hall dating from March 17, 1835(NYC) to December 13,1840(Bunker Hill,Sister Sophie);all appear to be from Sister Sophie but several are very faded and nearly unreadable.LettersD1401
Thirty letters to Edward Hall dating from November 2,1833(Albany,Brother John) to December 30,1847(Boston,Francis Hall);addressed to Ellington,Sackett's Harbor,Hartford; several are very wrinkled and hard to decipher.LettersD1501
A copy book with hand written genealogy of the Hall family beginning with Thomas & Sarah Hall,deceased in the 1770's,Ellington,CT to the marriage(and four children)of Robert and Augusta Hall,married November 15, 1866.BookletD1701
A copy of George Hall's will,dated Plymouth,England, October 16, 1669.Three plus pages.DocumentD1702
Copy book cover only of Secretary's Book,Academy of Sciences,dated 1881,Elmira,NY,G.H.Wheeler,printer.DocumentD1703
Printed personal cards of Gussie Pratt and Robert A. Hall,fastened together witha tiny white ribbon,matching embossed with "H" envelope addressed to Miss C.Reed. DocumentsD1801
Printed "At Home" card for M/M Benjamin Pratt on October 31,1866 at Danville,Pa.DocumentD1802
Marriage announcement - Robert Alfred Hall to Madaline Fenno, Glenora, New York, September 5, 1918.AnnouncementD1803
Two booklets(one with no cover) titled "Elmira Academy of Sciences", dated 1881,Constitution and Bylaws, with officers and members for the year 1886.BookletsD1804
Booklet titled Report of Dr. Peters,Director of Hamilton College Observatory,"Detirmination of the Longitude of Elmira", dated Albany 1864.BookletD1805
Four letters dated June & July 1919,regarding affairs of The Alumnae Association of Smith College,Northampton,Mass.LettersD1901
Letter from the Associated Alumni of The University of Rochester,dated May 16, 2929.LetterD1902
Three letters with Elmira College Alumnae Association printed letterhead,dated Sept. & Oct 0f 1919 and Feb. of 1920,addressed to Miss Hall,one from Mrs. george M.Robinson,dated Nov. 3,1920.LettersD1903
Letter dated November 1, 1920 with "Association of Collegiate Alumnae" letterhead to Mrs George Robinson of NYC.LetterD1904
Printed invitation to a K.K.K. get together at 114 West South Water Street on April 12th,no year, for a "fortieth" with envelope addressed to R.A.Hall.InvitationD2001
Printed invitation to "Union Noonday Meetings" at the "Amusu Theatre"on Wednesdays during Lent,no dates.InvitationD2002
Letter to Miss Hall dated April 3, 1916 on Elmira College letterhead thanking her for a contribution to their building fund.LetterD2003
Three typed tally sheets from Elmira College covering July to August 1920(2) and August to September 1920.DocumentsD2004
Large booklet,appears to be study notes on courses in history,religion and possibly literature by Francis Hall,no date.BookletD2101
A printed card, an appeal for a contibution to the Elmira Collee building fund,dated 1914 with a mailing envelope.DocumentD2201
Printed thank you card for a contribution to the Elmira College Fund Endowment.DocumentD2202
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