Selina Cole Hall letters
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Selina Cole Hall letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hall, Selina Cole, approximately 1853-1911.
Title: Selina Cole Hall letters
Dates: 1900
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0356

Biographical/Historical Note

Mrs. Selina Cole Hall, a Maryland native, was an artist. She moved to Savannah in approximately 1898 before moving to Thunderbolt, where she was living when she died.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of seven copies of a chain letter sent by Mrs. Hall, July-September, 1900, requesting contributions of 10 cents each for a fund for a free public library in Savannah. Replies included are from I.A. Solomons, B.A. Denmark, Mrs. I.A. Solomons, Miss Solomons, Colonel G.A. Mercer. Several envelopes are in the collection; on one of which is written in the hand of William Harden, then librarian of the Georgia Historical Society, "80 cts. Taken put in fine box, June 20/06. W.H."

Index Terms

Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hall, Selina Cole, approximately 1853-1911.
Letters (correspondence)
Library fund raising.
Public libraries.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Selina Cole Hall letters, MS 356, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society 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.


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