|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Hall, Philander, 1789-1823.|
|Title:||Hall family papers|
|Extent:||0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)|
Stephen and Lucy Cook Hall lived in Lebanon, New York. In 1811, Stephen, a doctor, left for Savannah, Georgia, hoping to start a lucrative business. In 1812 he returned to New York, sold his business and property there, and moved his wife back to Savannah with him. Their son, Philander Hall (1789-1823) married Harriet Betts (1785-1817) on September 26, 1811. He moved to Savannah in 1813, joining his father's business (he was also a doctor). Philander continued to travel between New York and Savannah throughout the 1810s and 1820s. He created a new form of the water wheel. In 1817, Stephen Hall traveled to Liverpool, England, where he continued his business practice, while keeping his practice in Savannah.
This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the personal papers of Stephen, Lucy, Philander, and Harriet Hall. Included are correspondence, a recipe, deeds, indentures, Stephen Hall's passport of 1817 declaring him a citizen of the United States and allowing him to travel to Liverpool (England), and Stephen Hall's travel journal entries from this time. Also included is Philander Hall's patent on his version of the water wheel. Most of the correspondence was written to and from these four members of the Hall family as they traveled between New York and Savannah. Subjects include Stephen Hall's homesickness after first arriving in Savannah, family news, and the passing of Philander's wife, Harriet, in New York. The majority of the papers date to the 1810s and 1820s.
This collection was microfilmed for Everest D. Haight of New York by Yale University in 1959.
Originals in the possession of Everest D. Haight of New York in 1959.
A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.
[item identification], Hall family papers, MS 1405, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||X-1405-01. Hall family papers, 1796-1820|