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Collection Number: 02443-z

Collection Title: Eli West Hall Papers, 1841-1894

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust. Funding from the State Libraryof North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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Size feet of linear shelf space (approximately 68 items)
Abstract Eli West Hall (1827-1865?) was a lawyer and North Carolina state senator. The collection includes papers of Hall consisting of compositions and speeches written by him in Fayetteville, N.C., where he was a student in the early 1840s and at Chapel Hill, where he received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1847, and letters from him while he was studying law in Hillsborough, N.C.; letters, 1856-1868, from Hall and his wife, Margaret Dawson Hall, from Wilmington, N.C., where he was a lawyer, to his brother William, who was studying medicine in New York; a few letters, 1860-1861, from Hall while he was a state senator; and some civilian letters during the Civil War from members of the Hall family. Topics discussed include family matters, slavery, local and national politics, the University of North Carolina in 1853, and practicing law. Postwar items consist of a few scattered family letters.
Creator Hall, Eli West, 1827-1865?
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Eli West Hall Papers #2443-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jack London of Birmingham, Ala., in March 1942.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Eli West Hall (1827-1865?) was a lawyer and North Carolina state senator of Wilmington, N.C.

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The collection includes papers of lawyer and North Carolina legislator Eli West Hall consisting of compositions and speeches written by him in Fayetteville, N.C., where he was a student in the early 1840s and at Chapel Hill, N.C., where he received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1847, and letters from him while he was studying law in Hillsborough, N.C.; letters, 1856-1868, from Hall and his wife, Margaret Dawson Hall, from Wilmington, N.C., where he was a lawyer, to his brother William, who was studying medicine in New York; a few letters, 1860-1861, from Hall while he was a state senator; and some civilian letters during the Civil War from members of the Hall family. Topics discussed include family matters, slavery, local and national politics, the University of North Carolina in 1853, and practicing law. Postwar items consist of a few scattered family letters.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: Mara Dabrishus, September 2004

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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