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Guide to the William Hammond Hall Papers MS 913
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Description
Chiefly correspondence, reports, accounts, and other papers pertaining to Hall's irrigation projects in Calif., with some materials on projects in Nev. and Yakima, Wash. Includes some papers related to Hall's research and publications on irrigation, dams, and reservoirs; reports and correspondence on irrigation from the Calif. State Engineering Department; and correspondence and directories from the Association of Irrigation Districts. Also includes assorted publications on irrigation in the West outside of Calif., public lands, and water use.
Background
William Hammond Hall was born on February 12, 1846, the son of John Buchanan Hall and Anna Marie Hammond. At the time of his birth the family lived in Hagerstown, MD but moved to Stockton in 1853. Between 1858 and 1865 Hall was enrolled in a private episcopal academy. It had been planned that Hall would attend West Point so his education was directed toward mathematics, however, as a result of the Civil War, Hall's mother would not allow her son to fight against `her people' so he never received a college education.
Extent
2.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California 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 reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.