William Henry Hall papers, 1736-1862

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Summary

Creator:
Hall, William Henry, 1795-1878
Abstract:
The Hall family of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, were enslavers and owners of tobacco plantations. Collection includes three generations of the Hall family and documents their involvement with tobacco and other plantation operations in Maryland during the 18th and 19th centuries, including the shift to lumber and wheat after 1800. Also includes information on cotton plantations in South Carolina and the sale of cotton to England, Maryland politics and government in the 1780s, insurrections by enslaved people, and naval impressment at the time of the War of 1812.
Extent:
1020 items
Language:
Materials in English.
Collection ID:
RL.11835

Background

Scope and content:

Collection includes three generations of the Hall family and documents their involvement with tobacco and other plantation operations in Maryland during the 18th and 19th centuries, including the shift to lumber and wheat after 1800. Also includes information on cotton plantations in South Carolina and the sale of cotton to England, Maryland politics and government in the 1780s, insurrections by enslaved people, and naval impressment at the time of the War of 1812.

Biographical / historical:

The Hall family of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, were enslavers and owners of tobacco plantations.

Acquisition information:
The William Henry Hall papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in the 1940s and in 1957.
Processing information:

Processed by Rubenstein Staff

Accessions described in this collection guide are likely from the 1940s and 1950s.

Arrangement:

Organized into two series: Correspondence; Financial Papers and Volumes.

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[Identification of item], William Henry Hall Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.