Guide to the Hall Family Papers, 1869-1965


The Hall family was originally from Wilmington (New Hanover County), N.C.

Mimeographed copies of letters (1949-1965) sent to the Hall family of Wilmington, N.C., by the Missionary Correspondence Dept. of the Board of World Missions from Presbyterian missionaries in Africa, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Formosa, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. Earlier family correspondence includes letters (1898-1902) from a student at Wellesley College and others (1887-1911) relating to Presbyterian women's work and foreign missions.

Descriptive Summary

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Hall family.
Hall Family papers 1869-1965
Language of Material
3.0 Linear Feet, 1071 Items
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Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence between Maggie T. (Sprunt) Hall and her daughters, Jessica Dalziel Hall and Susan Eliza Hall, dealing with family matters, Wellesley College, and women's work in the Presbyterian Church, particularly the Women's Foreign Missionary Society. Also copies of letters from Presbyterian missionaries in various parts of the world, 1949-1965, sent to Jessica D. Hall, Susan E. Hall, and Jane Hall by the Missionary Correspondence Department of the Board of World Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, including letters from Ecuador, Brazil' Mexico, Korea, Japan, Africa, China, and Formosa. Miscellaneous items in the collection include greetings and reports from missionaries, a picture of Madame and General Chiang Kai-shek, and a student handbook of Wellesley College, 1901.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1881-1901, June
Box 1
Correspondence, 1901, July-1913
Box 2
Correspondence, 1937-1954
Box 3
Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 4
Correspondence, 1960-1965 and undated
Box 5
Box 5
Printed materials
Box 5
Box 5

Historical Note

The Hall family was originally from Wilmington (New Hanover County), N.C.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The Hall Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1969-1971.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, date unknown

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.