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Finding Aid to the Harvey Monroe Hall Papers, 1859-1991, bulk 1896-1932
BANC MSS C-B 908  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Harvey Monroe Hall papers
    Date (inclusive): 1859-1991,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1896-1932
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 908
    Creators : Hall, Harvey Monroe, 1874-1932

    Hall, Carlotta Case, b. 1880

    Niccolls, Martha Hall.
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes and 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 2.45
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Consists of the papers of Harvey Monroe Hall, his wife Carlotta Case Hall and their daughter Martha Hall Niccolls. The papers of Harvey Monroe Hall contain correspondence, notes, reprints and newspapers clippings relating to his family life and his career in botany including specimen collecting, research and teaching. The papers of Carlotta Case Hall contain correspondence, writings and diaries, papers relating to her families genealogy, and papers relating to her husbands illness and death. The papers of Martha Hall Niccolls contain correspondence, writings, diaries and scrapbooks. A list of correspondents can be found in the indexing terms.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harvey Monroe Hall Papers, BANC MSS C-B 908, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. (BANC PIC 1964.029-037)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hall, Harvey Monroe, 1874-1932--Archives
    Hall, Carlotta Case, b. 1880--Archives
    Niccolls, Martha Hall--Archives
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Botany
    Botany--Research
    Curry, David A. d. 1917
    Eastwood, Alice, 1859-1953
    Hall, Ansel Franklin, 1894-
    Hoffmann, Ralph, 1870-1932
    Nelson, Aven, 1859-1952
    Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1889-
    Abrams, Le Roy, 1874-1956
    Babcock, E. B. (Ernest Brown), b. 1877
    Brandegee, Katharine Layne, 1844-1920
    Clausen, Jens Christian, 1891-
    Davidson, Anstruther, 1860-1932
    Dudley, William Russel, 1846-1911
    Hall, Carlotta Case, b. 1880
    Holland, W. J. (William Jacob), 1848-1932
    Jepson, Willis Linn, 1867-1946
    Keck, David Daniels, 1903-
    Parish, S. B. (Samuel Bonsall), 1838-1928
    Spoehr, Herman Augustus, 1885-1954
    Trelease, William, 1857-1945
    Niccolls, Martha Hall
    Paul Elder and Company
    Carnegie Museum
    History of science and technology collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Harvey Monroe Hall Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Martha Hall Niccolls in 1964.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Biographical Information

    Harvey Monroe Hall was born in Illinois on March 29, 1874 and brought up near Riverside, California. An early interest in nature led him to a career in botany, After graduation from the University of California in 1901, Hall received his Master of Science degree there in 1902 and Ph.D. in 1906.
    In 1910 Hall married Carlotta Case, a 1905 graduate of the University of California and a collector of western ferns. Together they wrote A Yosemite Flora.
    He was associated with the University of California from 1902-1919, serving successively as Assistant Botanist, University of California Agricultural Experiment states, 1902-1903; Instructor in Botany, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1903-1908; Assistant Professor of Economic Botany, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1908-1915; Associate Professor, 1915-1919.
    In 1919 he became a staff member of the Carnegie Institution, Division of Plant Biology, at Stanford University, serving also as Professor of Botany, and as Honorary Curator of the Herbarium, University of California. These posts he retained until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1932.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Harvey Monroe Hall Papers consists of the papers of Harvey Monroe Hall, his wife Carlotta Case Hall and their daughter Martha Hall Niccolls. The papers of Harvey Monroe Hall contain correspondence, notes, reprints and newspapers clippings relating to his family life and his career in botany including specimen collecting, research and teaching. The papers of Carlotta Case Hall contain correspondence, writings and diaries, papers relating to her families genealogy, and papers relating to her husbands illness and death. The papers of Martha Hall Niccolls contain correspondence, writings, diaries and scrapbooks. A list of correspondents can be found in the indexing terms.