Finding Aid to the Harvey Monroe Hall Papers, 1859-1991, bulk 1896-1932

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Finding Aid to the Harvey Monroe Hall Papers, 1859-1991, bulk 1896-1932

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 908

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Alison E. Bridger
Date Completed:
December 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

Container List

 

Series 1 Harvey Monroe Hall Papers 1874-1936

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Correspondence and Other papers.

Scope and Content Note

Contains papers relating to his family and to his career.
 

Subseries 1.1 Correspondence 1896-1932, undated

Physical Description: Box 1; Box 2, folders 1-13

Arrangement

Arranged into incoming and outgoing; incoming is arranged alphabetically, outgoing is chronological.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with colleagues and family.
Box 1, Folder 1-33

Incoming 1897-1932

Box 1, Folder 34-44

Outgoing 1896-1917

Box 2, Folder 1-13

Outgoing 1918-1932, undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Other papers 1874-1936

Physical Description: Box 2, folder 14-25; Oversize folder 1A

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes, reprints, writings and other personal and professional information.
Box 2, Folder 14

Plant lists 1897-1899, undated

Box 2, Folder 15

A Yosemite Flora 1912

Box 2, Folder 16

Writings 1915-1932, undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Travel diary 1913-1914

Box 2, Folder 18

School papers 1897-1901, undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Certificates 1874, 1929

Box 2, Folder 20

Autograph book, book plates and calling cards 1880, undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Biographical information 1950-1986

Box 2, Folder 22

Property records 1880-1911

Box 2, Folder 23

Obituaries 1932-1935, undated

Box 2, Folder 24

News clippings 1900-1921, undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Miscellany 1896-1936, undated

Oversize Folder 1A

Certificate of membership undated

 

Series 2 Carlotta Case Hall circa 1859-1967

Physical Description: Boxes 3-4

Arrangement

Arranged into three subseries: Correspondence, Other papers and Genealogy.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with family and friends, relating to her interest in botany and to her families genealogy.
 

Subseries 2.1 Correspondence 1911-1949, undated

Physical Description: Box 3, folders 1-59

Arrangement

Arranged into incoming and outgoing then alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with family and friends.
Box 3, Folder 1-56

Incoming 1918-1947, undated

Box 3, Folder 57-59

Outgoing 1911-1949, undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Other papers 1899-1967

Physical Description: Box 3, folders 60-61; Box 4, folder 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains writings, diaries and other personal papers.
Box 3, Folder 60

Publications 1904-1967

Box 3, Folder 61

Writings 1900, undated

Box 4, Folder 1-4

Diaries 1899-1949

Box 4, Folder 5

Miscellany 1905-1910, undated

 

Subseries 2.3 Genealogy circa 1859-1936

Physical Description: Box 4, folders 6-19

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by family name.

Scope and Content Note

Contains genealogically information on Carlotta Case Hall's family including diaries, legal documents, genealogies and correspondence. Dates on folders are for how far back the genealogical information goes, not necessarily the dates the documents were created.
Box 4, Folder 6-7

Barrett family legal documents 1880-1911

Box 4, Folder 8-11

Case family 1804-1857, undated

Box 4, Folder 12

Cook family diaries 1859-1862, 1866

Box 4, Folder 13

Davidson family 1868

Box 4, Folder 14

Gibson family 1720, circa 1800's, undated

Box 4, Folder 15

Hardy family 1834, 1904, undated

Box 4, Folder 16

Parish family 1838, 1936

Box 4, Folder 17

Southard family 1790-1913, undated

Box 4, Folder 18

White family 1612-1911

Box 4, Folder 19

Unidentified family correspondence 1886-1915, undated

 

Series 3 Martha Hall Niccolls 1913-1991

Physical Description: Boxes 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Correspondence and Other papers.

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal papers.
 

Subseries 3.1 Correspondence 1916-1991

Physical Description: Box 5, folders 1-6.

Arrangement

Arranged into incoming and outgoing and then alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence with family and friends.
Box 5, Folder 1-3

Incoming 1916-1991, undated

Box 5, Folder 4-6

Outgoing 1930-1932, undated

 

Subseries 3.2 Other papers 1913-1984

Physical Description: Box 5, folders 7-16; Box 6.

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Contains writings, diaries, scrapbooks and other personal papers.
Box 5, Folder 7

Writings 1925-1932, undated

Box 5, Folder 8-10

Diaries 1928-1938, undated

Box 5, Folder 11

Poem copy book undated

Box 5, Folder 12-13

School papers 1927-1938, undated

Box 5, Folder 14

Birth certificate 1916

Box 5, Folder 15

Autographs 1913-1931

Box 5, Folder 16

Clippings 1930, undated

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Yearbooks 1932, 1934

Box 6, Folder 3-5

Scrapbooks 1934-1938

Box 6, Folder 6

50th high school reunion 1984