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Benjamin F. Hall Letters to Mary

Identifier: M899

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters from Denver, Colo. to daughter, Mary in Auburn, N.Y. One describes life in Denver and gives examples of colorful pioneer slang. The other expresses opposition to his son, Henry enlisting for the War since he was needed by Judge Hall toward "Keeping Colorado in subjection to the Constitution".


  • August 15, 1861, September 28, 1862

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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Benjamin F. Hall, jurist. B. Whitehall, N.Y. July 23, 1814. Appointed Chief Justice of Colorado Territory Apr. 1861. Returned east 1863 to practice law. D. Auburn, N.Y. Sept. 6, 1891.


1 envelope (2 items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, William Reese Company,New Haven, Conn., 1988.

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Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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