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Frank Hall Papers

Identifier: WH160

Scope and Contents

Collection contains 2 volumes (1853-1891) with photocopies (negative) of letters of General Frank Hall to his mother, his brother and sister-in-law, other family members regarding family matters, gold diggings of Gregory Gulch and Spanish Bar, early newspaper days of Black Hawk and Central City, politics in Colorado Territory. Treasurer’s Office receipt to J. E. Munson for 1895 taxes signed by Frank Hall, Treasurer, also lists tax levies and special school taxes (1896).


  • 1853-1896


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Hall was a Colo. miner, journalist, and public official. His wife, Susan Matthews, was the niece of Schuyler Colfax. Frank Hall held a number of significant posts over the years including secretary of the Butterfield Overland Dispatch Company, which later became Wells Fargo and Company.


1 Boxes (.5 linear feet)

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid in repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Agnes S. Hall (niece),Denver, Colo.;1959. Gift; LaVonne Perkins (niece); 2013.


Repository also has: The early seekers for gold in Colorado, the exploration of "The Louisiana Purchase" (C622.342 H141ear), History of the state of Colorado... (C978.8 H14h2), Gathering gold, an illustrated treatise on modern methods of examining and operating gold mines and marketing their product (C622.342 H141ga), Territory of Colorado... (C324.9788 H141te).


Photocopies (negative) of originals owned by the family in New York.

Finding Aid for the Frank Hall Papers
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Repository Details

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

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States