Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall : [papers], 1855-1907.
Inventory of the papers of the Charles L. Hall family
Charles L. Hall family papers
Pike's Peak or bust : the Colorado pioneers of fifty-eight and fifty-nine2.5 linear ft. (1 carton, 2 wrapped pkgs.) (3000 pieces)Open to qualified researchers.The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, mining company minutes, financial records, an autograph album, a scrapbook, and a hotel register. It also includes an unpublished manuscript "Pike's Peak or Bust : the Colorado Pioneers of Fifty-Eight and Fifty-Nine" by Hall daughter Minnie Betsy Hall Perry Murphy DeSoto.Fanning, Margaret, great-granddaughter gift 1959.Perry, Elaine, great-granddaughter gift 1959.Hutson, Howard gift 1991.Photographs have been transferred to the Society's Dept. of Photography.Charles Hall came to Colorado in 1859. He established the Colorado Salt Works near Fairplay; and was a promoter of the Twin Lake-Red Mountain Wagon Road. He and several others organized the Leadville Illuminating Gas Company in 1879. He also became involved in several mining ventures in Colorado and Arizona. Hall served three terms in the Colorado legislature, twice representing Park County and once representing Lake County. In 1862 he married Mary Melissa Hill Nye. They had three children: Charles A., Mildred Nettie, and Minnie Betsy. In 1885 Mary Melissa Hall was instrumental in the establishment of the first Christian Science church in Colorado.Finding aid available. See Curator for list of correspondents.Hall, Charles L. 1835-1907.Hall, Charles A., 1865-1906.Hall, Mary Melissa Hill Nye, 1838-1899.DeSoto, Minnie Betsy Hall Perry Murphy, 1863-1952.Frontier and pioneer life Colorado Manuscripts.Frontier and pioneer life Arizona Manuscripts.Bars (Drinking establishments) Colorado Manuscripts.Mines and mineral resources Colorado Manuscripts.Mines and mineral resources Arizona Manuscripts.Industrialists Colorado Manuscripts.Roads Colorado Manuscripts.Salt industry and trade Colorado Manuscripts.Fairplay (Colo.) Manuscripts.Twin Lake-Red Mountain Wagon Road (Colo.) Manuscripts.Editors, Translators, and other contributors:DeSoto, Minnie Betsy Hall Perry Murphy, 1863-1952.Etheredge, Tracie L., processor.View this collection description in WorldCat.org: