Manuscript Collection

Hall Family Papers - Accession 871 - M391 (442)

Title

Hall Family Papers - Accession 871 - M391 (442)

Files

Identifier

Accession 871 - M391 (442)

Inclusive Dates

nd

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

20 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

William Stuart Hall, Sr. was born Fairfield County, SC and served in American Civil War in the Confederate Army. He served in State House of Representatives from Chester County from 1882-1883 where he advocated for the establishment of a Women’s College in the State of South Carolina which would later come to fruition with establishment of Winthrop Training School in 1886. William Stuart Hall, Jr. was a graduate of Wofford College and went on to become a prominent lawyer based in Gaffney, SC. He served as a State House of Representatives from 1908 to 1910 and served as a State Senator from 1910-1914. Elliott Homes Hall was a graduate of Wofford College a prominent resident and educator in Chester, SC. Elliott also served as a state legislature from 1917 to 1918.

Scope and Content Note

The Hall Family papers consist of photocopies of newspaper clippings, genealogical information, notes, articles, obituaries concerning William Stuart Hall, Sr. (1840-1912), William Stuart Hall, Jr. (1869-1938), and Elliot Holmes Hall (1878-1939). Of particular interest is an article ("The germ of Winthrop College") written by William, Jr. postulating that William, Sr. and Mrs. Walker, a teacher from the Great Fall, SC area, deserve some credit for the establishment of Winthrop.

William Stuart Hall, Sr. was born Fairfield County, SC and served in American Civil War in the Confederate Army. He served in State House of Representatives from Chester County from 1882-1883 where he advocated for the establishment of a Women’s College in the State of South Carolina which would later come to fruition with establishment of Winthrop Training School in 1886. William Stuart Hall, Jr. was a graduate of Wofford College and went on to become a prominent lawyer based in Gaffney, SC. He served as a State House of Representatives from 1908 to 1910 and served as a State Senator from 1910-1914. Elliott Homes Hall was a graduate of Wofford College a prominent resident and educator in Chester, SC. Elliott also served as a state legislature from 1917 to 1918.

Provenance

The Hall Family Papers was donate on February 17 1995 by Russell S. Hall.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Hall Family Papers - Accession 871 - M391 (442)

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