Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hall mss., 1797-1862, are the papers of Samuel Hall, 1797-1862, judge and member of the Board of Visitors of Indiana University. They consist of correspondence dealing with national and local politics, 1824-1855; legal documents, 1819-1846; plat map and description of Southwork addition of the town of Princeton, Indiana by John B. Hall, 1856; account book, 1839-1862, memorandum book, 1832-1860, and notes made in 1818 as a student of law of Samuel Hall; the minutes to organize the Princeton Library Company, 1830; subscription list for shares of stock of the Mount Carmel and New Albany Railroad, 1848, and of the Evansville and Illinois Railroad Company, 1849; the law syllabus of Charles Beatty Green, 1797; and a copper plate negative of portrait of Samuel Hall mounted on wooden block. Some of the manuscripts are facsimiles made from the originals in the Indiana Historical Society Library.

Among the correspondents are Noah Noble, Benjamin Parke, William Prince, and Martin Van Buren.

Included are some newspaper clippings.

Collection size: 28 items

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.