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Title Hiland Hall Papers
Creator Hall, Hiland
Dates of Creation 1786-1885 (bulk 1832-1881)
Scope & Content Correspondence of Hiland Hall, chiefly relating to his political career and to his historical research. Includes letters to Trenor and Laura Park, James H. Trumbull, Isaac Jennings, Benson J. Lessing and Justin S. Morrill. Letters to Hall include one from Carlos Coolidge. Early letters to Hall relate to his time as a member of Congress, while later letters concern his historical work. Correspondents include Zadock Thompson, Jared Sparks, Larkin G. Mead Jr., Ryland Fletcher, Henry B. Dawson, James H. Trumbull. Erastus Fairbanks, Silas H. Jenison, Lorenzo Fassett, and Abby Hemenway. Among the subjects discussed are the Battle of Bennington, Peleg Sutherland and the publication of Hemenway's Gazetteer of Vermont History. Biographical and personal materials include a broadside from the Congressional election of 1832 and a tally of votes from the 1834 election as well as an early engraving of Hall. There is also a sketch of the Catamount Tavern by Hall's granddaughter and notes on the life of Remember Baker. Also includes a promissory note, dated 1786 to Hiland Hall, presumably Hall's great-grandfather.
Administrative/Biographical History Vermont House of Representatives 1827; Clerk of Bennington County 1828-29; Vermont States Attorney 1828-31; U.S. Representative from Vermont January 1, 1833- March 3, 1843; vermont State Banking Commissioner 1843-46; Vermont Supreme Court Judge 1846-50; U.S. Comptroller of the treasurry 1850-51; U.S. Land Commissioner for California 1851-54; Governor of Vermont 1858-1860. Hall was the first president of the Bennington Historical Society, President of the Vermont Historical Society, and Vice President for Vermont of the New England Historic Geneaoloical Scoiety.
Related People Baker, Remember
Dawson, Henry B.
Fairbanks, Erastus
Fletcher, Ryland
Hall, Hiland (1795-1885)
Hemenway, Abby Maria
Jenison, Silas H.
Jennings, Isaac Sr.
Mead, Larkin G. Jr.
Morrill, Justin Smith
Park, Trenor William
Sparks, Jared
Thompson, Zadock
Trumbull, James H.
Search Terms Catamount Tavern (Bennington, Vt.)
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.145
Containers Letters from Hiland Hall
Letters to Hiland Hall
Invitations Received
Biographical and Personal materials
Notes on Vermont History
Promissory Note to Hiland Hall, 1786