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Hall, Melvin Adams, 1889-

Born in Bellows Falls, Vermont, Hall was the only child of William August Hall and Sarah "Sallie" Jewett (Adams) Hall. His parents exposed him to travel at an early age--an affinity that was to be both vocation and avocation for the rest of his life.

Following his Princeton graduation in 1910, Hall and his mother drove their Packard automobile on a 45,000 mile odyssey around the world. Several of Hall's articles describing that trip were published by the National Geographic Magazine and the events of the journey are documented in Journey to the End of an Era (1947) and in Bird of Time (1949).

At the outbreak of World War I Hall was in France. He volunteered his services to the British Expeditionary Forces and before the entrance of the United States into the war, fought with the French, Belgian and English armies.

At the instigation of Col. William "Billy" Mitchell he transferred to the U.S. Army in 1917, where he worked closely with Mitchell on the formation of the U.S. Air Corps. He believed, as did Mitchell, in the need to build a superior defensive air power. In 1918 Hall was cited for organizing the first American Escadrille for night reconnaissance. He was wounded twice, four times decorated by three different countries and was cited ten times for gallant and distinguished service. His decorations include the Croix de Guerre with Palm from both France and Belgium, and the D.S.O. from Great Britain. He and Mitchell are among only six men honored by an Act of Congress with the rank Military Aviator.

After the war Hall spent three years in London as Assistant Military Attache for Aviation. In 1922 he met and married Josephine Wells Johnson, the daughter of Racine, Wisconsin banker Otis W. Johnson, who had been a field nurse during the war. After their marriage in Paris, the couple left for Persia where Hall joined Arthur Chester Millspaugh's staff as a provincial administrator for the American Financial Mission. During his five years with the Mission, Hall served as Administrator of Finances for East Persia (the provinces of Khorasan, Seistan and Ghayenat), as Acting Treasurer-General of the delegation, and as Administrator of Finances for South Persia (Fars and the Southern Ports). In those positions he was responsible for monitoring activities of the nomadic tribes, taxation, road and railroad construction, investigation of opium traffic for the League of Nations, and the administration of the Anglo-Persian oil fields in Khuzistan.

Following his Persian experience Hall worked as Vice President in charge of European and Asiatic Affairs for the Curtiss-Wright Aeroplane Export Co. While there, he established an airline for the Turkish government, oversaw the reequipping of the Netherlands Air Force, and demonstrated aircraft in twenty countries.

Hall's civilian career spanned the years 1933-1940, when he worked for the Export-Import Bank, Washington, D.C.; as a special advisor on foreign trade for the President; for Sears and for the Diesel Division of Caterpillar Co., and as Chief of the Foreign Economic Section of the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

With another war in Europe imminent, Hall again sought military involvement. He was recommissioned a Lieutenant Commander, United States Naval Reserve in 1939, and when Pearl Harbor was attacked, was serving as a naval attache in Istanbul. He resigned his naval commission in 1942 to accept a commission as Lt. Colonel in the Army Air Corps. By 1943 he served as Chief of Staff of the 9th Air Force. A shattered knee at the Normandy landing ended his military career, which covered both world wars and branches of the service.

After the war Hall authored two autobiographical books filled with picaresque characters and remarkable adventures. In 1951 Walter Bedell Smith, then Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sent Hall to Indochina as Chief of a special mission attached to the Ambassador to Vietnam and Cambodia. In 1955, Hall reflected that events in Vietnam would 'inevitably affect the concern of America in world evolution,' (Correspondence, Aug 19, 1955).

Colonel and Mrs. Hall retired to "La Grangeotte," their 14th- century residence in Vezelay, France. He was an active member of La Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, a French wine-tasting society and continued writing on a wide variety of subjects. Included in his papers is a draft of a book on the 12th century pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain--a thousand mile journey which Hall traced by jeep, some 50 years after his Princeton graduation.

Hall died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City, on November 23, 1962.

Consists of diaires, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, medals, awards, photographs, and scrapbooks of Hall (Princeton Univerrsity Class of 1910). The collection contains diaries Hall kept throughout his life which chronicle his travels and his reflections on transportation conditions; personal and business correspondence; official documents and reports from his tenure with the American Financial Mission to Persia (1922-1927) which reflect his work as a provincial administrator. (Many of these documents are in Farsi, and several are in French; most are dated in the Iranian calendar.) There are copies of his published writings including JOURNEY TO THE END OF AN ERA, which describes a 45,000 mile motor trip around the world (1912-1913), and BIRD OF TIME, which contains reminiscences of his travels, experience in World War I, and life in Vezelay, France. Photographs document Hall's world travels and his activities in Persia and during World War I when he served as a U.S. Army Air Corps officer. Included are records of his military service, appointments, awards, citations, and medals.

Hall's diaries are detailed and especially valuable for their observations on international travel and transportation conditions. They reflect his fascination with the automobile and aeroplane. Aviation, and his belief in its potential for both defense and commerce, was a life-long commitment. Letters to his family contain analyses of political and social factors in countries where he traveled and was stationed. His assessments and predictions concerning World War II, and later, the future of Indochina, are astute.

Of particular interest are the materials which devolve from Hall's work as a provincial administrator with the American Financial Mission to Persia (1922-1927). Many of these official documents are in Farsi, and several are in French; most are dated in the Iranian calendar. The American Financial Mission paid particular attention to the census value of tax rolls, and the documents contain lists of names and tribal organization charts. Details of agricultural production and land use, observations on uprisings, information on oil concession, the opium trade and pearl fishing industry, and comments on the political regime are highlighted.

In 1959 Hall offered his papers to the Princeton University Library. Following his death, Hall's widow transferred the materials to the library in several installments in 1964, 1967-1968 and 1974. An additional donation of one of Hall's unpublished manuscripts was made by Michel Sodtmann in 2014. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2014.024.

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This collection was initially processed in the 1970s. Subsequent processing by Barbara Bennet in 1991 resulted in an updated finding aid, series-level description, and container lists.

About 14 maps were transferred to the Maps Division of the Geology Library (now Maps and Geospatial Information Center) in 1991. No other information about appraisal is available for this collection.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
1997
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series I, Biographical Material and Copyright Certificates, contains general biographical material including copies of sketches Hall submitted to Princeton publications, newspaper articles and his own lists of military activities in both wars. Includes Hall's motoring permits, licenses, passes and passports, and legal copyright certificates for his books.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged into two groups: Biographical Material, and Copyright Certificates.

Physical Description

1 box

Biographical Information, 1914-1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Copyright Certificates, 1947. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series II, Diaries, Journals (1902-1945), contains Hall's meticulous journals, which often include his own line drawings and photographs. Details of his student life at Princeton, daily entries of his activities on world trips, descriptions of social activities, mileage records for his auto tours, observations on World War I battles, information on his trips throughout Persia and on his Curtiss-Wright sales expeditions are included. Of special note is the July 1-28, 1918 diary entitled "War diary of the first night reconnaissance flight, First Brigade." Most of the entries are in manuscript form, but a few have been transcribed.

Arrangement

The diaries and journals in Series II are arranged chronologically, starting with boyhood hunting trips in 1901.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Diaries, 1901-1903. 1 box.
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1 box

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1 box

1902, 1905, 1902. 1 box.
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1 box

1907-1913, 1907-1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Motor Registers, 1911-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Publicity, 1911-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Auto Receipts, 1911-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Auto Log, 1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

1914-1921, 1914-1921. 1 box.
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1 box

1927, 1930, 1927. 1 box.
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1 box

1934, 1941, 1934. 1 box.
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1 box

1944, 1945, 1944. 1 box.
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1 box

Date Book, 1923. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series III, Correspondence (1912-1963) includes routine, social, personal and business information, both incoming and outgoing. Additional correspondence may be found in Series IV, which pertains to his tenure in Persia, and in Series VII, Subject Files. Business correspondence concerns publication of Hall's articles and books and from his literary agent. Some materials are in French, a few in Farsi. Correspondence is both manuscript and typescript.

Arrangement

THe correspondence and invitations in this series are arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

1912 April-December, 1912 April-December. 1 box.
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1 box

1913 January-March, 1913 January-March. 1 box.
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1 box

1914-1916, 1914-1916. 1 box.
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1 box

1920-1923, 1920-1923. 1 box.
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1 box

1927-1963, 1927-1963. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

1919-1920, 1919-1920. 1 box.
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1 box

1952, 1952. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series IV, Persia (1922-1927), contains materials from Hall's tenure with the American Financial Mission to Persia. Materials include correspondence concerning his employment, background notes and research materials; and official documents and correspondence relating to his administrative posts. Items are generally dated in the Persian calendar. They are in English, Farsi and French, and include reports, letters, cables, articles, briefs, position statements, financial statements and personal evaluations.

Arrangement

The materials in Series IV are arranged chronologically within the subseries.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Correspondence, 1922-1930. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Background Notes, 1922-1930. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Khorasan, 1923-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Acting Treasurer General, 1925. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fars, 1925-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fars, 1926-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

General Information, 1927-1929. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series V, Writings--Published (1912-1959) includes articles and book reviews, as well as drafts of his books. Draft chapters often contain material which was not included in the published volumes. This series also contains intelligence reports and briefs completed during World War I and World War II.

Arrangement

The writings in this series are arranged chronologically within each type of publication. The intelligence reports and briefs are also arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

3 boxes

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1 box

1912-1913, 1912-1913. 1 box.
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1 box

1920, 1935, 1920. 1 box.
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1 box

1936, 1939, 1936. 1 box.
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1 box

1940-1941, 1940-1941. 1 box.
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1 box

1947, 1953, 1947. 1 box.
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1 box

1956, 1959, 1956. 1 box.
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1 box

Journey to the End of An Era, 1947. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bird of Time, Chapters 1-14, 1949. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Bird of Time, Chapters 15-19, 1949. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

1917-1919, 1917-1919. 1 box.
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1 box

1921-1922, 1921-1922. 1 box.
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1 box

1933-1935, 1933-1935. 1 box.
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1 box

1940, 1942, 1940. 1 box.
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1 box

1943, 1944, 1943. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series VI, Writings--Unpublished (1912-1962), contains articles and reviews submitted for publication in one revision or another. Materials include drafts, speeches, papers, reviews, and reminiscences. Two drafts of Hall's publication on the 12th century pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain are also in this series.

Arrangement

Materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

2 boxes

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1 box

"By Motor Through British Malaya", 1912. 1 box.
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1 box

Colombo, Ceylon, 1912. 1 box.
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1 box

"The Funeral of Meiji Tenno", 1913. 1 box.
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1 box

Re: An International Air Race, circa 1939. 1 box.
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1 box

"New Traffic Currents Over Ancient Trade Routes", 1939-1940. 1 box.
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1 box

"Commericial Air Transportation in Latin America", 1940. 1 box.
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1 box

"Snails are a Tasty Dish", 1948-1963. 1 box.
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1 box

"Tour in French Catalonia", 1949. 1 box.
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1 box

Speech on Indochina, 1953. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Review of "Report on Indochina", 1953. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Portrait of a Very Gallant Lady", 1954. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"On the Simpliciation of Language", 1956. 1 box.
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1 box

"Early Essay at Flying Backwards", 1956. 1 box.
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1 box

"Armistice Day in Burgundy", undated. 1 box.
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1 box

"City of Dreadful Unrest", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Court Martial", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"Fantasy", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

GIFU [Japan], undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"King Kai-Kaus Also Flew", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"On and Off the Beam (Reminiscences of a Fairly Ancient Military Aviator)", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re: Abdication of Edward VIII, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Review of "Spirits of the Yellow Leaves", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"The Valleys of Andorra", undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

"They Followed the Stars", undated. 13 folders.
Physical Description

13 folders

"They Followed the Stars", undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"They Followed the Milky Way", dates not examined. 18 folders.
Physical Description

18 folders

Scope and Contents

Series VII, Subject Files, often complements his diary entries. This series includes clippings, articles, and background notes which Hall compiled while researching both his professional postings and his writings.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Arabia, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

China, 1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chevaliers du Tastevin, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cravath, Paul D, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

E.L.T.A. (International Aeronautical Exposition), 1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hungary, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"L'independence du VietNam, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Indochina, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Indochina (Bao Dai), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Indochina (Persia), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Iran (Persia), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Iraq (Mesopotamia), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Java, 1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lend Lease, 1943. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Middle and Near East, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous Notes, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Motoring (early), undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pan American Airways, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Routh, Guy M, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santiago de Compostela, circa 1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Turkey, 1920-1942. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vezelay, France, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ypres,Belgium, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series VIII, Awards, Medals, Commendations, Citations, contains documentation which accompanied Hall's many awards. A number of materials are filed in Series XII, Oversized Materials (Box 17). Actual medals awarded to Hall are located in Box 18.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials are arranged has been maintained.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Summary List, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Iran, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Ypres, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Croix de Guerre, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Ypres reconnaissance, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Great Britain, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
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6 boxes

Chevalier de L'Ordre de la Couronne, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
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6 boxes

British Military Mission, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Medaille de Saint Mihiel, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Croix de Guerre (Belgium), dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

U.S.Air Service, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

A.E.F. promotion, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

A.E.F. citation, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Military Aviator rating, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Medaille de Verdun, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

D.S.O., dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Aero Club, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Polish license, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

U.S.N.R. appointment, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
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6 boxes

Army appointment, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Military Intelligence, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Bronze Star, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Purple Heart, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Laos, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Legion d'Honneur, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Chateau Thierry, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Vietnam, dates not examined. 6 boxes.
Physical Description

6 boxes

Scope and Contents

Series IX, William Augustus Hall (1911-1913), contains correspondence and diaries of Hall which he kept while Melvin and his mother were on their world tour. The diaries document his activities, and recount his family's adventures. The correspondence is from his wife "Sallie" describing their travels.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Diary, 1911-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1912-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series X, Josephine Johnson Hall (1918-1974), contains journals, correspondence of Josephine Wells Johnson, a native of Racine, Wisconsin who served as a World War I field nurse. Her correspondence describes battlefield conditions and nursing activities, as well as contacts with family and friends after her marriage. Her daybook, kept during their five years in Persia, includes observations on social life and customs, and on domestic problems.

During the second World War, Mrs. Hall was active in American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc. and memos and correspondence about the group are included in this series. As well, there are some proceedings from the 1946 Conference on Peace Settlements. There are two folders of notes and anecdotes which she collected, and extracts from the diary given to her father which describes revolution in China in 1911.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

1918-1919, 1918-1919. 1 box.
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1 box

1922-1929, 1922-1929. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

1944-1974, 1944-1974. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Clippings, 1918-1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Daybook, 1923-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

American Women's Voluntary Service, Inc, 1941. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Conference on Peace Settlements, 1945. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Notes, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Anecdotes, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Diary, extracts, 1911. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series XI, Photographs and Negatives, includes drawings and sketches completed by Hall as well as photographs and negatives. Photographs include scenes from his earliest hunting trips, world travels, aircraft, aerial reconnaissance, his Persia work, and also includes illustrations from his publications. Negatives include more images than the printed photographs.

Arrangement

The photographs in this series are arranged in chronological order. The negatives are filed at the end of the series.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Sketches and Drawings, 1910-1947. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Portraits, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Winton Auto, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New England, 1895-1900. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Canoe trip, 1904. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vermont, 1908. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Europe, 1908. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Moose Lake, Maine, 1909. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Maine, 1908-1909. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Central Park, 1910. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Motoring, 1889-1914. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

European auto racing, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Philippines, 1911-1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Japan, 1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Asia, 1911-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santa Barbara, California, 1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Transcontinental Trip, 1912-1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

End of World Trip, 1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

World War I, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

2 boxes

Aircraft, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Belgium, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Battle of Messines, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Flanders, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Amsterdam, 1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Turkey, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Persia, 1923-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Syria, 1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Air Corps, 1929. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ankara, Turkey, 1933. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Curtiss-Wright Mission, 1930. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Dardanelles, 1933. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Fishing Trip, 1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

World War II--Vezelay, France, 1949-1950. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Les Vendanges, France, 1950. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vezeley, France, 1950. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Massif Central, 1958-1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pyranees, 1958-1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Santiago de Compostela, 1958-1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Valleys of Andorra, 1958-1960. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Unidentified, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Cars, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Negatives, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series XII, Oversize Materials, includes one scrapbook/photo album containing clippings, tickets, passes, etc. from his around-the-world trip, and one photo album attributed to William A. Hall with what appear to be construction scenes of the Panama Canal. There are several panoramic views of the Continental Divide 1911-1912, and photographs of employees in Hall's Shiraz and Meshed (Persia) offices, and a photo of the 1944 eruption of Vesuvius.

Eight documents accompanying Hall's awards and medals are also filed in this series.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Scrapbook/Photo Album, 1911-1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Photo album [Panama Canal], dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Panoramic Views, Continental Divide, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Shiraz, Iran, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Meshed, Iran, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Eruption of Vesuvius, 1944. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Times of India Illustrated Weekly, Royal Durbar Number, 1911. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 folder

Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1911. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Air Service of the First American Army Organization Charts, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Northeastern Iran, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Hand-drawn maps

Physical Description

1 folder

Mashhad Region and Mashhad City, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Mashhad is spelled "Mashed" on maps.

Physical Description

1 folder

Persian Gulf, 1925-1926. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

In Arabic with a separate key in English.

Physical Description

1 folder

Main Airline Connections between Europe and Asia, 1941. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Royal Air Force Organization Charts, 1921. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Southern France, 1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Series XIII, Medals contains a sampling of the actual medals awarded to Hall during his career.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Belgian Croix de Guerre, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Legion D-Honneur, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Signal Corps Commission, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Air Service Commission, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Chauteau-Theirry citation, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

American Reconnaissance Escadrille, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Medaille de l'Yser, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

French Croix de Guerre, dates not examined. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest