William C. Hall Papers

Manuscripts Collection 54

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Hall, William C.
Title: William C. Hall Papers
Dates: 1804-1823
Extent: 50 pieces
Abstract: This is a collection of correspondence, notes, accounts, and insurance claims (Middletown Insurance Company, Norwich Insurance Company), relating to Hall’s business activities. Vessels represented include the brig HOPE, sloop LAZY, schooner RESOLUTION, schooner CHARLES, schooner PLANTER and ship GEORGE.
Identification: Coll. 54

Biography of William C. Hall

William C. Hall was a merchant shipper from Middletown, Connecticut.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Charles (Schooner)
George (Ship : 1820-1821)
Hope (Brig : 1818-1819)
Lazy (Sloop)
Middletown Insurance Company
Norwich Insurance Company
Planter (Schooner : 1813-1814)
Resolution (Schooner)


Insurance, Marine
Merchant ships

Document Types:

Insurance claims



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 54, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal and Corporate Names

Bigelow, Samuel 1/1, 1/5
Breed, Shubael 1/1
Burrill, George W. 1/5
Charles Potter & Co. 1/5
Hall, ? 1/1
Loud, William (Capt.) 1/1
McClean, John (Capt.) 1/1
McHale, ? 1/1
Middletown Insurance Co. 1/1, 1/5
Miner, Asher 1/1
Norwich Insurance Co. 1/1
Russell, Charles H. 1/5
Russell, Edward Augustus 1/5
Tyler, Samuel 1/5
Wood, S.R. 1/5

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Index to Vessel Names

GEORGE (Ship) 1/5
HOPE (Brig) 1/5
LAZY (Sloop) 1/1
RESOLUTION (Schooner) 1/1

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.


Papers 1804-1823.
Box Folder
1 1 Statements, accounts & correspondence involving William C. Hall, the Middletown Insurance Company, and the Norwich Insurance Company. Sloop LAZY and Schooner RESOLUTION mentioned; 1804
2 Bills and accounts involving William C. Hall; sale agreement for 3/8 of Schooner HOPE 1810-1812
3 Bills, accounts, disbursements, involving William C. Hall, Schooner CHARLES, and Schooner PLANTER; 1813-1814
4 Miscellaneous shipping, accounts, and correspondence involving William C. Hall, Augustus Russell, and others 1815-1817
5 Miscellaneous bills, accounts, and correspondence involving William C. Hall, Griswold & Coates, and Augustus & Charles Russell (Brig HOPE) 1818-1819
6 Bills of E. Augustus Russell; 1822-1823
7 Miscellaneous bills, accounts and memoranda; undated

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