Preliminary Guide to the Charles Francis Hall Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0702
Creators:
Field, Cyrus
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871
Franklin, John, 1786-1847
Royal Geographic Society.
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Dates:
1858-1871
Languages:
English
Collection text is in English.
Some materials in Esquimaux.
Physical Description:
3.5 Cubic feet
12 boxes
Repository:
The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Diaries, journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, business cards, correspondence, ships' logs, navigation charts and documents on Hall's Arctic exploration. The correspondence includes letters to and from Henry Grimmell, William Grimmell, J. Carson Brevoont, John Barrow, Cyrus Field, Edward Everett, Clement Markham, Joseph Henry, and the Royal Geographic Society.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copy of Hall Journal (Volume 1), 1860 June-1860 July exists.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff

Bibliography
Bibliography
Nickerson, Sheila. Midnight to the North: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Saved the Polaris Expedition."New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam [2002]. Pages 98-99, describes her visit to the Archives Center to use this collection.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Armed Forces History on October 8, 1999.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Notebooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ships' logs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 19th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navigation charts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business cards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Explorers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives