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Allen A. Hall Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1635

In these four letters, Allen Hall's correspondents discuss such political matters as appointments to the Post Office, removals of political officeholders, and the political situation in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1849 May 22-November 8

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In these four letters, Allen Hall's correspondents discuss such political matters as appointments to the Post Office, removals of political officeholders, and the political situation in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Allen A. Hall was born in about 1804 in North Carolina and his family moved to Tennessee when he was a child. As a young man, he practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee before becoming involved in journalism. In 1826, he began editing the Nashville Republican and State Gazette, which became the National Banner in 1834 and the Republican Banner in 1837. Hall left the paper in 1841 to become the ChargeĢ d' Affaires to Venezuela. He returned to Nashville in 1845, at which time he took charge of the Nashville Whig. Hall left this newspaper to become the Register of the Treasury in 1849 and was later appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. He briefly edited the Republic in Washington, D.C. but returned to Nashville to operate the Nashville Daily News in 1857. Being a staunch Unionist, Hall left Nashville when the Civil War began and was appointed Minister to Bolivia in 1863. He died in office in Cochabamba, Bolivia on May 18, 1867.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these letters.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480