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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1734

Edwin Herbert Hall papers


Papers of American physicist Edwin Herbert Hall.


  • 1875-1938

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7 linear feet (14 boxes)
Consists of 13 boxes of compositions by Hall (and a few by others) and one box of correspondence. Hall's writings include notes, lectures, and articles on such subjects as the Hall effect and other related phenomena, metallic conduction, atomic structure, ionization, and the teaching of physics. Includes lectures in French on higher education in the United States. Correspondence dates chiefly from 1915 to 1928 and includes copies of Hall's outgoing letters. Also included are visas for Hall and his wife and a photograph.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Herbert Hall (1855-1938) was an American physicist and discoverer of the Hall effect. He taught physics at Harvard (1881-1921).


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Compositions of Edwin Herbert Hall
  2. ___A. Dated compositions of Edwin Herbert Hall
  3. ___B. Undated compositions of Edwin Herbert Hall
  4. II. Compositions by others
  5. III. Correspondence
  6. ___A. Letters to Edwin Herbert Hall
  7. ___B. Letters from Edwin Herbert Hall
  8. ___C. Other correspondence
  9. IV. Miscellaneous

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*64M-41. Gift of Constance H. Hall, 39 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1964.
Hall, Edwin Herbert, 1855-1938. Edwin Herbert Hall papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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