Chiefly correspondence, reports, accounts, and other papers pertaining to Hall's irrigation projects in Calif., with some
materials on projects in Nev. and Yakima, Wash. Includes some papers related to Hall's research and publications on irrigation,
dams, and reservoirs; reports and correspondence on irrigation from the Calif. State Engineering Department; and correspondence
and directories from the Association of Irrigation Districts. Also includes assorted publications on irrigation in the West
outside of Calif., public lands, and water use.
William Hammond Hall was born on February 12, 1846, the son of John Buchanan Hall and Anna Marie Hammond. At the time of his
birth the family lived in Hagerstown, MD but moved to Stockton in 1853. Between 1858 and 1865 Hall was enrolled in a private
episcopal academy. It had been planned that Hall would attend West Point so his education was directed toward mathematics,
however, as a result of the Civil War, Hall's mother would not allow her son to fight against `her people' so he never received
a college education.
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