Guide to the William Hammond Hall Collection, 1817-1915

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Guide to the William Hammond Hall Collection, 1817-1915



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Hammond Hall Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1817-1915
Box Number: 1133-1142, 1970
Creator: Hall, Wm. Hammond (William Hammond)
Extent: 11 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Hammond Hall Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Irrigation--California
Reclamation of land--California
Water-supply--California
Hall, Wm. Hammond. (William Hammond)

Contents

Correspondence, business and personal papers, notebooks, scrapbooks.

Biography

Hall was born in 1846 and died in 1934. He was a field engineer, draftsman, and hydrographer during the Civil War. His surveys of dunes in San Francisco led to his appointment as city engineer and first superintendent of Golden Gate Park in 1870.
In 1878, Hall was appointed the first State Engineer and was given responsibility for determining the extent of hydraulic mining debris damage. His efforts produced the earliest overall survey of California's hydrologic system. Hall left the office of State Engineer in 1888.
Hall remained in private practice until his death in 1934. He worked on the Bear Valley Irrigation Project, as a consulting engineer for the mines of South Africa 1890 to 1898, and in 1899 did a series of reports for the transcaucasus of Russia.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Brown, F. E.
  • Fitzhugh, P.
  • Henry, D. C.

Other Correspondents

  • Block, Archie I.
  • Boggs, Edward M.
  • Cowles, Edward
  • De Croupet, M.
  • Depew, C. M.
  • Dixon, H. S.
  • Dockweiler, J. H.
  • Edwards, Bert
  • Fitzhugh, William M.
  • Foster, J. G.
  • Gillis, J.L. (James Lorris), 1857-1917.
  • Hall, Edward
  • Hammond, M. E.
  • Haun, L. L.
  • Henderson, W. D.
  • Hooker, W. W.
  • Hopps, H. R.
  • Hotchkiss, Fred
  • Huie, E. M.
  • Inman, C. E.
  • Kawalkowski, W. T.
  • Kiefer, W. J.
  • Kitching, Ammon P.
  • Kunan, Hugh
  • Lawson, Herman
  • Leonard, J. P.
  • McAfee, L. C.
  • Matignoy, E. C.
  • Miller, Fred
  • Quinton, John H.
  • Rausch, C. E.
  • Reid, Brothers
  • Rice, Martin
  • Richards, William
  • Roger, Jno. B.
  • Slack, James S.
  • Sloan, A. L.
  • Smythe, William E. (William Ellsworth), 1861-1922.
  • Steele, L. S.
  • Taylor, James T.
  • Terrill, C. C.
  • Tuttle, George T.
  • Waters, Russell Judson, 1843-
  • Wilson & Christensen
  • Yorke, Edward

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books

  • Address on Irrigation by Ex-Governor Downey, Delivered Before the Irrigating Convention Held in Los Angeles, October 25, 1873.
  • Closing Argument of Attorney General S.L. Hart, in the Case of the People of the State of California vs. Gold Run Mining Company, 1882.
  • In Superior Court, State of California, Anastacio Feliz et al., Plaintiffs vs. the City of Los Angeles, Defendant, Henry Elms et al., Plaintiffs, vs. the City of Los Angeles, Defendant.
  • Hall, Wm. Hammond (William Hammond). The Irrigation Question. Sacramento : Superintendent of State Printing, 1886.
  • The Mining Debris Question, a Statement by the Miner's Association of California, August 1, 1881.
  • The Pacific Homeland, Southern California, a Land of Health and Homes ...
  • Petition of Marsden Manson, City Engineer of San Francisco ...
  • Relative to the Forest Reservation Which is Called the Yosemite National Park, State of California.
  • Remarks of L.L. Robinson Before the House Committee on Water Rights and Drainage, February 17, 1887.
  • Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Railroad Commission of the State of California, Superintendent of State Printing, Sacramento, 1912.
  • Sketch of Yosemite National Park and an Account of the Origin of the Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy Valley, United States Department of the Interior.
  • Hall, Wm. Hammond (William Hammond). To Preserve from Defacement and Promote the Use of the Yosemite Valley. Sacramento : Superintendent of State Printing, 1882.

Maps

  • Title: California. General.
    Date: ca. 1888
    Rainfall distribution map...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15r 1888)
  • Title: California.. General.
    Date: ca. 1888
    Drainage area map...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15d 1888)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: 1902
    San Francisco Water Supply...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15 1902)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1890
    Map of the west side of the San Joaquin Valley from Merced County to Suisun Bay
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15s 1890)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, Las Garsos to Orestimba]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15c 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, Canal Line topog.]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15d 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, field sheets]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15f 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, Official Map...Sheet B]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15i 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15q 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15s 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, Canal Line topog.]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15t 1880)
  • Title: California.. Central.
    Date: ca. 1880
    [West Side Irrigation District, Official Map...Sheet A]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15w 1880)
  • Title: California.. Southern.
    Date: 1888
    Outline map of the Irrigation Region of Los Angeles
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 C15o 1888)
  • Title: California.. Alameda County.
    Date: ca. 1885
    [Map of U.C.. Berkeley]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 A31c 1885)
  • Title: California.. Alameda County.
    Date: ca.. 1880
    Map showing the boundaries of the University site...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 A31u 1880)
  • Title: California.. Butte County.
    Date: ca. 1890
    Topographical and construction map, Golden Feather Channel...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 B98 1890)
  • Title: California.. Fresno County.
    Date: ca. 1886
    Sharon Estate, Berenda-Chowchilla property...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 F88se 1886)
  • Title: California.. Fresno County.
    Date: ca. 1885
    Sharon Estate, topographical map...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 F88t 1885)
  • Title: California.. Lake County.
    Date: ca. 1890
    [Map of Clear Lake and vicinity]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 L19 1890)
  • Title: California.. Los Angeles County.
    Date: ca. 1890
    Redondo Beach water frontage...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 L87 1890)
  • Title: California.. Los Angeles County.
    Date: ca. 1890
    Redondo Beach water frontage, commercial...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 L87r 1890)
  • Title: California.. Mariposa County.
    Date: 1888
    Map showing line of proposed tramline...Glacier Point
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 M34 1888)
  • Title: California.. Mariposa County.
    Date: 1888
    Map showing line of proposed tramline...Indian Canon
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 M34t 1888)
  • Title: California.. Riverside County.
    Date: ca. 1890
    Map of San Jacinto Nuevo Reservoir...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 R62 1890)
  • Title: California.. Santa Clara County.
    Date: 1897
    Map of Coyote Reservoir...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 S231c 1897)
  • Title: California.. Santa Clara County.
    Date: 1895
    Hydrographic map of the Coyote Creek Valley...
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 S231 1895)
  • Title: California. Tulare County.
    Date: ca.. 1880
    [Soundings. Tulare Lake...]
    Identifier/Call Number: (c912 T91 1880)

Photograph Album

  • No. 80

Photographs

  • Lloyd, Frederick Gardner
  • Full-length portrait of three-month-old male infant

Container List

Box 1133

Correspondence-Incoming

Box 1134

Correspondence-Outgoing

Box 1135

Account Books-Address Books

Box 1136

Agreements-Daybooks

Box 1137

Diaries-House Planning

Box 1138

Investments-Water Supply

Box 1139

Notebooks

Box 1140

Notebooks

Box 1141

Notes--Book

Box 1142

Scrapbooks

Box 1970

Business papers, Correspondence, Irrigation, Periodicals, San Francisco Water Supply, plus miscellaneous material added to collection August, 1991.