Fonds MSS 6 - Walter Reynolds Hall fonds

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Walter Reynolds Hall fonds

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LCM MSS 6

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  • 1912-1917, 1984 (Creation)
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    Hall, Walter Reynolds

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3 folders of textual records;1 photograph;1 map

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Walter Reynolds Hall was born in 1871 in Staffordshire, England. In 1912, Hall was living in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. It appears Hall came to Langley around 1913 and worked as a bee-keeper and farmer. The Hall farm was on Telegraph Trail near Fort Langley. A small log cabin on the property was originally built by John Stevens Pratt and extended in 1890. Walter Reynolds Hall died September 14, 1961 in Nanaimo, B.C. He is buried in the Fort Langley cemetery beside Mary Hall (1868-1957).

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The fonds consists of copies made in 1984 of correspondence and land records, including articles of agreement, property conveyances, receipts, mortgages, deeds of land, and assessment notices of W.R. Hall concerning primarily land transactions involving George Henry Pratt, Alex Ritchie, George A. Jacobs, and Charles Reid dating back to 1898-1915, and 1947. There are original records from 1912-1917 documenting payments made by Walter Reynolds Hall to Rev. H.A. Burton and correspondence between Hall and Montgomery Ward & Co. from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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BCAUL control number: LCM-2248

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