Fonds RC0780 - Charles W. Hall fonds

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Charles W. Hall fonds

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  • 1861-1862 (Creation)

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2 files

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Charles W. Hall was born presumably in England and was a member of the 93rd Derbyshire Regiment. On 11 December 1861, he boarded the steamer H.M.S. Windsor in Dublin, Ireland and set sail for Liverpool. On 12 December 1861, Hall transferred and served aboard H.M.S. Australasian, another steamer, and along with a regiment of 850 and an artillery of 270, set sail for Canada. 1 February 1862 marked Hall's arrival in Hamilton, Ontario.

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There has been one accrual. It consists of Hall’s manuscript diary, 8 paginated, 4 looseleaf foolscap leaves in length. A typed transcript accompanies the journal. The first entry is dated 11 December 1861: “The following is the diary of our passage from Dublin, to Hamilton. C.W.” The last entry is dated 1 February [1862] upon arrival in Hamilton: “The town is very prettily situated on a Bay called ‘Burlington’, and is about 70 miles from the ‘Falls of Niagara’, and contains about 25,000 inhabitants. Thus ends my diary.”

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Fonds (16-2004) was acquired from Dr. Robert Hall Haynes in 1992.


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