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MS Am 1734

Hall, Edwin Herbert, 1855-1938. Edwin Herbert Hall papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1734
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hall, Edwin Herbert, 1855-1938.
Title: Edwin Herbert Hall papers,
Date(s): 1875-1938.
Quantity: 1 collection (14 boxes (7 linear ft.)
Abstract: Papers of American physicist Edwin Herbert Hall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*64M-41. Gift of Constance H. Hall, 39 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1964.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edwin Herbert Hall Papers (MS Am 1734). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

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


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Scope and Contents

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.

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