HALL, Lyman, 1724-1790


Guide to Research Collections

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1783-1793, 4 items.
The papers include a land bounty certificate, a copy of the will of Mary Osborne Hall, a warrant from 1784 relating to damages owed to Lyman Hall, and an extract from a speech given by Lyman Hall in the Georgia House of Assembly in 1783.


Copley Press, Inc.
J. S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1783, 1 page.
A document granting 300 acres of land from Georgia and 300 acres by Congress to Captain John DuCoin. The document was signed by Governor Hall on September 24, 1783. Notes on the verso of the document indicate that 690 acres were granted on April 13, 1784 by the Land Court at Augusta.

Papers: 1784, 1 page.
A document granting 250 acres of land as a bounty by Governor Hall to Daniel Marshal, a private militia man.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: 1777, 1 item.
A letter from Hall to an unidentified recipient written on February 11, 1777.

Papers: 1777, 1 item.
A letter from Hall to Roger Sherman, Esq., written on May 16, 1777. Hall writes referring to the Constitution, with a postscript dated June 1, describing the duel of Button Gwinnett with Colonel Lochlan McIntosh, in which Button Gwinnett was killed.

Papers: 1783, 1 item.
A letter from Hall to General McIntosh written on April 2, 1783.


Cornell University Library
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In Washington Irving’s Life of George Washington Miscellany, Volume XI, Miscellany, 1755-1835, 84 items.
Subjects covered in the papers include Hall.


The John Work Garrett Library Evergreen House
Baltimore, MD
Papers: In the Signers collection, 1770-1826, 60 documents.
Subjects covered in the papers include Hall.


The Rosenbach Museum & Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1783, 1 item.
A certificate granting lands due to Captain George Handley for his service with the Georgia line of the Continental Army. The document is signed by Governor Hall on September 8, 1783.

Papers: In the Jeremiah Dickinson papers, 1786-1788, 4 items.
These papers contain documents of a suit against the estate of Button Gwinnett. Hall was the executor of Button Gwinnett’s estate.

Papers: In the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Autograph collection, 1756-1818, 56 items
Other authors include Hall.


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Ca. 1761, 1 letter.
Letter from Hall to Mary McPherson recognizing her as executor of her husband’s will.


University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Albert H. Small Declaration of Independence collection, 1783, 1 item.
Hall acknowledges his selection as governor of Georgia.