Bolling Hall family Collection, 1873-1976
Collection consists of photocopies of correspondence, deeds, and other material relating to the Bolling brothers--Franklin, Holt, John, and Joseph--early day immigrants from Alabama who settled in Colorado ca. 1873 to attempt to improve their health. The Hall brothers took up farming in Colorado, and while their health improved they failed as farmers and returned to the South in 1876. Much of the correspondence in this collection is between various brothers and their father Bolling Hall, and deals with the Halls' struggles as farmers, their descriptions of the weather, religious life, living conditions, and other topics of interest. The material in this collection was used by Dr. John Guice in writing the essay, "Alabama Planters in the Rockies", which appeared in Colorado Magazine Vol. 53 (1976), pp. 1-47. Original items in this collection held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Please credit the Alabama Department of Archives and History for any use of this collection.
Guice, John D. W; gift, 1976
Bolling Hall Family Collection, MSS.760, History Colorado, Denver, Colorado.