Hall, John (Sir), 1824-1907 : Papers
The series titles below give a good indication of the scope of the collection but special mention should be made of the large series of inward letters (Series One) which contains letters not only from local and national political figures but also from his farm manager, local churchmen, teachers, his children, suffragists and others seeking his patronage.
Source of title - Supplied title
Hall arrived in Canterbury in 1852 and was a member of the Canterbury Provincial Council for most of the period up to the abolition of the provinces in 1876. He was also a magistrate, a commissioner of police and Mayor of Christchurch at varying times during this period. He was called to the Legislative Council in 1863 but resigned in 1866. He represented Heathcote in Parliament and was Postmaster General in the Stafford Ministry. In 1879, while representing Selwyn, he became Premier. He resigned in 1882 and was knighted in the same year. He was a strong supporter of women suffrage and was instrumental in ensuring the success of that legislation. He left Parliament in Nov 1893. He farmed at Terrace Station, near Hororata in Canterbury, for most of his life.
Quantity: 304 folder(s). 51 volume(s). 3 Linear Metres.
Physical Description: Holographs, mss and printed matter
Finding Aids: Inventory available
A bound volume and box of more detailed listings (incomplete), compiled by Turnbull staff, can be found at MS-Papers-1784-301 and MS-Papers-1784-302..
Alternative form available: Microfilm of most of main correspondence series (Series One) held by Canterbury Museum. Microfilm of MS-Papers-1784, folders 1-300 available on MS-Copy-Micro-0694
Access restrictions: No access restrictions
Format: 304 folder(s), 51 volume(s), 3 Linear Metres, Business correspondence, Personal correspondence, Publications (Documents), Diaries, Manuscripts, Holographs, mss and printed matterSee original record