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Lewis Philip Hall Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-265

Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal and business letters, newspaper and magazine articles, hand-written and typed drafts, journals, maps, pictures, and research notes relating to Lewis Philip Hall's study of the history of Wilmington and the south for Land of the Golden River, Volumes I, II, and III.


  • Creation: Undetermined


Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Lewis Philip Hall was born in Wilmington, NC in 1908. For fifteen years Hall freelanced as a writer for various southern newspapers and magazines. In 1963 the North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians in Raleigh, N.C. presented Hall the Smithwick award for superior feature articles in the newspaper press. He tied for first runner-up for the Willie Parker Peace Award in 1975. In 1975 Hall published Land of the Golden River: Historical Events and Stories of Southeastern North Carolina and the Lower Cape Fear, Volume One. Subsequent volumes II and III of Land of the Golden River were published together in 1980. Lewis P. Hall died on October 5, 1980 shortly after proofreading the final two volumes of his book.


9 Linear Feet (Contains 18 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes.)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mary Hall Jones on June 14, 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository