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Hall Collection. Papers relating to Babylonian and Judaic chronology

Reference code
HAL
Title
Hall Collection. Papers relating to Babylonian and Judaic chronology
Date
c1920-30s
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Seven grey boxes.
Scope and content
Papers and working materials of William Hamilton Hall, FSA (d. 1936), physician and surgeon, relating to Babylonian and Judaic chronology; Includes MS and typescript drafts for at least three works:-

(1) 'A Great Babylonian. The Maker of the Chalak' (a measure of time), with additional heading 'Jewish Time-reckonings from Babylonia'. Preface dated 1931. HAL/001-003, 027, 035, etc.;-

(2) 'Evolution of Calendar. The Babylonians. HAL/010, 022, 023, 031, 033;-

(3) 'Studies in Albiruni/III/ On the Shorter Jewish Cycles' (i.e. the Sabbatical term; Jubilee period). HAL/036.

With notes relating to these works, tables and calculations (HAL/004, 009, 028, 029), photographic prints and glass negatives (5, 6, 32). HAL/034 is a bound volume containing chronological lists from BC 1128-476, with occasional reference to historic events, e.g. dates of Olympic games. For a survey of styles of reckoning see The Cambridge History of Judaism, I (1984), chapter 3 (calendars and chronology).
Creator
Hall, William Hamilton (d 1936), physician and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/787/1-36
MS 787
Archival history
Presented by Mrs W.H.Hall, widow of the compiler. A.J., 28 (1948), 223.
System of arrangement
The present numeration is that of Hall's daughter; see list in first box.