Grace Hall papers

Grace Hall papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936
Creator: Hall, Grace, d. 1947
Title: Grace Hall papers
Dates: circa 1912-1944
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Grace Hall from ca. 1912-1944. The collection contains primarily manuscripts of Hall's novel, LETTERS FROM GIGI, essays, and some poems. Also includes some material relating to Edwin Howland Blashfield and family photographs.
Coll. Number: ms209

Biographical/Historical Note

Grace Hall (187?-1947), American poet and novelist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. Married Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936) in 1928.

Ms. Hall was a poet and novelist who was born in Boston to Edna Amile Brown, a concert singer, and David Culver Hall, a concert tour conductor. Ms. Hall lived in London, Florence and New York City with her parents and sisters, Gertrude-also a writer-and Marguerite, an opera singer.

Ms. Hall married the portrait and mural artist Edwin Howland Blashfield in 1928. She published her only novel Letters from Gigi in 1909 and also published several poems and essays in magazines. After the death of her husband, Ms. Hall lived with her sister Gertrude in New York City. She died in 1947.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the writings, photos and biographical material of Grace Marie Hall Blashfield.

This collection contains primarily the manuscripts of Ms. Hall's essays and novel. Also included are several photos of Ms. Hall, her sisters and Edwin Blashfield. Letters of Mr. Blashfield and some of his early sketches are also part of the collection.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

American literature.
Manuscripts (documents)
Women authors, American.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grace Hall papers, ms209, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Gertrude Hall papers, ms210.

See also MS 210.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical note/baptismal certificate
2Unsent letter/letter accompanying Spring Flowers
3"By Way of Conversation"
4"By Way of Conversation"
5"By Way of Conversation"
6"Christmas Shopping"
7Essays "Harmony," "The Will," "Work," "The inner life," and "Sincerely"
8"Full House"
9"Journey's End"
10"Letters from Gigi"
11Martin, George Madden; "The Old Dispensation"
12"The Miscalculations of Phoebe"
14"Poems, List of Names in Form of Ms. Notebook"
15Some Letters to Tome
16The True Story of Pat
17"Ugly Ducklings"
18"Une Nuit de Cleapatre"
3Edwin Howland Blashfield