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Benjamin Homer Hall

New York

Benjamin Homer Hall was a lawyer, poet, and New York jurist. His name is remembered in Troy, New York as the builder of a stately building at First and River Street. The building, erected in 1871, was at one time known as the Benjamin Hall Building, later as the Rice Building. [Sources: Rice Building] Hall's brother Fitzedward Hall (1825-1901) was a distinguished philogist and professor of Sanskrit at King's College, London. [Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors 165 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899)][Hall's poetry appears in Ina Russelle Warren (ed.), The Lawyer's Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer and about the Lawyer (New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900)]


Benjamin Homer Hall, A Collection of College Words and Customs (Cambridge [Mass.]: J. Bartlett, 1851)(rev. and enl. ed., 1856)(New York: M. Doolady, rev. and enl. ed., 1859)

________________, History of Eastern Vermont, from its earliest settlement to the close of the eighteeth century (New York: Appleton, 1858)(with a biographical chapter and appendixes)(Albany, New York: Munsell, 1865)(2 vols.)

Research Resources

Benjamin Homer Hall Papers
New York State Library