Letters from William Hall

Born: 24-Mar-1825, married Louisa Platt on 19-Jun-1862, died: 18-Mar-1887, father: John Hall, mother: Hannah Greaves Family Tree

  Letter from William Hall to Mother 19-Nov-1846
10 Molesworth square
New Weston Street
Dear Mother,
From the above you will
be led to conclude I did arrive here
safely. It was 1/4 past 5 when the
train got to Euston station. I made
enquiries about lodgings, but could
meet with no suitable, all too dear
2/- & 2/6 a night, so I went
to a coffee house, got some
coffee & about 8 set out
to Bermondsey to where I am
staying, about 4 miles

from the station, so I left my
luggage when I got out of the carriage
& after I had been here &
had to go back again to fetch
it & clean myself up where I
got dinner, mutton chop &
a pint of entire & regular
blow out & tomatoes hungary.
Did not sleep at all during the
passage, ate only the sandwich
& afterwards one of the buns &
have two left. I am staying
here very cheap, it is where
Winterbottom, Fletcher & Gibbons
put up. There are I think two other

medical students here also. One
I have seen, a very nice fellow
attending at Guys. I have been
to the College & saw Will Bountfloors
name down for exams tomorrow.
If you write direct for me at
No 10 as above.
It is a very fine day over
head but London is the dirtiest
place I ever was in in my life
over shoe top; I cannot find
my way very well where I have
to go. I walk to the Thames
& have a Thames boat ride

of about 2 or 3 miles for a
penny - have been about 12 miles
today already.
It is a most wonderful place
& what I have seen now would
take me a week to relate
everything different to what
we see in paltry Manchester - only
ten times as much dirt.
Excuse me saying more at present
with having no sleep I am rather
nervous & not very steady after
such a noise with the engine
but no headache.
Believe me
yours affectionately
w Hall
19 Nov 1846


  Letter from William Hall to Mother 20-Nov-1846
Dear Mother,
I have much pleasure
to inform you I passed
the College about 10 minutes
ago. I shall write again soon
(tomorrow) when you will have
more particulars.
I remain
yours aff.
W. Hall
20 Nov 1846


  Letter from William Hall to Mother 21-Nov-1846
10 Molesworth Square
New Weston Street
Dear Mother,
I have written the address
out again in full for fear you could
not make out the one I sent before.
During my stay the above will be
my residence. I think at present of
staying until Friday or Saturday, the
27th or 28th though I may possibly
remain a little longer.
I wrote you from the College last
night stating I had the good fortune
to pass & not without _ (no egotism).
Will Brasflower went up and passed
also. There were nine candidates, four
of whom were put back, three for a

week & to have written examinations,
and one for six months, so long!
There were two up also for written examinations
who had been up on the Friday
previous & put back.
My examiners were first _ Cooper,
Lawrence the President of the College
next, then Professor Green & lastly
Robert Lister. The exam was a very
easy one or at any rate I happened
to know it. It was about 10 when we
were set at liberty, Ridwood was
waiting outside so we went to
a singing room where we were joined
by Will Brasflower & a friend of

Harveys who also passed & some
other students. I left them about
11 & walked to my lodgings a
distance of about 2 or 3 miles &
was in bed by 1/4 past 12.
I have just got up 1/4 to 8 & am
going to write to about 1/2 dozen
friends & by that time I expect
Brasflower will call of me & take
me through St Bartholomews Hospital.
I had dinner yesterday with
It looks as if it would be a fine
day, at least I hope so, for you
have no idea of dirt in Manchester.
It is just like dirt fair altogether.

I should like you to write. I want
to know how grandmother's finger is. I
hope it is better, & the rest of you,
how are you?
You must wait until I return
for any description of the place,
such a many large fine buildings &
above all the bridges, they are splendid.
How is Aunt Sarah's chance at the
Infirmary? I can only say I hope
she may pass the same success as
The greatest nuisance to me is so
many persons crying different kinds
of things in the streets, they begin about
6 & continue until I don't know when
& disturb the slumber of your affectionate
W Hall M.R.C.S
Saturday morning 21 Nov 1846


  Letter from William Hall to John Stead 4-Sep-1859
9 Crescent Parade
4 Sep 1859
Mr Stead,
Dear Sir,
I have found the
deed respecting Ramsden
Mill, mentioned in yours
of the 31st Ultimate and beg to say
I will forward it if there is
an explicit understanding
that it will be returned to me
within a specified time as
agreed upon.
Yours truly,
William Hall
To Mr John Stead
Stables Street


  William Hall To John Platt MP Memorandum for deposit of deeds for securing 1800 pounds 11-Aug-1865
Dated 11th August 1865
Mr William Hall
John Platt Esq M.P.
of Deposit of Deeds referring
to messuage land and
hereditaments situated in the
Crescent, Salford for securing
1800 and interest.

Memorandum of Agreement
made the eleventh day of August one thousand eight
hundred and sixty five between William Hall of
Salford in the county of Lancaster Surgeon of the one
part and John Platt of Oldham in the said county of
Lancaster M.P. of the other part whereas the said
William Hall hath requested the said John Platt
lend him the sum of one thousand eight hundred
pounds which he hath agreed to do on having the
sum secured in manner hereinafter mentioned now
these present witness that in consideration of the
sum of One thousand eight hundred pounds
the said John Platt to the said William Hall
and paid on the execution hereof. He the said
William Hall doth hereby for himself his heirs
executors and administrators agree with the said
John Platt his executors administrators and assigns
that the said William Hall at his own expense
whenever thereunto requested by the said John Platt his
executors administrators and assigns execute and deliver to
him or them a


  William Hall to John Platt MP Memorandum and Schedule for 1800 loan

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