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Guide to the Edward H. Hall Papers, 1874-1939

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Title:
Edwin H. Hall papers
Creator:
Hall, Edwin Herbert
ID:
M264
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1939
Extent:
1.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Published papers and texts by Hall, notebooks, biographical materials, and photographs.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Edwin H. Hall Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edwin Herbert Hall, known to physicists as the discoverer of the Hall effect, was born November 7, 1855 in Gorham, Maine. After attending Gorham Seminary, he entered Bowdoin at age 15 and graduated with an A.B. in 1875. During 1875-1876 he served as principal at Gould's Academy in Bethel, Maine, and during 1876-1877 he was principal at Brunswick High School. In 1877 he entered Johns Hopkins University as a graduate student of physics, receiving a Ph.D. in 1880. Hall received an honorary LL.D. degree from Bowdoin in 1905, but spent most of his career at Harvard, where he taught from 1881 until 1921. Besides the Hall effect which he discovered while working on his Ph.D., Hall was notable for contributions to the teaching of physics and was made the first honorary member of the American Association of Physics Teachers. A writer, he authored physics textbooks as well as scientific papers. Hall died on November 20, 1938 in Cambridge, Massachusetts at the age of 83.

Published papers and texts by Hall make up the bulk of the collection. Also included are biographical material, diplomas, Hall's notebook with class notes taken while he was an undergraduate, and two photoprints of Hall by Bachrach Studios.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

This series contains writings by Hall and reviews of his work by authors David L. Webster, R.H. Oppermann, and L.A.DuBridge.

"On a New Action of the Magnet on Electric Currents" [from the American Journal of Mathematics, vol.2, 2 copies], 1879

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"Preliminary Notes of Mr. Hall's Recent Discovery" [from the American Journal of Mathematics, vol. 2], 1879

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"On the New Action of Magnetism on a Permanent Electric Current" [from the American journal of Science, third series, vol.20, no.117], Sep 1880

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"On the 'Rotational Coefficient' in Nickel and Cobalt" [from the Philosophical Magazine], Sep 1881

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"Rotational Coefficients' of various Metals" [from the American Journal of Science, vol. 25], Mar 1883

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"On the Rotation of the Equipotiential Lines of an Electric Current by Magnetic Action" [from the American Journal of Science, vol. 29], Feb 1885

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"Elementary Ideas Definitions and Laws in Dynamics" 1886

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"Experiments of the Effect of Magnetic Force on the Equipotential lines of an Electric Current" [from the American Journal of Science, vol. 36], Oct 1888

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"On the Thermal Conductivity of Cast Iron and of Cast Nickel" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences] Jun 15 1892

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"Note on an Approximate Trigonometric Expression for the Fluctuations of Steam Temeperature in an Engine Cylinder" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences], Jan 11 1893

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"On a Thermo-Electric Method of Studying Cylinder Condensation in Steam-Engines" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences], Jan 11 1893

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"On the Variations of the 'Hall Effect' in Several Metals with Changes of Temperature" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences], Apr 12 1893

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Key to Hall and Bergan's Physics 1893

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Elementary Lessons in Physics 1894

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"On the Thermal Conductivity of Mild Steel" 1896 Jan 8

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"Note on the Experiments of I. Bosi on the Resistance of Moving Electrolytes" [reprinted from the Physical Review, vol. 7, no. 38], 1898 Nov

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"On the Thermal Conductivity of Cast Iron" [from Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 34, no. 11], 1899 Feb

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"On the Relation Between Pressure and Evaporation" [reprinted from the Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 3, no. 7], 1899

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"Concerning Thermal Conductivity in Iron" [reprinted from the Physical Review, vol. 10, no. 5], 1900 May-Jun

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"On the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity of Soft Iron" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 36, no. 8], 1900 Aug

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"Mounting for Tube Containing Liquefied CO2" [reprinted from the Physical Review, vol. 12, no. 2], 1901 Feb

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"The Relations of Colleges to Secondary Schools in Respect to Physics" 1901 Oct 29

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Descriptive List of Elementary Exercises in Physics Second Ed. 1901

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"Buckingham's Thermodynamics" [reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, 2d Series, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 173-175], 1902 Dec

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"Do Falling Bodies Move South?" [reprinted from the Physical Review, vol. 17, no. 4], 1903 Oct

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Descriptive List of Elementary Exercises in Physics Third Ed. 1903

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"Experiments on the Deviations of Falling Bodies" 1904 Jan

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"A Tentative Theory of Thermo-Electric Action" [from the Preceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Philadelphia Meeting], 1904 Dec 27-31

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"The Van der Waals a in Alcohol and Ether" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 39, no.15], 1904

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"Measurement of Various Thermal and Electrical Effects, Especially the Thomson Effect, in Soft Iron" [from Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 41, no.2], 1905 May

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"On Thermo-Electric Heterogeneity in Certain Alloys, Especially German Silver" [from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 41, no. 25], 1906 Mar

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"Comments of Propositions 1-9" 1909 Oct 29

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Descriptive List of Elementary Exercises in Physics Fourth Ed. 1912

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Descriptive List of Elementary Exercises in Physics Fourth Revised Ed. 1913

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Suggestions for Teachers Using Hall's Elements of Physics 1912

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"On Electric Conduction and Thermoelectric Action in Metals" [from Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 50, no. 4], 1914 Jul

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"Address at the Funeral Services of Joseph Young Bergen" [reprinted from Science, vol. 47, no. 1201, p. 14-15], 1918 Jan 4

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"The Validity of the Equation P=Tdv/dt in Thermo Electricity" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 4, p. 11-13], 1918 Jan

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"Thermo-Electric Action with Dual Conduction of Electricity" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 4], 1918 Apr

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"Thermo-Electric Action with Thermal Effusion in Metals: a Correction" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 4], 1918 Oct

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"Thermo-Electric Diagrams on the P-V-Plane" [reprint from Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, vol. 4, no. 2], 1918

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"The Thermo-Electric Equation P=dV/dT Once More" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 5], 1919 Jun

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"Inferences from the Hypothesis of Dual Electric Conductionl; the Thomson Effect" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 6], 1920 Mar

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"The Thomson Effect and Thermal Conduction in Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 6, no. 10], 1920 Oct

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"The Pelter Effect" with corrections [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 7], 1921 Feb

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"Thermo-Electric Action and Thermal Conduction in Metals: a Summary" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 7, no. 3], 1921 Mar

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"An Electron Theory of Electric Conduction in Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 8, no. 10], 1922 Oct

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"A Theory of the Hall Effect and the Related Effects for Several Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 9, no. 2], 1923 Feb

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"The Quasi Equation P=TdV/dT" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 9, no. 6], 1923 Jun

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"Metallic Conduction and the Transverse Effects of the Magnetic Field" 1924 Apr

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"The Number of Free Electrons Within a Metal" 1924 Jul 4

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"Contact Potential Difference of Metals" 1924 Aug 7

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"The Number of Free Electrons Within a Metal" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1], 1925 Jan

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"Conditions of Electric Equilibrium at Boundary Surfaces; Volta Effect" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 11, no. 2], 1925 Feb

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"The Four Transverse Effects and Their Relations in Certain Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 11, no. 7], 1925 Jul

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"Measurement of the Four Magnetic Transverse Effects" [reprinted from Physical Review, p.820-240, vol. 26, no.6], 1925 Dec

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"New Evidence in Favor of a Dual Theory of Metallic Conduction" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 12, no. 5], 1926 May

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"Illustrations of the Dual Theory of Metallic Conduction" [reprinted from Physical Review, pp. 392-417, vol. 28, no. 2], 1926 Aug

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"Note on the Temperature Relations of Photo-Electric Emission and Thermionic Emission of Electrons" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 12, no. 8], 1926 Aug

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"Photo-Electric Emission, Thermionic Emission and Peltier Effect" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 2], 1927 Feb

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"Thermionic Emission and the 'Universal Constant' A" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 13, no. 5], 1927 May

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"Volta's Theory of the Volta Effect: a Modern Interpretation" 1927 Sep

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Biographical memoir - Wallace Celement Ware Sabine 1868-1919, 1927

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"The Fermi Statistical Postulate; Examination of the Evidence in its Favor" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 14, no. 5], 1928 May

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"Sommerfeld's Electron-Theory of Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 14, no. 5], 1928 May

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"Electron 'Free Path' and Supra-Conductivity in Metal" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the Nationa Academy of Sciences, vol. 14, no. 5], 1928 May

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"Electric Conductivity and Optical Absorption of Metal" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 14, no. 10], 1928 Oct

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"Photo-Electric Emission and Thermionic Emission Once More" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 15, no. 2], 1929 Feb

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"On Electrons That Are 'Pulled Out' from Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 15, no. 3], 1929 Mar

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"Further Remarks Concerning Thermionic 'A' and 'b', a Revision and Extension" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 15, no. 6], 1929 Jun

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"Recent Progress in the Dual Theory of Metallic Conduction" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 16, no. 1], 1930 Jan

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"The 'Reaction-Isochore' Equation for Ionization Within Metals" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 16, no. 5], 1930 May

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History of Physics at Harvard 1869-1929 [reprint from The Development of Harvard University, chapter 17], 1930

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"Electric Conductivity and Optical Absorption in Metals, Once More" and supplement [reprinted from the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 17, no.6], 1931 Jul

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"Electric Conductivity and Optical Absorption in Metals (Supplementary)" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, col. 17, no.7], 1931 Jul

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Biographical Memoir - John Throwbridge 1843-1923, 1931

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"On Supraconductivity and the Hall Effect" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, nol 19, no. 6], 1933 Jun

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Memoir of Augusto Righi 1850-1920, 1934

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"The Four Transverse Magnetic Effects In Copper: New Measurements" [reprinted from the Proceedings of the national Academy of Sciences, vol. 23, no. 12], 1937 Nov 5

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Memoir of William Elwood Byerly 1849-1935, 1937

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"Contributions of Edwin Herbert Hall to the Teaching of Physics" by David L. Webster [from The American Physics Teacher, American Institute of Physics, vol. 6, no. 1], 1938 Feb

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"The Four Magnetic Transverse Effects in Copper and their Changes with Temperature: New Measurements" [proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and sciences, vol. 72, no. 9], 1938 Apr

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Book Review by R. H. Oppermann of "A Dual Theory of Conduction in Metals" [from Journal of The Franklin Institute, The Frankling Institute of the State of Pennsylvania], Jan 1939

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Book Review by L. A. DuBridge of "A Dual Theory of Conduction in Metals" [from The Review of Scientific Instruments Special Spring Book Number, American Institute of Physica, vol. 10, no. 4], 1939 Apr

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"Answers to Questions and Problems in Hall and Bergan's Text-Book of Physics", undated

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Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains various diplomas, Bowdoin College materials, and memoirs written after Hall's death

Undergraduate Notebook, 1874

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Paper by E. E. H. from Mineralogy Notebook, 1874

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Diploma - Class of 1875 Bowdoin College, 1875

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Diploma - National Academy of Sciences, 1911 Apr 20

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Memoir by Theodore Lyman, P. W. Bridgeman, and Edwin C. Kemble [from Harvard University Gazette, vol.34, no.22], 1939 Feb 18

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"In Memory of Edwin H. Hall 1855-1938" by J. H. Beale, 1939 Feb

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"Biographical Memoir of Edwin Herbert Hall 1855-1939" by P. W. Bridgman, 1939

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Biographical Memoir of E. E. H. by P. W. Bridgman [reprinted from Science, vol. 89, no. 2300], 1939

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Biographical Notes by Theodore Lyman [reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. 74, no. 6], 1940

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Correspondence between Constance H. Hall and W. James King, 1963 Oct - 1964 Jul

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E.H. Hall Bibliography , undated

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Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

Two photoprints of Edwin H. Hall by Bachrach Studios.

Photoprints by Bachrach, 1931

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