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Detailed Description of the Collection
Nellie M. Hall Postcard Album
An Inventory of the Collection
Nellie M. Hall was born in Kentucky around 1868 and lived in Austin, Texas, for much of her life. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1895 with a degree in British literature and served for 27 years as secretary of the Family Service Society. She had taught for a short time before going into social welfare work. She was a member of the University Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, and a charter member and president of the Altrusa Club, which placed radios in several Travis County rural schools. She lived at 800 West 22nd Street in Austin, Texas.
Nellie M. Hall's postcard album contains both collected postcards from her travels as well as postcards she received from others which contain written correspondence. Many are holiday related, including New Year's, Christmas, Easter, and Valentines Day cards. Her sister Mary P. Hall likely lived with her and some of the postcards address both of the sisters. Many of the postcards show various cities in Texas, including Austin, Houston, Galveston, and San Antonio. Some of the postcards are from other U.S. cities, including Washington D.C., Tampa, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia. There are a few from various places abroad including Switzerland, France, and England. The dates range from 1905 to 1910. The album and postcards have remained in good condition.
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Nellie M. Hall Postcard Album (AR.1994.034). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1970/075
Donation Date: unknown
Encoded finding aid by Kelly Hanus, December 2017.