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Portraits collection

Identifier: LH-0088

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains portraits of various individuals throughout the west Georgia region.


  • 1890s-1903


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

James Hamilton Hall was born in Greenville, Georgia to Alexander and Elizabeth Hall on April 16, 1836. Due to his father’s wealth, Hall was able to attend school and receive an education. On November 2, 1859, he married Sarah E. Hall and throughout their life they had eight children, one being Hewlett A. Hall, a Georgia politician.

Hall was baptized in May 1860, having decided to become a preacher a couple of months prior. He was ordained into the Baptist ministry in August 1861 and preached at multiple churches including Bethlehem Church, Mt. Lebanon, and White Oak Grove before becoming the pastor of Newnan Church in 1869. Hall remained at this church for over thirty years.

Hall died on July 18, 1903 and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan. That same year, a book of his sermons were published titled Exodus from Death: Sermons “concerning those who have fallen asleep”.


0.03 Linear feet (1 folder)




Portraits of various individuals throughout the west Georgia region.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by file title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Found in the book, Exodus from Death, purchased from Underground Books in January 2015.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2015


Guide to the Portraits collection LH-0088
Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States