|Administrative History||Robert Hall was born 2 May, 1764. His father, Robert Hall Sr., was pastor of a Baptist church at Arnesby, Leicestershire and published 'Help to Zion's Travellers'. Hall spent 3 years at the Baptist Academy in Bristol. He then attended Aberdeen University but later returned to Bristol. There he became tutor at the Academy and assistant minister at Broadmead Chapel. He later became pastor of what is now St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church, Cambridge. In 1807, he moved to Harvey Lane, Leicester and married Mary [nee ?], a maid-servant. He returned to Broadmead circa 1827 and died 21 Feb, 1831. |
|Custodial History||Unknown deposit to the Selly Oak Colleges Central Library [later forming part of the Orchard Learning Resources Centre]. The inside front cover of the volume contains the following manuscript note: 'Bought Feb 10th from [Ifan Kyrle] Fletcher, "Merridall", Caerlon Mon. (formerly of Bond St., London), who bought the collection from a book seller, whom he now reports as being dead' |
It was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. IIn 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections held at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham.
Cataloguing of the records was undertaken by the Special Collections department, University of Birmingham, in June 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges endowment trust.