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Ronald Owen Hall papers

Identifier: HK CVU 0068/PER/RO_Hall
Consists chiefly of materials written or collected by Ronald Owen Hall, including correspondence, sermons and lecture notes, reference materials of writing, R.O. : The life and times of Bishop Ronald Hall of Hong Kong, newspaper clippings, books, and journal articles (finding aid (pdf)).


  • 1925-1979, undated


Language of Materials

Chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Users are responsible to abide by the law of copyright and privacy. The copyright on some materials in the collection may be held by the creators, donors or any other persons. Users must obtain written permissions from the copyright holder(s) and the Librarian prior to publishing any materials in this collection.

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4 linear feet


This collection is arranged into 6 series.

Series 1 is his correspondence with Victoria Diocesan Association;
Series 2 is letters to his relatives and family members, newspaper clippings about him.
Series 3 was originally marked “F.D. Maurice”. It includes mainly sermons and sermon extracts of Maurice. And Hall’s correspondence about Maurice.
Series 4 is mainly reference material for Paton, D.M. to write his book R.O. The life and times of Bishop Ronald Hall of Hong Kong, 1985. It includes Paton’s correspondence with other people when collecting material for his book, draft copies of individual chapters of the book. And many first hand material about Hall’s life.
Series 5 is a number of Hall’s note books for his sermon and lectures, 1943-1948.
Series 6 contains books, journals and articles on various subjects collected or written by Bishop Hall. To be catalogued individually and availale in CUHK LibrarySearch.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Originals of some materials are not available due to physical conditions or the need of special equipment. Copies are provided if available.


Publications that are about or based on the use, study, or analysis of the materials of this collection:

吳青。《何明華與中國關係之研究》(1922-1966)。杭州市:浙江大學出版社,2017 年。

Donor Donated by Canon Christopher Hall
Ronald Owen Hall papers
Special Collections (Archive Management)
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Repository Details

Part of the CUHK Library Archival Collections Repository

Special Collections Reading Room
3/F, University Library
The Chinese University of Hong Kong