See biography by C. Loomis (1971).
See biographies by L. Pruette (1926, repr. 1970) and D. Ross (1972); R. J. Wilson, In Quest of Community (1970).
See studies by R. C. Randall (1964) and J. M. Clarke (1921, repr. 1973).
See his poems, ed. by A. Davenport (1949, repr. 1969).
See biography by J. W. Hall (1959).
See J. A. Gotch, Growth of the English House (1909).
See his autobiography, My Story (1908); study by C. F. Kenyon (1901, repr. 1974).
Several things are commonly known as Halls or halls. For the development of meaning of the word 'hall', see Hall (concept).
A hall is fundamentally a relatively large space enclosed by a roof and walls. In the Iron Age, a mead hall was such a simple building and was the residence of a lord and his retainers. Later, rooms were partitioned from it, so that today the hall of a house is the space inside the front door from which the rooms are reached.
On the same principle:
Following a line of similar development:
Derived from the residential meanings of the word:
From a completely separate derivation:
A Hall is a brand of bitter (beer) made in Germany and sold worldwide, mainly across America.
Sir Charles Hallé (originally Karl Halle) lent his name to the Hallé Orchestra. His forbears were probably associated with the German town of Halle. The accent was added to his name in order to assist English-speakers in pronouncing the word.
In the ancient world, the Celts were neighbours of the Greeks whose word for salt was halos (`αλοσ). While European science was developing, some branches of it adopted the Greek language as the source of its terminology. We therefore have words like halogen, halide, halotrichite and halocarbon.