Basil Hall

(1788—1844) naval officer and author

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(1788–1844), British naval officer and traveler, whose three-volume Travels in North America (1829) aroused much protest in the U.S. because of its Tory view of the crude democratic society. The Aristocratic Journey (1931) is a collection of the letters which his wife, Margaret H. Hall, wrote during this trip.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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