Edwin B. Hill letters, 1939 - 1949Manuscript MS-1282

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Edwin B. Hill letters, 1939 - 1949

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1282

Collection Dates:

1939 - 1949

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)


Edwin B. Hill (1866-1949), private printer and author. Consists of letters from Herbert Faulkner West.

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Edwin B. Hill letters from Herbert Faulkner West contain observations about the war, including Dartmouth College during that time, as well as musings and discussions of books, including those printed by Hill's Texas press.


Edwin Bliss Hill was born in 1866, in Michigan. He was an employee of the US Bureau of Reclamation and was transferred from their Mesa, Arizona office to their El Paso, Texas office in 1918. He started printing in Arizona and continued when he moved to Texas, printing limited editions with attention to the quality of the typography and printing. Some of his printings include "Henry Thoreau's Mother," by Jean Munro Le Brun and "O Thou Mighty River," by Frank D. Woolen. Hill was also an author and published several books including "Range Tales: A Few Stories Based on Scenes and Incidents Inspired By The Arizona Country" (1916), "More Than a Memory" (1936) and "The Ancient Wood and Other Poems" (1942). Hill died in 1949.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1939-1949

Access Restrictions


Box: 1, Dates: 1939-1949

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Letters from Herbert Faulkner West, 1939-1940
  • Folder: 2, Letters from Herbert Faulkner West, 1941-1942
  • Folder: 3, Letters from Herbert Faulkner West, 1943
  • Folder: 4, Letters from Herbert Faulkner West, 1944
  • Folder: 5, Letters from Herbert Faulkner West, 1945-1949
  • Folder: 6, Clipping, undated

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