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Finding Aid to the Robert T. Hill Papers MS.649
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  • Biographical note
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: Robert T. Hill Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.649
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1930 April 28-1930 May 30
    Abstract: This collection contains one piece of typed correspondence and one hand-drawn and colored map by Robert T. Hill, illustrating Coronado's route through Texas and Oklahoma, both dated 1930.
    creator: Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains one piece of typed correspondence and one hand-drawn and colored map by Robert T. Hill, illustrating Coronado's route through Texas and Oklahoma, both dated 1930.

    Biographical note

    Robert Thomas Hill (1858-1941) was a significant figure in the development of American geology during the late nineteenth century and in the early part of the twentieth century. As a pioneer Texas geologist, Hill discovered and named the Comanche Series of the Lower Cretaceous, and was a lifelong student of the structure and stratigraphy of the Cretaceous deposits of Central Texas and neighboring regions.
    He settled in the frontier town of Comanche, Texas, located 140 km to the west of Waco, where he joined his brother, Joe, the editor of The Comanche Chief newspaper. Robert worked as a printer for the newspaper and performed various other duties including writing, bookbinding, and eventually became co-editor of the paper.
    Hill began studying geology in his free time, and it soon became his main profession. In 1887, Hill published a 95-page report titled The Present Condition of Knowledge of the Geology of Texas. He later joined the United States Geological Survey, mapping the Texas and Oklahoma region.

    Preferred citation

    Robert T. Hill Papers, 1930, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.649.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff, after 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 29, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Gift of Frederick Webb Hodge to the Eva Scott Fenyes Collection, 1936 September.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554
    Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar, 16th cent.
    Correspondence
    Maps
    Oklahoma -- Discovery and exploration
    Texas -- Description and travel
    Texas -- Discovery and exploration