This collection documents the collaboration of Sam Hileman, also known as Samuel Palmer Hileman, Jr., and Carlos Fuentes in
the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. The contents of this collection reflect Hileman’s working process while translating
literary works. The collection also hints at Fuentes’ writing process, as there are some notes by Fuentes in the collection.
Highlights of the collection include correspondence between Hileman and Fuentes, as well as various translation drafts generated
between Hileman and Fuentes.
Samuel Palmer Hileman Jr. was born in 1926 to Samuel Palmer Hileman Sr. and Ruth M. Yerby in Bath County Virginia. In 1963
he married Bette Jo Burresh and in 1978 they divorced. Throughout his career Hileman worked as an artist, writer, editor,
and translator. Hileman collaborated with Carlos Fuentes to produce five of Fuentes’s first English translation novels. Later
in his career he won a Pulitzer Prize through collaboration with Herbert Bix, Hiro Hito, and the Making of Modern Japan. Hileman
died in 2001 in Augusta County Virginia.
5 document boxes (2 linear ft.)
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