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Guide to the Frank Ernest Hill Collection , 1905-1969
Special Collections M0212  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Ernest Hill Collection ,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1969
    Collection number: Special Collections M0212
    Creator: Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969.
    Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Mrs. Frank Ernest Hill, 1970 and 1971.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Frank Ernest Hill Collection , M0212, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical Note

    Frank Ernest Hill, son of photographer Andrew Putnam Hill (1853- 1922), born 29 August 1888 in San Jose, California, was a newspaperman, college professor, aviator, poet, and author. He received his A.B. (1911) and A.M. (1914) from Stanford University in English literature. His began his career as a poet, but later turned to expository prose and toward the end of his life wrote industrial history. He died 2 November 1969.

    Scope and Content

    Collection includes typescripts, with some corrections in pencil ("Geoffrey Chaucer," WINGED HORSE ANTHOLOGY revision, FATHER WAS PRESIDENT, and unpublished poems), correspondence dating chiefly from the 1960's and pertaining to negotiations for the publication of articles and books, and miscellaneous unpublished works by Hill. Also includes biographical material, diplomas, photographs, and illustrations. There is one folder of correspondence from Andrew Putnam Hill and his wife Florence to their son Frank, 1916-1918.