This collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of
America printer and author Edwin Bliss Hill (1866-1949) and deals primarily with Hill's activities
as a private printer, as a founder of the Frank Holme Memorial Group, and as a collector of books and manuscripts.
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on August 17, 1866, Edwin Bliss Hill began work as a printer's
devil at the age of 18. From his first job with the Michigan
Christian Herald, he
moved on to various positions with the Detroit Tribune, Detroit News, Detroit Times and,
finally, the Detroit Journal from
1891 to 1901. His health failed in 1901 and he spent the years until 1908 living and
recuperating in the woods near Lakeland, Michigan, where he continued to pursue his
avocation of printing brochures and books, an activity begun in 1882.
2,557 pieces in 15 boxes
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