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Ramon J. Hill papers, 1863-1933.
BANC MSS 2003/254 c
Collection Overview

Title:

Ramon J. Hill papers, 1863-1933

Creator/Contributor:

Hill, Ramon J., creator

Abstract:

This collection contains a misc. assortment of personal and legal documents. Hill's personal documents include correspondence, speeches, and a few scrapbooks with his poetry. Most of the legal documents are land deeds, including ones held by his son, Lawrence V. Hill and daughter-in-law, Geneva G. Hill, in Oakland. Another important legal document, which is signed by Daniel A. Hill, concerns the sale of some land from the rancho of La Goleta, to T. Wallace More in 1863.

Date:

1863 (issued)

Subject:

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More, Thomas Wallace -- 1826-1877
Hill, Daniel Antonio -- 1799?-1865
Land tenure -- California -- Santa Barbara County
Goleta (Calif.) -- History
Santa Barbara County (Calif.) -- History, Local

Note:

Son of Daniel Antonio Hill and Rafaela Sabrina Luisa Ortega, Ramon J. Hill was a native of the Goleta Valley in Santa Barbara County, California. While attending college, Ramon Hill held office as armorer at the Mount St. James Fencing Club, organized in October, 1859. In 1860, Hill received an A.B. in philosophy and gave the valedictory speech at his graduation. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he worked as a court interpreter, making $3.00 a day. In 1863, he ran for county assemblyman on the Union Party ticket. In 1864, as assemblyman for Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, Hill wrote a State of the Union address entitled, "La SituaciĆ³n Actual de los Estados Unidos" (Housed in Folder 9). Hill also published poems in such newspapers as the New York Tribune, and the Santa Barbara Gazette.
In English, with some Spanish.

Type:

Deeds.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (.4 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2003/254 c

Origin:

California