Horace M. Hill Collection M/A 1998.38.01-.03
|Creator:||Hill, Horace M., 1861-1948|
|Title:||Horace M. Hill Collection|
|Repository:||James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library|
Biography of Horace M. Hill
Horace M. Hill was born in 1861. In 1879 he was hired at the hardware wholesale business Janney, Brooks and Co., which became Janney, Semple and Co. in 1884. Hill rose from general office duties to head buyer. When the firm was incorporated in 1891 with Hill as a partner and reincorporated in 1898 as Janney, Semple, Hill and Co. Hill had risen to the position of secretary. On the death of partner Frank B. Semple, Hill assumed the position of vice president, eventually assuming the title of president, a post he held until his death in 1948.
Three boxes. Two scrapbooks and another box with a company history and more clippings files on Janney, Semple, Hill and Co. business.
Janney, Semple, Hill and Co. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Picture of Offices at Janney Semple Hill & Co., 1910
Table of Contents
|Scrapbook, 1948 Tribute to Hill, telegrams, sympathy cards, letters 1948 -- Box-folder 1|
|Scrapbook, 1948 Tribute to Hill, telegrams, sympathy cards, letters 1948 -- Box-folder 2|
|Book: history of Janney Semple Hill & Co. 1866-1916 1916 -- Box 3, Folder 1|
|Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings referring to or written by Hill 1927-1946 -- Box 3, Folder 2|
|Miscellaneous newspaper clippings found in scrapbook, connection uncertain undated -- Box 3, Folder 3|
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