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M-329: Hill Family Letters

 

HISTORY: Ebenezer Hill (1791-1875) was a printer in Amherst and Nashua, New Hampshire, as well as Troy, New York, from 1807-1819.  In 1819, Ebenezer moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and subsequently to Fayetteville, Tennessee.  He printed the town’s first newspaper, The Village Messenger, with the first edition being printed on March 11, 1823.  Ebenezer was also the printer of Hill’s Almanac, which brother Joseph edited.  In 1862 Union soldiers destroyed Ebenezer’s printing materials, effectively ending his publication career.

Joseph Bancroft Hill (1796-1864), twin of John Boynton Hill, was a lawyer and pastor of the Congregational Church, in Mason, New Hampshire.  Joseph also edited the Hill’s Almanac, and during the Civil War was an agent of the United States Christian Commission.

SCOPE: Ebenezer Hill (1791-1875) was a printer in Amherst and Nashua, New Hampshire, as well as Troy, New York, from 1807-1819.  In 1819, Ebenezer moved to Huntsville, Alabama, and subsequently to Fayetteville, Tennessee.  He printed the town’s first newspaper, The Village Messenger, with the first edition being printed on March 11, 1823.  Ebenezer was also the printer of Hill’s Almanac, which brother Joseph edited.  In 1862 Union soldiers destroyed Ebenezer’s printing materials, effectively ending his publication career.

HOLDINGS: 0.5 linear feet

ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-322 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.

M-329 Hill Family Letters(.pdf)

M-329 Hill Family Letters(.rtf)

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