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Henry Hill papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 680

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and business papers of Henry Hill, merchant, U.S. consul at Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile, and officer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The papers deal largely with Hill's business affairs and travels in Europe and South America and consist of two letterbooks containing copies of letters from Hill to members of his family, friends, and business associates, 1812-1815 and 1817-1818. Also included are three volumes of letters (ca. 929 items) from Estanislao Lynch, Hill's Chilean business partner, 1817-1829, dealing almost exclusively with business ventures and politics in Chile and Peru. There are also typewritten copies of some of the letters.

Dates

  • 1812-1829

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Hiram Bingham, ca. 1904.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0680

Overview

Correspondence and business papers of Henry Hill, merchant, U.S. consul at Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile, and officer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The papers deal largely with Hill's business affairs and travels in Europe and South America and consist of two letterbooks containing copies of letters from Hill to members of his family, friends, and business associates, 1812-1815 and 1817-1818. Also included are three volumes of letters (ca. 929 items) from Estanislao Lynch, Hill's Chilean business partner, 1817-1829, dealing almost exclusively with business ventures and politics in Chile and Peru. There are also typewritten copies of some of the letters.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Hill: merchant of New York, Liverpool, Peru, and Chile; U.S. Consul at Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile, 1818-; treasurer of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
Title
Guide to the Henry Hill Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
May 1982
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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