- 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.
- 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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.
- 1.25 Linear Feet
- Related Names
- Hill, Henry, 1795-1892
- Language of Materials