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Walter Nickerson Hill Papers

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Title:Walter Nickerson Hill Papers
Date range:1860-1905, (bulk 1870-1884)
Creator:Walter Nickerson Hill, 1846-1884
Extent:4.0 Linear feet
Abstract:American chemist. Letters and manuscripts; letterpress books; scrapbook; notebooks; documents; pamphlets; photographs; and memorabilia. The bulk of the written material (to, from, and about Hill) dates from 1870-1884. It consists of personal letters between Hill and his wife; letters between Hill and leading scientists and ordinance specialists; letters to and from important political, scientific, and military figures regarding Hill's application for appointment of Professor of Mathematics in the Navy; business correspondence; Hill's patents and pamphlets regarding explosives, demagnetization, etc.; newspaper clippings of Hill's death in an explosion.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number:Ms.Hill