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Horace M. Hill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0070

Description of Contents

3 boxes. Two scrapbooks and another box with a company history and more clippings files on Janney, Semple, Hill and Co. business.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1948

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.

Biography of Horace M. Hill

Horace M. Hill was born in 1861. In 1879 he was hired at the hardware wholesale business Janney, Brooks & Co., which became Janney, Semple & 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 & 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.

Extent

2.42 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Picture of Offices at Janney Semple Hill & Co., 1910

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Title
Horace M. Hill Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
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