Collins Memorial Library

Archives Inventory

ABBY WILLIAMS HILL COLLECTION

ARCHIVES, COLLINS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

binders

AWH A
Hill family photos

AWH B
Small envelope of pressed greenery; 28 loose sheets of journal written in Italy; journal started in Rome, 1897; journal started on Vashon Island, dated 1900 - 1907

AWH C
Letters, with envelopes, from Abby Hill to Romayne Hill written in Europe between 1896 and 1897, interspersed with typed translations

AWH D
Epistolary journal written by Abby Hill to her husband beginning October 8, 1901 in Seattle and concluding in Warrendale, Oregon, October 21, 1902

AWH E
Epistolary journal written by Abby Hill to her husband beginning on August 8, 1905 in St. Paul, Minnesota and concluding December 9, 1906 in Spaulding, Idaho (also a computer   disc marked “Hill Web site”.)

AWH F
Epistolary journal written by Abby Hill to her husband beginning in Liverpool, England on April 10, 1908 and concluding in France; Also a letter from Abby Hill to “Sadie and Ella” from London dated May 14, 1908; Transcriptions from 1908 journal

AWH G
Epistolary journal written by Abby Hill to her husband, beginning on August 28, 1909 in Nuremburg, Germany, concluding August 27, 1909

Temporary
Burgundy-colored binder from Peggy Firman’s office: 18 loose sheets, first date and location October 17, 1905, Mission, Montana; concludes November 21, 1905, Thompson Falls, Montana (To be reintegrated into AWH E.)

Temporary
Turquoise-colored binder from Peggy Firman’s office: 22 loose sheets, beginning September 24, 1905 and concluding October 16, 1905 (To be reintegrated into AWH E.)

Temporary
Paint Box belonging to Abby Williams Hill (To be returned to Artech.)

 

cartons

AWH 1
Daybooks and diaries of Abby Hill (1861 – 1943) and correspondence from Abby Hill to various people (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 2
Daybooks and diaries of Eulalie Hill (Mrs. Charles B. Read) and correspondence from      Eulalie Hill to various people (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 3
Daybooks and diaries of Ina Hill (Mrs. Romayne B. Hill) and correspondence to various people (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 4
Correspondence from Clifford De Rosier, Frank Hill, Ione Hill (Mrs. James La Torres) and Romayne Hill (born 1889) to various people (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 5
Correspondence from various people to Abby Hill and the Hill family (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 6
Ephemera and published materials connected to the Hill family (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 7
Late 19th and early 20th century mounted souvenir photographs of tourist and art historical subjects collected by the Hill family.  

AWH 8
Late 19th and early 20th century mounted souvenir photographs of tourist and art historical subjects collected by the Hill family.

AWH 9
Binder of documentary slides of painting conservation and restoration work by Chiara Carcano; appraisal report produced by Margaret Minnick (two volumes); appraisal report produced by Brill Lee; set of color photographs of Hill paintings; set of black and white photographs of Hill paintings; folder of photographs of Hill paintings; folder of misc. photographs

AWH 10
University correspondence (A – J) regarding exhibitions, publications, grants, etc. Continued in AWH 23

 

AWH 11
Native American artifacts: Crow moccasins, Northern Plains Moccasins, Iroquois Moccasins, Loom Beaded Hat/Head Band, Transmontaine (Plateau) Parfleche

AWH 12
Professor emeritus Ronald Fields’ notes regarding Abby Hill and the Lure of the West

AWH 13
Ephemera belonging to Abby Williams Hill and the Hill family, including clippings, photos, tracts and pamphlets (See detailed inventory.)

AWH 14
Selections from Picturesque California, published by J. Dewing, 1888; selections from The Rocky Mountains and The Pacific Slope, published by J. Dewing; selections from The Art of the World Illustrated in the Painting, Statuary and Architecture of the World’s Columbian Exposition, published by D. Appleton, 1893.

AWH 15
Selections from One Hundred Crowned Masterpieces, published by Gebbie & Co.;selections from One Hundred Crowned Masterpieces of Modern Pieces, Edition De Luxe, published by William Finley & Co., Philadelphia, 1893

AWH 16
Exhibition cards; fabric for display; American Art Annual, Vol. XX, 1923 – 1924,; Two binders containing copies of photographs of Hill paintings; portfolio of prints from the Yellowstone Foundation including one by Abby Hill

AWH 17
Postcards collected by the Hill family, some inscribed

AWH 18
Postcards collected by the Hill family, some inscribed

AWH 19
Pages from The Perry Pictures, various subjects

AWH 20
Stereoscopic Views collected by the Hill family, various subjects

AWH 21
Numbered set of envelopes containing information on different topics; misc. mounted photographs, souvenir book from Rome; “The Holy Grail” print; empty envelope marked “Dressing Jacket – Mrs. Hill;” inscribed photo of Ruth, Vera and Lois Chong

AWH 22
Inscribed medal from Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, miniature portrait of Romayne Hill, miniature toy “papoose” with photograph of crying child and accordion-pleated souvenir photos, sketchbook from New York, 1887 - 1888

AWH 23
Continuation of AWH 10 (K – Z) University correspondence regarding exhibitions, publications, grants, etc.

AWH 24
Papers containing enclosures composed of organic materials, such as ribbons, hair, quills, etc. that have been segregated to prevent contamination

AWH 25           Materials related to Cut Out for the Wilds: The Collected Papers of Artist and Activist Abby                      Williams Hill

AWH 1

Letters, diaries, daybooks, clippings and notes written by Abby Williams Hill (1861- 1943)

  • Abby Hill, diary, 1885 from Bertier-en-haut, Quebec
  • Bridal Souvenir with handwritten certificate for Frank and Abby Hill, Brooklyn, 1988
  • Transcriptions of Abby Hill diary, July 1895-October 1895, re: Rainier, Burton, Hood Canal, Midwest
  • Diary, from Tacoma to Europe, 1895 – 1896
  • Daybook: July 23rd- October 9th, 1895
  • Abby Hill list of correspondents, 1899, 1904, various notes, various dates
  • Transcriptions of Abby Hill’s diary from Europe, ca. 1897
  • Abby Hill, address book, c. 1897
  • Letters from Abby Hill to Romayne Hill from Germany, c. 1897 (with transcriptions)
  • Tiny Abby Hill notebook from Germany, ca. 1890s
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill. Letters, 1897
  • Abby Hill to Eulalie Hill, Letters, 1900, 01, 03, 05, 06, 07, 23, and undated
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1901
  • Daybook, October 1901-August 1902
  • Abby Hill, letters to her children, 1901, 06, 07, 09, 14, 23, 28 and undated
  • Abby Hill to Ina Hill, letters, incl. 1901, 02, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 22. 23, 28, 31, 40.
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1902
  • Letter to Abby’s stepmother from Trout Lake, 1902
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1903
  • Daybook: May – September 1903
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1904
  • Letter from Abby Hill to her family, 1904
  • Abby Hill, revolving diary, July 25, 1904 – October 2, 1904
  • Transcriptions from revolving diary, beginning July 25, 1904
  • Daybook: July-November, 1904
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1905
  • Clippings sent by Abby Hill to Frank Hill, 1905, re: marriage, money, racial inequality
  • Abby Hill, notes from daybook regarding Northern Pacific views, trip to New York, etc.
  • Abby Hill to Ione Hill, Letters, 1905, 06, 08, 09, 20
  • Abby Hill, letter to Mrs. Ball, 1905
  • Letter(s) from Abby Hill to a young male friend, c. 1905 
  • Daybook entries beginning July 1906
  • Abby to Frank Hill, Letters, 1906 - 35 
  • Abby Hill’s notes regarding Andrew Nine Pipes, 1906 
  • Abby Hill to Romayne Hill, 1906 w/ Great Northern, Scenic Hot Springs, Washington
  • Abby Hill to Ina and Eulalie Hill, Letters, including 1906, 07
  • Abby Hill to her Aunt Ruth Hubbard, Letter, 1906
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1906 - 1935
  • Abby Hill to Ione Hill, Letter, 1907
  • Abby Hill to Romayne Hill, 1907, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1923, 1928, undated
  • Letter to Ina or Eulalie from Abby in Dresden, c. 1908
  • Abby Hill to Frank Hill, Letters, 1908
  • Letter to Mrs. Reath from Abby Hill regarding Ione’s clothing, 1908
  • Notes, sketches, daybooks from Europe, c. 1908
  • Abby Hill, daybook and sketches, Europe, 1908
  • Abby Hill, tiny daybook, possibly Europe, 1908
  • Postcard from Abby Hill to the Director of the Museum in Arles, France, c. 1908
  • Letters to Frank Hill from Abby Hill (in Europe), 1908 – 10
  • A-Y-P postcard from Abby Hill to Romayne Hill, 1909
  • Abby Hill, daybook, 1921
  • Abby Hill, bank book from Laguna Beach, 1921
  • Letters from Abby Hill (at Yosemite) to Frank Hill, 1921
  • Abby Hill, daybook, 1923
  • Letters from Abby Hill to Jerome Shaffer, 1923
  • Open letter from Abby Hill to Washington State Chapter of National Congress of Mothers, 1925
  • Reprint of “Our Prize Picture” from The Washington Parent-Teacher, September 1924
  • Letter from Abby Hill to her cousin Julius Dupuis, 1929
  • List of paintings loaned to First Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, 1929
  • Tuberculosis-related correspondence, to and from Abby Hill, 1929 – 1930
  • Text and clipping of Tucson Daily Citizen, “Artist Says Tucson Should ‘Wake Up,’” 1929
  • Abby Hill, correspondence with Superintendent Horace Albright of the National Parks, 1929, 1930
  • Letter from Abby Hill to “Grace” describing Dr. Hill’s medical condition and history, 1932
  • Correspondence between Abby Hill and Mrs. W. H. Bryan, State Historian, Washington Congress of Mothers, 1932
  • Letters to and from various correspondents regarding possibility of lending works to California Pacific Exposition, 1935 – 36
  • Letter from Abby Hill to the Washington State Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1936
  • Letters from Abby Hill to various correspondents regarding “Gold Medal” paintings, c. 1940
  • Article titled “Interracial Relations” prepared for Union Tribune of San Diego, 1945
  • Letter from Abby Hill to Douglas Fairbanks regarding Laguna Beach property, undated
  • Letter (or draft) from Abby Hill to Mrs. Edwards regarding Ione’s wardrobe, undated
  • Manuscripts by Abby Hill regarding children, Native Americans, etc. for Congress of Mothers
  • Fragment of letter, probably by Abby Hill, undated
  • Letter from Abby Hill (on Prohibition) to Clifford Burbridge, undated
  • Abby Hill, sketch and notes on a “telescope valise,” undated
  • Abby Hill, notes regarding air quality issues for factory workers, undated
  • Abby Hill, “The Motoring Tourist,” date unknown
  • Letter from Abby Hill to her niece Helen, undated
  • Two sketches of a female figure by Abby Hill, inscribed by Ina Hill, undated
  • Abby Hill, sketch of a man, undated
  • Notes from Abby Hill and Ina Hill to Frank Hill, undated
  • “List of Articles for you to bring” from Abby Hill to Frank Hill, undated
  • Abby Hill, “Birds around Prospect Hill,” undated
  • Abby Hill, notebook, undated
  • Various records of Hill and Williams genealogy, some in Abby Hill’s hand

AWH 2

Letters, diaries, daybooks, clippings, sketches and notes of Eulalie Hill

  • Eulalie Hill, red leather notebook, 1900 and undated notebook of schoolwork
  • Eulalie Hill, diary, begins March 15, 1900
  • Eulalie Hill, sketchbook, 1900
  • Sketches by Eulalie Hill from “Camp Near Mr. Dawson’s,” August 1901
  • Letter from Eulalie Hill to Ione and Romayne Hill, December 20, 1901
  • Letter from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1901 – 1902
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Frank Hill, 1902 - 1913
  • Eulalie Hill’s diary regarding departure from Tacoma and trip to California, 1902
  • Eulalie Hill, journal, 1902 (Hood River, Trout Lake)
  • Eulalie Hill, daybook, 1903 – 1904, composition book, 1904
  • Pages from Eulalie Hill’s daybook regarding visits to Cincinnati, Washington, DC, 1904
  • Loose pages, Eulalie Hill diary, July 21 – October 24, 1904
  • Letters (front and back) from Eulalie and Ina Hill to Ione Hill, October 9, 1904
  • Eulalie Hill, diary, June 20 – June 24, 1905 (Midwest and East Coast trip)
  • Sketches by Eulalie Hill from Crater Lake, July 1904
  • Sketch by Eulalie Hill from Eunice Lake, August 1904
  • Eulalie Hill, journal, starts September 18, 1905
  • Eulalie Hill, three notebooks, 1905
  • Eulalie Hill, diary, November 9 – 17, 1905
  • Eulalie and Ina Hill, museum and travel notes, including 1905
  • Pages from Eulalie Hill’s diary, 1906
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1906
  • Letter or draft of a letter by Eulalie Hill, 1906
  • Loose pages wrapped in an illustrated sheet titled. “1906 Eulalie’s Diary of Yellowstone National Park,” August 17, 1906 – October 21, 1906
  • Eulalie Hill to her sisters, 1907
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1907
  • Excerpts from Eulalie Hill’s diary, Montana 1907
  • Loose pages wrapped in a folded sheet titled “Eulalie’s Diary,” 1907 – 1908, with three clippings
  • Eulalie Hill, diary, October 28, 1907 – December 5, 1907
  • Loose pages wrapped in sheet marked “Eulalie Hill’s diary,” ending October 28, 1907
  • Eulalie Hill to Ina Hill, 1907 – 1941 and undated
  • Eulalie Hill, letters from Europe, 1908
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1909
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1910
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1911
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to her parents, 1911
  • Letters from Eulalie and Romayne Hill to Abby Hill, 1912
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1913
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1914
  • Letter from Howard (Eulalie’s fiancé) to Eulalie, June 8, 1923
  • Important Letter from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1923
  • Eulalie Hill and Ina Hill, daybook from San Diego, c. 1923
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1924
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1926
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1928
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1931
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, 1934
  • Letter from Eulalie Hill to Romayne Hill, 1938
  • Letters from Eulalie Hill to Abby Hill, undated
  • Letter from Eulalie Hill (as a child) to Abby Hill, undated
  • Eulalie Hill, Behavior chart, undated
  • Eulalie Hill, Address to a dead snowbird, undated
  • Eulalie Hill, notebook, undated
  • Ina, Eulalie, Ione, Romayne Hill, sketchbook, undated
  • Eulalie’s Letters: Studying Under Madam Montessori in Rome, self-published by Doris D. Sandegren, 1985

AWH 3

Letters, diaries, daybooks, sketches and notes of Ina Elizabeth Hill

  • Ina Hill, schoolwork from Burton, 1901
  • Ina Hill to Abby Hill, 1901-1911
  • Ina Hill, sketchbook from Trout Lake, 1902
  • Ina Hill, diary, 1902
  • Ina Hill, school work, notes, drawings, 1902, 04, 05, undated
  • Ina Hill to Frank Hill, 1902, 1904-09, 1913, 1934, undated
  • Christmas note to Abby from Ione, Ina and Eulalie, 1903
  • Ina Hill, two diaries and loose sheets, 1904
  • Ina Hill, diary, 1904
  • Ina Hill, diary, 1905
  • Ina Hill, notebook and diary, 1905
  • Ina Hill, Flathead, Yellowstone Park and Northern Pacific Railroad Diary, 1906
  • Ina Hill, diary, 1907
  • Ina Hill, diary and two sets of loose sheets, 1908
  • Ina Hill to Eulalie Hill, 1909 and 1926
  • Ina Hill to Romayne Hill, 1913, 1915, 1928, undated
  • Ina Hill to Abby Hill, 1912
  • Ina Hill to Abby Hill, 1920, 1926 – 28, 1931
  • Ina Hill, notebook, 1924
  • Ina Hill to Abby Hill, undated
  • Copy of letter from Ina Hill to her cousin Ada announcing the death of Abby Hill, 1943, with copies from (Ada’s?) autograph book and postcard from Abby
  • Letter to Ron Fields from Ina Hill, 1893
  • Letter to Mrs. Else from Ina regarding The Hillcrest, 1983
  • Letters to Kathy Martin regarding her Ta-Tan-Ka-Ska
  • Ina Hill, hand-drawn maps, undated
  • Ina Hill, “Visit of the children of the Children’s Home to the Hill place,” undated
  • Ina Hill, notes from Tacoma Bible Institute, undated
  • Ina Hill, notebook, undated and sheet music
  • Ina Hill, music composition, undated
  • Ina Hill, three notebooks, undated
  • Correspondence between Ina Hill and Jean McCord Cooper, 1980s
  • Correspondence between Ina Hill and Ronald Fields, 1970s, 1980s

 

AWH 4

Letters, diaries, daybooks, clippings and notes of Clifford De Rosier Hill, Frank Hill, Ione Hill and Romayne Hill

clifford de rosier (hill) 

  • Letters from Clifford De Rosier Hill to Frank Hill, 1907 – 1909
  • Letters from Clifford De Rosier Hill to Abby Hill, 1909, 1910, 1912
  • Letters from Clifford De Rosier Hill to Ina Hill, 1908, 1909, 1924

frank riley hill

  • Frank Hill, medical journal, c. 1883
  • Frank Hill, medical notes, c. 1883
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Abby Hill, 1880s
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Abby Hill, 1890s
  • Letters from Dr. Hill to Romayne from Germany, c. 1897 (with transcriptions)
  • Letters from Dr. Hill to C.A. Snowden, editor of the Tacoma Ledger, 1897 and article “Wheeling Through Europe”
  • “Letter from Dr. Frank Hill, Now in Germany,” Marietta Daily Leader, April 23, 1897
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Romayne Hill, 1898, 1907, 1915, 1928, 1931 and undated
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Abby Hill, 1900 – 1904
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Ione Hill, 1902
  • Letters from Frank Hill to Abby Hill, 1905 – 1906
  • Letters from Frank to Abby Hill, 1907
  • Letters from Frank to Abby Hill, 1908
  • Letters from Frank to Abby Hill, 1909 and undated
  • Letter from Frank to Abby Hill, 1913
  • Letters from Frank to Abby Hill, 1920 – 1924
  • Letters from Frank to Abby Hill, 1926 - 1935
  • Letter to Frank Hill to Eulalie Hill, undated

ione hill 

  • Letters from Ione Hill to her sisters, 1901, 1902, 1906
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Ina Hill, 1901, 1906, 1907, 1909 and undated
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Frank Hill, 1902, 1904 – 1908
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Abby Hill, 1904 – 1908
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Abby Hill regarding Hans Kieff, 1905
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Abby Hill, 1909 – 1920 and undated
  • Letters from Ione Hill to Eulalie Hill, 1909
  • Letters from Ione Hill to a boyfriend named Roger, undated

romayne hill

  • Letter from Romayne Hill to Frank Hill. Originally attached to a letter from Abby Hill, November 22, 1897
  • Letters from Romayne Hill to Frank Hill, 1897 – 1912, 1933
  • Letter from Romayne Hill to Eu;alie and Ina Hill, 1902
  • Romayne Hill, sketchbook, 1904
  • Letters from Romayne Hill to Abby Hill, 1904 – 1910, 1926 – 1928
  • Romayne Hill, journal, 1905
  • Letters from various correspondents to Romayne Hill, 1905, 1928
  • Romayne Hill, journal from London and Bruges, 1908
  • Letters from Romayne Hill to Ina Hill, 1908, 1931
  • Letters from Romayne Hill to his sisters, 1909
  • Letters from Romayne Hill to Frank and Abby Hill, 1911 – 1912
  • Romayne Hill, schoolwork, undated

AWH 5

Letters, diaries, daybooks, clippings, notes received by Abby Hill and the Hill Family

  • Miscellaneous early correspondence to Abby Hill
  • Letter from Abby’s Father to her aunt Ruth Hubbard on the occasion of her birth, 1861
  • Letters to Abby Hill and family from Ruth Hubbard, with original sketches, 1868-1918 and business correspondence regarding her estate
  • Letters to Abby Hill from her mother, 1876, 77
  • Letters to Abby Hill from her step-mother, 1882-1888
  • Letters to Abby Hill (in Quebec) in 1886 from James A. Elliott
  • Correspondence from Jeannette (Nettie) Williams Buckley to her sister, Abby Hill, 1877-1987
  • Letter to Abby and Nettie Williams from Nettie’s future husband, Mr. Buckley
  • Letters from Dr. Albert Shaw to Abby Hill, 1884-1926 and undated
  • Letters from O.F. Emerson to Abby Hill, 1882 and undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Marie von Cranach, 1986
  • Letter and postcard from Agnes Von Velton to Abby Hill, 1897
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Ida S. Verbeck, 1898
  • Letters from Arthur J. Collins to Abby and Frank Hill regarding adoption of Eulalie, 1898
  • Letters from De Rosier family (Shelton, Centralia, Union, 1898-1939)
  • H.W. Williams (Hill’s father) receipt for Excelsior Gas Burner sold to Abby Hill, 1898
  • “Mother” Hill to Frank and Abby Hill, 1898 and undated
  • Letters received by Ina and Eulalie Hill from various correspondents, 1898 - 1931
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Mabel Fletcher, 1899
  • Letter to Abby Hill in Burton, WA, 1901, incomplete
  • Note to Abby Hill in Burrton, WA, 1901
  • Letter to Ina and Eulalie from a Burton friend, Beulah Wright, 1902
  • Letters to Abby and Eulalie Hill from F. C. Willey, Shelton, 1901-1903
  • Correspondence from Booker T. Washington, 1901, 1902
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Clara Bishop regarding Ina and Eulalie, 1901
  • Letter to Abby Hill from unknown correspondent, 1902
  • Letter to Abby Hill from young friend, 1902
  • Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, MD to Frank Hill regarding Romayne Hill, 1902
  • Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, bibliography and article “Cats Have Strange Influence on Humans”
  • Letter to Abby Hill from friend from Warrendale, Oregon, 1903
  • H.W. Williams (Abby’s father) to Frank Hill, 1903
  • Business correspondence, various authors to Frank Hill, 1903-1906, 1908, 1911, 1916, 1924
  • Letter to Abby Hill from correspondent in The Dalles, 1904
  • Letter to Abby Hill on stationary from the Bright Angel Hotel at the Grand Canyon, 1904
  • Postcard to Ina Hill from Hans Schiff, 1904
  • Letters to Abby Hill and Eulalie Hill from Hans Kieff (also his journal and photographs), 1904-1938
  • Letters from Henry Van Schravendyk, Hope, Idaho, 1904-1906 with photos
  • White Bull to Abby Hill, Letter, 1905, and pouch with White Bull’s hair
  • Letter from the Dept. of the Interior regarding naming of Mt. Booker, 1904
  • Letters from Johannes Oertel to Abby Hill, also catalogue of works from his estate, 1905-1908
  • May Wright Sewell, Correspondence, 1905
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Lily White regarding the fair, March 29, 1905
  • Letters to Romayne, 1905, 1928
  • Letters to Abby and Frank Hill from her niece, Helen Hill Sloane, including birth announcement of her son and Hill genealogy, 1905, 1906, 1922, 1932
  • Letters and postcards to Abby Hill from Mary Grinnell Mears, 1905, 1908, 1924, 1927, 1933 and undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from her step-mother, Annie M. Williams, regarding her father’s estate
  • Letters to Abby Hill and Eulalie Hill from Herr Winckler, 1906
  • Jennie (?) Shank, Correspondence, 1906
  • Letter to Abby Hill from correspondent in Ellensburg, 1906
  • Letters to Dr. Hill and Abby Hill from Wm. And Alice Sawyer, 1906, 1909
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Richard (last name unknown), Crow Agency, Montana, 1906
  • Andrew Nine Pipe to Abby Hill, Letter, 1906
  • White Bull, no. 2 to Abby Hill, Letters, 1906-1907
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Rose Larcker, young friend from Wetmore, Colorado, 1907
  • Letter and program from lecturer, Franklin Pierce Jolly, 1907
  • Postcard of Princess Angeline from “Nellie” to Abby Hill, 1907
  • Postcards from local artists A. H. Denman, 1912 and A. H. Barnes, 1907
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Myrta Preston Burlew, 1907
  • Correspondence with Dept. of Botany, Iowa State College re: paintings gifted by Hill, 1907
  • Mrs. Laura Standing Bear to Abby Hill, Letter, 1907
  • Matilda Blue Breath to Abby Hill, Letter, 1907
  • Lucy to Abby Hill, Letter 1907
  • John Moses to Abby Hill, Letters, 1907
  • Letter appointing Abby Hill to represent National Congress of Mothers in Europe, 1907
  • Letters of introduction for Abby Hill from the Angola League to Lady Somerset, Lady Trelawne, 1908
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Peo Peo Talict, 1907, 1909
  • Misc. Native American or related letters to Abby Hill, 1907, 1909, 1910
  • Letters to Abby Hill from E. S. Paxon, 1907, 1909 and Paxon reproductions and calling card
  • H. M. Chittenden to Abby Hill, Letters and Clippings, 1907-1912
  • Anicee (Aincee, Cincee, Cin Cin) Michel to Abby Hill, Letters, 1907-1910
  • Letters to and from Peter Pichette of Arlee, Montana, in Braille and transcribed, 1907-1924
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Deborah C. Leeds, Westchester, PA, 1908
  • American Line circular and passenger list, 1908
  • Letters to Abby Hill from A.J. Green, Tacoma, 1908, 1909
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Martin Charlo, Jocko, MT, 1910
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill regarding the Tacoma Art League, 1910, 1912
  • Certificates from the Governor of Washington state appointing Abby Hill to represent the state at the National Congress of Mothers, 1910, 1911
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Dr. J. R. Lewis, Grinnell, IA, 1911
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Elisabeth Drummond, Albion, Idaho, 1911
  • National Congress of Mothers, Correspondence, 1911
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from Mrs. Schoff, President of the National Congress of Mothers, 1911, 1912
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Margaret Pabst, 1912
  • Fragment of letter to Frank or Abby from Marietta, OH, 1913
  • Helen Grinnell Mears, Memorial Card and hymnal, 1913
  • Letter to Abby Hill from “Mary,” Jocko, MT, 1917
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Ada C. Latimer at the time o Ruth Hubbard’s death, 1918
  • Letters to Abby Hill from T.W. Bishop, MD of the Pasadena Sanitarium to Abby Hill, 1919
  • Clippings regarding Jerome Shaffer, 1920s, including announcement of his death
  • Business correspondence from Abby Hill to others regarding the estate of Jerome Shaffer, undated
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Jerome Shaffer, 1921-1924, inscribed photo of Shaffer and other photos
  • Promissory notes for money loaned to Shaffer from Hill, 1921
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Arlie and Walter, Pasadena, CA, 1922, 1923
  • Letter to Abby Hill from sailor Thurston Reynolds, 1923
  • Letter to Abby Hill from caretaker of Frank Hill, 1923
  • Letters and postcard to Ina Hill from Glenn Mackenzie, 1923, 1924 and undated
  • Letter from Frederick Billings to Frank Hill, 1924
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Dorothy Trujillo, Los Angeles, 1924
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Harry Taggart, 1924
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Glenn Mackenzie, 1924-1938
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Pablo Abeita, Isleta, NM, 1926, 1927
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Abbie Whitcomb Robbins, 1927
  • Business correspondence to Abby Hill regarding the estate of Jerome Shaffer 1927, 1928
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Belly De Rosier, 1928
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Mrs. Frederick Schoff of the Philadelphia Child Welfare Association, 1927, 1932
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Dr. Francis Kellogg, Santa Monica CA, 1928
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Peter in Brazil, 1928
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Grinnell College re: possible donation, 1929
  • Tuberculosis-related correspondence, from D.B. Morgan to Sen. Henry Ashurst, 1929
  • Letters to Ina and Eulalie from their birth mother’s sister, Mollie McKittrick Chevrier, 1929-1935
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Lolit Banerji, 1930
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Clifford Burbridge from England, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1941 with photos
  • Letter from Senator Wesley Jones to Abby Hill, 1930
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Annie Fletcher, 1931
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Florence Lormer, 1931
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Spyridon Chrudas, 1931, 1938 and undated (TB patient)
  • Letters to Abby Hill fro Alfred Drahold, 1932 and undated
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from Association of Community Chests and Councils, NY, 1933
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from R. S. Neal, Pastor, Tuscon, AZ, 1933
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Mary Perry, Tacoma, 1934
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from Washington Governor Clarence Martin, 1934
  • Correspondence from Texas Deaf and Dumb and Blind Institute, 1934
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Charles Bucker, 1934
  • Thank you note to Abby Hill from Lenora Chew, 1934
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Clara Hart, 1934
  • Letter to Abby Hill from her cousin Laura, 1934 (Mention of bank closure)
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Arno C. Gaebelin, Inc., 1934-1940
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Lincoln Dudley, 1935
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Rev. Arno Clemens Gaebelin regarding possibility of exhibition in Washington DC, 1935
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from Piney Woods Country Life School, 1935, 1940
  • Souvenir Program of the Piney Woods School Singers, Piney Woods, MS, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Joan Burbridge, Clifford’s wife, 1936, 1938 with photos
  • Letters from Will H. Brainerd, Minneapolis, incomplete, undated and 1936
  • Letters to Abby Hill from sailor Bill Evans, 1937 – 1939
  • Postcard and letter to Abby Hill from sailor Erick E. Johanne, 1937
  • Letter from friend in Europe, with photos, 1937
  • Sympathy note to Abby Hill, 1938
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Dorothy Capsine, San Francisco, 1938
  • Letter from Cynthia C. Malone, 1938
  • Correspondence to Abby Hill from Orchard School/Bethesda Society Financial Statement, 1938
  • Letter to Abby Hill from George Tomb, San Diego, 1939
  • Letter from Jean Dement, 1939
  • Letter from John Dement, 1939
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Mrs. George (Esther) White, 1939
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Anne Petersgill, quoting her nephew on Hitler, Churchill, 1939
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Melissa Wheeler Winegar, Hot Springs, AR, 1940
  • Letters to Abby Hill from “Andrew,” Tucson, AZ and Hot Spring, AR, 1940
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Esther Johnson, 1940
  • Letter to Ina Hill from Grinnell College re: memorial donation, 1945
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Charlotte Goldschneider, undated
  • Letter to Eulalie Hill from Shirl Blalock, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Evelyn Gill, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Bettie King, undated
  • Letters to Abby Hill from Michael J. Donohue from on board the USFS New York in Bremerton, WA, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Ellen Stone, a missionary to Bulgaria who was held for ransom, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Harry Shapiro, undated
  • Baby announcement with footprints, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Annie Fletcher, undated
  • Christmas card from Katie Grody, Washington, DC, undated
  • Fragment of letter referring to Betty-Jean, undated
  • Card from Mrs. Price, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Burt Powell, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Carrie Bradbury, undated
  • Letters to Abby Hill from various correspondents, various dates
  • Letters to Abby Hill from various correspondents in French, various dates
  • Letters to Abby Hill from various correspondents in German, various dates
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Mr. Roger B. McMeuller regarding Congress of Mothers, undated
  • Letters from various relatives to the Hill family, various dates
  • Letter with illustrations to Romayne Hill from Ruth Hubbard, undated
  • Correspondence from Kathryn Malstron re: Congress of Mothers, undated
  • Letter to Abby Hill from Evelyn Gill Klahr, undated
  • Letter and drawing to Abby Hill from her granddaughter, undated
  • Fragile, nearly illegible letters to Abby from her mother
  • Mr. & Mrs. Hermann Haase to Abby Hill, Letters, photos, and original artwork
  • Reproduction of Haase drawing
  • Misc. Hill family notes and letters and annotated map, various dates, to be sorted

AWH 6

Ephemera and published materials connected to the Hill family

  • Compendium and Question Book of Parliamentary Law, 1892
  • Certificate from the Embassy of the United States granting permission for Abby and Frank Hill to visit Germany, 1896
  • “Certificate” receipt for donation to “Young Men’s Chapel Car, No. 6,” American Baptist Publication Society, 1899 and tract
  • Report of the Acting Superintendent of the Yellowstone National Park, 1903
  • Rand-McNally Economizer: A Guide to the World’s Fair, St. Louis, 1904 (Louisiana Purchase Exposition)
  • Souvenir of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904, Address of President Roosevelt Upon the Occasion of its Opening, 1904
  • Clippings related to Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, racial inequality, including May 1904 issue of The Tuskegee Student
  • Scenic Washington Along the Great Northern Railway, 1904
  • Clipping and notes related to Mt. Booker, 1904
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Program, 1905 and souvenir from Int’l Railway Congress
  • The Pacific Monthly, January 1906, lists reviews of Lewis & Clark Expo
  • National Congress of Mothers, Washington State Convention Program, Meeting Minutes, 1906
  • Exhibition card, “Collection of Paintings by Mrs. Abby R. Hill.” Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Tacoma, February 1907
  • National Congress of Mother Magazine, “Report on the Conference in Los Angeles,” September 1907
  • Clippings, National Congress of Mothers, 1907
  • Cycling touring club passes, Hill family, 1908
  • Postcards, photos from Eddy, Montana, 1909, and various Indian subjects
  • Certificate of Registration of American Citizens, Hill family, 1909
  • Washington State Congress of Mothers Convention Program, June 7, 1911
  • Ticket to “The President’s Visit to Tacoma,” October 10, 1911
  • Souvenir postcards from Mt. Rainier, 1913
  • “Immigrant Mothers Need to Learn English,” by Abby Hill from The Washington Parent-Teacher, December 1916
  • Clippings, National Congress of Mothers, 1921 and undated
  • Receipt for contribution to Serbian Child Welfare Association of America, 1921
  • Receipt for contribution to Near East Relief, 1921
  • Washington State Congress of Mothers, Convention Program, 1923
  • National Congress of Mothers, By-Laws, 1924
  • Annotated molding samples from Pacific Picture Frame Company, Tacoma, 1925 and correspondence
  • National Park licenses: Glacier, Mesa Verde, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon, 1925 - 1929
  • National Congress of Parents and Teachers Handbook, Published 1926
  • Isabella Beaton’s obituary, January 24, 1929, publication unknown
  • Full Article on Abby Hill and Mt. Booker from The New York Age, March 8, 1930
  • “Facing Death Daily in China As told by A Seattle Woman Missionary” from The Seattle Sunday Times, January 1930 and letter from Louise Campbell
  • Abby Hill obituary prepared for The News Tribune, Tacoma, 1943
  • Various obituaries of Abby Williams Hill
  • Receipt for donation to Congress of Mothers, 1945
  • The News Tribune, “Early Painter Was Civic Leader Too,” 1961
  • Various Abby Williams Hill obituaries
  • Handwritten prescription for burns and scalds from Dr. Curtis, Marietta, Ohio, undated
  • Clipping and handwritten list regarding loan to Fannie Paddock Hospital, undated
  • “Planting Edelweiss On Mount Tacoma,” A.V. Green, date unknown
  • Inscribed Philadelphia carnival advertisement, undated
  • Advertisement from Puget Sound Realty Associates with Tacoma values, undated
  • Annotated real estate brochure advertising Vashon Island, undated
  • Dr. Hill’s prescription pad and notes on prescription sheets
  • United States Railroad Administration and other publishers, National Park publications Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain
  • Lists of National Congress of Mothers, Tacoma Chapter boards of directors
  • Various clippings related to Abby Hill and the Congress of Mothers
  • Pamphlet from Near East Relief, Armenian relief organization, undated
  • Various calling cards
  • Original sketch titled “Prospecting,” possibly Hill, possibly “SSS”
  • 24 Views of Lewiston, ME sent to Frank Hill, undated
  • Souvenir postcards from Yellowstone Park, undated
  • Photo of children, possibly Eulalie’s Montessori students, undated
  • Scenic photos, Grinnell, Iowa
  • Photographs of Zion National Park, photos and postcards, some inscribed by Hill, various dates
  • Various clippings about Abby (and Frank) Hill
  • Clippings regarding Congress of Mothers, undated and Hill’s visit to Tucson
  • Obituary of Nettie Williams Buckley, Abby Hill’s sister, undated
  • Photographs of Mr. Albert Hoaggish’s home in Baring, Washington (near Index), undated
  • Annotated map of the United States, undated
  • Recollections of Captain A. J. Green regarding planting of Edelweiss at Mount Rainier, undated
  • Pressed flower labeled “Bitter root” state flower of Montana, undated
  • Various photographs, including The Hillcrest, Laguna house, Eulalie Hill and family pets
  • Photographs of the family home in Grinnell, Iowa, undated
  • Photograph of Annie Williams (Abby’s stepmother), undated
  • Jay Dinsmore, translations from “Squaxadub” to English, undated
  • Poetry attributed to Ethel Mae Hyatt Dupuis (wife of Louis Dupuis, Abby’s uncle), undated with notes by Abby verso
  • Various photos, including The Hillcrest, Laguna house, Eulalie Hill, family pets
  • “Uncle Tom’s Trail” brochure from Yellowstone, undated

 

AWH 13    

Ephemera belonging to Abby Williams Hill and the Hill family

  • Reproduction of grapes, with text on back regarding usefulness of “studies,” undated
  • Potato Culture on the Island of Jersey, 1896
  • Daily Consular and Trade Reports, June 28, 1911
  • Teaching The Tenant by Johanna Von Wagner, Los Angles, published by National Housing Association, 1911
  • Valley Fair Association tag, location unknown, dated 1911
  • The California Illustrated Review, May 1924 and The Gallery of Nature advertisement for series, undated
  • “Facing Death Daily in China As told by A Seattle Woman Missionary” from The Seattle Sunday Times, January 1930 and letter from Louise Campbell
  • Exhibition pamphlet from Northwest Painting at Kittredge Gallery 1969
  • Various (non-Hill) art related clippings
  • Clippings related to city of Tacoma, various dates
  • Various clippings related to fashion and health
  • Miscellaneous clippings, pamphlets re: Prohibition
  • Various prayers, tracts, pamphlets, books, clippings regarding conversions to Christianity, lessons
  • Miscellaneous undated newspaper clippings
  • “Lend a Hand” by Edward E. Hale, undated
  • “The Useless Tears: by Zoe Anderson-Norris,” from The Smart Set, date unknown
  • Various musical performance programs
  • Handwritten prescription for burns and scalds from Dr. Curtis, Marietta, Ohio, undated
  • Clipping and handwritten list regarding loan to Fannie Paddock Hospital, undated
  • “Planting Edelweiss On Mount Tacoma,” A.V. Green, date unknown
  • The Legend of Wiwaste, author and composer, S. Earle Blakeslee, presented by Chaffey Junior College Music Department
  • Miscellaneous periodical clippings from Pearson’s Magazine, The C.T.C. Gazette, and other publications
  • Article from Laguna newspaper regarding James Williard Schultz, “Indian Writer, “ date unknown
  • Article, “Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perces,” by W.H. Kirkbride, publication and date
  • United States Railroad Administration and other publishers, National Park publications Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain
  • Can Slums be Abolished, pamphlet published by J.J. Kelso, Toronto, date unknown
  • Child Confidence Rewarded by Mary Wood Allen, MD, published by Wood-Allen Publishing, London, date unknown.
  • A Tragic end: A Timely Warning to Mothers and Daughters Against Questionable Amusements which may be the first step to “White Slavery,” publication international Tract Association, date unknown
  • Outline of Work and Plans for Road Cadets, pamphlet published by National Congress of Mothers, date unknown
  • Various religious tracts, prayer books, pamphlets, Book of Psalms, church programs
  • “The College and the Man” article from The American Review of Reviews about Leonard Fletcher Parker, undated
  • “Chinese viceroy and Chief of Revenue,” undated (Annotated “Rode with on Great Northern to Wenatchee”)
  • Advertisement for Encyclopedia Brittanica
  • Souvenir mounted postcards, Nuremberg, Germany
  • Various travel and guide books, including Montreal, Quebec, Ile de France
  • Souvenir and travel guides: San Francisco to Portland, Sunset Route, Washington DC
  • Souvenir and travel guides: London, Versailles
  • Pamphlet, “Home Tours Around the World”
  • Various souvenirs and guidebooks: Spokane, Courmayeur, Carcassonne, Luray Caverns
  • Molière, Les Prècieuses Ridicules
  • Pamphlet, Leon Rice, Tenor, New York
  • Scenic photos, California, undated
  • Photos and postcards of Native American subjects, undated
  • Postcards from Bruges, undated
  • Misc. landscape photos and postcards, various subjects, undated
  • Photos of various boats in and around Tacoma, undated
  • Early photos of Wright Park and Stadium High School, undated
  • Various reproductions, postcards, commercial photos
  • The Seattle Fine Arts Society letterhead
  • Notes on Biblical history written on a Dept. of Agriculture weather map

 

AWH 23           Letters containing organic enclosures

 Letter from Clifford DeRosier to Ina Hill, August 23, 1908, containing a lock of his hair

Letter from Clifford DeRosier to Abby Hill, December 12, 1909, containing pressed petals

Letter from Ina Hill to Frank Hill, July 13, 1902, stained

Fabric scrap removed from letter to Ione from Abby Hill, 1907

Easter card from Abby Hill to Romayne Hill, undated

Lock of White Bull’s hair in a fabric pouch, undated

Card from “Sonny” to Abby Hill, May 1922, with ribbon

Correspondence to Frank Hill from White Bluffs Irrigation Company, August 1, 1908,      stained

Will of Ruth S. Hubbard, April 1, 1918, with metal grommets

Lock of braided hair sewn to a letter from AWH 5

Flowers attached to a letter by strands of hair

Flowers attached a letter with pin

Unlabeled dried flowers

Ina Hill, “Little queens” lesson book, 1901, with ribbon

Letter from Eulalie Hill, April 15, 1902, with ribbon