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Letter from Isaac H. Hill, class of 1839

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Identifier: yhm-arc-2019-009

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Manuscript letter dated October 1838 (postmarked October 12), Hamilton College, from Isaac H. Hill, class of 1839, written to John P. Hart in McLean, Tompkins County, NY near Dryden, Hill's hometown. ALS, stampless, folded, with traces of red sealing wax. Single leaf of paper (large, about tabloid size), folded to make 4 pages. Isaac Hill: "Born in Dryden, Tompkins County, NY, December 14, 1814. Was a teacher for several years in Steuben and Tompkins Counties. Was admitted to the bar of Schuyler County in 1849. Removed in 1863 to Bay City, Michigan, and engaged in business. Was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bay City. Was married (1) to Elizabeth S. Moore, August 21, 1841; (2) to Susan Ann Hale, December 20, 1848. Died at Bay City, November 14, 1888, leaving a widow, two sons and two daughters." (Obituary from 1889-90 Hamilton College Catalogue.)

Acquisition Type



From the estate of Clara McKinney Edwards, originally from Cortland, NY, donated via her nephew and his wife, James and Carolyn Willson

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  • Creation: October, 1838