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Horace M. Hill Collection M/A 1998.38.01-.03

Horace M. Hill Collection M/A 1998.38.01-.03

Creator:Hill, Horace M., 1861-1948
Title: Horace M. Hill Collection
Dates:1916-1948
Quantity: 3.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography of Horace M. Hill

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


Collection Description

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


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Janney, Semple, Hill and Co. (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Subjects

Business enterprises -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Businessmen -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.

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

http://www.officemuseum.com/1910_Minnesota_1910_pf026731_Y.jpg


Table of Contents


Scrapbook, 1948 Tribute to Hill, telegrams, sympathy cards, letters 1948 -- Box-folder 1
Scrapbook, 1948 Tribute to Hill, telegrams, sympathy cards, letters 1948 -- Box-folder 2
Book: history of Janney Semple Hill & Co. 1866-1916 1916 -- Box 3, Folder 1
Miscellaneous Newspaper clippings referring to or written by Hill 1927-1946 -- Box 3, Folder 2
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings found in scrapbook, connection uncertain undated -- Box 3, Folder 3


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