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Walter H. Hill Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 3]

Identifier: DOC MSS 3

Scope and Contents

While some of the items in this collection were created by Father Hill, much of the collection consists of items written about Father Hill or about topics of interest to Father Hill.  As Father Hill was the author of the Historical Sketch of the Saint Louis University (1879), the "Historical Sketch of SLU" series contains several interesting items related to the book.  Another series of interest is the "Biographies" series.  It contains 10 biographical sketches of Father Hill, including a brief autobiography.  The collection contains a modest set of letters to or about Father Hill in the "Correspondence" series, and the "Pottowatomi Indians" series consists of 2 handwritten booklets of the Pottowatomi language compiled by Father Maurice Gailland, a contemporary of Father Hill.


  • 1822-1993



0.40 Linear Feet

148 items other_unmapped

Language of Materials



The manuscript collection of Fr. Hill is organized into ten series:  1. Bibliographies; 2. Biographies; 3. Class Notes/Scholarly Papers; 4. Clippings; 5. Correspondence; 6. Historical Sketch of SLU; 7. Miscellaneous; 8. Personal; 9. Pottowatomi Indians; 10. Sermons. The material in this collection was probably gathered together by several Jesuits after Father Hill passed away.

Related Materials

Walter H. Hill Photograph Collection (AVA PHO 18)

Separated Materials

Walter H. Hill Photograph Collection (AVA PHO 18)

Walter H. Hill Manuscript Collection  [DOC MSS 3]DOC MSS 3
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States