University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hill-Milam Family Papers, 1838-1931, 1955-1957, 1961



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hill Family, Milam Family
Title: Hill-Milam Family Papers
Dates: 1838-1931, 1955-1957, 1961
Abstract: The collection is comprised of the papers of the Hill and Milam families and relates to the activities and business of family members.
Accession No.: 65-142
Extent: 20 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

The Hill family were early settlers of Texas and includes Asa Hill and James Monroe Hill fought in the Texas Revolution. Descendant George Alfred Hill greatly researched his family history and was president of Houston Oil Company. He was also as a founder of the San Jacinto Museum of History and served as president of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Another descendent represented in the papers, Robert T. Hill was an esteemed geologist in the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology.

Sources: “George A. Hill,” Briscoe Center for American History Vertical File; Hill, George Alfred. The Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians. An Address Delivered at Fayetteville, Texas, December 9, 1936, Upon the Occasion of the Dedication of a Monument Erected by the State of Texas. 1936.


Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of the papers of the Hill and Milam families and relates to the activities and business of family members. Family-related materials include correspondence between 1838-1931 and 1955-1957, material related to genealogy of the Goodlow family, trips taken by the Hill and Milam families, and financial papers. The collection also includes photographs of the Hills and Milams and associated families and places.

Some of the papers relate to geology, including correspondence and notes about geological studies and mineral surveys of the University of Texas. Newspapers clippings pertaining to mining and geology are also included, as well as geological maps.

The records also relate to Austin High School and University of Texas, including publications of those two institutions and assorted printed material related to student activities and coursework.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, John
Grace, Bella Pearsall
Grace, Lawrence
Gray, J. L.
Hamner, E. J.
Herzberg, R. R.
Hill, Ben F.
Hill, Catherine
Hill, Frank W.
Hill, George A.
Hill, Harry P.
Hill, Jane H.
Hill, John W.
Hill, H. E.
Hill, Mina
Hill, Robert Thomas, 1858-1941.
Hogg, William C.
Kemp, J. F.
Lomas, John A.
Milam, Lynn Boyd
Merrill, F. J. H.
Persall, J. V.
Pearsall, Richard
Phillips, William B.
Strangem, J. R.
Thompson, R. S.
Williams, Victoria
Udden, Johan August, 1859-1932
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
University of Texas at Austin.
University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology
Subjects
Geological surveys.
Hill Family—Archives.
Milam Family—Archives.

Related Material

See also Hill, George Alfred. The Hill Family of Fayetteville, Typical Texians. An Address Delivered at Fayetteville, Texas, December 9, 1936, Upon the Occasion of the Dedication of a Monument Erected by the State of Texas. 1936.


Separated Material

Copies of University of Texas “Cactus" 1907, 1910 and 1911 separated to library unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hill-Milam Family Papers, 1838-1931, 1955-1957, 1961, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3A29 Correspondence:
1838-1889
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3A30 1890-1894
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3A31 1895-1898
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3A32 1899
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3A33 1900-March 1901
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3A34 April-December, 1901
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3A35 January-June, 1902
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3A36 July 1902-May 1903
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3A37 June 1903-December 1904
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3A38 1905
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3A39 1906-1908
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3A40 1909-1914
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3A41 1915-1917
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3A42 1918-1920
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3A43 1921
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3A44 1922
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3A45 1923
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3A46 1924-1926
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3A47 1927-1928
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3A48 1929
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3A49 1930-1931
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3A49 1955-1957
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3A50 Letters:
Incomplete dates
1903-1930
Letter book
Undated letters
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3A51 Undated letters
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3A52 Undated letters
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3A52 Undated fragments
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3A53 Notebooks:
Geology I notes
Crystallography notes
Hill's principles of Geology
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3A54 Geology
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3A55 History of Rotary Drilling
Oil Well Pumps and Pumping Practices
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3A56 Metallurgy
Economic history
Surveying
Geology laboratory
Ancient history
Latin
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3A57 Shorthand
Joke books
Library index
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3A58 Memo books
Private accounts
Passports
Trip notes
Address book
Club notes
Officer's Mess roster
Ledger
Diary
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3A59 Business papers:
Bills
Receipts
Receipt book
Business letters
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3A67 Printed material:
Announcements
Funeral notices
University of Texas material
Programs
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3A69 Geology material:
Maps
Brochures
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3A70 Printed material, miscellaneous
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3S12 Photographs:
Identified persons and places
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3S13 Geological survey
Negatives
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3S14 Unidentified place and persons
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3S15 Albums
Miscellaneous pictures
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3A75 Postcard Scrapbooks
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3A76 Screenplays and story-writing books