Henry E. Hill Diary (KC298)
Henry E. Hill was an architect who worked in Kansas City from the 1880s through the early 1910s. He moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1894, but by 1905 was back in Kansas City as a draftsman for Wilder and Wight. In December of 1921, Hill traveled to China where he worked on the expansion of Peking University.
This diary was written in letter form and sent in installments to Hillís brother and his family on Long Island, New York. The papers have been removed from their binder and placed into folders. They also include photographs and a small amount of printed material. Hillís writings depict details of his work, military conflicts, daily life, and descriptions of Peking and other, nearby locales. 1922 - 1923.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
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