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Collection Number: 04191

Collection Title: Hill and Grosvenor Family Papers, 1860-1952.

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Size 8.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 8000 items)
Abstract The Hill and Grosvenor families of Memphis, Tenn., were joined by the marriage of Olivia Polk Hill (1861-1934) and Charles Niles Grosvenor (1850-1931) in 1885. Olivia Polk Hill Grosvenor's father, Napoleon Hill (1830-1909), made his fortune during the California gold rush and upon his return to Memphis, married Mary Martin Wood, daughter of a large planter. Hill then established a series of firms in Memphis, culminating in the formation of Hill Fontaine and Co., a large inland cotton house. In 1897, Charles Niles Grosvenor and Olivia Hill Grosvenor moved to El Paso, Tex., for his health. The three Grosveor children, Phoebe Olivia (d. 1963), Charles Niles, Jr. (1890-1930), and Napoleon Hill, remained in Memphis. Apparently in 1902, Olivia Hill Grosvenor moved back to Memphis, followed by her husband in 1903. The Grosvenors spent much of their later years in Pass Christian, Miss. Primarily family correspondence, especially love letters between Olivia Polk Hill and Charles Niles Grosvenor, 1874-1885; Phoebe Olivia Grosvenor and Marion G. Evans and other suitors, 1908-1919; and Phoebe Airey Evans and Jack Petree, 1940-1942. Also included are letters, 1890- 1891, from Frank F. Hill about life at the University of the South, where he was in school; a letter, 1890, from Hamlin Garland; letters reflecting on life in El Paso, Tex., 1897-1902; and letters from students at Georgia Tech and Washington and Lee University, circa 1908-1910. Other papers include financial and legal materials of the Hill and Grosvenor families; poems and other writings; four diary volumes, 1892-1915, of Mary Martin Hill (1835-1922) dealing with family and personal news in Memphis and other locations; items relating to social life in Memphis, Tenn., 1895- 1940; material relating to Army Air Force training during World War II; and maps, 1897-1899, of mines in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Hill and Grosvenor Family Papers #4191, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Kate Stokes Born of Winfield, Alabama, in September 1979.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Hill and Grosvenor families were wealthy and prominent residents of Memphis, Tennessee. These two families were joined by the marriage of Olivia Polk Hill (1861-1934) and Charles Niles Grosvenor (1850-1931) in December 1885. Olivia Polk Hill Grosvenor's father, Napoleon Hill (1830-1909), made his fortune during the California gold rush, spending 1850-1857 in California. Upon his return to Memphis, he married Mary Martin Wood (1835-1922), daughter of Benigna Polk Wood (1816-1887) and William H. Wood (1814-1888), a large planter. Hill then established a series of firms in Memphis, culminating in the formation, with Nolan Fontaine, of Hill Fontaine and Co., a large inland cotton house. During the 1880s, Hill also purchased interests in Alabama coal lands.

Charles Niles Grosvenor was a business partner of John Overton in Memphis. In 1897, he and his wife Olivia moved to El Paso, Texas, for his health. The three Grosvenor children, Phoebe Olivia (d. 1963), Charles Niles, Jr. (1890-1930), and Napoleon Hill (1830-1909), remained in Memphis. Apparently in 1902, Olivia Hill Grosvenor moved back to Memphis, followed by her husband in 1903. Grosvenor then entered business for himself.

The Grosvenors spent much of their later years in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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This collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of the Hill and Grosvenor families and their friends. Also included is documentation relating to their financial and legal activities, social and civic activities, writings, and education. The correspondence series contains numerous love letters between Olivia Hill and Charles Niles Grosvenor; Phoebe Olivia Grosvenor and Marion G. Evans; and Phoebe Airey Evans and Jack Petree. Subseries 3.4 contains notes and other material by and about Jack Petree when he was in aviation training at Maxwell Field, Alabama, in 1942. Subseries 3.6 contains three maps showing ore deposits and mining shafts in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Records of the James S. Robinson Drugstore, received with this collection, were placed in MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS (#517), as Unit 50.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1860-1949 and undated.

About 5900 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly personal correspondence of the Hill and Grosvenor families with family members and friends.

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Letters between family members and friends. Folder 1 contains primarily the correspondence of the Wood and Hill families. Correspondence beginning in 1871 consists largely of invitations from and replies to Charles Niles Grosvenor. Love letters between Charles Grosvenor and Olivia "Sallie" Polk Hill begin in 1874 and continue until their marriage in 1885. Numerous letters to Olivia "Sallie" Hill from her many suitors begin about 1878.

Folder 1

1860, 1866, 1868, 1869 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 1

Folder 2

1871-1873 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 2

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1874 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 3-4

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1875 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 5-6

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1876 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 7

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1877 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 8-9

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1878 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 10-11

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1879 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 12

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1880 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 13-14

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1881 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 15-21

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1882 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 22-24

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1883 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 25-27

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1884 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 18-29

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1885 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 30-37

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1886 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 38-42

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1887 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 43

Folder 44

1888-1889 #04191, Subseries: "1860-1889." Folder 44

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1890-1903.

Family correspondence continues. Letters dated 1890-1891 are mostly between Frank F. Hill, who was in school at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and family and friends. Letters to Frank from W. H. Bickers mention visits to "spoarting [sic] houses" (i.e. brothels) in Memphis. Beginning in 1892, letters to Frank are addressed to Pantops Academy, Charlottesville, Virginia. A letter to Olivia H. Grosvenor from Hamlin Garland (2 December 1895) is in folder 61. Beginning in 1897, there are letters from Olivia and Charles Grosvenor in El Paso, Texas, to her parents and children in Memphis, and, in 1902, between Charles Grosvenor in El Paso and Olivia, who seems to have returned to Memphis.

Folder 45-55

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1890 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 45-55

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1891 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 56

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1892 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 57-59

Folder 60-61

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1894-1895 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 60-61

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1895-1896 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 62

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1897 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 63-69

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1898 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 70-83

Folder 84-90

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1899 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 84-90

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1900 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 91-97

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1901 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 98-102

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1902 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 103-112

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1903 #04191, Subseries: "1890-1903." Folder 113-122

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Letters between Olivia and Charles Grosvenor and their children: Napoleon "Nap" at Staunton Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia, and, beginning in fall 1908, at Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; Phoebe at Hamilton Institute, Washington, D. C., and, in 1905, in Paris, France; and C. N., Jr. "Niles" in Staunton, and, beginning in fall 1908, at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

Correspondence between Phoebe and Marion G. Evans and other suitors begins about 1908. Bert Parker is an especially persistent suitor. His letters begin in 1910 and continue until his rejection by Phoebe in 1914. Correspondence between Phoebe and Frank Harris, a lieutenant in the Navy, begins about 1912 and continues until his death in an automobile accident, 9 October 1915.

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1904 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 123-135

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1905 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 136-155

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1906 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 156-168

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1907 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 169-171

Folder 172-173B

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1908 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 172-173B

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1909 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 174-181

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1910 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 182-188

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Folder 191

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1911 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 189-192

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1912 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 193-196

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1913 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 197-202

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1914 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 203-205

Folder 206A,B

1915 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 206A,B

Folder 207

1916 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 207

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1917 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 208-210

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1918 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 211-214

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1919 #04191, Subseries: "1904-1919." Folder 215-219

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Correspondence between the Grosvenors and family and friends continues, including the correspondence of Phoebe Grosvenor Evans and Marion G. Evans. Letters in November 1932 include children's Christmas lists and corresponding orders to Sears, Roebuck, and Co. Correspondence during the 1920s between Marion G. Evans, Charles Niles Grosvenor, and various attorneys and businessmen relates to the estate of Mary M. Wood Hill (1835-1922). Letters beginning 18 April 1932 relate to the 17 April destruction by fire of the Grosvenor home in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

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1920 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 220-224

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1921 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 225

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1922 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 226-232

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1923 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 233-236

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1924 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 237-244

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1925 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 245-249

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1926 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 250-253

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1927 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 254-257

Folder 258-259

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1928 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 258-259

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1929 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 260-265

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1930 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 266-272

Folder 273-280

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1931 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 273-280

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1932 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 281-294

Folder 295A-297

1933 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 295A-297

Folder 298-302

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1934 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 298-302

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1935 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 303

Folder 304-305

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1936 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 304-305

Folder 306-309

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1937-1938 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 306-309

Folder 310-312

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1939 #04191, Subseries: "1920-1939." Folder 310-312

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 1940-1949 and undated.

Chiefly correspondence between Phoebe Airey Evans and Jack Petree. Also included is correspondence between Olivia Polk Evans Jefferds, Phoebe Evans Petree, and their parents.

Folder 313-316

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1940 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 313-316

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1941 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 317-328

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1942 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 329-364

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1943 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 365-373

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1944 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 374

Folder 375-376

Folder 375

Folder 376

1945 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 375-376

Folder 377-378

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1946-1947 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 377-378

Folder 379

1948-1949 #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 379

Folder 380-383

Folder 380

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Folder 383

Correspondence of Mary H. Hodgson (undated) #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 380-383

Folder 384-387

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Folder 387

Correspondence of Mary M. and Napoleon Hill (undated) #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 384-387

Folder 388-398D

Folder 388

Correspondence of Olivia H. and Charles N. Grosvenor (undated) #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 388-398D

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Folder 399

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Folder 402

Correspondence of Phoebe Grosvenor Evans and Marion G. Evans (undated) #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 399-402

Folder 403-406C

Folder 403

Other correspondence (undated) #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 403-406C

Folder 407-409B

Folder 407

Fragments #04191, Subseries: "1940-1949 and undated." Folder 407-409B

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated.

About 800 items.

Financial and legal materials of the Wood, Hill, and Grosvenor families. Items include receipts, records of disbursements, bills, appraisals, correspondence with attorneys, CPA reports, and stock reports of Hill & Fontaine Land Company. Also included are lists of renters, insurance-related items, lists of checks written, financial statements, and tax materials.

Folder 410

Estate of W. H. Wood (1897-1922) #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 410

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Estates of Napoleon Hill and Mary M. Hill (circa 1847-1930 and undated) #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 411-420

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Properties of Charles N. and Olivia H. Grosvenor (1915-1932 and undated) #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 421-438

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Properties of Olivia H. Grosvenor (1932) #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 439-443

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Olivia H. Grosvenor, Miscellaneous (1924-1952 and undated) #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 444-448

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Folder 449

Folder 450

Miscellaneous #04191, Series: "2. Financial and Legal Materials, circa 1847-1952 and undated." Folder 449-450

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.1. Writings, 1879-1932 and undated.

About 400 items.

Poetry, short stories, and essays by members of the Hill and Grosvenor families. Most of these are holograph works, but a few are typed carbon copies. Many of these works are unsigned. Poems by Olivia H. Grosvenor, who also wrote under the pseudonym "Midget," make up the bulk of the signed material. Included in folder 464 is sheet music for "Phoebe's Lullaby" with lyrics by Olivia H. Grosvenor. Folder 464 also contains two issues of Napoleon Hill's Magazine (Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, April and June 1921), founded and edited by Napoleon Hill, which advocated following the Golden Rule, especially in business practices. Folder 454 contains poems written by Olivia Polk Evans, circa 1931-1932, and an illustrated booklet of poems copied by her in 1932. Folder 451 contains the dedication page and a poem from a book dedicated to Olivia Polk Hill, 25 August 1884.

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Writings, 1879-1932 and undated #04191, Subseries: "3.1. Writings, 1879-1932 and undated." Folder 451-464

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Social and Civic Activities, 1895-1942 and undated.

About 400 items.

Notes, minutes, correspondence, reports, membership lists, financial records, and other items relating to various social and civic groups of Memphis and Tennessee. Included are items relating to The Council Magazine; the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense (circa 1917); Memphis Colonial Dames, Tennessee Society of Colonial Dames of America, and National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Lamar and Magnolia Civic Clubs; Tennessee Women's Press and Author's Club; Ingleside Book Club; Memphis Women's Club; and church activities.

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Social and Civic Activities, 1895-1942 and undated #04191, Subseries: "3.2. Social and Civic Activities, 1895-1942 and undated." Folder 465-472

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Education-related Material, 1899-1942 and undated.

About 50 items.

Materials related to the education of various members of the Hill and Grosvenor families. Among these are certificates, report cards, tuition receipts, tests, and assignments. Individuals represented include Phoebe Olivia Grosvenor Evans, Napoleon Grosvenor, Charles Niles Grosvenor, Jr., Olivia Polk Evans, and Phoebe Airey Evans.

Folder 473

Education-related Material, 1899-1942 and undated. #04191, Subseries: "3.3. Education-related Material, 1899-1942 and undated." Folder 473

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.4. Jack Petree, circa 1942 and undated.

About 250 items.

Items relating to the training and service of Jack Petree, husband of Phoebe Airey Evans, during World War II. Included are class notes and tests, squadron and tent lists, and other items. Much of the material is from the Air Crew School, Maxwell Field, Alabama, and the Army Air Forces Pre-Flight School, also at Maxwell Field.

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Jack Petree, circa 1942 and undated. #04191, Subseries: "3.4. Jack Petree, circa 1942 and undated." Folder 474-477

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.5. Other Papers, 1893-1935 and undated.

About 50 items.

Genealogical and historical notes, medical records, maps, and other items relating to the Hill and Grosvenor families. Folder 480 includes several floor plans of family houses and a map of Waukesha, Wisconsin (1907). Other maps, listed in this folder, but filed in oversized Papers, include three maps of mines and mineral zones of Pinos Altos, Chihuahua, Mexico (1897-1899); a map of Fort Smith, Arkansas (1906); a plat for President's Island, Tennessee (June 1920) (an island in the Mississippi River six miles below Memphis and Jones Landing, Arkansas); and a map of the Polk-Brooks "addition" to Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee.

Folder 478

Genealogical and Historical Materials #04191, Subseries: "3.5. Other Papers, 1893-1935 and undated." Folder 478

Folder 479

Medical Records #04191, Subseries: "3.5. Other Papers, 1893-1935 and undated." Folder 479

Folder 480

Maps #04191, Subseries: "3.5. Other Papers, 1893-1935 and undated." Folder 480

Folder 481

Miscellaneous Items #04191, Subseries: "3.5. Other Papers, 1893-1935 and undated." Folder 481

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated.

44 items.

Account books, school composition books, diaries, and medical charts of the Wood, Hill, and Grosvenor families.

Volume 1

Mary M. Hill Diaries 1892 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 1

Volume 2

Mary M. Hill Diaries 1902 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 2

Volume 3

Mary M. Hill Diaries 1912 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 3

Volume 4

Mary M. Hill Diaries 1915 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 4

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

Mary M. Hill Essays, undated #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." Folder 5-6

Volume 7-8

Volume 7

Volume 8

Olivia H. Grosvenor School notebooks, 1871 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 7-8

Volume 9A

Olivia H. Grosvenor Poetry, 1880 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 9A

Volume 9b

Olivia H. Grosvenor Diary, circa 1880 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 9b

Volume 10

Olivia H. Grosvenor Writings, 1885 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 10

Volume 11

Olivia H. Grosvenor The Council (magazine), January 1897 (Poem by Olivia H. Grosvenor on page 11) #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 11

Volume 12

Olivia H. Grosvenor Account book, 1899 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 12

Volume 13

Olivia H. Grosvenor Diary, 1905 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 13

Volume 14-33

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 21

Volume 22

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 25

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

Volume 29

Volume 30

Volume 31

Volume 32

Volume 33

Olivia H. Grosvenor Nurses' Medical and Fever Charts, 10 December 1931-26 March 1934. Charts apparently kept by Olivia Grosvenor's private nurses, E. Mays and Billye Davis #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 14-33

Volume 34

Olivia H. Grosvenor Writings, undated #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 34

Volume 35

Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) School notebook, 1902 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 35

Volume 36

Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) Composition book, 1904 #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 36

Volume 37

Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) Writing book, undated #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 37

Volume 38

Other Volumes Property appraisal, 1 March 1919, Mammoth Spring Rolling Mill #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 38

Volume 39

Other Volumes Property appraisal, 3 March 1919, Napoleon Hill Estate #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 39

Volume 40

Other Volumes Minutes, 1887-1893, Ingleside Book Club #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 40

Volume 41

Other Volumes Account book, 1887-1896, Ingleside Book Club #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 41

Volume 42

Other Volumes Writings, undated, author unknown #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." 42

Volume S43

Other Volumes Album, undated, containing clippings about the Hill and Grosvenor families with a few invitations and other items of correspondence #04191, Series: "4. Volumes, 1871-1934 and undated." S43

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Napoleon Hill (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/1A

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Mary M. Hill (1880) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/1B

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Mary M. and Napoleon Hill (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/2

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Mary M. Hill with unidentified woman and baby (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/3

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Mary M. Hill, Napoleon Hill?, Phoebe Grosvenor Evans?, and unidentified woman (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/4

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Mary M. Hill with unidentified others at picnic (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/5A

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Possibly the Hill children: Olivia, Mary, Frank, and Lee (circa 1875) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." OP-P-4191/5B

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Mary M. Hill, Olivia H. Grosvenor, Mary M. Overton?, and unidentified baby (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/6A

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Mary M. Hill and seven unidentified women (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/6B

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Napoleon Hill Grosvenor (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/7A-7B

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Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) and unidentified woman, on horses (circa 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/8

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Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) and Marjorie (circa 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/9

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Phoebe Grosvenor (Evans) (March 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/10

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Phoebe Grosvenor Evans, Marion G. Evans, and unidentified man, with fish (May 1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/11

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Phoebe G. Evans and Marion G. Evans, with fish (May 1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/12-13

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Phoebe G. Evans and unidentified man with fish (May 1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/14

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Phoebe G. Evans and Marion G. Evans (May 1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/15

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Phoebe G. Evans (1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/16-22

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Phoebe G. Evans and unidentified woman (1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/23

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Marion G. Evans (1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/24

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Phoebe G. Evans and baby (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/25-31

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Marion G. Evans and baby (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/32

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Phoebe G. Evans (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/33A

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Mary M. Hill, Olivia H. Grosvenor, Phoebe G. Evans and Olivia Evans Jefferds (circa 1920) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/33B

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Phoebe G. Evans, Marion G. Evans (head not in picture), Olivia Evans (Jefferds), and Phoebe Evans (Petree) (circa 1923) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/34

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Phoebe G. Evans and unidentified man, on horseback (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/35

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Olivia Polk Evans (Jefferds) (22 May 1921) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/36

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S. J. Morrison (friend of Olivia Evans (Jefferds) (April 1940) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/37-44

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Olivia Polk Evans (Jefferds) and Joseph C. Jefferds (6 April 1943) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/45

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Phoebe Evans Petree (1943) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/46

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Phoebe Evans Petree (circa 1943) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/47

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Phoebe Evans Petree with baby carriage (circa 1944) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/48

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Beth Petree? (circa 1944) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/49-50

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Possibly children of Olivia E. and Joseph C. Jefferds (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/51-58

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Katesie? (1874) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/59

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Hattie? (8 October 1878) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/60

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J. F. Vimword (9 March 1883) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/61A

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Speed Green (10 December 1887) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/61B

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Amelia A. Hollenberg (December 1896) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/62

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Alice? Allen Dromgoole (1898) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/63

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Lena Hampton (March 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/64

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Carl Louis Perin (August 1902) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/65

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Will Gilleland in football suit at Belbuckle College (1902) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/66

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Emily Hill? (9 September 1912) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/67A

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Maude Burbank, on horse, with dog (calendar) (1939) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/67B

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Charles Rann Kennedy (1940) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/68

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Charles G. Carter (Fall 1942) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/69

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Charles G. Carter (6 April 1943) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/70

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Grace Lewellyn (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/71

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Henrietta E. Desmond (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/72

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Martin Drumcourt (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/73

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Ruth Dillard (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/74

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Mrs. Lee Hill (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/75

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Olivia Fenner (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/76

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Elizabeth Hill and Janie (19 July 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/77

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Clara Outten and Flavel Hale (March 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/78

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Annette Evans? with Bess and John (September 1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/79

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Group photograph, Mrs. Frank Brown's German (cotillion), White Sulphur Springs (1884) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/80

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Group photograph, Higbee School, Memphis, Tennessee (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/81

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Phoebe Evans (Petree)'s lunch for Class of 1940 (June 1940) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/82

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Group photograph, Memphis Women's Club, "Shakespeare Water Cure" (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." OP-P-4191/83

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Camp in El Paso, Texas (circa 1900) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/84

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Grave of Napoleon Hill (November 1909) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." OP-P-4191/85-86

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Building proposed for Third and Madison, Memphis, Tennessee (22 March 1923) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/87

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Home of L. L. Winkler, Exterior (10 January 1934) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/88

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Grosvenor home, Pass Christian, Mississippi (circa 1930) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/89-90

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Grosvenor home, Memphis, Tennessee (6 April 1943) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/91

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"Old Black John" (dog) (March 1901) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/92

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Unidentified girl in snow (20 December 1916) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/93-94

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Unidentified man (1919) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/95

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Unidentified woman (9 November 1942) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/96-98

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Unidentified man in uniform (circa 1942) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/99-100

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Group of unidentified Hill and Grosvenor family members (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/101

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Unidentified small girl, addressed to "Aunt Sallie," [i.e. Olivia H. Grosvenor] (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/102

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Unidentified man and baby (Hill and Grosvenor family) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." OP-P-4191/103

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La Viga (Mexico) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/104

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Pulque Shop (Mexico) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/105

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Shrine of Guadalupe (Mexico) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/106

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Cortez Palace, Cuernavaca, Mexico (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/107

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Plowing a field (Mexico) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/108

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Driving an oxcart (Mexico) (undated) #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/109

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Unidentified individuals, presumably members of the Hill and Grosvenor families #04191, Series: "5. Pictures." P-4191/110-131

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Processed by: Enola Guthrie and Gina Overcash, December 1988

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