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    James J. Hill Scrapbook, 1916.
     
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    Creator: 
    Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969 (collector).
    Title: 
    James J. Hill Scrapbook, 1916.
    Phy. Description: 
    0.66 cu. ft.: 1 box.
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Hill was the son of a farmer in Ontario, Canada. At 18 he moved to St. Paul, Minn., and took a job as a clerk with a steamship company. In 1873 he and a partner took over the bankrupt St. Louis and Pacific Railway. This line was reorganized in 1879 as the St. Paul, Minnesota and Manitoba Railway, with Hill as General Manager; in 1883 he became its President. Hill extended his rail line into the Great Northwest and opened it up to commerce. He amassed a fortune, estimated at between 200 to 250 million dollars at his death.
    Scope and Content: 
    Scrapbook contains clippings of the news stories and obituaries printed after the death of James J. Hill on May 29, 1916, drawn from newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.
    Provenance: 
    Transferred from the Warshaw Collection, May 18, 1989.
    Finding aids: 
    Register available from repository. Controls collection at folder level.
    Cite as: 
    James J. Hill Scrapbook, 1916, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Restrictions: 
    Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
    Probably public domain due to expired copyrights.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Railroad companies -- Minnesota
    Railroads -- Management
    Transportation
    Subject - Geographical: 
    St. Paul (Minn.)
    Subject-Name: 
    Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916
    Great Northern Railroad
    St. Paul, Minnesota and Mantioba Railway
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks -- 1910-1920
    Clippings -- 1910-1920
    Obituaries
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0334Add Copy to MyList

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