Martha Frances Hill Papers, 1892-1939
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Brief Description:

The collection indicates little about Miss Hill's family. She probably had relatives in Tennessee as implied by a 1913 postcard from Aunt Mar postmarked Memphis, Tennessee; a 1907 graduation invitation of Ward Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee, listing Mary Demoville Hill of Tennessee in its Senior Class; a 1907 obituary of V. M. Fulton who married Miss Lulu Hill at Nashville, Tennessee, on January 5, 1893; and an 1892 handwritten newspaper from Willard, Tennessee, called "The Willard News." The above items are contained in the first of three boxes with material predominately relating to Miss Hill's attending Houston High School and Rice Institute, including tests and mementos. Also contained in Box 1 are some unidentified photographs and some pencil sketches.

Box 2 contains correspondence and advertising materials relating to Miss Hill's business as well as several newspaper clippings about Martha Frances Hill. Box 3 contains feature pages from the HOUSTON POST-DISPATCH of Martha Frances Hill's "Mrs. Houston's Model Kitchen," and various issues of THE THRESHER, the Rice student newspaper. The collection consists predominately of handwritten and printed originals.

Held at:
East Texas Research Center
1936 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 936-468-4636
Email: asketrc [at]
Record Series Number: A/96
Created by: Hill, Martha Frances (b. ca. 1905)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Access Restrictions: Open for research
Subject Index
Advertising agencies -- Texas -- Houston
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Hill, Martha Frances, b. ca. 1905 -- Written works
Houston High School (Houston, Tex.)
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Women
William M. Rice Institute
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes:   Gift