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Abby Williams Hill Collection

Repository:University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
Summary:Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943) was a landscape painter who worked primarily in the American West. She is known for her commissioned works for the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads, which were exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland in 1905, the Jamestown Centennial in 1907, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909. The Abby Williams Hill Collection contains approximately 150 paintings and drawings and includes letters, diaries, daybooks, postcards, news clippings, ephemera, and artifacts documenting the life of Hill and her family. The Hill Collection documents her travels across the nation and in Europe, her relationship with her husband and four children, her experiences hiking and painting in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, and her passion for social causes including her work with the Congress of Mothers.

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