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Benjamin S. Hill Collection

An inventory of his collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LDC
Date: 19 Nov 2008

Biographical History

Benjamin S. Hill (fl. 1861-1882) was a member of the Knights Templar. A 95° member, Hill was granted the title of Deputy Grand Representative at large in 1884 while living in Illinois.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Benjamin S. Hill Collection contains Civil War Correspondence from two of Hill's relatives, as well as correspondence from members of the Knights Templar. The collection also contains several pieces of Memorabilia relating to the Knights Templar including a calling card for Benjamin S. Hill, certificates, invitations, and a program.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains two series: Correspondence and Memorabilia. The Correspondence is arranged by sender and then sorted chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Hill, Benjamin S.
Hill, E. F.


United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Benjamin S. Hill Collection
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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