This collection is comprised of 2 folders of correspondence, mainly original signed letters sent to Mr. Hill in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief of the London Daily News, 1870-1886. The letters are arranged in chronological order in folder 1 and the remaining undated letters are grouped in folder 2.
1870 - 1886
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Frank Harrison Hill was born in Boston, Lincolnshire in England in 1830. After graduating from London University in 1851, he was called to the bar before moving to Ireland in 1860 to become editor of the "Northern Whig." Hill remained in this post until 1866 when he returned to London to work for the liberal journal the "London Daily News." By 1870 Hill had risen to become the editor-in-chief of that publication, a position he was to occupy until his resignation in 1886.
During the course of his career in journalism, Mr. Hill also found time to write two books. the "Political Portraits" (1873) and a work entitled "George Canning" (1887). Hill also contributed to the "Question for a Reformed Parliament" (1867). Mr. Hill was an ardent Gladstonian and throughout his long career as editor of the "Daily News" consistently combined clarity of political statement with journalistic excellence in the service of the principles of advanced liberalism. By the time of Hill's resignation from the "Daily News" in 1886, that journal had long been recognised as the pre-eminent liberal organ and mouthpiece of nineteenth-century Britain.
Following a disagreement with the proprietors of the "Daily News" in 1886, Mr. Hill was forced to resign his position. He retired to private life and died in 1910.
Liberal political writer Frank Harrison Hill served as Editor-in-Chief of the London Daily News from 1870-1886; this collection is comprised of two folders of correspondence, mainly original signed letters sent to Mr. Hill in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief.
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Frank Harrison Hill London Daily News papers, 1870-1886, MS 313, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. https://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/947 Accessed February 25, 2024.