Hill (James Peter) Papers

Scope and Content

Testimonials, obituary notices, photographs, and some miscellaneous papers including a notebook.

Administrative / Biographical History

J P Hill was born in Fifeshire in Scotland and was educated at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Science, London. In 1892 he became a Demonstrator of Biology at the University of Sydney, and Lecturer on Embryology in 1904. From 1906 to 1921 he was Jodrell Professor of Zoology at University College London, and from 1921 to 1938 he became Professor of Embryology there. From 1938 he was Professor Emeritus. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1913. He published various papers on zoological subjects and on embryology. Hill died in May 1954.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Presented (via Dr J M Wilson) in 1990 by Mrs Doretta Cuthbert, who was given the papers by an executor of Professor Hill's daughter, Mrs Mayne Patrick.

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