H. C. Hill Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence, ephemera, newspapers and cuttings mainly from Hill’s time in Nigeria and Uganda. It also includes five handwritten diaries covering Hill’s time spent in Uganda 1979-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Harry Creswick Hill (1916-2005) was born in the Heaton area of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was educated at Heaton Grammar School and joined British Paints Ltd in 1932. He married Bessie Louisa Carpenter on 10 January 1943 and had two sons, Robert andDavid. He worked for British Paints his entire working life, becoming a works manager in the late 1950s and later a general manager. He went on to undertake overseas assignments in Nigeria (1967-1971) and Uganda (1978-1981).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Presented by David Anthony Hill, 2010

Other Finding Aids

Online catalogue, available at online catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.