Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hill, A. mss., ca. 1900–1999, consist of correspondence, journal fragments, clippings, legal documents, photos and account books of Lady Anne Hill (1911–2006). Lady Anne Gathorne-Hardy was born in 1911, the only daughter of the third Earl of Cranbook and his wife, Dorothy. The family was ennobled in the 1870's after Anne's great grandfather served in Disraeli's cabinet. Originally engaged to James Lees–Milne, she eventually married Heywood Hill, a relationship that lasted for fifty years and produced two daughters. Hill went on the found a highly successful book shop in Curzon Street London. It is commonly believed that due to Lady Anne's spontaneous and warm–hearted personality, the book shop became a meeting place of the social and literary elite of the day.

Acquired: 2007

Collection size: 15,000 items

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