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Barton Hill letters, 1859

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: C-Misc 72

Scope and Contents

Includes two holograph letters written by Charles Barton Hill, an actor and theatre owner to Julia Foster and Livy Hill of Buffalo, NY in 1859. The letter to Foster, a dear friend of Hill's wife, suggests that the couple had been experiencing problems in their marriage.


  • 1859


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Open for research without restrictions

Biographical / Historical

Charles Barton Hill (1828-1911) was a British-born actor and son of a theater manager/actor and a ballerina (Anne Fairbrother). The Hill family settled in Canada, but Barton Hill made his career as a leading man in the United States in the 1860s. He married actress Olivia Crook in 1851.


1 Folder

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States