• Creator
  • Hill, Jeanette, 1847-
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1872-1899
  • Description
  • This reminiscence by Jeanette Hill, former University of Washington teacher and wife of former President of the University, Eugene Kincaid Hill (1845-1899), describes how the couple first came to Seattle in the early 1870s and their experience at the University. Jeanette notes how the came to Seattle in August 1872 soon after their marriage. She notes how her husband had secured the presidency through a referral from his brother, George D. Hil... more
    This reminiscence by Jeanette Hill, former University of Washington teacher and wife of former President of the University, Eugene Kincaid Hill (1845-1899), describes how the couple first came to Seattle in the early 1870s and their experience at the University. Jeanette notes how the came to Seattle in August 1872 soon after their marriage. She notes how her husband had secured the presidency through a referral from his brother, George D. Hill, an Indian Agent in Washington Territory at the time. Her husband's salary was $2000 and she worked as his assistant at the school for $1000. She notes the couple's initial disappointment at the "primitive" nature of Seattle and recalls how the school suddenly ran out of funds in 1874 and needed to close. She also notes how her husband began a library and how in 1873, they were able to add on other instructors to the faculty including Miss Thayer, Mr. Theobolds and Miss Johns. Hill remembers that her husband never handled funds for the... less
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    Reminiscence
    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2009