1917 - 1919 ORIGINAL, HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIARY OF JOHN BOYNTON PHILIP CLAYTON HILL, A NOTED MARYLAND LAWYER, ARMY OFFICER, AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM MARYLAND, DOCUMENTING TWO YEARS OF HIS CAREER

By: HiLL, J. P.

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On offer is the original, manuscript diary that details and documents two years in the career of John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill (1879-1941), a noted lawyer and politician from Baltimore, MD, graduate from John Hopkins University (1900) and Harward law department (1903), who served as U.S. Attorney for the district of Maryland from 1910 to 1915, as judge advocate for the 15th Division attached to the 14th Cavalry, Mexican border service, and as Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army during the World War I. At the time the diary was written he was running a law practice in Maryland - the diary contains a printed card dated May 1915, about expiration of the Law firm Hill, Ross & Hill, and continuation of general law practice by John Philip Hill: "John Philip Hill, recently United States Attorney for Maryland, will continue the general practice of law, specializing in inter-state commerce and federal departmental matters and in the trial of causes in federal and state courts". The diary covers the first seven month in 1917, before Hill started his army service, the last entry for that year made on July 25th:: "Ordered for war duty in office of the Adjutant General of Maryland"; the next entry was made on October 1, 1919: "Returned from France April 29, 1919. Discharged from Army May 9, 1919. Resumed practice today", followed by a newspaper clipping and a printed advertisement about forming partnership with Daniel R. Randall and Oscar Leser "for the general practice of the law under the firm name of Hill, Randall & Leser", with offices in Washington and Baltimore. The diary documents his law practice and political activity, mentioning the cases he worked on, places and events he attended, meetings with other lawyers, clients, politicians. The diary mentions his meetings with many prominent persons, lawyers, judges, politicians, generals and senators, such as William Phillips, assistant secretary of state at that time, senators Peter Gerry, Hale and McKellar, generals McCaine and Mann, famous financier and art collector Clarence Mackay, whom he was visiting at his Harbor Hill residence, and many other. Entry of April 17, 1917: "Went to Washington at 12 with S. and lunched with Senator P.G [Peter Galley?]...Saw senators Fred Hale, France, McKellar and sat at the Senate Gallery for a time to hear debate on the 7 billion dollar war bill". Most prominent subjects include Special Session of Congress on April 2, 1917 where President Wilson delivered his "War Message", Senate debates, Republican Party events, second inauguration of Woodrow Wilson and some law cases. Some records reflect events of his personal life, three entries in Aril 1917 are about death of Charles Ebenezer Hill: "Charles E. Hill died at Temple, N.H. at 4 a.m. this morning... his death was unexpected and a shock to me for which I was not prepared. He was 69." The records about cases are mostly brief, mentioning client's name and time of meeting, sometimes providing a judge name, details about the stage of the case and the aspect on which Hill was working. In 1917 among other cases, many entries are mentioning Headley Chocolate Factory, in 1919 he actively worked on a case involving Baugh Chemical. There are two collections of John Philip Hill papers currently held by the Library of Congress and by the Historical Society of Maryland. The book has maroon hard cover with black letters "JPH" [John Philip Hill] stamped on the front cover and on the spine. It contains 368 numbered pages, some of them blank. There is a large gap between page 200, containing the last entry for 1917 and page 267 with the first entry for the year of 1919. Condition: Very good+, very moderate wear at cover and spine edges.

Title: 1917 - 1919 ORIGINAL, HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIARY OF JOHN BOYNTON PHILIP CLAYTON HILL, A NOTED MARYLAND LAWYER, ARMY OFFICER, AND U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM MARYLAND, DOCUMENTING TWO YEARS OF HIS CAREER

Author Name: HiLL, J. P.

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, 1917

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008016

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