- Hill, Esther Clark, 1876-1932 (Person)
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Biography of Hill, Esther Clark
Esther Mary Clark was born December 3, 1876 in a log cabin southeast of Chanute, Kansas. She is best known for her poem "The Call of Kansas," written while vacationing in California in 1907. Much of her poetry was written for the Kansas City Star.
She spent some time doing special work at the University of Kansas and was responsible for beginning the alumni library. She was married in 1918 to Joseph E. Hill, who died the following year. She made her home in Chanute, though much time was spent in Lawrence and Topeka. On March 21, 1932, Esther Hill died in a Topeka hospital.
4 Volumes (sizes vary)
RH MS E105
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Esther Clark Hill, 30 July 1931, and others, see accession file for list.
See also Esther Clark Hill, papers (RH MS 85)
- Guide to the Esther Clark Hill Collection
- Clipping books
- pg April 1976 mg 2004
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Esther Clark Hill Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E105, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas