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Hill, Sir Rowland (1795-1879) Knight Inventor of Penny Postage

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Surname: Hill
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Rowland
Gender: Male
Date: 1795-1879
Title: Knight
History: Inventor of penny postage. Author of Post Office Reform; its Importance and Practicability, 1837. Appointed to position in Post Office 1839. Penny postage introduced 1840. Dismissed from Post Office 1842. Railway executive. Sec to Post Office 1854-1864.
Biography: ODNB link for Hill, Sir Rowland (1795-1879) Knight Inventor of Penny Postage
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275334 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P153184 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Rowland Hill
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1841-1897: Journals of Edwin and Ormond Hill
The National Archives, Kew
2
1813-77: diaries (11 vols) and corresp
Haringey Archive Service
See JS Batts, British MS diaries of the 19th century, 1976; Accessions to repositories 1982
3
1836-79: journals, minutes, papers
The Postal Museum
See Guide to Post Office Archives, 1986
4
1844-45: letters and papers rel to Rowland Hill Testimonial Fund
Bristol Archives
NRA 17269
5
1849-52: corresp with Lord Canning
West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds
NRA 7618 Canning
6
1842-78: corresp with Edwin Chadwick
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 21653 Chadwick
7
1838-68: corresp with Richard Cobden
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 10616 Cobden
8
1854-67: corresp with WE Gladstone with memoranda
British Library, Manuscript Collections
9
1834-76: letters (24) to A Hill and MD Hill
Oxford University: Pembroke College Archives
NRA 29439 Oxford Univ Pembroke
10
1832-58: letters (15) to Duke of Richmond
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 850 Gordon Lennox
11
1829-44: letters to the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 22241 SDUK
12
1843-59: corresp (copies) with Treasury rel to his dismissal and plans for postal reform
Berkshire Record Office
NRA 5476 Pleydell-Bouverie
13
letters received
British Library, Manuscript Collections

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