Biography and History

Henry Hill was born in Guilford, Connecticut, on 4 July 1778. In 1808 he was appointed by President Thomas Jefferson as U.S. Consul to the port of Salvador (Bahia), Brazil. He served until 1815, when he resigned because of failing health, and moved to a large plantation, Columbiano, some distance from Bahia. He and his family lived there for fourteen years before returning to the United States in 1833. Hill resided in Buffalo, New York, until his death on 24 July 1841.

Source: From the finding aid for C1076

  • Henry Hill Collection. 1808-1839 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1076

    Consists of a file of nineteeth-century correspondence and documents primarily relating to Henry Hill's commission as United States consul in Salvador, Brazil.