HILL, Samuel Alexander

HILL, Samuel Alexander. Ballyboley near Belfast 10.10.1851 — Allahabad 23.9.1890. British Teacher and Meteorologist in India. Son of farmer John Hill and Elizabeth Clements, an Anglo-Irish family. Educated at Ballyeaston School and at Training School in Dublin. From 1871 studies at Royal School of Mines and London University (B.Sc. 1874). From 188? Professor of Physical Science at Muir Central College in Allahabad. In 1887 Fellow of the new Allahabad University. He was an enthusiastic amateur photographer and a friend of Kipling. Married 1884 Edmonia (Edna) Taylor, from the U.S.A.

Publications: “Photographs of Hindu Antiquities from Java”, ProcASB 1873, 153f. (unsigned); a meteorological article in JASB 52:2, 1883.

Sources: E.T. Hill, American Meteorological Journal 9, 1892; www.malvernoptics.co.uk/history/samuel-alexander-hill.

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