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Hill, Edwin (1793–1876), civil servant and inventor of postal machinery

I. D. Hill

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/13272

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Hill, Edwin (1793–1876), civil servant and inventor of postal machinery, was born on 25 November 1793 at Birmingham, the second of the eight children of Thomas Wright Hill (1763–1851), schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Lea (1765–1842), daughter of William Lea. His elder brother was ...

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