in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Information and Communication Technologies; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 660 words.
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),...