Henry W. Hiller Collection

Manuscripts Collection 77

Overview of the Collection

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Hiller, Henry Winans, 1838-1926
Title: Henry W. Hiller Collection
Dates: 1855-1960
Extent: ca. 507 items
Abstract: Correspondence, diary, notes for speeches, documents, photographs, and other papers of Hiller and his wife Liuboff Gouberoff Hiller, relating to his career as a whaler out of New Bedford, Massachusetts; his work in Siberia as a commercial agent for Boston importers William H. Boardman & Company; as U.S. consul during the Lincoln administration; his specialization in the jewelry trade in New York, and his association with Tiffany & Company.
Identification: Coll. 77

Biography of Henry Winans Hiller

Henry Winans Hiller (1838-1926) was a importer, in Hudson, N.Y. and a pioneer in Russian-American trade.

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Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.


Hiller, Liuboff Gouberoff, 1849-1926

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Tiffany and Company
William H. Boardman & Co. (Boston, Mass.)


Boston (Mass.)–Commerce–Russia (Federation)–Siberia
Siberia (Russia)–Commerce–Massachusetts–Boston
United States–Foreign relations–1861-1865


Diplomatic and consular service, American–Russia (Federation)–Siberia Jewelry trade–New York (State)–New York
Trading companies–Massachusetts–Boston
Whaling–Massachusetts–New Bedford

Document Types:



Commercial agents–Russia (Federation)–Siberia
Consuls–United States
Jewelers–New York (State)
Whalers (Persons)–Massachusetts–New Bedford

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 77, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Personal and Corporate Names (Correspondence Only)

Allen, George 1/4
Blaseff, ? (Mrs.) 1/2
Boardman, William H. 1/1, 1/2
Brown, Bros. & Co. 1/6
Burling, Jim 1/4
Champenois, C.C. 1/3
Cook, C.T. 1/3, 1/4
Cushing, George L. 1/2
Dana, C.A. 1/4
Dewey, F.D. 1/5
Dodd, Parker 1/5
Durfee & Will 1/6
Evashinteoff, C.M. 1/2
Ewer, Roland 1/3
Grant, Patrick 1/2
Gubareff, Nadia 1/7
Hayes, Henry 1/
Hiller, Paul 1/4
Homer, Charles 1/2
Hoxie, ? 1/6
Hyde, R.M. 1/6
Jewelers’ Security Alliance 1/3
Junker & Co. 1/6
Kennon, ? (Mrs.) 1/3
Kennon, George 1/6
Kimball, W.C. 1/3
Letsernoff, Lydia 1/7
Lissounoff, Boris 1/7, 1/8
MacGahan, ? (Mrs.) 1/4
Magee, Franklin R. 1/5, 1/6, 1/7
McCormick, Frederick 1/6
Morse, ? 1/4
Nye, Bill 1/4
Robertson, ? 1/1
Rogerson, ? 1/4
Scott Irving & Co. 1/4
Tiffany & Co. 1/3, 1/6
Tiffany, Burnett 1/3
Tiffany, C.L. 1/3, 1/4
Tiffany, Harriet A. 1/3
Treadwell, H.H. 1/5
Turner, ? 1/4
Twain, Mark 1/4

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Correspondence and papers; 1855-1936
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence; 1855
2 Correspondence; 1870-1879
3 Correspondence; 1880-1889
4 Correspondence; 1890-1899
5 Correspondence; 1900-1909
6 Correspondence; 1910-1919
7 Correspondence; 1920-1929
8 Correspondence; 1930-1936, undated
9 Hiller family genealogy & biographical information
10 Speeches & talks given by H. W. Hiller; ca. 1900
11 Patent document, Henry W. Hiller; 1881
12 Miscellaneous material
Volumes; ca. 1940-1960
1 Notebook and transcriptions, of travel by Henry W. Hiller; ca. 1915
2 Diary kept by Mrs. Henry W. Hiller (i.e. Liuboff Mehaielova Hiller); 1872-1874
3 “Battle of Petropaulovsk and Escape of the Kamchatka Squadron of Admiral Zavoiko”, translated by Nicolai H. Hiller; 1942
4 “Old Russia and Its People, from Letters, Writings, and Papers of Henry Winans Hiller”
5 “My Dear Boy; Letters of Henry W. Hiller to his son Kolie”
6 ‘Diary and Letters of Liuboff M. Hiller”
7 “Silverware and Lace; Letters of Henry Winans Hiller on his career with Tiffany & Company”

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