Dates: 1964

Collection Number: MS 120

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 folder.

Creators/Collectors: Hill, Edith Elizabeth Gentry

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Memoirs of Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Gentry Hill, MS 120, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift, Mrs. Lawrence Wenger, 12 December 1987.

Biographical/Historical Information: Edith Elizabeth Gentry Hill (1880-1968) was the daughter of William A. Gentry and Alice Taylor. The family lived at "South Bend" near Milton, Virginia. She married Thomas Mountjoy Hill in 1898. For many years Edith was an organist and music teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Scope and Content: This is a photocopy of a 1964 handwritten memoir by Edith Elizabeth Gentry Hill (1880-1968). Includes a typed transcription by Sandy DeKay (1987). Hill's memoir concerns her childhood and family life centered on the family property "South Bend," which was located on the site of the University of Virginia airport near Milton, Virginia. Hill discusses her music studies and playing the organ for churches in Charlottesville.

Persons: Hill, Edith Elizabeth Gentry

Family Names: Gentry family.


  • Autobiography
  • Charlottesville, Virginia - Social Life and Customs
  • Social Life and Customs

Record Types: Autobiographies.