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Clyde Walton Hill


undated copy of a photograph
made available by Alexander Troup, Dallas, Texas

Clyce Walton Hill, "a native of Texas, was educated at the University of Texas, where he later taught composition and literature, and at Harvard University, where he specialized in studying lyric poetry with Bliss Perry, then editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and dramatic writing with George Pierce Baker . . . ."

[Source: promotion flyer for Shining Trails, which proclaims that the Hill collection of poetry has been "adopted for reading in the public schools of Dallas, Texas . . . ."]

According to a The Dallas Morning News article, by A.C. Greene, dated April 14, 1996, Hill was a native of Austin. He moved to Dallas in 1915 and became a lawyer but abandoned his legal work and took up teaching again. "In 1917, he married Louise Oram, whose father had installed the first private telephone in Dallas."

Hill's poetry appeared in The Century Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine, The Literary Digest, McClure's Magazine, The Buccaneer, The Dallas Morning News, The University of Texas Magazine, and the Year Book of the Poetry Society of Texas. Hill was also one of the organizers of the Texas Poetry Society.

Archival material related to Clyde Walton Hill was discovered by Alexander Troup, who made copies of some of the material available to James R. Elkins.

Clyde Walton Hill
Handbook of Texas Online

[Photo on promotional flyer for Shining Trails, Hill's only published collection of poetry. The publication flyer was provided by Alexander Troup, Dallas, Texas]

Louise Oram Hill, Clyde Walton Hill's wife

[The Hill-Oram wedding was announced in the Dallas Morning News, May 23, 1917]
[The copy of the photograph was provided by Alexander Troup, Dallas, Texas]


Clyde Walton Hill as a young man

[Copy of photograph provided by Alexander Troup, Dallas, Texas]


Clyde Walton Hill, Shining Trails (Dallas: Clyde Walton Hill, 1926)


Clyde Walton Hill & Frank Reaugh, Prose Sketches to accompany the series of paintings by Frank Reaugh entitled Twenty-four hours with the herd: the text based partly on an earlier sketch by "Hondo" ([Dallas, Tex.?: s.n.], 1934)

Clyde Walton Hill, Call of Empire (Dallas: Tardy Publishing, 1936)(historical novel)

Research Resources

Clyde Walton Hill Papers
University of Texas-Arlington