Description: Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden



Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium,
with special thanks to Milancie Hill Adams for family information and photographs.

Ellsworth Jerome Hill
(1 December 1833 – 22 January 1917)

"In studying the flora of a restricted region, no matter how carefully it seems to have been explored,
one is frequently surprised by new things....
No region can be regarded as thoroughly explored
until every acre of its wild areas at least has been examined.
Then some plants are so rare or local or grow under such peculiar conditions
that a few square rods or even feet may comprise their range." 

- E.J. Hill, 1899

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has, to date, catalogued only half a dozen specimens collected by E.J. Hill. All were collected in Indiana and Illinois between 1886 and 1898.  As NCU’s collection continues to be catalogued it is possible that more specimens will be found.

Hill was a prolific writer and published frequently in The Bryologist, Botanical Gazette, Meehan’s Monthly (“a magazine of horticulture, botany & kindred subjects” published 1891-1902), Garden & Forest (“a journal of horticulture, landscape art and forestry”), and the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club.  Hill’s herbarium and types are held by the University of Illinois (ILL) in Urbana.  The Harvard University Herbaria database of botanists lists other institutions that hold Hill’s specimens as DePauw University (DPU), Field Museum (F), Iowa State University (ISC), and New York Botanical Garden (NY).

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Ellsworth Jerome Hill (L) and Milancie Leach Hill (R)
photographs courtesy of Milancie Hill Adams, great-granddaughter of E.J. & Milancie Hill


Ellsworth Hill married Milancie Leach on 17 August 1863.  Milancie Leach was born 16 November 1836 in Dansville, Livingston County, New York.  She taught drawing and painting at the Dansville Seminary.  Scott Hill recalls, “Grandma Hill was very short, perhaps less than five feet, and slight.  She was highly intelligent, a continuous reader, and had perhaps an even keener mind than her husband, although she always kept to the background.  My chief recollection of her in those days was seeing her sitting either in the kitchen at a table by the window where she would be reading, or if not there, in a nearby pantry which had a huge old barrel with a square board on top, also by a window with a different light, and again reading.”  Milancie died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on 28 December, 1919. 

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Milancie Leach Hill and granddaughter, Milancie Harrison Hill (date unknown)
photograph courtesy of Milancie Hill Adams, great-granddaughter of E.J. & Milancie Hill

Ellsworth and Milancie Hill had three children:  Ada (1868-1953), Frederick (1871-1948), and Albert (1874-1955).  The following obituary notice was written by his son, Albert. 

Hill, Albert E. (1917)  Ellsworth Jerome Hill.  The Bryologist 20(3):  39-41.

Ellsworth Jerome Hill was born December 1, 1833, in Le Roy, New York, a prosperous and charming town in the rich valley of the Genesee.  His father, a thrifty farmer, sprang from English stock that emigrated to Guilford, Connecticut, in the middle of the seventeenth century.  His mother was descended on the maternal side from the Dutch of the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys.

His early education was for the most part of the primitive country-school sort.  From the age of four to twelve he went, summer and winter, to a cross-roads school.  Afterwards, when his help was needed on the farm in summer, his attendance was limited to the winter term.  Three winters in the academy at Le Roy, in which he began the classics and took up such other studies as would be of help in teaching,  completed his formal preparatory work.  There was, however, another kind of education he pursued with increasing fervor almost from childhood to the end of his life – the education derived from the constant and thorough reading of good books.  As a young man he became convinced, in his own words, “that where one had gone before it was possible for another to follow, with or without a teacher, if every step was mastered as one went along.”  No man was ever more faithful than he in mastering each step, or more thoroughly in command, as he was till his last hour, of the wide range of facts that his reading covered.

What seemed at the time a fatal handicap came to him when he was twenty.  For a year he was almost helpless form an affection of the knee.  Yet there was an element of good fortune in his affliction, since it led him to the study that later became his passion.  To get out of doors he began, on the advice of his physician and with the aid of Wood’s text-book, the study of Botany.  Crawling painfully to the edge of the orchard he secured a few flowers and these he succeeded in identifying.  When next year he went to Mississippi to escape the rigor of a northern winter, he pursued the study as constantly as his preparatory teaching of boys and girls would permit.  A camp stool strapped on his back, for use when he must rest, and with two canes to support his weak steps, he would make such excursions as he could to the woods and fields in search of specimens.  These he classified with a high degree of accuracy, considering the meagerness of the available material on the subject.

After three years in Mississippi he returned to Le Roy where he continued to prepare himself for college and to study Botany.  In 1860 he entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City from which he graduated in 1863.

From 1863 to 1869 he was a pastor of the Presbyterian church in the district of eastern Illinois.  A return of his old trouble, this time affecting his hip-joint, compelled him to lay aside his pastoral work.  He never actively resumed it, though he continued to be a member of the Chicago Presbytery for the rest of his life. 

These were hard days.  But for the courage and helpfulness of his wife [Milancie Leach, 1836 - 1919] to support his own determination to achieve something of worth it is difficult to see how he could have survived the trial.  He returned to teaching when his strength was barely enough to sustain existence.  From 1870 to 1874 he taught the languages, botany, and geology in the high school of Kankakee, Illinois.  While he was still lame he went to Minnesota for a few months, broken in health, but unshaken in purpose.  Again his wife’s help saved the day for his botanical studies.  She gathered the plants that he had not the strength to hunt, while he wrote out their descriptions, there being no books at hand by which to identify them.  In every way, as she did throughout the years that followed, she gave richly of her strength and encouragement that he might succeed. 

Though it was years before he fully regained his health he was never troubled with another attack of lameness.  By the exercise of the utmost care he slowly regained strength.  He moved to Chicago in 1874.  From this date to 1888 he taught physics and the natural sciences in the high school at Englewood, now a part of the great city.  On holidays in the spring and fall he still further built up his strength and added to his knowledge of his favorite subject by making botanical excursions to the country within reach.  The summer vacations he spent, when he could, in extended trips to places farther away, chiefly to the regions bordering on the Great Lakes.

In 1888 he abandoned teaching as a profession.  Having inherited some property from his father he was able, by careful management, to spend most of his time in the intensive study of his chosen science.  Until three or four years ago he continued to make short trips to gather specimens and study the conditions of the plants in which he was most interested.  It was a sad day for him when he discovered that his expeditions must be given up.  His work in his study, however, he never abandoned.  Even so late as the fall of 1916 he prepared an article for the press.

A severe attack of pneumonia in the spring of 1915, from which his indomitable will rescued him, left him weakened.  After that he hardly left the house.  In fact, for more than a year previous to his death he did not stir abroad.  The last year he had not the strength to go down stairs.  Yet daily he was dressed and sat in his easy chair beside his writing table.  He kept track of world events to the last.  His mind remained as clear as it had been in his youth, as firmly command of its great store of knowledge.  Death came to him gently on January 22, 1917.

It does not often happen in these days that a scientist is also a man of wide learning in the humanities.  Ellsworth Jerome Hill was one of these few men.  He maintained to the end his hold on Hebrew and the Latin and Greek classics.  He had a good knowledge of French and German literature as well as that of his own tongue.  He kept thoroughly posted on the political, religious, philosophical and social movements of his time.  And, naturally, he knew much of the other sciences besides botany, in particular of geology, into which at one time he had gone rather deeply.  As he gave freely of his means to charity, so he gave generously of his knowledge to the many that came to him for help.


A memorial written by Hill’s friend and colleague, Agnes Chase, appeared in Rhodora 19(219):  61-69 and focuses on Hill’s scientific activities.

  He made rich collections in the sand barrens and swamps about Kankakee, discovering Sphaeralcea remota, still known only from the island in the Kankakee River where he found it.  Most of these collections were made while he walked on crutches or with two canes.  He told me that he carried his vasculum over his shoulder and a camp stool with his crutch or cane in one hand.  To secure a plant he would drop the camp stool, which opened of itself, then he would lower himself to the stool and dig the plant.  He recovered from his lameness but often suffered acute pain from cold or wet or overexertion.  But this did not deter him from making botanical trips that would have taxed a more robust man – in the dunes I have seen him tire out more than one able-bodied man.  While teaching in Chicago he spent many of his vacations on extended trips, visiting the Saguenay region in Quebec, the Menominee iron region in upper Michigan, and other places about Lake Superior, and in northern Wisconsin.

Mr. Hill made a critical study of several difficult genera, particularly Potamogeton, Carex, Quercus, Prunus, Salix and Crataegus.  The last ten or twelve years were mostly devoted to the study of mosses.  Unfortunately his modesty often prevented his publishing his conclusions.  His note-books, filled with detailed observations and comparisons, contained full descriptions of several species written long before they were published by others.  His bibliography, of 162 titles, shows the range of his botanical interest.  He was a correspondent of Dr. Gray and Dr. Watson, contributed specimens and critical notes to Dr. Morong for his work on Potamogeton, and made extensive field studies of Crataegus for Dr. Sargent.  It was characteristic of him to give unsparingly of his knowledge to further the work of others, great or small, from critical notes for Prof. Sargent to helping me with a puzzling Carex or elucidating the German-tinged Latin of some of Kunth’s descriptions of grasses.  He amassed an herbarium of some 16,000 sheets, much the greater part being his own collections, and an exceptionally fine botanical library.

The study of geology he carried on simultaneously with that of botany and the relation of the two he impressed on his students.  Before the word ecology was invented he was calling our attention to the zones of vegetation about the sloughs in the dune region of northern Indiana and pointing out to us the successive stages by which vegetation converted the sloughs into dry land.  He possessed the vision of plant life as a whole, seeing it as an active factor in building and shaping the surface of the earth.

In 1888, because of poor health and failing eyesight, he gave up teaching, but became the more devoted to botany.  In the ‘90’s his health improved and for several years from early spring till late fall he made from one to three or four excursions a week in the Chicago region, studying oaks and Crataegus particularly.  It was my good fortune to accompany him on many of these excursions, serving, he used to say, as eyes for him.  Many species hitherto unknown for the region were discovered in these days and his joy over them was no less than mine.  His enthusiasm and his love of beauty were as fresh as a boy’s , while his mature judgment and ripe knowledge made it a rare privilege to be in his company.  He never lost his early love of the Greek and Latin classics and often he had a copy of Virgil in his pocket to read aloud during rest periods.

The last ten or twelve years Mr. Hill devoted to the study of the mosses of the Chicago region.  He left in manuscript detailed descriptions of 133 species.  He put the manuscript into my hands and after it has been copied it is to be hoped the work may be published.  His herbarium has been purchased by the University of Illinois.

Mr. Hill died January 22 [1917] at his home in Chicago.  The last two years he was feeble physically but mentally as keen and alert as ever.  He arose every day until the last, sitting in the room that had so long been his study, library and herbarium.

Three species of plants bear his name, Potamogeton Hillii, Crataegus Hillii and Carduus Hillii.


Hill, E.J.  1879.  Notes on specimens of plants.  Amer. Entomologist and Botanist 2:  384.
-----.  1878.  A double-flowered Cypripedium spectabile.  Amer. Nat. 12:  816.
-----.  1878.  A new variety of Campanula rotundifolia L.  Amer. Nat. 12:  817.
-----.  1879.  The geographical range of Petalostemon Foliosus, Gray, in Illinois.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 4, No. 12 (Dec., 1879), pp. 239-240.  Stable URL:
-----.  1879.  The number of stamens in Brasenia peltata.  Amer. Nat. 13:  254.
-----.  1879.  Prunus pumila.  Amer. Nat. 13:  649.
-----.  1879.  The fruit of Shepherdia canadensis.  Amer. Nat.  13:  699.
-----.  1879.  Potamogeton niagarensis Tuckerm.  Amer. Nat. 13:  699.
-----.  1880.  “Mimicry” in snakes.  Amer. Nat. 14:  672.

-----.  1881.  Plants and plant-stations. 
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 8, No. 4 (Apr., 1881), pp. 45-47.  Stable URL:
-----.  1881.  Botanical notes.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 6, No. 9 (Sep., 1881), pp. 259-263.  Stable URL:
-----.  1882.  Eleocharis dispar, N. Sp.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1882), p. 3.  Stable URL:
-----.  1882.  The action of acids on cellulose and starch-grains.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 7, No. 7 (Jul., 1882), p. 87.  Stable URL:

-----.  1883. 
Potamogetons in western New York.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 10, No. 8 (Aug., 1883), pp. 92-93.  Stable URL:
-----.  1883.  Notes on Indiana plants.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Mar., 1883), pp. 187-188.  Stable URL:
-----.  1883.  Aster or Solidago?  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 8, No. 6 (Jun., 1883), pp. 238-239.  Stable URL:
-----.  1883.  Means of plant dispersion.  Amer. Nat. 17:  811, 1028.
-----.  1884.  Notes on Indiana plants, 1883.  Botanical Gazette 9:  45.
-----.  1884.  A new variety of Comandra umbellata Nutt.  Bot. Gaz. 9:  175.
-----.  1885.  The Menominee Iron Region and Its Flora. I.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan., 1885), pp. 208-211.  Stable URL:

-----.  1885.  The Menominee Iron Region and Its Flora. II.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Feb., 1885), pp. 225-229.  Stable URL: 
-----.  1885.  A correction.  Bot. Gaz. 10:  262.
-----.  1885.  Some Indiana plants.  Bot. Gaz. 10:  262. 
Engelmann, George, M.S. Bebb, L. H. Bailey, Jr., F. L. Scribner, Thomas Morong, E. J.Hill, Eugene A. Rau, Clara E. Cummings, T. F. Allen, F. LeRoy Sargent, A. P. Morgan, Chas. H. Peck, H. W. Ravenel, A. B. Seymour, E. W. Holway, A. B. Hervey, Francis Wolle, Eloise Butler, W. G. Farlow, William Trelease.  1886.  How to collect certain plants.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 6 (Jun., 1886), pp. 135-150.  Stable URL:

Hill, E.J.  1886.  A botanical diary.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 7 (Jul., 1886), pp. 183-184 .  Stable URL:
-----.  1888.  Some Indiana Plants.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 13, No. 12 (Dec., 1888), p. 323.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Pinus Banksiana at the West.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Mar. 10, 1890), pp. 64-67.  Stable URL:
-----.  1884.  Notes on Indiana plants, 1883.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Mar., 1884), pp. 45-48.  Stable URL:
-----.  1889.  Lactuca Scariola L.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 14, No. 6 (Jun., 1889), p. 153.  Stable URL:
-----.  1889.  Aster ptarmicoides, var. lutescens Gray.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 14, No. 6 (Jun., 1889), pp. 153-154.  Stable URL:

-----.  1890.  The Revised Manual and some Western Plants. 
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 17, No. 7 (Jul. 1, 1890), pp. 169-174.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Notes on the Flora of the Lake Superior Region. I.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 15, No. 6 (Jun., 1890), pp. 140-149.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Notes on the Flora of the Lake Superior Region. II.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 15, No. 7 (Jul., 1890), pp. 159-166.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Notes on the Flora of the Lake Superior Region. III. II. Vermilion Lake, Minnesota.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 15, No. 11 (Nov., 1890), pp. 304-311.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Notes on the Flora of the Lake Superior Region. IV.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 15, No. 12 (Dec., 1890), pp. 324-331.  Stable URL:
-----.  1890.  Hypericum Kalmianum and Lobelia Kalmii.  Gard. & For. 3:  370.
-----.  1890.  The hemlock in eastern Minnesota.  Gard. & For. 3:  553. 
-----.  1890.  The autumn flora of the Lake Michigan pine barrens.  Gard. & For.  3:  594, 606, 618.

-----. 1891.  Zizania as Found by the Explorers of the Northwest. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Feb. 12, 1891), pp. 57-60.  Stable URL:
-----.  1891.  The fertilization of three native plants.  Bull. Torrey Club 18:  111.
-----.  1891.  The sling-fruit of Cryptotænia Canadensis.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 16, No. 11 (Nov., 1891), pp. 299-302.  Stable URL:
-----.  1891.  Notes on the Flora of the St. Croix Region.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 16, No. 4 (Apr., 1891), pp. 108-113.  Stable URL:
-----. 1891.  Notes on the Flora of the St. Croix Region (Continued).  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 16, No. 5 (May, 1891), pp. 126-130.  Stable URL:
-----.  1891.  Winter studies in the pine barren flora of Lake Michigan. I-IV.  Gard. & For.  4:  159, 195, 208, 232, 278, 304.
-----.  1891.  Note [on Cornus Baileyi].  Bot. Gaz.  16:  118.
-----.  1891.  The acorn crop near Chicago.  Gard. & For. 4:  610.

-----.  1892.  The rhizomes of Penthorum sedoides as leafy shoots.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 19, No. 10 (Oct. 10, 1892), pp. 306-307.  Stable URL:
-----. 1892.  The host-plants of Aphyllon fasciculatum.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan. 15, 1892), pp. 17-21.  Stable URL:
-----.  1892.  Winter rambles in the Pine barrens.  I – III.  Gard. & For. 5:  16, 74, 110.
-----.  1892.  Eye habits.  Science 19:  53.
-----.  1892.  The Crinkle Root.  Meehan’s Month. 2:  53.
-----.  1892.  The Forest:  Timber culture in eastern Nebraska.  Gard. & For. 5:  201.
-----.  1892.  Coontie and Conte.  Gard. & For.  5:  208.
-----.  1892.  Great productiveness of Cicuta bulbifera.  Meehan’s Month.  2:  100.
-----.  1892.  Notes on the Flora of Chicago and Vicinity.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 17, No. 8 (Aug., 1892), pp. 246-252.  Stable URL:
-----.  1892.  Late summer flowers on the prairies.  Gard. & For. 5:  412.
-----.  1892.  The Polemoniaceae of the Lake Region.  Gard. & For.  5:  448.
-----.  1893.  Plants turning to the light.  Meehan’s Month.  3:  5.
-----.  1893.  The coast dune flora of Lake Michigan.  Gard. & For. 6:  15, 51.
-----.  1893.  The Chinese primroses at the Columbian Fair.  Gard. & For. 6:  94.
-----.  1893.  The name Tabernaemontana.  Meehan’s Month.  3:  46.
-----.  1893.  Cyclamens at the Columbian Exposition.  Gard. & For.  6:  157.
-----.  1893.  Cinerarias at the World’s Fair.  Gard. & For.  6:  178.
-----.  1893.  Polyanthus Narcissus at the Columbian Fair.  Gard. & For. 6:  188.
-----.  1893.  Concerning prickly pears.  Meehan’s Month. 3:  164.
-----.  1893.  Singular behavior of an owl.  Science 22:  361.
-----.  1894.  Viola palmata L.  Meehan’s Month.  4:  4.
-----.  1894.  A study of Quercus Leana.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 19, No. 5 (May, 1894), pp. 171-177.  Stable URL:
-----.  1894.  Potentilla recta L.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Feb. 20, 1894), pp. 79-80.  Stable URL:
-----.  1894.  Salsola Kali Tragus.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 19, No. 12 (Dec., 1894), pp. 506-507.  Stable URL:
-----.  1894.  Oaks in May.  Gard. & For.  7:  192.
-----.  1894.  The common names of Trillium.  Meehan’s Month.  4:  84. 
-----.  1894.  Titian and landscape.  Meehan’s Month.  4:  110. 
-----.  1894.  Wild roses about Chicago.  Gard. & For. 7:  322.
-----.  1894.  The Dahlia stalk-borer.  Gard. & For. 7:  388.
-----.  1894.  Prairie woodlands.  Gard. & For. 7:  412.
-----.  1894.  Fertility of Clematis virginiana.  Meehan’s Month.  4:  179.
-----.  1894.  Clematis pitcheri.  Meehan’s Month.  4:  180.
-----.  1894.  [Salsola kali].  Purdue Univ. Agric. Expr. Sta. Bull. No. 52.  5:  84.
-----.  1894.  An early observation bearing on the history of the Great Lakes.  Amer. Geolog. 14:  6.
-----.  1895.  Tradescantia Virginica var. villosa Watson. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Feb. 26, 1895), pp. 71-73.  Stable URL:
-----.  1895.  Hibiscus Moscheutos.  Meehan’s Month.  5:  63.
-----.  1895.  The Saguenay region.  I – III.  Gard. & For. 8:  182, 193, 213.
-----.  1895.  Notes on western New York woodlands.  I., II.  Gard. & For. 8:  342, 382.
-----.  1895.  A season with the native orchids.  I., II.  Gard. & For. 8:  412, 422.
-----.  1895.  Autumn flower show in Chicago.  Gard. & For. 8:  468.
-----.  1895.  Vaccinium vacillans with white fruit.  Gard. & For. 8:  503.
-----.  1896.  Notes on the Flora of Chicago and Vicinity. II.  Botanical Gazette 21(3):  118-122. 
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-----.  1896.  Early experiments in crossing plants.  Gard. & For. 9:  32.
-----.  1896.  A natural garden.  Gard. & For. 9:  219.
-----.  1896.  Pyrus coronaria.  Gard. & For.  9:  258.
-----.  1896. The bitternut hickory.  Meehan’s Month.  6:  124.
-----.  1896.  Jackson park in June.  Gard. & For. 9:  288.
-----.  1896.  The Compass plant.  Gard. & For.  9:  337.
-----.  1896.  The sand dunes of northern Indiana and their flora.  I – IV.  Gard. & For. 9:  353, hickory.  Meehan’s Month.  6:  124.
-----.  1896.  Jackson park in June.  Gard. & For. 9:  288.
-----.  1896.  The Compass plant.  Gard. & For.  9:  337.
-----.  1896.  The sand dunes of northern Indiana and their flora.  I – IV.  Gard. & For. 9:  353, 372, 382, 393.
-----.  1896.  Additional notes on Compass plants.  Gard. & For. 9:  407.
-----.  1896.  The fall exhibition of the Horticultural Society of Chicago.  Gard. & For. 9:  478.
-----.  1896.  Pellaea gracilis.  Meehan’s Month.  6:  228.

-----.  1897. 
Zizia aurea and Thaspium aureum.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Feb., 1897), pp. 121-124.  Stable URL:
-----.  1897.  Ecological notes upon the White pine.  Gard. & For. 10:  331. 

-----.  1898.  Vitis
Labrusca and its westward distribution.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 25, No. 6 (Jun., 1898), pp. 342-343.  Stable URL:
-----. 1898.  Eleocharis melanocarpa a proliferous plant.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 25, No. 7 (Jul., 1898), pp. 392-394.  Stable URL:
-----.  1898.  The extent of dodder parasitism.  Pl. World 1:  123.
-----.  1898.  Two noteworthy oaks.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Jul., 1898), pp. 53-57.  Stable URL:
-----.  1898.  A peach with a double plumule.  Pl. World 1:  190.
-----.  1898.  Potamogeton robbinsii.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Mar., 1898), pp. 195-196.  Stable URL:
-----.  1898.  Sugar-bush.  The Nation.  67:  350.
-----.  1899.  Kalm’s St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Kalmianum) west of Michigan.  Pl. World 2:  73.
-----.  1899.  Carduus Hillii perennial.  Pl. World 2:  127. 
-----.  1899.  Subterranean growths.  Pl. World 2:  151.
-----.  1899.  The habitats of the Pellaeas.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 26, No. 11 (Nov., 1899), pp. 596-598.  Stable URL:
-----.  1899.  Notes on Plants of the Chicago District.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 26, No. 6 (Jun., 1899), pp. 303-311.  Stable URL: 
-----.  1899.  The habitat of the wild columbine.  Pl. World 2:  193.
-----.  1899.  A new biennial-fruited oak.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Mar., 1899), pp. 204-208.  Stable URL:
-----.  1899.  Quercus ellipsoidalis in Iowa.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Sep., 1899), p. 215.  Stable URL:
-----.  1900.  The southern limit of Juniperus Sabina.  Pl. World 3:  140.
-----.  1900.  Quercus ellipsoidalis E.J. Hill.  Proc. Davenport Acad. 8:  282.
-----.  1900.  Flora of the White Lake Region, Michigan, and its ecological relations.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 29, No. 6 (Jun., 1900), pp. 419-436.  Stable URL:
-----.  1900.  Cnicus Hillii, Canby.  Proc. Davenport Acad.  8:  281.
-----.  1900.  Cerastium arvense oblongifolium.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Feb., 1900), pp. 141-142.    Stable URL:
-----.  1900.  Primula mistassinica.  Pl. World 3:  104.
-----.  1900.  Celtis pumila Pursh, with notes on allied species.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 27, No. 9 (Sep., 1900), pp. 496-505.  Stable URL:
-----.  1900.  Goethe’s palm tree.  Pl. World 3:  69.
-----.  1900.  Pellaea gracilis in Illinois.  Fern Bull. 8:  31.
-----.  1901.  Lycopodium tristachyum.  Torreya, Vol. 1, No. 7 (July, 1901), pp. 76-77.  Stable URL:
-----.  1901.  The rock relations of the walking fern.  Fern Bull.  9:  55.
-----.  1902.  Notes on migratory plants.  Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Vol. 29, No. 9 (Sep., 1902), pp. 564-570.  Stable URL:
-----.  1902.  John Stuart Mill and botanical study.  Pl. World 5:  47.
-----.  1902.  Fissidens grandifrons, its habits and propagation.  The Bryologist, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Jul., 1902), pp. 56-58.  Stable URL: 
-----.  1902.  The earliest fern.  Fern Bull.  10:  78.
-----.  1902.  Pellaea atropurpurea an evergreen.  Fern Bull.  10:  82.
-----.  1902.  Dioscorides and his era.  Meehan’s Month.  12:  83.
-----.  1902.  The etymology of Columbine.  Pl. World 5:  175.
-----.  1903.  Branched paraphyses of Bryum Roseum.  Bryologist, Vol. 6, No. 5 (Sep., 1903), pp. 80-82.  Stable URL:
-----.  1904.  Remarks on some fernworts of western New York.  Fern Bull.  12:  18.
-----.  1904.  Note on the polygamy of Chionanthus.  Rhodora 6:  89.
-----.  1905.  Encalypta procera Bruch.  The Bryologist, Vol. 8, No. 6 (Nov., 1905), pp. 107-110+10.  Stable URL:
-----.  1905.  Equisetum scirpoides in Illinois.  Fern Bull.  13:  21.
-----.  1905.  Darwin and the source of life.  The Interior.  36:  1318.
-----.  1906.  A Mississippi Aletris and some associated plants.  Torreya, Vol. 6, No. 11 (November, 1906), pp. 231-232.  Stable URL:
-----.  1906.  The perianth of Rhynchospora capillacea var. leviseta.  Rhodora 8:  186.

-----.  1906.  The distribution and habits of some common oaks.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 41, No. 6 (Jun., 1906), pp. 445-447.  Stable URL:  
-----.  1906.  Distribution and Habits of Some Common Oaks.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jul., 1906), p. 59.  Stable URL:

-----. 1907.  Validity of some species of Fissidens.  The Bryologist, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul., 1907), pp. 67-74.  Stable URL:
Robinson, C. B. and E.J. Hill.  1908.  Shorter notes.  Torreya 8(2):  29-31.  Stable URL:
-----.  1908.  A red-fruited huckleberry.  Torreya  8:  30.
-----.  1909. Pollination in Linaria with special reference to cleistogamy.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 47, No. 6 (Jun., 1909), pp. 454-466.  Stable URL:
-----. 1909.  The fate of a violet, or the benefit of cleistogamy.  Torreya, Vol. 9, No. 11 (November, 1909), pp. 229-230.  Stable URL:
-----.  1909.  The distribution of three naturalized Crucifers.  Torreya, Vol. 9, No. 4 (April, 1909), pp. 65-70.  Stable URL:
-----.  1909.  Note on Amblystegium noterophilum.  The Bryologist, Vol. 12, No. 6 (Nov., 1909), pp. 108-109.  Stable URL:
-----.  1910.  Charles R. Barnes and Julius Rölls’ collection of mosses in North America.  The Bryologist, Vol. 13, No. 5/6 (Sep. - Nov., 1910), pp. 105-107.  Stable URL:
-----.  1910.  Fern notes.  Fern Bull.  18:  65.
-----.  1910.  A history of botany [Review of E.L. Greene’s Landmarks of botanical history].  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 49, No. 5 (May, 1910), pp. 379-382.  Stable URL: 
-----.  1910.  The pasture thistles, east and west.  Rhodora 12:  211.
-----.  1911.  Oenothera lamarckiana: its early cultivation and description.  Botanical Gazette, Vol. 51, No. 2 (Feb., 1911), pp. 136-140.  Stable URL:
-----.  1911.  Bartlett’s Dioscoreae of the United States.  Rhodora  13:  34.
-----.  1911.  Lycopodium porophilum in the dells of the Wisconsin.  Fern Bull.  19:  1.
-----.  1912.  Notes on Lepidozia setacea.  Bryologist, Vol. 15, No. 3 (May, 1912), pp. 44-45.  Stable URL:
-----.  1912.  The rock relations of the cliff-brakes.  Fern Bull.  20:  1.
-----.  1912.  Additions to the fern flora of Indiana.  Fern Bul.  20:  25.
-----.  1912.  The fern flora of Illinois.  Fern Bull.  20:  33.
-----.  1912.  The sand plum in Indiana.  Rhodora 14:  196.
-----.  1912.  Characteristic features of the lake and peat swamp flora of Lake County, Illinois.  Hist. Lake Co. Ill. 338.
-----.  1913.  Annulus of Tortella caespitosa (Schwaegr.) Limpr.  The Bryologist, Vol. 16, No. 2 (Mar., 1913), pp. 17-18.  Stable URL:
-----.  1914.  Whorled leaves in Gentiana.  Torreya 14:  108.
-----. 1914.  Shorter notes.  Torreya, Vol. 14, No. 6 (June, 1914), p. 108.  Stable URL:
-----.  1914.  Notes on the distribution of Polytrichum strictum and some associated Sphagna.  The Bryologist, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Jul., 1914), pp. 63-64.  Stable URL:
-----.  1915.  Fontinalis umbachii Cardot.  The Bryologist, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan., 1915), pp. 10-12.  Stable URL:
-----.  1915.  Notes on plants of the Chicago region.  Torreya, Vol. 15, No. 2 (February, 1915), pp. 21-26.  Stable URL:
-----.  1916.  Notes on Funaria.  The Bryologist, Vol. 19, No. 3 (May, 1916), pp. 35-37.  Stable URL: 
-----. 1916.  Fossombronia crispula in the Dune Region of Indiana.  The Bryologist, Vol. 19, No. 5 (Sep., 1916), pp. 67-68.  Stable URL:


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