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August Holver Hilton family papers

Identifier: Ms-0027-SC

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San Antonio, San Marcial and Socorro merchant, hotel operator, banker and father of Conrad Hilton (Chairman, Hilton Hotels Corporation). The collection contains personal papers including his marriage certificate, bills and receipts, and legal documents relating to the settlement of his estate. Business papers include mortgage and mining deeds, claims, his widow Mary Laufersweiler Hilton's 1934 tax receipts, Hilton's 1916 bank book, a stock certificate and stock sales agreement.


  • 1885 - 1934

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was born in Oslo, Norway in 1854. After coming to the United States, he became a merchant, hotel operator, and banker in San Antonio, San Marcial and Socorro, New Mexico. He married in 1885 and their son, Conrad eventually became chairman of the Hilton Hotels Corporations. Besides Hilton's business activities, he also formed a law firm in 1915 with his father. Hilton died in 1918.


.25 Linear Feet

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Personal and professional papers of August Holver Hilton from 1885-1934.

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Socorro County Historical Society collection. Ms 0363Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library. Thomas K. Todsen collection. Ms 0223Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library.
Guide to the August Holver Hilton family papers
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Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA