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Q: biography of published historian ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: biography of published historian
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: calder56-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 22 Mar 2005 06:52 PST
Expires: 21 Apr 2005 07:52 PDT
Question ID: 498515
Find me Biographical infomation on author Patricia Hill Buchanan, who
wrote, Margaret Tudor Queen of Scotland, published by The Scottish
Academic Press in 1985
Subject: Re: biography of published historian
Answered By: leli-ga on 25 Mar 2005 09:36 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello calder56

Patricia Hill Buchanan was born Patricia Alice Fleming Kneas on
January 3, 1914. After graduating from Vassar, she went to the
University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a Master's degree in

She married Henry Hughes Hill, whose parents came from Edgefield,
South Carolina, and who served as a Colonel during World War II.
Patricia and Henry had a daughter. In 1969 Patricia Kneas Hill
received a doctorate from the University of Georgia. Her Ph.D. thesis
was on "The Jacobite Bishop of Rochester" (Francis Atterbury).

In 1977, using the name Patricia Kneas Hill, she published "The
Oglethorpe Ladies and the Jacobite Conspiracy" (Atlanta: Cherokee
Press 1977). One outline of the book says, "Anne and Eleanor
Oglethorpe, sisters of James Oglethorpe, who established the colony of
Georgia, were heavily involved in schemes to gain the thrones of
England and Scotland for Prince James, son of the last Stuart
monarch." An alternative title is "The Oglethorpe Ladies: An Intimate
Glimpse of General James Oglethorpe's Sisters Scheming to Restore the
Stuart Monarchy"

Patricia Hill Buchanan was a schoolteacher in rural South Carolina.
She became Professor Emerita of history and English at Clemson
University, and in 1990 she published "Robert E Lee: A Hero for Young

In Clemson she was a member of the Episcopal church and the Daughters
of the American Revolution. At the time of her death on March 12 2001
she had three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

I'm afraid that even though I've searched and searched, I haven't
succeeded in discovering anything about her Buchanan surname. There is
a slight mystery here. Our author appears as Patricia A. Buchanan in
the Social Security Death Index, but she is buried as Patricia Kneas
Hill next to Henry Hughes Hill at the Clemson University Woodlawn
cemetery, as you'll see in this photo:

I hope you find this interesting! 

Best wishes - Leli

Further details of her work:

Hill, Patricia K. (Patricia Kneas)
The Jacobite Bishop of Rochester / by Patricia K. Hill
Ann Arbor, Mich. ; London : University Microfilms International, c1970
1 microfilm reel ; 3 1/2in.,35mm
Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Georgia 1969

Hill, Patricia Kneas
The Oglethorpe ladies and the Jacobite conspiracies
Atlanta : Cherokee Pub., 1977

Buchanan, Patricia Hill.
Robert E. Lee : a hero for young Americans
Nashville, TN : Winston-Derek Publishers, c1991.
ISBN:          1555233341 (pbk.)


Greenville News

Library of Congress

National Library of Scotland

Social Security Death Index

University of Pennsylvania

Henry Hughes Hill

Clemson University Cemetery Hill database

Woodlawn Cemetery, Cenetery Hill

Clemson University (as in fp's comment below - thanks, fp)


Patricia Kneas
Patricia Kneas Hill
Patricia H Buchanan
Hill Buchanan
Kneas Buchanan

Request for Answer Clarification by calder56-ga on 25 Mar 2005 11:57 PST
The book MARGARET TUDOR QUEEN OF SCOTS is dedicated "To my husband
L.H.Buchanan" do you think the arthur is burried next to her father?

Request for Answer Clarification by calder56-ga on 25 Mar 2005 12:08 PST
Do you think that Patricia A.F.Fleming Kneas was her mother and also a
historian? 1938 to 1985 is a long time to wait for publishing.

Request for Answer Clarification by calder56-ga on 25 Mar 2005 12:11 PST
thank you and I will give you $15 as tip but I need the info by monday
3-28 as my report is due tuesday.

Clarification of Answer by leli-ga on 25 Mar 2005 13:24 PST
Don't worry! You can be completely confident that the author of
"Margaret Tudor" was born in 1914.

It looks as if she waited till the later part of her life before
getting busy with historical research. She was in her 50s when she got
her Ph.D. in 1969, then published the "Oglethorpe" book  in 1977 and
"Margaret Tudor" 8 years later.

She must have married L.H.Buchanan after Henry Hill died in 1977, but
we can only guess why she and/or her relatives chose that in the end
she should be buried as Patricia Kneas Hill.

The National Library of Scotland has this catalogue entry:

Buchanan, Patricia Hill, 1914-
Margaret Tudor Queen of Scots 
Edinburgh Scottish Academic Press 1985

An obituary calls her "Patricia Alice Fleming Kneas Hill Buchanan" and
the "widow of Henry Hughes Hill Jr.".

Good luck with your report - Leli
calder56-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
excellent help thanks much

Subject: Re: biography of published historian
From: fp-ga on 25 Mar 2005 05:27 PST
Patricia Hill Buchanan was born in 1914:

Professor Emerita of History:

a webpage "last modified" on "11-Aug-2000" according to

Not mentioned here ("emeritus faculty members"):

I've found some webpages suggesting that she died in March 2001.
However, the information as given on these pages is inconsistent.
Subject: Re: biography of published historian
From: leli-ga on 27 Mar 2005 05:43 PST
Dear calder56

Thank you very much!

I can't see any way of finding out more without subscribing to
pay-for-information databases. The Scottish Academic Press doesn't
exist any more, so we can't even try asking them.

Hope your report turns out well - best wishes - Leli

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