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Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937

Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937

Hunt, Leigh H. (Leigh Harrison), Dr.,, 1858-1937

Doctor, Etcher, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 5.8 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leigh H. Hunt (1858-1937) was an etcher and instructor from New York, N.Y.

Provenance

The Leigh H. Hunt papers were donated in 1967 by Phyllis Leon, the executor of the Hunt Estate.

Scope and Contents

The papers of art history instructor, printmaker, and physician Leigh H. Hunt measure 5.8 linear feet and date from 1870-1937. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material for Hunt; letters from friends and colleagues primarily concerning the celebration of Hunt's 50-year teaching career; auction records and miscellaneous receipts; diaries written by his wife Grace Storrs Hunt describing daily life and specific European trips; notes and writings including art history lecture notes; art work by Hunt; scrapbooks of clippings; miscellaneous printed material including voyage-related ephemera; photographs of Hunt, his family, friends, and residence; and commercial printing blocks.

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