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Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937

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

Etcher, Art critic, Doctor

Collection Information

Size: 5.9 Linear feet

Summary: The collection measures 5.9 linear feet, dates from 1870-1937, and documents the career of art history instructor, printmaker, and physician Leigh Harrison Hunt. Found within the papers are scattered biographical material for Hunt; letters; miscellaneous financial records; diaries written by his wife Grace Storrs Hunt; notes and writings; art work by Hunt; scrapbooks; miscellaneous printed material; photographs; and commercial printing blocks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leigh Harrison Hunt was born on May 19, 1858 in Galena, Illinois, the son of businessman Leigh A. Hunt and Eliza (Harrison) Hunt. He was a maternal descendant of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Provenance

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