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Contents and Arrangement | A Finding Aid to the Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937

Leigh H. Hunt papers, 1870-1937

Contents and Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into 10 series. All series are arranged chronologically, except for the lecture notes which are arranged alphabetically. Oversized material from various series has been housed in Box 11 (Sol), OV12 and OV13, and is noted in the Series Description/Container Listing Section at the appropriate folder title with see also/see references.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1877-1937, undated
(Box 1, 11, OV12; 3 folders)

Biographical material includes a passport, diplomas, a medical report and death certificate for Hunt.
Description Container
Calling Card, Passport, Medical Report, and Death Certificate, 1914-1937, undated
1
1
Oversized Diplomas, 1880
11
Oversized Diplomas, 1877-1883
OV 12

Series 2: Letters , 1881-1937, undated
(Box 1; 16 folders)

Letters are from friends and colleagues and primarily consist of messages of congratulation on Hunt's 50th anniversary as a faculty member at City College of New York. There is also an etching, 1888, used as an invitation to the Salmagundi Club.
Description Container
Letters, 1881-1937, undated
1
2-16

Series 3: Financial Records , 1904-1911, undated
(Box 1; 2 folders)

There are two pages of auction records listing the prices of miscellaneous household items. Receipts are for dues payments for the Thomas Hunter Association and entrance fees for the American Universities Club of London.
Description Container
Auction Records, undated
1
17
Miscellaneous Receipts, 1904-1911
1
18

Series 4: Grace Hunt Diaries , 1884-1931
(Box 1; 11 folders)

Travel diaries describe trips to New York City, Milwaukee, Canada, and Holland. Also included is a diary describing various cycling trips. Five-year diaries contain brief daily annotations and ephemera including dried flowers, clippings, ticket stubs, and photographs. The diary for 1911-1915 contains entries describing passage on the R. M. S. Lusitania.
Description Container
Travel Diary (New York City, Milwaukee, and Canada), 1884-1885
1
19
Travel Diary (Holland), 1889
1
20
Items Found in Travel Diary, 1889
1
21
Cycling Diary, 1898-1913
1
22
Five-Year Diaries, 1901-1910
1
23
Five-Year Diaries, 1911-1920
1
24
Items Found in Diaries, 1911-1920
1
25-26
Five-Year Diaries, 1921-1930
1
27
Items Found in Diary, 1926-1930
1
28
Diary, 1931
1
29

Series 5: Notes and Writings , 1878-1937, undated
(Box 1-2, 11; 56 folders)

This series primarily consists of art history lecture notes accumulated over many years by Hunt for use in conducting his classes at City College of New York. The autograph book contains 3 drawings by Leigh Hunt and friends.
Description Container
Autograph Book for Grace Hunt, 1878-1893
1
30
Lists of Art Work by Hunt, undated
1
31
Constitution and By-Laws of the Haden Etching Club
1
32
Minutes of a Meeting of the Quill Club, 1921
1
33
Lecture Notes by Leigh Hunt
American Art, 1927-1931, undated
1
34-36
"Armor,", undated
1
37
"Art 31: Aesthetics Introductory Lecture,", undated
1
38
Barbizon School, 1922, undated
1
39-40
"British Art,", undated
1
41-43
"Elements in Picture Criticism,", undated
1
44-45
"For Comparative Literature and Art,", undated
1
46
"Foreign or Today,", 1917, undated
1
47
Lecture Notes by Leigh Hunt
French Art, undated
2
1-3
"Furniture,", 1919-1929
2
4
"How to Get the Best Out of Pictures,", 1926
2
5
"Impressionism,", undated
2
6-7
"Italian Art,", 1919, undated
2
8-11
"Japanese Color Prints,", undated
2
12
Northern European Art, undated
2
13-14
"Pewter, Brass, Copper, Sheffield Plate, Etc.,", undated
2
15
"Pre-Raphaelites,", undated
2
16
Printmaking, 1918, undated
2
17-18
Sculpture, 1928-1930, undated
2
19
Spanish Art, undated
2
20-24
Watercolor and Pastel, undated
2
25
"Whistler,", undated
2
26-27
Miscellaneous Lecture Notes, undated
2
28
School Manuscript "The Scholars' Protest,", undated
2
29
Typescript for Speech at Burchard's Dinner, undated
2
30
Introduction by Leigh Hunt for book Byzantine Art by Pantelis Zografos, 1931
2
31
Notebook of Writings and Art History Notes by Leigh Hunt, 1892, undated
2
32
Notebook of Writings by Grace Hunt, 1878-1881
2
33
Manuscript "The Relation of Music to Sculpture" by Grace Hunt, 1881
2
34
Hand-written Notebook of Medical Information, undated
2
35
Typescript "Tribute to Professor Leigh Harrison Hunt" by Frederick B. Robinson, 1937
2
36
Miscellaneous Poems, 1898, undated
2
37
Miscellaneous Notes and Writings, undated
2
38
Oversized Chart of the Italian Schools of Painting, undated
11

Series 6: Art Work , 1884-1930, undated
(Box 2-3, 6-11, OV12, OV13; 1.6 linear feet)

Art work includes sketchbooks, drawings, watercolors, and prints primarily depicting scenes from Hunt's European travels. All prints, except for one lithograph, are etchings.
Description Container
Sketchbooks, 1887-1908, undated
2
39-48
Drawings by Hunt, 1887-1889, undated
2
449-50
Watercolors by Hunt, undated
2
51
Prints by Hunt, 1884-1930, undated
2
52-57
Prints by Hunt, 1884-1930, undated
3
1-3
Bookplates for Hunt, undated
3
4
Prints by Others, undated
3
5-8
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
3
9-13
Painted Notebook Covers, 1917, undated
3
14
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
6
1-6
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
7
1-7
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
8
1-6
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
9
1-6
Etching Plates, 1887-1930, undated
10
1-5
Oversized Sketchbook, 1901
11
Oversized Drawing, undated
11
Fifteen Oversized Etchings, 1888-1914, undated
11
Oversized Lithograph, undated
11
Oversized Steel-Faced Etching Plate, undated
11
Six Oversized Etchings, 1888-1890, undated
OV 12
Oversized Steel-Faced Copper Etching Plate, 1892
OV 13

Series 7: Scrapbooks , 1877-1925, undated
(Box 3; 9 folders)

Scrapbooks contain clippings mentioning Hunt, and topics of interest to Hunt including James Abbott McNeill Whistler and cartoons of social commentary.
Description Container
Scrapbooks Containing Cartoons of Social Commentary, undated
3
15-16
Scrapbook about Whistler, undated
3
17
Scrapbook of Clippings, undated
3
18
Scrapbook of Clippings, 1877-1879
3
19
Scrapbook of Clippings, 1888-1899
3
20
Scrapbook of Clippings, 1925, undated
3
21
Scrapbook of Clippings and Programs by Grace Hunt, 1878-1899
3
22-23

Series 8: Printed Material , 1870-1937, undated

Printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, lecture announcements, and miscellaneous programs and brochures. Also included is voyage-related printed material primarily consisting of passenger lists, menus, brochures, and maps of the Hunts' voyages to England, Holland, and Belgium, including material concerning R.M.S. Lusitania.
Description Container
Clippings, 1880-1937, undated
3
24-39
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Hunt, 1897-1933, undated
3
40-42
Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs for Others, 1907-1935, undated
3
43
Lecture Announcements, 1921, undated
3
44
Programs and Presentation Books Honoring Hunt's 50-Year Teaching Career at City College of New York, 1927-1928
3
45-47
Miscellaneous Programs, 1881-1928, undated
3
48
Voyage-Related Printed Material, 1889-1914, undated
3
49-54
Picture Postcards of Europe, Canada, and the United States, undated
3
55-60
Picture Postcards of Europe, Canada, and the United States, undated
4
1-3
Brochures, 1883-1927, undated
4
4
Booklets, 1870-1923, undated
4
5-7
Auction Catalogs, 1905-1925, undated
4
8
Reproductions of Art Work by Others, undated
4
9-10
Yearbook from City College of New York, 1928
4
11
Miscellaneous Books About Art History and Travel, 1881-1932
4
12-17
Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1887, undated
4
18
Oversized Program, 1913
11
Oversized Voyage-Related Map, 1889
11
Oversized Souvenir Certificate from a Dinner Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Graduation, 1887
11
Oversized Floor Plan for S.S. Lapland, 1914
OV 12

Series 9: Photographs , 1880-1934, undated
(Box 4-5, 11; 30 folders)

Photographs are of Hunt and his wife, including childhood portraits and six tintypes, that show them at home, on board ships, and riding in several of their early automobiles. Photographs of friends include several of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowker. Commercially produced photographs are of locations visited by the Hunts in England, Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. A photograph of painting Arrangement in Gray and Green is autographed by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, including his signature butterfly.
Description Container
Photograph Album, undated
4
19
Photographs of Hunt's Parents, undated
4
20
Photographs of Hunt, 1861?-1937?
4
21-23
Photographs of Grace Hunt, 1880, undated
4
24-25
Photographs of Hunt and His Wife, 1902, undated
4
26-30
Photographs of the Hunts with Friends, 1898-1934, undated
4
31-33
Photographs of Hunt's Residence, undated
4
34-37
Photographs of Hunt's Office at City College of New York, undated
5
1
Photograph of a Print Shop, undated
5
2
Commercially Produced Photographs of European and American Scenes, 1887, undated
5
3-8
Miscellaneous Travel Photographs, undated
5
9
Photographs of Art Work by Others, undated
5
10-11
Oversized Photograph of Hunt, undated
11
Oversized Photograph of Early European Altarpiece, undated
11

Series 10: Artifacts , undated
(Box 5; 2 folders)

Artifacts consist of two photomechanical printing blocks for reproductions of Hunt's art work, and a commercial engraving plate for Hunt's coat of arms.
Description Container
Commercial Printing Blocks, undated
5
12-13

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