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William Hunt letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-010

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of a single volume letterbook of William Hunt. Correspondence included is largely personal, though there are a few letters addressed to Hunt's Meeting. In addition to correspondence, the volume includes testimonies of Hunt's character and a short account of his travels on religious visits and his last illness and death. According to a note in the cover of the letterbook, it is believed the letters were copied by William Hunt's sister.

Dates

  • 1748-1772

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

William Hunt (1733-1772) was born in Pennsylvania in 1733. He began traveling on religious visits at the age of 20, and visited colonies from North Carolina to Maine. He married Sarah Hunt of Frederick County, Virginia, and settled in New Garden, North Carolina. The couple had eight children. In 1771, after attending Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Hunt embarked on a religious visit to England with his cousin John Woolman. William hunt died in England of smallpox in 1772.

Extent

0.16 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

William Hunt's included correspondence is largely personal, though there are a few letters addressed to his Meeting. In addition to correspondence, the volume includes testimonies of Hunt's character and a short account of his travels on religious visits and his last illness and death. According to a note in the cover of the letterbook, it is believed the letters were copied by William Hunt's sister.

Acquisition

The William Hunt letterbook was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1935 by George W. Hunt.

Related Materials

HC.MC.1121 Henry Joel Cadbury papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Title
William Hunt letterbook, 1748-1772
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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