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William Hunt letterbook


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

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.

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.

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

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
August, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Letterbook, 1748-1772.
Volume 1

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