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Violet Hunt Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942

Violet Hunt was a British writer, now best known for her supernatural fiction. Her father was the artist Alfred William Hunt. She was brought up among the Pre-Raphaelite group which included Dante Gabriele Rossetti. She lived with the married Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer) from about 1910 to 1918 as his mistress, and in 1925 she was legally restrained from describing herself as Ford's wife. Her works include The Wife of Rossetti: Her Life and Death (1932).

The collection consists of selected correspondence of Violet Hunt. Included are sixty-four letters by Hunt to a young Oliver Stonor, many of which are signed "Violet Hunt Hueffer"; four letters to Norah Hoult (Mrs. Oliver Stonor); one letter to a "Mrs. Ryan"; and a photocopy of a postcard to Siefrid Chesson. Other correspondents include W. Pett Ridge, Phillips Stephen, Katherine Cecil Thurston, Mary A. Ward, and Dolf Wyllarde.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

The four letters to Nora Hoult, the letter to Mrs. Ryan, and the photocopy of postcard to Siefrid Chesson are a gift of Edward Naumburg, Jr. in December 1988.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

3 Letters, ca. 1924. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters Written to Violent Hunt, 1907-1910. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

64 Letters and Cards to Oliver Stoner, Many Signed "Violet Hunt Hueffer", 1930-1939. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters to Nora Hoult and Mrs. Ryan and Postcard to Siefrid Chesson (Photocopy), 1929-1933. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to "Dear Miss Hunt", 9 May 1890. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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