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Hunt and Guild Families of New Jersey Collection

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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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The collection consists of eighteenth and nineteenth-century correspondence, letters, and documents of the Hunt and Guild families of New Jersey. Included is correspondence of Abijah Hunt, Abraham Hunt, Anna Mary Hunt, Azariah Hunt, Charity Hunt, George Hunt, Hetty Hunt (d. 1862), Jesse Hunt, James P. Hunt, John Price Hunt, Margaret Hunt, Peter Hunt, Robert Hunt, Samuel Hunt, Theodosia Philadelphia Hunt, Timothy Hunt, and Wilson Price Hunt; Benjamin Guild (1749-1792), Eunice Guild, Rev. John Guild, and John Guild are also represented. The subjects of this correspondence vary between personal, pastoral, and business matters; some of the correspondence relates to the American Revolutionary Army and the New Jersey Militia. Included is a letter dated 23 July [1755] from Abraham Hunt to his father, Wilson Hunt, about information the army had just received regarding the defeat of Major General Edward Braddock at Fort Duquesne in the the French and Indian War. Also included is a letter from Rev. Samuel Davies, fourth president of Princeton University, to Rev. John Guild, dated 18 Oct. 1758. The documents include deeds of sale of land or of lease of property, a deed for a plot in the Easton (Pa.) Cemetery for John B. Hunt, a bank mortgage document of John Hunt to Ellen and Ralph Guild, documents of business arrangements, last will and testaments, and miscellaneous statements of accounts. There is also a printed booklet by Anne L. Hunt about her family history, with an autograph note indicating that she was 81 years old in 1878.

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.

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This collection was processed by Dina Britain on April 3, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on April 3, 2006.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Dina Britain
Finding Aid Date
2006
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence (and a few documents) of various members of the Hunt and Guild families.

Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Description

1 box

Brooks, D, 1818. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guild, Benjamin, 1775-1777. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guild, Eunice, 1790. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Guild, John, 1758-1774. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hunt, Abijah, 1790-1809. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hunt, Abraham, 1755. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Anna Mary, 1810. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Azariah, 1763. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Charity, 1791. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, George, 1810. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt and Howell, 1805. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Hetty, 1802-1861. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Hunt, James, 1813. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, James P, 1807-1809. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hunt, Jesse, 1770-1795. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Hunt, John Price, 1792. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hunt, Joseph B, 1844. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Margaret, 1791. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Mary, 1798-1858. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Peter, 1796-1809. 7 folders.
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7 folders

Hunt, Robert, 1801-1803. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Samuel, 1779. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Theodosia Philadelphia, 1821. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Timothy, 1813. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hunt, Wilson Price, 1816-1840. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Scope and Contents

Consists of miscellaneous documents and land deeds relating to different members of the Hunt and Guild families.

Arrangement

A folder of miscellaneous documents is followed by a folder containing six land deeds.

Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous Papers and Documents, 1769-1878. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Land Deeds, 1808-1858. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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