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Leigh Hunt letter to Charles Ollier


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English essayist and poet Leigh Hunt was born on October 19, 1784, in Southgate, Middlesex, England. Hunt began to write poetry when he was still a boy, some of which his father published in an 1801 volume titled

Juvenilia. In 1808, Hunt and his brother John started the Liberal newspaper the Examiner, for which Hunt wrote on various subjects for the next thirteen years. One of Hunt's pieces for the Examiner, a critical article about the Prince Regent, led to a libel conviction and a two year prison sentence in 1813. While writing for the Examiner, Hunt also continued to write poetry, publishing several volumes of poems, including The Story of Rimini in 1816. In addition to his own work, Hunt was also the friend and publisher of many other literary minds of his day, including George Gordon Byron, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Through these friendships, Hunt influenced the English Romantics. Hunt passed away on August 28, 1859.

"Hunt, Leigh."Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Biography. Oxford: Helicon, 2000. Available online via the Biography Reference Bank at (accessed January 27, 2009).

Includes one letter from English essayist and poet Leigh Hunt, to English publisher, writer, and editor Charles Ollier. The letter is signed by Leigh Hunt.

Box 5, F0112: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1985.

Processed and encoded by Lora J. Davis, January 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2009 January 23
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Collection Inventory

Leigh Hunt letter, Hammersmith, to Charles Ollier, 1854 January 24.
Box 5 Folder F0112
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed.

Physical Description

1 item (16 p. on 4 leaves)

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