Correspondence and associated material relating to Leigh Hunt

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 19c Hunt
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  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      19 letters, some with original envelopes, 1 notebook, and 2 locks of hair, all held in 1 larger envelope, manuscript and typescript

Scope and Content

Correspondence: (1) 18 autograph letters from Leigh Hunt to George Bird, 24 June 1851-31 October 1852, concerning medical matters; (2) 1 typewritten letter from Dr Cedric Keith Simpson to Dr E. Clayton Jones, 4 November 1952, concerning the 2 enclosed locks of Leigh Hunt's hair. Leigh Hunt's "last notebook" (so described in Edmund Blunden's hand on the envelope), 80 x 50 mm., containing 5 pp. of accounts (cab fares and postage stamps), dated 1859 (the year of Hunt's death).

Administrative / Biographical History

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was an essayist and poet. For full details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bertram Rota Ltd on 10 May 1993


In English

Other Finding Aids

The collection is described in some detail in an accompanying booksellers' blurb, which is also held in the envelope.