Miscellaneous Letters I

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Holman Hunt, including: a letter from G.R. Philips to his father William Hunt, 1843 (/1); thirty-two letters from Holman Hunt to various correspondents, May 1851-December 1909 (/2-33); forty-four letters to Holman Hunt from various correspondents, June 1849-January 1906 (/34-77); seven letters to his second wife, Edith Holman Hunt, from various correspondents, June 1885-August 1911 (/78-84); and twelve miscellaneous items acquired with the Holman Hunt Collection (/85-96), among them an undated letter from the novelist Henry James.

  • /1: Letter from William Hunt, father of William Holman Hunt, to G.R. Philips, 21 June 1843 (portion missing).
  • /2: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [William] Agnew, 5 February 1873 (second sheet missing).
  • /3: Letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, 21 March 1873.
  • /4: Letter from William Holman Hunt to Mr Crescen, 22 January 1856 (second sheet missing).
  • /5: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John] Everett [Millais], 26 April 1867.
  • /6: Letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent re The Scapegoat, 17 June 1856.
  • /7: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [Ernest] Gambart, 27 June 1860.
  • /8: Letter from William Holman Hunt to James C. [Clarke] Hook, 1 May 1854.
  • /9: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, incorporating two sketches, 8 May 1854.
  • /10: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett Millais], [c.March 1856] (first sheet missing).
  • /11: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear Jack', 7 December 1869.
  • /12: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, 12 October 1871 (two sheets).
  • /13: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett Millais], n.d. (two sheets, first sheet missing).
  • /14: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, 19 February 1886.
  • /15: Letter from Coventry Patmore to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /16: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry] Patmore, May 1851.
  • /17: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry] Patmore, May 1851.
  • /18: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry Patmore], 26 March 1855.
  • /19: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry Patmore], 23 April [1855] (two sheets).
  • /20: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to Mrs Ross [Janet Ann Ross, traveller and author], 20 December 1868.
  • /21: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear William', 21 January 1907.
  • /22: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear old friend' [William Michael Rossetti], 18 December 1909.
  • /23: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear Ward', 1 May 1865.
  • /24: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [22 Decembr 1880] (first leaf missing).
  • /25: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [July 1884] (first leaf missing).
  • /26: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [16 December 1885] (first and last leaves missing).
  • /27: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d. (first and last leaves missing).
  • /28: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /29: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /30: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /31: Missing.
  • /32: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /33: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /34: Letter from C. [Charles] Morland Agnew to William Holman Hunt, 31 July 1906; with a separate sheet of notes.
  • /35: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /36: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, 3 March 1852.
  • /37: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, 2 July, n.y.
  • /38: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /39: Letter from Charles Bridges to William Holman Hunt, 24 June 1848.
  • /40: Letter from W.J. [William John] Broderip to William Holman Hunt, 27 July 1852.
  • /41: Letter from Ernest Chesneau to William Holman Hunt, 20 March 1882.
  • /42: Letter from Nockalls J. [Johnson] Cottingham to William Holman Hunt, 15 June 1849.
  • /43: Letter from [Nockalls Johnson Cottingham] to William Holman Hunt, 11 August 1849 (second sheet missing).
  • /44: Letter from Nockalls J. [Johnson] Cottingham to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /45: Letter from W. [William] Dyce to William Holman Hunt, 26 May 1852.
  • /46: Letter from Augustus [Leopold] Egg to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /47: Letter from Augustus [Leopold] Egg to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /48: Letter from E.A. [Elizabeth Ann] Finn to William Holman Hunt, 28 July 1904.
  • /49: Letter from John Jeffray, Hon. Secretary of the Birmingham Fine Arts Prize Association, to William Holman Hunt, 27 October 1853.
  • /50: Letter from Frederic Leighton to William Holman Hunt, n.d. [c.1860].
  • /51: Letter from C.R. [Charles Robert] Leslie to William Holman Hunt, 16 September 1852.
  • /52: Letter from Vernon Lushington to William Holman Hunt, congratulating him on his engagement, 16 August [1865].
  • /53: Letter from [Edward Robert] Bulwer-Lytton to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /54: Letter from J.E. [John Everett] Millais to William Holman Hunt, 8 December, n.y.
  • /55: Letter from John A.P. [Alexander Patterson] MacBride, Secretary of the Liverpool Academy, to William Holman Hunt, 3 November 1851.
  • /56: Letter from ? (illegible) to William Holman Hunt, 2 April 1853.
  • /57: Letter from David [Mather] Masson to William Holman Hunt, 3 January 1863.
  • /58: Letter from David [Mather] Masson to William Holman Hunt, 6 June 1863.
  • /59: Letter from W.W.[William Walter] Merry, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, to William Holman Hunt, 24 May 1905.
  • /60: Letter from John Miller to William Holman Hunt, 24 January 1852.
  • /61: Letter from J.F. Miller to William Holman Hunt, 25 August 1864. With a printed prospectus for The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple by William Holman Hunt, now on view at Mr A. Hasse's Fine Art Galleries, Leeds.
  • /62: Letter from J.W. [John Wright] Oakes to William Holman Hunt, 3 September 1853.
  • /63: Letter from Henry [Wyndham] Phillips to William Holman Hunt, 31 March, n.y.
  • /64: Letter from (Israel) Watts Phillips to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /65: Letter from [Dante Gabriel Rossetti] William Holman Hunt, in Italian, 4 June 1855 (two sheets, second sheet cropped).
  • /66: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to William Holman Hunt, 7 December [1865].
  • /67: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to William Holman Hunt, 12 August [1874].
  • /68: Letter from J[ohn] Ruskin to William Holman Hunt, April, n.y.
  • /69: Letter from J[ohn] R[uskin] to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /70: Letter from Arthur Ryland to William Holman Hunt, 3 December 1853.
  • /71: Letter from F.R. [Francis Richard] Sandford to William Holman Hunt, 21 August 1875.
  • /72: Letter from A[rthur] P[enrhyn] Stanley to Edith Holman Hunt, 19 June 1875.
  • /73: Letter from E.C. Sterling to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /74: Letter from E. [Edward] Trelawny to William Holman Hunt, 3 May 1865.
  • /75: Letter from G.O. [Sir George Otto] Trevelyan to William Holman Hunt, 24 September 1894.
  • /76: Letter from Philip Westcott, Treasurer of the Liverpool Academy, to William Holman Hunt, 16 March 1852.
  • /77: Letter from Richard Westmacott to William Holman Hunt, 27 November 1851.
  • /78: Letter from A.D. Colewich (?) to Edith Holman Hunt, 4 September 1907.
  • /79: Letter from Alfred Dreyfus to Edith Holman Hunt, 25 June 1911.
  • /80: Letter from [William John George Napier, Lord] Napier & Ettrick to Edith Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /81: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 28 June 1885 (two sheets).
  • /82: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 9 August 1907.
  • /83: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 11 August 1911.
  • /84: Letter from [Hallam] Tennyson to Edith Holman Hunt, 4 November 1904.
  • /85: Letter from Lord Palmerston at the War Office to an unnamed correspondent, 16 December 1809.
  • /86: Letter of introduction from A.H. [Sir Austin Henry] Layard to [?James] Robertson in Constantinople, for William Holman Hunt, 15 August 1853.
  • /87: Memorandum of agreement between James Clarke Hook and William Holman Hunt for the lease of 1 Tor Villa, Campden Hill, Kensington, 19 May 1857.
  • /88: Letter from 'Totty' to 'my dear Teddy', with a sketch of a dog composing the letter, 6 February 1863.
  • /89: Letter from H.H. [Henry Hutchinson] Montgomery to 'Dear old friend', 13 January 1925.
  • /90: Letter from H.H. [Henry Hutchinson] Montgomery to 'Dear old friend', 29 January 1925.
  • /91: Letter from I.G. [Sir Israel Gollancz] to an unnamed correspondent, 2 February 1930.
  • /92: Photographic copy of a school's timetable, from prayers at 8am to pupils retire at 10pm, with a list of staff and pupils, n.d.
  • /93: Photographic copy of sketches of Hunt, Collins and Castle, with notes on a proposed school, n.d.
  • /94: Photographic copy of two sketches of man wearing his coat open and wearing his coat closed, n.d.
  • /95: Testimonial signed by William Holman Hunt and other artists for E.B. Bromfield as an artist well qualified to instruct students of art in drawing, etc., n.d.
  • /96: Letter from Henry James to Mrs Freeman, n.d.