William Holman Hunt: Letters to Henry Virtue Tebbs

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters from Holman Hunt to H.V Tebbs and Mrs Tebbs.

1. Holman Hunt, London, to H.V. Tebbs, 17 Mar. 1862, regarding a drawing of Kynance Cove.

2. Holman Hunt, London, to H.V. Tebbs, 19 Mar. 1862, offering thanks for a cheque.

3. Holman Hunt, Burton Park, Petworth, to H.V. Tebbs, 3 Nov. 1864, regarding a dinner invitation.

4. Holman Hunt, Tor Villa, to H.V. Tebbs, 30 May 1865, inviting Tebbs to play croquet.

5. Holman Hunt, 1 Tor Villas, Campden Hill, to H.V. Tebbs, 14 Aug. 1865, regarding Hunt's engagement to Miss Waugh.

6. Holman Hunt, 1 Tor Villas, Campden Hill, to H.V. Tebbs, 18 Aug. 1865, accepting a request to be Tebbs's best man.

7. Holman Hunt, Great Western Railway Hotel, to H.V. Tebbs, 25 Jan. 1866, regarding Hunt's honeymoon plans and Tebbs's gift of a vase.

8. Holman Hunt, Great Western Hotel, to H.V. Tebbs, 30 Jan. 1866, discussing 'clobbering' as applied to old vases.

9. Holman Hunt, 15 Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater, to H.V. Tebbs, 31 Dec. 1867, accepting a dinner invitation.

10. Holman Hunt, 15 Queensborough Terrace, Kensington Gardens, to Mrs. Tebbs, 13 Aug. 1867, accepting a dinner invitation.

11. Holman Hunt, 15 Queensborough Terrace, to Mrs. Tebbs, 13 Aug. [1872], postponing a dinner engagement due to the visit of a nephew.

12. Holman Hunt, 15 Queensborough Terrace, to Mrs. Tebbs, 20 Aug. 1872, asking to be excused due to poor health.

13. Holman Hunt, 3 Wilton Terrace, Camden Hill, to Mrs. Tebbs, 19 Jan. 1873, regarding an invitation to Mr and Mrs. Tebbs and the Misses Goodwin to see his picture at Burchett's studio at the Art Schools of the South Kensington Museum.

14. Holman Hunt, 2 Wilton Terrace, Camden Hill, to Mrs. Tebbs, 22 July 1874, accepting a dinner invitation.

15. Holman Hunt, London, to Mrs. Tebbs, 23 July 1874, regarding an appointment.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), painter and founder, with J.E. Millais and D.G. Rossetti, of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, was born on 2 Apr. 1827. By 1860 he had established a reputation as a painter, especially of religious subjects, and had spent two years in Palestine (1854-1856). In 1856 he married Fanny Waugh and set out for the East, but was detained by quarantine regulations in Florence, where his wife died in 1866. After several years in Italy and Palestine he returned to London in 1871 and remained there until 1875, when he went back to Palestine, after marrying his first wife's sister Marion Waugh in Switzerland. He returned to England in 1878 and received the Order of Merit in 1905. He died on 7 Sep. 1910 and was buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

Henry Virtue Tebbs was a writer on religious subjects.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1988.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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