Papers of Erica Hunt (fl. 1920-1984)

Scope and Content

The material contained in the collection includes: letters from Jamaica, 1935-1944, and letters from Hunt's mother in Jamaica, pre-1929, in Box 2471; business matters; notes on Wanlockhead families; Norwegian family trees and notes on Norwegian ancestry, in Box 2472; diaries of period in Jamaica, in Box 2473; cuttings, notes, and magazines; material on Blackadder, in Box 2474; notes on Greece, Poland, Moscow and Leningrad (St. Petersburg), 1961-1969; notes on Norway and Germany, 1969; printed material entitled John of the Bass. The story of John Blackadder, Covenant Minister; and, the Hunt family tree, in Box 2475; material in 11 notebooks on Blackadder intermarriages, in Box 2476; newspapers; notes; material on family weddings, in Box 2477; material on Chirnside, Berwickshire, in several loose-leaf folders, in Box 2578; photographs, notes and diaries, in Box 2479; wooden box containing family letters from Giessen, 1892-1895; and, local lore, in Box 2480; and, in Box 2481, loose-leaf note books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Erica Hunt latterly lived in Chirnside, Berwickshire. She had interested herself in family histories, and local lore.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material received from Mrs. E. Hunt, Edinburgh, 4 November 1984, Accession no. E88.9.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.