The collection comprises of correspondence by Hunt regarding the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 [Ross Sea Party] (Captains Mackintosh and Stenhouse)
Henry Hunt collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Henry Hunt
- Dates of Creation1914
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (4 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry Ambrose Hunt was born on 7 February 1866 in London. He was educated at Dartford Grammar School, and in 1884 entered the Meteorological Service of New South Wales at the Sydney Observatory, advancing to acting head of the service in 1904. He wrote several notable papers on aspects of the climate and weather of New South Wales, and in 1913, co-authored the first text-book on Australian meteorology, Climate and Weather of Australia, along with Thomas Griffith Taylor and Edwin Thomas Quayle. In 1907, he became the first Commonwealth meteorologist when he took charge of the new Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, a post he held until his retirement in 1931. He died on 7 February 1946.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events by Robert Keith Headland (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034, and the Federation and Meteorology and Bright Sparcs websites, and Who was who, 1941-1950 Adam & Charles Black London (1952)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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