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Hunt, James Henry Leigh: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL331
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hunt, James Henry Leigh: letter
Date(s): [1853-1858]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Hunt | James Henry Leigh | 1784-1859 | essayist, critic and poet x Hunt | Leigh


Administrative/Biographical history:

James Henry Leigh Hunt was born in Southgate, Middlesex to American parents and was educated at Christ's Hospital before becoming a clerk at the War Office. His first volume of poetry was published in 1801. In 1808 he co-founded The Examiner, a weekly newspaper, with his brother John Hunt and served as its editor for several years. During 1813-1815 the brothers were imprisoned for libel after publishing an article about the Prince Regent (later George IV) and Leigh Hunt was generally in poor health for the rest of his life. Additionally, his domestic life was unhappy and his income irregular. Hunt's poems and other works (including an autobiography) were widely read during his lifetime but now remembered more for their influence on other writers.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from James Henry Leigh Hunt of [7 Cornwall Road], Hammersmith, [London], 15 Dec [1853-1858] to an unidentified librarian. 'Do not imagine - to speak Hibernice - that I have lost sight of the missing books ... my inability to visit the bookshops is very inconvenient to me ...'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Mr L McCormack-Goodhart, through the Friends of the National Libraries, 1963.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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