Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Leigh Hunt, correspondence and related material

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Title: Leigh Hunt, correspondence and related material

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Hunt

Creator(s): Hunt, Leigh (1784-1859)

Date: 1851-1952

Main language: English

Size and medium: 19 letters, some with original envelopes, 1 notebook, and 2 locks of hair, all held in 1 larger envelope, manuscript and typescript

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7403 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Correspondence: (1) 18 autograph letters from Leigh Hunt to George Bird, 24 June 1851-31 October 1852, concerning medical matters; (2) 1 typewritten letter from Dr Cedric Keith Simpson to Dr E. Clayton Jones, 4 November 1952, concerning the 2 enclosed locks of Leigh Hunt's hair. Leigh Hunt's 'last notebook' (so described in Edmund Blunden's hand on the envelope), 80 x 50 mm., containing 5 pp. of accounts (cab fares and postage stamps), dated 1859 (the year of Hunt's death).

Administrative or biographical history

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) was an essayist and poet. For full details of his life and achievements see the 'Dictionary of National Biography'.

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