William Holman Hunt collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of thirty-seven autograph letters written by William Holman Hunt to friends and acquaintances including Walter Crane, Sir Fred A. Eaton, and Sir William Watson. The bulk of the letters are to British artist, illustrator and designer Frederic James Shields; also present are four graphite sketches by Shields of Hunt at work at his easel.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The William Holman Hunt Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from various sources, 1948-1976. Source information is recorded at the folder level in the contents list. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of thirty-seven autograph letters, signed, written by William Holman Hunt to friends and acquaintances including Walter Crane, Sir Fred A. Eaton, and Sir William Watson. The bulk of the letters are to British artist, illustrator and designer Frederic James Shields; also present are four graphite sketches by Shields of Hunt at work at his easel.
William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)
English painter, and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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This finding aid was produced from previously existing cards in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.
This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call numbers: Uncat MS Vault Hunt and Uncat MS Vault File.
- Artists -- Great Britain
- Artists -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Craik, George Lillie, 1837-1905
- Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
- Eaton, Fred. A. (Frederick Alexis)
- Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910
- Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910 -- Portraits
- Shields, Frederic, 1833-1911
- Sketches -- Great Britain -- 19th century
- Watson, William, 1858-1935
- Guide to the William Holman Hunt Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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