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Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Violet Hunt Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of selected correspondence of Violet Hunt, the British author and biographer.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence of Violet Hunt. Included are sixty-four letters by Hunt to a young Oliver Stonor, many of which are signed "Violet Hunt Hueffer"; four letters to Norah Hoult (Mrs. Oliver Stonor); one letter to a "Mrs. Ryan"; and a photocopy of a postcard to Siefrid Chesson. Other correspondents include W. Pett Ridge, Phillips Stephen, Katherine Cecil Thurston, Mary A. Ward, and Dolf Wyllarde.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942

Violet Hunt was a British writer, now best known for her supernatural fiction. Her father was the artist Alfred William Hunt. She was brought up among the Pre-Raphaelite group which included Dante Gabriele Rossetti. She lived with the married Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer) from about 1910 to 1918 as his mistress, and in 1925 she was legally restrained from describing herself as Ford's wife. Her works include The Wife of Rossetti: Her Life and Death (1932).

Collection History


The four letters to Nora Hoult, the letter to Mrs. Ryan, and the photocopy of postcard to Siefrid Chesson are a gift of Edward Naumburg, Jr. in December 1988 .

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Violet Hunt Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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