Leigh Hunt manuscript material

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The Leigh Hunt manuscript material in the Pforzheimer Collection consists of writings and correspondence. The writings include: a holograph draft of his poem, "Jenny Kiss'd Me"; a holograph fragment of his preface to Shelley's Mask of Anarchy; and his address book circa the mid-1850s. The bulk of the correspondence is dated between 1817 and 1826 and discusses his experiences in Italy, including the death of Shelley; family matters; and publishing business. Correspondents include: the Irish poet William Allingham; the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham; the writer and painter William Hazlitt; the writers Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley; and over seventy others.
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 (Creator)
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882 (Addressee)
Allingham, William, 1824-1889 (Addressee)
Bentham, Jeremy, 1748-1832 (Addressee)
Bentley, Richard, 1794-1871 (Addressee)
Booth, John (Bookseller) (Addressee)
Brown, Charles Armitage, 1786-1842 (Addressee)
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Addressee)
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 (Addressee)
Call, Mr. and Mrs. (Addressee)
Cameron, John (Addressee)
Carlyle, Jane Welsh, 1801-1866 (Addressee)
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881 (Addressee)
Carpenter, William, 1797-1874 (Addressee)
Cheltnam, Jacintha Shelley Leigh Hunt, 1828-1914 (Addressee)
Clarke, Charles Cowden, 1787-1877 (Addressee)
Colburn, Henry, -1855 (Addressee)
Cornwall, Barry, 1787-1874 (Addressee)
Dalby, John Watson b. 1799 (Addressee)
Dewe, Mr. (Addressee)
Forster, John, 1812-1876 (Addressee)
Fox, Florance, b. 1821 (Addressee)
Gilpin, Charles, 1815-1874 (Addressee)
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 (Addressee)
Hall, S. C., Mrs., 1800-1881 (Addressee)
Hayward, A. (Abraham), 1801-1884 (Addressee)
Hazlitt, William, 1778-1830 (Addressee)
Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, 1792-1862 (Addressee)
Holland, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron, 1773-1840 (Addressee)
Horne, R. H. (Richard H.), 1802-1884 (Addressee)
Hunt, Henry Sylvan Leigh, b. 1819 (Addressee)
Hunt, John, 1775-1848 (Addressee)
Hunt, Julia Trelawney Leigh, b. 1825 (Addressee)
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 (Author)
Hunt, Marianne, 1788-1857 (Addressee)
Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley Leigh, 1817-1899 (Addressee)
Hunt, Thornton Leigh, 1810-1873 (Addressee)
Hunt, Vincent, 1823-1852 (Addressee)
Hunter, Fanny (Addressee)
Hunter, John, 1801-1869 (Addressee)
Hunter, Rowland (Addressee)
Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894 (Addressee)
James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801?-1860 (Addressee)
Jeffrey, Francis Jeffrey, Lord, 1773-1850 (Addressee)
Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880 (Addressee)
Kent, Charles, 1823-1902 (Addressee)
Kent, Elizabeth, 1790-1861 (Addressee)
Keymer, James (Addressee)
Knighton, William, Sir, 1776-1836 (Addressee)
Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864 (Addressee)
Latimer, Isaac, 1813-1898 (Addressee)
Lawrence, William (Addressee)
Lewes, George Henry, 1817-1878 (Addressee)
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 (Addressee)
Macready, Catherine Frances, 1803 or 1804-1852 (Addressee)
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873 (Addressee)
Mathews, Mrs. (Anne Jackson), 1782?-1869 (Addressee)
Moran, Benjamin, 1820-1886 (Addressee)
Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858 (Addressee)
Ollier, Charles, 1788-1859 (Addressee)
Pardoe, Miss (Julia), 1804?-1862 (Addressee)
Paton, J. Noël (Joseph Noël), 1821-1901 (Addressee)
Philippart, John, Sir (Addressee)
Pollard, William (Addressee)
Powell, Thomas, 1809-1887 (Addressee)
Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1794-1852 (Addressee)
Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890 (Addressee)
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851 (Addressee)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 (Addressee)
Shelley, Percy Florence, Sir, 1819-1889 (Addressee)
Smith, H. Orrin (Addressee)
Tait, William, 1793-1864 (Addressee)
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854 (Addressee)
Taylor, John, 1781-1864 (Addressee)
Tosswill, Julia (Addressee)
Trelawny, Edward John, 1792-1881 (Addressee)
Watts, Alaric Alexander, 1797-1864 (Addressee)
Williams, Jane, 1798-1884 (Addressee)
Button and Whitaker (Addressee)
Monthly Mirror (Addressee)
Morning Advertiser (Addressee)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1801 - 1859
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: Pforz MS
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859
Poets, English -- 19th century
Authors, English -- 19th century
Critics -- England -- 19th century
Shelley and his Circle
Biographical/historical: Leigh Hunt, English poet, journalist, and literary critic.
Citation/reference: For the sake of preservation, we direct researchers to first consult the published version of a manuscript whenever possible. Some of the Pforzheimer Collection's Leigh Hunt manuscripts are published in Shelley and his Circle (SC). This finding aid lists volume and page number references for all manuscripts that appear in SC. Letters published in Eleanor M. Gates's Leigh Hunt: A Life in Letters (1999) are also noted with reference.
Physical Description
Extent: 340 items
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17977937
MSS Unit ID: 19615
RLIN/OCLC: 297235105
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9a53d20-8302-013b-659a-0242ac110002
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