Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Hunt, Henry H., (Henry Hastings), 1842-1894
Title
Henry Hastings Hunt papers
ID
M195
Date [inclusive]
1862-1865
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Thirty letters (August 25, 1862 - April 11, 1865), from Hunt to his mother and sister, and three diaries (1863, 1864, 1865) relating to Hunt's military career.

Preferred Citation

Henry Hastings Hunt Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine


Biographical/Historical Note

Henry H. Hunt (1842-1894; Bowdoin 1862), a native of Gorham, Maine, served in the First Maine Battery of Light Artillery during the Civil War. He fought in many battles, including Second Bull Run and Gettysburg.

After the war Hunt received his M.D. at the Medical School of Maine (1867), and practiced medicine in Gorham (1868-1882) and Portland (1882-1894), Maine. He lectured at and held the chair in physiology in the Medical School of Maine from 1884 to 1891.

Hunt married Gertrude Jewett of Buffalo, N.Y., in 1887.

For related Hunt family materials, see the memoirs of his brother, Charles O. Hunt.


Scope and Content

Thirty letters (August 25, 1862 - April 11, 1865), from Hunt to his mother and sister, and three diaries (1863, 1864, 1865). The material relates to Hunt's military career.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Collection Inventory

 M195.1 Correspondence, 1862-1865   7.0 folders

Series Description:

Contains correspondence between Henry Hunt and family members, mainly discussing his involvement in the First Maine Battery during the last two years of the Civil War.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 1

1862 - 1863 

1 2

1864 Jan - Feb 

1 3

1864 Mar 

1 4

1864 Apr - Jun 

1 5

1864 Jul - Aug 

1 6

1864 Sep - Dec 

1 7

1865 Jan - Apr 


 M195.2 Diaries (1863-1865)   3.0 folders

Series Description:

Consists of three diaries covering Hunt's time in the Civil War from 1863 until 1865, including entries during the battle of Gettysburg.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 8

1863 

1 9

1864 

1 10

1865