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This material is held at The University of Manchester Library
Reference Number(s) GB 133 HOL
Dates of Creation 1843-1911
Name of Creator William Holman Hunt
Language of Material All items are written in English unless otherwise stated.
Physical Description 10 series.
Location John Rylands Library, Deansgate.

Scope and Content

The papers of William Holman Hunt, comprising English MSS 1210-1216, 1239, 1268 and 1275, include diaries recording his visits to Egypt and Palestine and over three hundred letters. They are of great value to art historians, as they contain comments on the progress of works such as The Hireling Shepherd, The Light of the World, The Awakening Conscience , The Scapegoat, The Shadow of Death, The Triumph of the Innocents , and May Morning on Magdalen Tower. The letters also contain references to important contemporaries such as Augustus Egg, Michael Frederick Halliday, Sir John Everett Millais, Coventry Patmore, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Alfred Lord Tennyson. There are 49 letters to his close friend Edward Lear, 35 to Thomas Combe, director of the Clarendon Press, and a further 24 to the painter Frederic James Shields.

English MSS 1210-1216 comprise: an account of Holman Hunt's visit to the Middle East in 1854 (Eng MS 1210); his private diary during the trip to Middle East, 12 February-16 December 1855 (Eng MS 1211); a diary compiled during Holman Hunt's second visit to Palestine and his return through Europe, 1 January-5 July 1872 (Eng MS 1212); letters to Thomas Combe, 1853-1876 (Eng MS 1213); letters to Edward Lear, 1852-1887 (Eng MS 1214); letters to his mother, his second wife, Edith, his son, Hilary, and sister, Elizabeth, 1854, 1873-1899 (Eng MS 1215); and miscellaneous letters both sent and received by Holman Hunt, 1843-1911 (Eng MS 1216).

English MS 1239 comprises letters from William Holman Hunt to the artist Frederic Shields, 1880-1897.

English MS 1268 consists of miscellaneous letters written by William Holman Hunt, with the exception of /24-26 and /44 which were written by his second wife Edith Holman Hunt. The letters deal mainly with Holman Hunt's paintings but some also include mention of painting and restoration techniques, his views on art and religion and also the education of his son Hilary.

English MS 1275 comprises letters to William Holman Hunt from Michael Frederick Halliday, painter and associate of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, c.1849-c.1867.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), Pre-Raphaelite painter, was a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and one of the most significant artists of the Victorian age. He was born at Cheapside, London in 1827, the son of a warehouseman. His original employment was as an assistant to a surveyor, and later as an assistant to the London agent of Richard Cobden. Finding these employments uncongenial, Hunt studied art privately, before going to the Royal Academy as a student in 1844. Here he met John Everett Millais, already known as a precocious talent. Hunt began to exhibit at the Academy and his Flight of Madeline and Porphyrus aroused the interest of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who had been working under the artist Ford Madox Brown. In 1848, Hunt, Millais and Rossetti established the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (the title was not formally adopted until a year later). Hunt has been considered to be the moving spirit in this movement, which was later joined by the artists Thomas Woolner, James Collinson, W.M. Rossetti and F.G. Stephens. In 1849 Hunt painted his first 'Pre-Raphaelite' painting, Rienzi, and in 1850 produced a journal for the movement called The Germ.

Hunt's work came to public attention when he exhibited Christians escaping from Druid Persecution in 1850, which proved controversial. The early 1850s were difficult for Hunt as he met with great hostility from sections of the artistic establishment; he considered giving up art for farming, and was forced to work by restoring and copying old masters. However his Valentine rescuing Sylvia from Proteus found a champion in John Ruskin, who remained a life-long friend, and in 1852 Hunt exhibited The Hireling Shepherd , which won widespread acclaim. Two important paintings of 1854, The Awakened Conscience and The Light of the World demonstrated the strong spiritual principles which were a feature of Hunt's work. In the same year Hunt fulfilled a long-held ambition to travel to the Holy Land in order to study and sketch sacred subjects in their actual surroundings. He began work on The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple, which was completed six years later, and The Scapegoat , one of his best-known paintings. In 1856 he provided six designs for an illustrated edition of Tennyson's poems, one of which, The Lady of Shalott, he painted in oil many years later. In 1866 Hunt began a new journey to the Near East, but was forced to stop at Florence because of a cholera outbreak. Hunt's wife, whom he married in 1865, died at Florence, but he stayed on in Italy, painting and visiting major artistic centres. He finally reached Palestine in 1869, where he took a house in Jerusalem and began work on The Shadow of the Cross . He later returned to Jerusalem in 1875, staying for two and a half years to work on Nazareth, overlooking Esdraelon and The Triumph of the Innocents, which he completed in 1885. He made a final trip to Palestine in 1892.

Hunt had talents in a number of areas: he was a skilled furniture maker, whose work influenced William Morris, as well as a talented model-maker and an accomplished writer. He contributed several articles on the Pre-Raphaelites to the periodical press and to Chambers's Encyclopaedia. In 1905 he published a two volume work Pre-Raphaelitism and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a history of his own life and of his associates. Hunt was unsuccessful in an application to join the Royal Academy as an associate in 1856, and he never lost his antipathy to that institution. In response, he set up the Hogarth Club for artists denied official recognition. In 1905 Hunt was admitted to the Order of Merit. He was twice married and had three children. He died at his home in Kensington in 1910.

Hunt was considered to be the only member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood who remained true to its principles of artistic sincerity and simplicity. Hunt's paintings were distinguished by their precise detail, a strong use of colour, striking imagery, and a clear didactic purpose. The moral earnestness of his work proved highly popular with Victorian audiences.

Source: Judith Bronkhurst, 'Hunt, William Holman (1827-1910)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. By permission of Oxford University Press -'http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/34058.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

English MSS 1210-1216 were purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Sotheby's on 17 June 1958, having been consigned by Mrs David Cuthbery, only grandchild of Holman Hunt.

English MS 1239 was acquired from the London booksellers Maggs Bros on 31 July 1959.

English MS 1268, items /1-17 were purchased by the John Rylands Library from Maggs Bros on 5 February 1960; /18-34 were all purchased between 1961 and 1963 from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher; /35-41 were purchased as lot 482 at the Sotheby's sale on 26 May 1964; and /42-44 were purchased from Henry Bristow of Ringwood in 1977 as lot 64, for which the catalogue describing these letters is available with the archive.

English MS 1275 was purchased at auction at Sotheby's on 15 December 1970.

Other Finding Aid

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1952-1970 (English MSS 1210-1216, 1239, 1268, 1275). A detailed handlist of English MS 1268 is also available.

Alternative Form Available

Published microfilm: John Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and Arts and Crafts Movement: the Ruskin, Holman Hunt, Fairfax Murray, Spielmann and Related Collections from the John Rylands University Library, Manchester (Woodbridge: Research Publications, 1990).

Related Material

Related material concerning William Holman Hunt and other Pre-Raphaelite artists may be found in the John Ruskin Papers (GB 133 RUS), the Fairfax Murray Papers (GB 133 Eng MSS 1278-1283) and the Spielmann Collection (GB 133 Eng MSS 1288-1303), held at The John Rylands University Library.

Separated Material

Correspondence and papers of William Holman Hunt may also be found in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, (reference: NUC MS 81-60) and the Tate Gallery Archive, London. Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts, hold letters from William Holman Hunt to A.W. Acland, Thomas Combe and his wife, Coventry Patmore and F.G. Stephens (references: NRA 22893 Acland, MS Eng lett c 296, MS Eng lett d 40 and MSS Don e 66-68).

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Holman Hunt Manuscripts, The University of Manchester.

Individual items should be cited as: English MS 1210 (etc.), The University of Manchester Library.

Subjects

Art, Victorian
Art, English 19th century
Artists Great Britain
Pre-Raphaelites

Personal Names

Hunt William Holman 1827-1910 painter
Combe Thomas 1796-1872 printer
Egg Augustus Leopold 1816-1863 painter
Halliday Michael Frederick 1822-1869 Amateur Artist
Lear Edward 1812-1888 Artist Author and Humorist
Millais Sir John Everett 1829-1896 Knight painter
Patmore Coventry Kersey Dighton 1823-1896 poet
Rossetti Dante Gabriel 1828-1882 painter and poet
Shields Frederic James 1833-1911 painter
Tennyson Alfred 1809-1892 1st Baron Tennyson poet

Cataloguing Info

Title Holman Hunt Manuscripts
Creation Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Jo Klett using Epic Editor v.4.1, 23 May 2005.
Descriptive Rules Finding aid compiled according to UML's Guide to the listing of archives (3rd edition, 2004), which is based on the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)), second edition.
Language Usage Finding aid written in English.
Revisions
August 2010
  • Finding aid revised by John Hodgson, Collections and Research Support Manager (Manuscripts and Archives).

Visit to the Middle East

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1210
Dates of Creation 1854
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt
Physical Description 8 folios; 240 x 190 mm.

Scope and Content

Sixteen holograph pages, in pencil and ink, being part of an account by William Holman Hunt of his experiences during his first visit to the Near East in 1854, including a description of 'a second journey I am making to the Southern end of the Dead Sea'. Precise dates within the year are lacking but the month was probably October (cf. The Contemporary Review, xlix (January-June 1886), 830). Folios 1-4v and folios 5-8v provide a continuous narrative with pages missing between folios 4v and 5.


Diary

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1211
Dates of Creation 12 February 1855-16 December 1855
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt
Language of Material English and Italian
Physical Description 1 volume (i + 129 + i folios); 187 x 120 mm. Binding: limp roan binding.

Scope and Content

Private diary of William Holman Hunt kept during his first stay in the Middle East. The Diary fills folios 1-94v; folios 14-15, 17-30 and 32-65 (parts of April-October) have been torn out, although on many pages writing survives near the stitching. Folios 95-129v, are blank, save for folios 111-12, 118-20, which contain entries in English and Italian (written in the reverse direction from the main entries) and have been partly torn out, although much writing survives on all five near the stitching. On the front and back of the binding are pasted pieces of paper containing brief subject headings to some of the entries and Holman married Fanny [Waugh] 1866, Holman died 1910, We married 1875 [i.e. his second wife Edith Waugh, Fanny's sister] and Belongs to Hilary [his son by his second wife].


Diary

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1212
Dates of Creation 1 January 1872-5 July 1872
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt
Physical Description 1 volume (58 folios); 250 x 95 mm. Binding: half black-cloth binding bearing paste-on slip marked: Diary, W.H.H. 1872.

Scope and Content

Private diary of William Holman Hunt kept during the latter part of his second stay in Palestine (folios 1-32) and his return, from Jaffa, through Europe (22 June-4 July, folios 32-34); folios 35-36 have been torn out; on folio 37 is a list of places through which he passed on his return; on folio 38 are brief subject headings to and comments on entries in the Diary subscribed "Edith Holman Hunt, 1929". Folios 38v-58v are blank.


Letters to Thomas Combe

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1213
Dates of Creation 1853-1876
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt
Physical Description 35 items; various sizes

Scope and Content

Letters from William Holman Hunt to his friend Thomas Combe (1796-1872) of the Clarendon Press, Oxford. The majority were written while Hunt was in England, but several were sent from the Middle East (March-December 1855, April 1870-June 1871, December 1876) and from Italy (1867 and 1869). Six items are fragments only, cut from letters. There are also two letters to Combe's wife, Martha Howell Bennett Combe (/29-30).

  • /1: Chelsea, 10 February 1853 (two sheets).
  • /2: 22 August 1853 (second sheet missing).
  • /3: Jerusalem, 11 March 1855.
  • /4: Jerusalem, 17 March 1855.
  • /5: Jerusalem, 31 March 1855.
  • /6: Jerusalem, 15 April 1855 (second sheet missing).
  • /7: Jerusalem, 30 April 1855.
  • /8: Jerusalem, 7 May 1855.
  • /9: Jerusalem, 25 May 1855.
  • /10: Jaffa, June 1855.
  • /11: Jerusalem, September 1855.
  • /12: Mount of Olives, 7 September 1855.
  • /13: Constantinople, 26 December 1855.
  • /14: Ockham Park, Ripley, Surrey, 28 September 1862.
  • /15: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 29 November 1862.
  • /16: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 15 February 1863.
  • /17: Florence, 1 February 1867.
  • /18: Florence, 23 February 1869.
  • /19: Venice, 23 July 1869.
  • /20: Florence, n.d. [?1869].
  • /21: Jerusalem, 26 April 1870.
  • /22: Jerusalem, 6 May 1870.
  • /23: Jerusalem, 10 October 1870 (fragment only).
  • /24 and 26: Jerusalem, 9 February 1871 (2 sheets).
  • /25: n.d. (first sheet missing).
  • /27: Jerusalem, 10 May 1871.
  • /28: Jerusalem, 14 June 1871.
  • /29: To Mrs [Martha] Combe, 28 May 1872 (fragment only).
  • /30: To Mrs [Martha] Combe, Jerusalem, 19 December 1876.
  • /31: n.d. (fragment only).
  • /32: n.d. (fragment only).
  • /33: n.d. (fragment only).
  • /34: n.d. (fragment only).
  • /35: n.d. (first sheet missing).

Letters to Edward Lear

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1214
Dates of Creation 1852-1857
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt and Robert Braithwaite Martine
Physical Description 50 items; various sizes.

Scope and Content

Forty-nine letters from William Holman Hunt to his friend Edward Lear (1812-88), November 1852-November 1887. The majority were written while Hunt was in England, but two were sent from the Italy and the Middle East (1869 and 1870). There is a further letter to Lear, dated April 1857, from the painter Robert Braithwaite Martineau (1826-69), who brought Lear and Holman Hunt together.

  • /1: n.d.
  • /2: 5 November 1852.
  • /3: Chelsea, 8 December 1852.
  • /4: Chelsea, December 1852.
  • /5: Chelsea, 6 January 1853.
  • /6: Chelsea, 24 January 1853 (two sheets).
  • /7: Fielding Club, 13 March 1853.
  • /8: n.d. [?1853].
  • /9: 16 April 1853.
  • /10: Ewell, Surrey, 22 July 1853.
  • /11: Chelsea, n.d.
  • /12: n.d.
  • /13: 14 October, n.y.
  • /14: Clarendon Press, Oxford, n.d.
  • /15: n.d.
  • /16: Oxford, n.d.
  • /17: Pimlico, 13 April 1856.
  • /18: Langham Place, 4 December 1856.
  • /19: Sydenham, 31 December 1856.
  • /20: Pimlico, 13 March 1857.
  • /21: Pimlico, 16 April 1857.
  • /22: Oxford, 6 June 1857.
  • /23: n.d.
  • /24: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 14 June 1857.
  • /25: Fairlight [near Hastings, Kent], 23 September 1858.
  • /26: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 4 October 1858.
  • /27: 4 June 1859.
  • /28: 7 November 1859 (includes sketches).
  • /29: n.d.
  • /30: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 1 June 1860.
  • /31: Basset Wood near Southampton, 6 October 1860.
  • /32: 11 March 1861.
  • /33: 7 May 1862.
  • /34: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 14 August 1862.
  • /35: 10 September 1862.
  • /36: Burton Park, Petworth, 4 October 1864.
  • /37: Burton Park, Petworth, 15 October 1864.
  • /38: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 2 May 1865.
  • /39: n.d. (first page missing).
  • /40: Tor Villa, Campden Hill, 24 April, n.y.
  • /41: Florence, 31 May 1869.
  • /42: Jerusalem, 21 September 1870.
  • /43: 14 August 1872.
  • /44: Queensborough Terrace, Bayswater, 3 September 1872 (two sheets).
  • /45: Wilton Terrace, Campden Hill, 11 February 1873.
  • /46: Wilton Terrace, Campden Hill, 10 July 1875.
  • /47: Berkeley Gardens, Campden Hill, 22 August 1878 (three sheets).
  • /48: Kensington, 25 June 1881.
  • /49: 18 November 1887.
  • /50: Letter from Robert B. [Braithwaite] Martineau to Lear, Pimlico, April 1857.

Letters to Family Members

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1215
Dates of Creation 1854, 1873-1899
Name of Creator Name of Author: William Holman Hunt
Physical Description 68 items; various sizes.

Scope and Content

There are sixty-three letters from William Holman Hunt to his second wife Edith, n%#233;e Waugh, 1876-1899 (/2-64). /5-33 were written while Hunt was in Jerusalem and his wife was staying in Jaffa in 1877; they are contained in a manilla envelope marked Holman's Daily Letters to me from Jerusalem to Convent Jaffa, May 8 to June 7, 1877. In addition, there is a single letter to his mother, 1881 (/1); two letters to his son Hilary, 1884 and 1890 (/65-66); and single letters to his sister Elizabeth and an unnamed aunt, 1854 and 1873 (/67-68).

  • /1: To his mother Sarah Hunt, Warwick Gardens, Kensington, 31 October 1881.
  • /2: Jaffa, 13 March 1876.
  • /3: 'Ramleh' [Ramla], 14 March 1876.
  • /4: 'Schaama', n.d. [March 1876].
  • /5: Jerusalem, 8 May 1877.
  • /6: Jerusalem, 11 May 1877.
  • /7: Jerusalem, 12 May 1877.
  • /8: Jerusalem, 12 May 1877.
  • /9: Jerusalem, 13 May 1877.
  • /10: Jerusalem, 15 May 1877.
  • /11: Jerusalem, 16 May 1877.
  • /12: Jerusalem, 18 May 1877.
  • /13: Jerusalem, 19 May 1877.
  • /14: Jerusalem, 20 May 1877 (includes sketch).
  • /15: Jerusalem, 21 May 1877.
  • /16: Jerusalem, 23 May 1877.
  • /17: Jerusalem, 23 May 1877.
  • /18: Jerusalem, 24 May 1877 (section excised).
  • /19: Jerusalem, 25 May 1877.
  • /20: Jerusalem, 28 May 1877.
  • /21: Jerusalem, 29 May 1877.
  • /22: Jerusalem, 29 May 1877.
  • /23: Jerusalem, 29 and 30 May 1877.
  • /24: Jerusalem, 31 May 1877.
  • /25: Jerusalem, 1 June 1877.
  • /26: Jerusalem, 2 June 1877.
  • /27: Jerusalem, 3 June 1877.
  • /28: Jerusalem, 4 June 1877.
  • /29: Jerusalem, 5 June 1877.
  • /30: Jerusalem, 6 June 1877.
  • /31: Jerusalem, 7 June 1877.
  • /32: [Jerusalem], n.d. [1877] (first sheet missing).
  • /33: [Jerusalem], n.d. [1877] (first sheet missing).
  • /34: Athenaeum Club, 3 September 1878.
  • /35: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 24 August 1887.
  • /36: Athenaeum Club, 23 September 1878.
  • /37: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 31 August 1887.
  • /38: Mitre Hotel, Oxford, 31 January 1888.
  • /39: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 3 August 1888.
  • /40: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 9 August 1888.
  • /41: 13 August 1888 (section excised).
  • /42: 20 August 1888 (half-leaf excised).
  • /43: 1888 (small section excised).
  • /44: Mitre Hotel, Oxford, 12 December 1888 (small section excised).
  • /45: Mitre Hotel, Oxford, 16 December 1888 (second leaf missing).
  • /46: Holywell St [Oxford], 8 January 1889.
  • /47: [Oxford], 10 January 1889.
  • /48: [Oxford], n.d. [January 1889].
  • /49: Mitre Hotel [Oxford], 25 January 1889.
  • /50: 3 August 1890 (2 sheets).
  • /51: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 14 August 1890.
  • /52: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 17 August 1890.
  • /53: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 20 August 1890.
  • /54: Woolpack Hotel, Warwick, 2 September 1890.
  • /55: Red Horse Hotel, Warwick, 5 September 1890.
  • /56: Postcard, 3 May 1895.
  • /57: Tabley House, Knutsford, 6 June 1897 (2 sheets).
  • /58: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 13 December 1898.
  • /59: 8 August 1899.
  • /60: 10 August 1899.
  • /61: Fulham, 19 August 1899.
  • /62: Draycott Lodge, Fulham, 20 August 1899.
  • /63: n.d. [October 1899].
  • /64: n.d. (first and last sheets missing).
  • /65: To his son Hilary Lushington Holman Hunt, 8 September 1884 (sketch included).
  • /66: To his son Hilary Lushington Holman Hunt, 13 March 1890.
  • /67: To his sister Elizabeth, from the Pyramids of Giza, 2 May 1854 (sketch included).
  • /68: To his aunt, from Wilton Terrace, Campden Hill, 26 November 1873.

Miscellaneous Letters I

Reference Number(s) GB 133 Eng MS 1216
Dates of Creation June 1843-August 1911
Name of Creator Name of Author: Various
Physical Description 96 items; various sizes.

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Holman Hunt, including: a letter from G.R. Philips to his father William Hunt, 1843 (/1); thirty-two letters from Holman Hunt to various correspondents, May 1851-December 1909 (/2-33); forty-four letters to Holman Hunt from various correspondents, June 1849-January 1906 (/34-77); seven letters to his second wife, Edith Holman Hunt, from various correspondents, June 1885-August 1911 (/78-84); and twelve miscellaneous items acquired with the Holman Hunt Collection (/85-96), among them an undated letter from the novelist Henry James.

  • /1: Letter from William Hunt, father of William Holman Hunt, to G.R. Philips, 21 June 1843 (portion missing).
  • /2: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [William] Agnew, 5 February 1873 (second sheet missing).
  • /3: Letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, 21 March 1873.
  • /4: Letter from William Holman Hunt to Mr Crescen, 22 January 1856 (second sheet missing).
  • /5: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John] Everett [Millais], 26 April 1867.
  • /6: Letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent re The Scapegoat, 17 June 1856.
  • /7: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [Ernest] Gambart, 27 June 1860.
  • /8: Letter from William Holman Hunt to James C. [Clarke] Hook, 1 May 1854.
  • /9: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, incorporating two sketches, 8 May 1854.
  • /10: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett Millais], [c.March 1856] (first sheet missing).
  • /11: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear Jack', 7 December 1869.
  • /12: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, 12 October 1871 (two sheets).
  • /13: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett Millais], n.d. (two sheets, first sheet missing).
  • /14: Letter from William Holman Hunt to [John Everett] Millais, 19 February 1886.
  • /15: Letter from Coventry Patmore to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /16: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry] Patmore, May 1851.
  • /17: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry] Patmore, May 1851.
  • /18: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry Patmore], 26 March 1855.
  • /19: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to [Coventry Patmore], 23 April [1855] (two sheets).
  • /20: Copy letter from William Holman Hunt to Mrs Ross [Janet Ann Ross, traveller and author], 20 December 1868.
  • /21: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear William', 21 January 1907.
  • /22: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear old friend' [William Michael Rossetti], 18 December 1909.
  • /23: Letter from William Holman Hunt to 'my dear Ward', 1 May 1865.
  • /24: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [22 Decembr 1880] (first leaf missing).
  • /25: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [July 1884] (first leaf missing).
  • /26: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, [16 December 1885] (first and last leaves missing).
  • /27: Portion of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d. (first and last leaves missing).
  • /28: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /29: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /30: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /31: Missing.
  • /32: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /33: Fragment of a letter from William Holman Hunt to an unnamed correspondent, n.d.
  • /34: Letter from C. [Charles] Morland Agnew to William Holman Hunt, 31 July 1906; with a separate sheet of notes.
  • /35: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /36: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, 3 March 1852.
  • /37: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, 2 July, n.y.
  • /38: Letter from F.W. Basset to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /39: Letter from Charles Bridges to William Holman Hunt, 24 June 1848.
  • /40: Letter from W.J. [William John] Broderip to William Holman Hunt, 27 July 1852.
  • /41: Letter from Ernest Chesneau to William Holman Hunt, 20 March 1882.
  • /42: Letter from Nockalls J. [Johnson] Cottingham to William Holman Hunt, 15 June 1849.
  • /43: Letter from [Nockalls Johnson Cottingham] to William Holman Hunt, 11 August 1849 (second sheet missing).
  • /44: Letter from Nockalls J. [Johnson] Cottingham to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /45: Letter from W. [William] Dyce to William Holman Hunt, 26 May 1852.
  • /46: Letter from Augustus [Leopold] Egg to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /47: Letter from Augustus [Leopold] Egg to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /48: Letter from E.A. [Elizabeth Ann] Finn to William Holman Hunt, 28 July 1904.
  • /49: Letter from John Jeffray, Hon. Secretary of the Birmingham Fine Arts Prize Association, to William Holman Hunt, 27 October 1853.
  • /50: Letter from Frederic Leighton to William Holman Hunt, n.d. [c.1860].
  • /51: Letter from C.R. [Charles Robert] Leslie to William Holman Hunt, 16 September 1852.
  • /52: Letter from Vernon Lushington to William Holman Hunt, congratulating him on his engagement, 16 August [1865].
  • /53: Letter from [Edward Robert] Bulwer-Lytton to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /54: Letter from J.E. [John Everett] Millais to William Holman Hunt, 8 December, n.y.
  • /55: Letter from John A.P. [Alexander Patterson] MacBride, Secretary of the Liverpool Academy, to William Holman Hunt, 3 November 1851.
  • /56: Letter from ? (illegible) to William Holman Hunt, 2 April 1853.
  • /57: Letter from David [Mather] Masson to William Holman Hunt, 3 January 1863.
  • /58: Letter from David [Mather] Masson to William Holman Hunt, 6 June 1863.
  • /59: Letter from W.W.[William Walter] Merry, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, to William Holman Hunt, 24 May 1905.
  • /60: Letter from John Miller to William Holman Hunt, 24 January 1852.
  • /61: Letter from J.F. Miller to William Holman Hunt, 25 August 1864. With a printed prospectus for The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple by William Holman Hunt, now on view at Mr A. Hasse's Fine Art Galleries, Leeds.
  • /62: Letter from J.W. [John Wright] Oakes to William Holman Hunt, 3 September 1853.
  • /63: Letter from Henry [Wyndham] Phillips to William Holman Hunt, 31 March, n.y.
  • /64: Letter from (Israel) Watts Phillips to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /65: Letter from [Dante Gabriel Rossetti] William Holman Hunt, in Italian, 4 June 1855 (two sheets, second sheet cropped).
  • /66: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to William Holman Hunt, 7 December [1865].
  • /67: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to William Holman Hunt, 12 August [1874].
  • /68: Letter from J[ohn] Ruskin to William Holman Hunt, April, n.y.
  • /69: Letter from J[ohn] R[uskin] to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /70: Letter from Arthur Ryland to William Holman Hunt, 3 December 1853.
  • /71: Letter from F.R. [Francis Richard] Sandford to William Holman Hunt, 21 August 1875.
  • /72: Letter from A[rthur] P[enrhyn] Stanley to Edith Holman Hunt, 19 June 1875.
  • /73: Letter from E.C. Sterling to William Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /74: Letter from E. [Edward] Trelawny to William Holman Hunt, 3 May 1865.
  • /75: Letter from G.O. [Sir George Otto] Trevelyan to William Holman Hunt, 24 September 1894.
  • /76: Letter from Philip Westcott, Treasurer of the Liverpool Academy, to William Holman Hunt, 16 March 1852.
  • /77: Letter from Richard Westmacott to William Holman Hunt, 27 November 1851.
  • /78: Letter from A.D. Colewich (?) to Edith Holman Hunt, 4 September 1907.
  • /79: Letter from Alfred Dreyfus to Edith Holman Hunt, 25 June 1911.
  • /80: Letter from [William John George Napier, Lord] Napier & Ettrick to Edith Holman Hunt, n.d.
  • /81: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 28 June 1885 (two sheets).
  • /82: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 9 August 1907.
  • /83: Letter from W[illiam] M[ichael] Rossetti to Edith Holman Hunt, 11 August 1911.
  • /84: Letter from [Hallam] Tennyson to Edith Holman Hunt, 4 November 1904.
  • /85: Letter from Lord Palmerston at the War Office to an unnamed correspondent, 16 December 1809.
  • /86: Letter of introduction from A.H. [Sir Austin Henry] Layard to [?James] Robertson in Constantinople, for William Holman Hunt, 15 August 1853.
  • /87: Memorandum of agreement between James Clarke Hook and William Holman Hunt for the lease of 1 Tor Villa, Campden Hill, Kensington, 19 May 1857.
  • /88: Letter from 'Totty' to 'my dear Teddy', with a sketch of a dog composing the letter, 6 February 1863.
  • /89: Letter from H.H. [Henry Hutchinson] Montgomery to 'Dear old friend', 13 January 1925.
  • /90: Letter from H.H. [Henry Hutchinson] Montgomery to 'Dear old friend', 29 January 1925.
  • /91: Letter from I.G. [Sir Israel Gollancz] to an unnamed correspondent, 2 February 1930.
  • /92: Photographic copy of a school's timetable, from prayers at 8am to pupils retire at 10pm, with a list of staff and pupils, n.d.
  • /93: Photographic copy of sketches of Hunt, Collins and Castle, with notes on a proposed school, n.d.
  • /94: Photographic copy of two sketches of man wearing his coat open and wearing his coat closed, n.d.
  • /95: Testimonial signed by William Holman Hunt and other artists for E.B. Bromfield as an artist well qualified to instruct students of art in drawing, etc., n.d.
  • /96: Letter from Henry James to Mrs Freeman, n.d.