Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Hunt Family Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC161

Collection Summary

Creator: Hunt family
Title: Hunt family papers
Dates: 1844-1868
Dates: (Bulk: 1844-1857)
Abstract: Correspondence from friends and family members illuminates the lives of David and Ann J. Hunt of Cass County, Georgia, in the 1840s and 1850s.
Identification: MC161
Quantity: 9 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Little is known about the Hunt Family who resided in Georgia. David Hunt was married to Ann J. Hunt and they resided in Cass County (present day Bartow County), Georgia. David Hunt died prior to 1844. Their son Davy Hunt died in 1845 and nine years later Mrs. Ann J. Hunt died. Other members of the Hunt family include: Sally T. Hunt, Alonzo Hunt and James J. Hunt.

Scope and Content Note

The Hunt Family Papers are comprised of correspondence and a financial document dating from 1844 to 1868. Correspondence is divided into: Ann J. Hunt, James J. Hunt and envelopes. The Ann J. Hunt section contains five letters dating from 1844 to 1857 received from: Johnson Clement, Sally T. Hunt, Alonzo Hunt, and William A. Lacey. These include offerings of condolences on the passing of her husband and son. Also of interest are two letters which refer to the sale of a female Negro slave, Eady. The James J. Hunt section includes a letter from Mrs. I. J. Fryer offering condolences on the passing of Mrs. Ann J. Hunt and asking about his college life. There are also two undated envelopes addressed to Samuel Mosley and Miss Millia Harries. The financial document is a partial 1868 receipt with stamps.


Organized into two series; arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Clement, Johnson
Fryer, I. J., Mrs.
Hunt, Alonzo
Hunt, Ann J., d. 1854
Hunt, David
Hunt, Davy, d. 1845
Hunt, James J.
Hunt, Sally
Lacey, William A.
Slave records--Georgia
Bartow County (Ga.)

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Hunt Family Papers, MC161, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


Purchased from John Lopez, August 1941.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2011.



box folder
164.2 1 Ann J. Hunt 1844-1857
2 James J. Hunt 1857
3 Envelopes undated: circa 1844-1868


box folder
164.2 4 Receipt 1868 June 1