Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hunt, V. mss., ca. 1934, are the letters of Violet Hunt, 1866-1942, novelist. Signing her letters as Violet Hunt Hueffer, she writes from South Lodge, 80 Campden Hill, to Charles George Williamson, 1855-1942, author, about her proposed biography of Charles Augustus Howell, 1840?-1890, one of the pre-Raphaelites and a former secretary to John Ruskin. She suggests as a possible title an epitaph of C.A.H. cited as from Swinburne, "The foulest soul on earth." A final letter to Miss Lawner, dated 18 September 1934, is a protest against and a denial of the thought that Hunt has requested Williamson to go on errands for her to the British Museum.

Collection size: 7 items

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