Hunt, Henry, 1773-1835

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1773-11-06
Death 1835-02-15
English, French

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Gresham College

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000235

Epithet: MP

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000234

Epithet: Chairman of the Newfoundland Merchants in London

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001031.0x000231

Henry Hunt, known as "Orator Hunt" for his 1816 Spa Fields speeches in favor of universal suffrage and Parliamentary reform, was a radical British politician. An important influence on the Chartist movement and a pioneer of mass politics, Hunt was imprisoned for more than two years after the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. After his release, he began several business enterprises, including a shoe-blacking manufacture, in an attempt to restore his financial security. He opposed the 1832 Reform Bill as insufficiently democratic, which cost him his seat in Parliament, and died of a stroke in 1835.

From the description of Henry Hunt papers concerning his business in France, 1801-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702197691

Henry Hunt (called Orator Hunt), English radical.

From the description of Henry "Orator" Hunt manuscript material : 3 items, 1809-1831 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 432092546

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Subjects:

  • Spa Fields Riot, London, England, 1816
  • Business enterprises, Foreign
  • Radicals--19th century--Correspondence
  • Light House Board
  • Shoe-polish--19th century
  • Investments, foreign

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Guyana, Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Venezuela, S. America (as recorded)
  • Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy (as recorded)