Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942

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British author, biographer.

From the description of Violet Hunt papers, 1858-1962. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64091790

Violet Hunt was an English author of novels, short stories, and poetry. She grew up in an artistic environment, and began publishing in her teens. Her work features strong female characters and expresses innovative views on women and women's roles in society. Her unconventional life made for public scandal, as she conducted a series of notorious affairs, most notably with Somerset Maugham and Ford Madox Ford.

From the description of Violet Hunt letters, 1913-1926. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54004507

Violet Hunt was a British writer, now best known for her supernatural fiction. Her father was the artist Alfred William Hunt. She was brought up among the Pre-Raphaelite group, which included Dante Gabriele Rossetti. She lived with the married Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer) from about 1910 to 1918 as his mistress, and in 1925 she was legally restrained from describing herself as Ford's wife. Her works include THE WIFE OF ROSSETTI-HER LIFE AND DEATH (1932).

From the description of Violet Hunt collection, 1890-1939. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 66529668

Isabel Violet Hunt was born on Sept. 28, 1862 in Durham, England; she was the eldest daughter of landscape artist Alfred William Hunt and novelist Margaret Peacock; attended Notting Hill and Ealing High School in London; published poetry in Century magazine at age 13; her first short story, A thief in the night, was published under the pseudonym Violet Herris in Belgravia magazine; became an active feminist, joining the Women's Social and Political Union; wrote collections of short stories and novels, including: The maiden's progress (1894), A hard woman (1895), The human interest (1899), Affairs of the heart (1900), White rose of weary leaf (1908), Tales of the uneasy (1911), and More tales of the uneasy (1925); became contributor, reader, and subeditor for Ford Madox Ford's English Review; died on Jan. 16, 1942.

From the description of Collection, 1873-1911. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39028980

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Autograph letters signed (2) : to Lady Millais or her daughter, Mary. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. Papers of W. Graham Robertson, 1875-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Violet Hunt papers, 1858-1962. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987. Papers of various American authors [manuscript], 1843-1978. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Ford Madox Ford collection, [ca. 1850]-1973, (bulk 1850-1939). Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Hunt, Alfred W. Photograph album, 1866. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1895-1929. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Collection, 1873-1911. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn George Moore collection of papers, 1879]-[1935, 1889-1933 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn William Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1876-[1965, 1897-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Violet Hunt papers, 1858-1962. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. Clement King Shorter collection of papers, 1853-1926 bulk (1889-1926). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn H. G. Wells collection of papers, 1892-1952, 1896-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound Papers 1868-1976. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of papers, 1893-1925. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1888]-[1965] bulk (1897-1939). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, [1897]-1964. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Violet Hunt collection, 1890-1939. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of papers, 1893-1925 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn May Sinclair collection of papers, 1901-1928 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939. Ford Madox Ford collection, [ca. 1850]-1973 (bulk 1850-1939). Cornell University Library
creatorOf Phillips, Stephen, 1868-1915. Stephen Phillips collection of papers, [1895]-1916. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Patmore, Derek, 1908-1972. Derek Patmore papers 1928-1968. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Violet Hunt letters, 1913-1926. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Alexander, George, Sir, 1858-1918,. Autograph letters signed from Sir George Alexander to various people [manuscript], 1890-1901. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Stephen Phillips collection of papers, 1895]-1916 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. John Ruskin collection of papers, 1835-1914 bulk (1855-1889). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Correspondence with Elizabeth Robins Pennell, 1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. H. G. Wells collection of papers, 1892-1952 bulk (1896-1939). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf James, Henry, 1843-1916. Henry James letters and papers, 1893-1963. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. George Moore collection of papers, [1879]-[1935] bulk (1889-1933). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn John Ruskin collection of papers, 1835-1914, 1855-1889 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Sinclair, May. May Sinclair collection of papers, 1901-1928. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rebecca West collection of papers, 1916-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942. Correspondence with May Sinclair, 1913. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Goldring, Douglas, 1887-. Douglas Goldring collection, 1926-1960. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Ezra Pound Papers, 1868-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn James B. Pinker and Son collection of papers, 1893-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Clement King Shorter collection of papers, 1853-1926, 1889-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn William Somerset Maugham collection of papers, 1897]-1964 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Violet Hueffer [i.e. Hunt] letter to [Francis] Wolle (MS 205), [n.d.] University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. Rebecca West collection of papers, 1916-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell collection of papers, 1875-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Alexander, George, Sir, 1858-1918, person
associatedWith Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. person
associatedWith Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. person
associatedWith Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893. person
associatedWith Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898. person
associatedWith Curle, Richard, 1883-1968, person
associatedWith Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939 person
associatedWith Ford Madox Ford 1873-1939. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970 person
associatedWith Goldring, Douglas, 1887- person
associatedWith Hall, Radclyffe. person
correspondedWith Hoult, Norah, 1898-1984 person
associatedWith Hueffer family. family
associatedWith Hueffer, Francis, 1843-1889. person
associatedWith Hunt, Alfred W. person
associatedWith Hunt family. family
associatedWith James B. Pinker and Son corporateBody
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922. person
associatedWith Millais, Euphemia Chalmers Gray, Lady, 1828-1897, person
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933. person
associatedWith Naumburg, Edward, person
associatedWith Patmore, Derek, 1908-1972. person
associatedWith Phillips, Stephen, 1868-1915. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Richards, Grant, 1872-1948, person
associatedWith Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. person
associatedWith Rossetti, Christina Georgina, 1830-1894. person
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. person
associatedWith Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926. person
associatedWith Siddall, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Sinclair, May person
associatedWith Sinclair, May. person
correspondedWith Stonor, Oliver person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
associatedWith Tinker, Frances. person
associatedWith Violet Hueffer i. e. Hunt person
associatedWith Violet Hunt 1862-1942. person
associatedWith Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. person
associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, 1892-1983. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
associatedWith Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. person
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British literature--20th century
Women poets, English--Archival resources
Women and literature
Women authors, English--Archival resources
Women authors, English--Correspondence
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Birth 1862-09-28

Death 1942-01-16

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