Hunt Family fonds

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Hunt Family fonds

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MBMS-60

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  • c. 1905 (Creation)
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    Hunt Family

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5 postcards
36 photographs

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(fl. 1835-1957)

Biographical history

John A. Hunt, the son of Lewis Hunt and Sarah Elizabeth Mader, was born at Mahone Bay in 1835. Hunt, who worked as a carpenter, married Mary Ann Keddy (born in 1840) in 1866. The couple had two children, John Edmund Hunt (born in 1867) and Sadie Catherine Hunt (born in 1871). John A. Hunt and Mary (Keddy) Hunt both died at Mahone Bay in 1924. Their daughter, Sadie Hunt, married Charles L. Davis (born in 1862 at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland) at Mahone Bay in 1905. The couple had three children. Charles Davis died at Mahone Bay in 1949. Sadie (Hunt ) Davis died at Mahone Bay eight years later.

Custodial history

The records (Accession Nos. 2017.11.9 - 2017.11.11, 2017.11.16, 2017.11.20 - 2017.11.22, 2017.11.26 - 2017.11.28) were donated by George Silver who lived in the John Hunt house (97 Pleasant Street, Mahone Bay). Any archival records that had a direct connection with the Hunt family were combined into this fonds. All other archival records donated by Silver can be found in MBMS-61: George W. Silver Collection. [Items were also added to the Mahone Bay Museum's artifact collection from this donation. These have the same accession-number grouping (2017.11) and include a school slate board with John Hunt's named carved into it.]

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This fonds consists of postcards (with correspondence) to John Hunt, Charles Davis, and Winnifred Davis, together with a c.1905 photo album. The latter belonged to Sadie C. Hunt and includes photographs of Mahone Bay area landscapes, boats, houses, people (including her brother John E. Hunt), and a few photos from other parts of Nova Scotia and possibly the US.

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