Seneca Falls, NY–Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to announce the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family and private owners for more than 140 years. The Hunt Family Papers includes over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856.
“This collection gives us a window into the past,'” said Gene Freese, Acting Superintendent. “From details of the architecture in Waterloo, to a glimpse into the family relationships and business dealings of Richard Hunt, this collection is a treasure trove. I invite everyone to dig in and learn more about this prominent New Yorker and the family who helped lay the groundwork for the national suffrage movement.”
The park is highlighting the collection through an online “Hunting in the Hunt Papers” scavenger hunt on Facebook, starting January 4, 2021. You can participate at https://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps
While the park has owned the papers for some time, the newly digitized collection is made available online thanks to the dedicated work of the staff at Northeast Museum Services Center. The service center assists with the preservation, protection, management, documentation, and conservation of National Park Service museum and archival collections throughout the northeast. The official park website https://npgallery.nps.gov/wori hosts the collection.