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Manuscript Group 364
WILLIAM A. HUNTER COLLECTION
1936-1985
9.5 cubic feet


William Albert Hunter, (1908-1985) taught history and literature at Sharpsville High School, 1934-1945; served as a historian for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1945-1961 and as chief of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Division of History, 1961-1976. He lectured and published widely on 18th Century Pennsylvania history and is best known for The Forts on the Pennsylvania Frontier, (Harrisburg, 1960).

The collection contains rough notes and drafts, letters and published copies of book reviews, 1955-1985; publications, 1936-1978; and speeches, 1946-1985 authored by Hunter. Correspondence to and from Hunter is often from parties seeking answers to questions about 18th-century Pennsylvania forts or personages. Other items found include photostatic or xerox copies of documents collected by Hunter during his research at various repositories and the original letters of Redmond Conyingham, a 19th Century Lancaster County Historian.




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