Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family.
The Hunt Family Papers include over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856.
The Hunts were signers of the Declaration of Sentiments at the first women’s rights convention organized by women in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 (the Seneca Falls Convention). Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was the document’s main author, modeled it on the Declaration of Independence. Stanton helped organize the convention along with Lucretia Coffin Mott, and Martha Coffin Wright.
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 online.
While the park has owned the papers for some time, the newly digitized collection is made available online by the 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.
More information about Women’s Rights National Historical Park, including hours and upcoming programs, can be found on their website or by calling (315) 568-0024.