TitleJoseph Hunter (1783 - 1861)
AdminHistoryJoseph Hunter (1783 - 1861) was born in Sheffield on 6 February 1783 to cutler Michael Hunter (1759 - 1831) and Elizabeth Girdler (1761- 1787) in a house on the north side of New Church Street. Following the death of his mother in 1787 he was placed under the guardianship of Joseph Evans, a minister at Upper Chapel. He went to school in Attercliffe and then studied theology at Manchester College in York. In 1809 he moved to Bath to take up a post as a Unitarian Minister at Trim Street Chapel where he met and married Mary Hayward. They had 6 children. In 1833 he moved to London to work at the Records Commission as Assistant Keeper of Public Records. He died in 1861 and is buried at Ecclesfield Parish Church in Sheffield.

The Hunter Archaeological Society is named after Joseph Hunter in recognition of his work researching and recording the history of the region.
DescriptionLetter from Joseph Hunter to Benj[amin] [St]anbray of Sheffield.
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RelatedMaterialRelated Material at Sheffield Archives:

Hunter Archaeological Society, Sheffield, 19th cent - 2005 (HAS)

Letters from Joseph Hunter to Miss E. Young, on local genealogical matters, 1852 - 1855 (MD2345)

Letters of Joseph Hunter, 1753 - 1834 (MD6496 - 6499)

Related Material at Sheffield Local Studies Library:

Hunter, Joseph, Hallamshire : the history and topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York, with historical and descriptive notices of the parishes of Ecclesfield, Hansworth, Treeton and Whiston and of the Chapelry of Bradfield (Pawson & Brailsford, 1875) (942.74 SF)

Hunter, Joseph, The new edition of Hunter's Hallamshire: correspondence since matters in dispute were placed in the hands of legal agents of the Rev. Dr. Gatty and Messrs. Pawson & Brailsford, (1869) (PAMP 884 S)

Hunter, Joseph, South Yorkshire, (EP Publishing, 1974) (942.74 SF)
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