Hunter, Herbert (agricultural historian)

Reference: D77/26Date: 1920s-1970sExtent: 3 boxes

The Herbert Hunter collection contains:

  • degree certificates for Herbert Hunter 1924-1925
  • printed appeal leaflets published in Cambridge during the General Strike 1926
  • contract of employment 1934
  • correspondence regarding Hunter’s proposed visit to Russia 1939
  • papers regarding Herbert Hunter’s proposed appointment as Agricultural attache at the British Embassy, Moscow 1942-1944
  • papers relating to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany 1952-1956
  • obituaries of Herbert Hunter 1959
  • letters of sympathy received following the death of Herbert Hunter 1959-1960
  • biographical accounts of Herbert Hunter [1950’s]-1977
  • biographical accounts compiled by Herbert Hunter concerning colleagues and acquaintances 1920-1956
  • papers relating to the presentation of the papers of Dr Herbert Hunter to the Institute of Agricultural History 1977
  • correspondence from W S Gosset concerning research 1909-1910
  • correspondence regarding Hunter’s responsibility for developing the barley variety Spratt-Archer 1927
  • correspondence between Hunter and E S Beaven 1926-1941
  • correspondence with Hans Halbaek 1951-1952
  • correspondence from Vilho Pesola 1952
  • research notebooks and papers 1898-1957
  • newspaper cuttings and extracts 1920-1959
  • typescript translaion of On the Genetic Nature of Winter and Spring Barieties of Plants by N I Vavilox and E S Kouznetsov [1920s]
  • collection of Hunter’s published works and manuscripts 1924 -1952
  • offprints of works by Hunter 1938-1957
  • typescripts for lectures 1944-1959
  • letter from PR Colegate, NIAB to Miss M Hunter regarding bibliography of papers by Hunter 1976

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