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Inventory of the Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers
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  • Creator: Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927.
    Title: Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1925
    Extent: 1.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1862-1927) served as Professor of Agriculture at the University of California, Berkeley and Dean of the College of Agriculture (now the University of California, Davis). His Papers contain a comparative study of the agriculture of Caribbean countries and a collection of photographs depicting agricultural methods in Jamaica, Hawaii, Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, and Costa Rica, circa 1924-1925.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-104
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Thomas Forsyth Hunt was born in Ridott, Illinois in 1862. He received his B.A. (1884), M.A. (1892), and Ph.D. (1903) in Agriculture from the University of Illinois. He began his career in 1885 as an assistant to the state entomologist of Illinois. He then served as Assistant Professor of Agriculture at the University of Illinois (1886-1891); Professor of Agriculture at Pennsylvania State College; Professor of Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Domestic Science at Ohio State University (1892-1903); Professor of Agronomy at Cornell University; and Dean of the School of Agriculture and Director of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station (1907-1912).
    In 1912, Hunt came to the University of California, Berkeley as Dean of the College of Agriculture (now the University of California, Davis), Director of the Experiment Station, and Professor of Agriculture. He retired in 1923. On March 22, 1949, Hunt Hall was named in his honor.
    Source:
    Windows on the past: a personal history of campus buildings, University of California, Davis. Davis: Prytanean Honor Society, 2000.

    Scope and Content

    The Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers contain a comparative study of the agriculture of Caribbean countries and a collection of photographs depicting agricultural methods in Jamaica, Hawaii, Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, and Costa Rica, circa 1924-1925.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The Papers are arranged into two series: Manuscripts and Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927--Archives
    Agriculture--Caribbean Area
    Agriculture--Costa Rica--Pictorial works
    Agriculture--Cuba--Pictorial works
    Agriculture--Haiti--Pictorial works
    Agriculture--Jamaica--Pictorial works

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers, D-104, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.