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Ruth H. B. Hunt Travel Diaries

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 6 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Ruth Hubble May Brockway Hunt was the wife of Elvid Hunt, United States Army officer, and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She traveled extensively with her husband and wrote detailed accounts of their journeys.

[Biographical sketch derived in part from information posted by later descendants at]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ruth H. B. Hunt Travel Diaries consists of six travel journals. Four travel journals cover trips within the United States (including cities in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada as well as various national parks such as Yosemite). Two travel journals covering trips abroad (China, Manchuria, Korea, Japan, England and continental Europe).

The diaries are handwritten. Five are bound in red with locations and dates are stamped in gold on the front cover of each. One is a photocopy of a typescript.

There is also a typescript entitled "The Odell Inn at Irvington on the Hudson by Ruth H. B. Hunt" which includes the history and some sketches of the inn.

Arrangement of the Collection

Diaries are in chronological order. Typescript is foldered at the end.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the papers of Ruth Hunt's husband, Elvid Hunt.

Subject Headings


Hunt, Elvid, 1877-1955.
Hunt, Ruth, H. B.


National parks and reserves -- United States -- Description and travel.
Travelers' writings, American.
Women travelers.


China -- Description and travel.
England -- Description and travel.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Korea -- Description and travel.
Manchuria (China) -- Description and travel.
Philippines -- Description and travel.
Southwest, New -- Description and travel.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ruth H. B. Hunt Travel Diaries,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Fuhrer, 1963.

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