Stephen Hunt d.1729?

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Stephen HUNT

Biographical Note

Son of Richard Hunt of Stratford on Avon. BA Trinity College, Oxford 1673, MA 1676; MD from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge 1694. He was admitted as a licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1693, and presented himself for examination in 1695, but this was deferred as he was said to have been ordained, and he is not further recorded in the College registers.


Hunt's library was auctioned in London, beginning 14 January 1730, as part of a sale which also included "a large and curious collection of books in all languages and faculties". Alston's reference to a sale on 21 January 1731, advertised in the Daily Journal with no surviving catalogue, is presumably the same one. There seems to be some confusion, therefore, as to whether the correct year is 1730 or 1731.


  • Stephen Hunt, RCP Museum.
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Bibliotheca curiosa ... to which is added the library of Dr. Stephen Hunt, [London, 1730], ESTC t13721.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.