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Raymond Hunt Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-72 through 74

Scope and Contents

The Raymond Hunt Papers archive contains materials relating to the life and work of Charles Williams and is divided into six series: Correspondence, Notebooks, Notes, Publications, Unpublished Materials, and Notebook Inserts.

The Correspondence series consists of a single folder of letters between Hunt and others. A large amount of additional letters to and from Hunt is stored in the Charles Williams Papers at the Wade Center.

The Notebooks series contains 21 volumes of the extensive transcribed notes from Williams’s lectures (1932-1945), all by Raymond Hunt, as well as a notebook on G.K. Chesterton. The Notebook Inserts series includes all the loose inserts removed from the notebook volumes, noted by the volume from which they came and the page numbers where they were found. The Notes series continues the material written by Raymond Hunt on a variety of topics, but some may be transcriptions of compositions by Williams as well. Material intended for notebook 22 is in the Unpublished Materials series.

The Publications include article clippings, excerpts, and pamphlets, and a unique play program from Williams’s play The Myth of Shakespeare dramatized by high school students and complete with photographs of the performers. The Unpublished Materials series contains two typescripts by Hunt and materials intended for notebook 22.


  • Created: 1926-1978
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1932-1947


Biographical or Historical Information

The materials in the Hunt Papers were received from Hunt and his family over a number of years. In addition to the Hunt Papers, many original documents by Charles Williams also came to the Wade Center from Raymond Hunt.  These materials are now a part of the Williams manuscript and letter collections at The Marion E. Wade Center.


3.00 boxes : 44 folders, 22 notebooks

1.5 Linear Feet

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The Raymond Hunt Papers archive contains materials relating to the life and work of Charles Williams, including notebooks of Williams's transcribed lectures, Hunt's personal notes, and a small selection of published materials and correspondence.

Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Article File at the Wade Center (contains many Williams-related clippings sent by Hunt)

Charles Williams Manuscript collection at the Wade Center

Charles Williams Papers (letter collection) at the Wade Center

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

Includes photographs. There is an (pre-1980) acquisition file for this collection under Williams letters and manuscripts and Raymond Hunt acquisitions. There is a research copy of this collection. Fragile Storage has 2 boxes containing the originals of folders 1-44.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt

Raymond Hunt Papers
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

Wheaton College
501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 US