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Robert Hunt

Timeline[edit]

Date Details
1807 Born September 6th at Devonport (“Plymouth Dock”), son of naval officer lost with H.M.S. “Moucheron” in Grecian Archipelago.
Apprenticed to surgeon in London and attended lectures on anatomy, but medical training never completed (ill-health). Druggists’ assistant for 10 years.
1840 Became Secretary to Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society at Falmouth.
Carried out researches on light and photography – discovered new processes. Numerous papers (1831054) in Philosophical Magazine or to British Association. (1844 “Researches on light – Manual of photography (6 editions)).
With R.W. Fox in Cornwall investigated electrical phenomena of mineral veins and air in Cornish mines.
1845 Succeeded T. Jordan as Keeper of Mining Records at recently established Museum in Craig’s Court.
1851 Appointed Lecturer on Mechanical Science on establishment of Royal School of Mines.
1853 Resigned Mechanical science lectureship to Professor Willis, undertook lectureship in Physics (held for a short time).
1854 Elected F.R.S.
1854 Chief work lay in collection and collation of British mining and metallurgical statistics. From 1853 till abolition of Keepership, published annual “Mineral Statistics”.
1866 Member of Royal Coal Commission – undertook statistics, published detailed information on British Coal resources.
Established local mining schools in west of England. Founded “Miners Association of Cornwall and Devon” (later amalgamated with Mining Institute).
Edited Dictionary of Arts after death of Dr. Ure, 5th.6th.7th editions (1860,67,75).
1883 “British Mining”. Retired.
1887 Died.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Nature (November 3rd, 1887) p.14

Proceedings Royal Society XLVII (1890) p. i

Robert Hunt (scientist) — Wikipedia article

Pearson, Alan Hunt, Robert (1807–1887) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/14203

Hunt; Robert (1807 - 1887) Royal Society, fellows details

Publications[edit]

Literary work in addition to technical e.g. Poetry of Science; Panthea, or the Spirit of Nature; Romances of west of England.

Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Survey publications[edit]

Hunt, R. ; Meade, R. (1858). A catalogue of the contents of the Mining Record Office in the Museum of Practical Geology consisting of plans and sections of mines and collieries, statistical and other documents. London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1857). A descriptive guide to the Museum of Practical Geology with notices of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, the Government School of Mines, and the Mining Record Office. London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1859). A descriptive guide to the Museum of Practical Geology, with notices of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, the Government School of Mines, and the Mining Record Office (2nd edition). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. ; Rudler, F.W. (1867). A descriptive guide to the Museum of Practical Geology, with notices of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, the Royal School of Mines and the Mining Record Office (3rd edition revised and partly re-written). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. ; Rudler, F.W. ; Geological Museum (1877). A descriptive guide to the Museum of Practical Geology, with notices of the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom, the Royal School of Mines, and the Mining Record Office. 4th edition revised and partly re-written. London : HMSO.

Freire-Marreco, A. ; Hill, A. ; Moffitt, R. ; Jervis, W.P. ; Galloway, W. ; De Rance, C.E. ; Ward, J.C. ; Burder, G.F. ; Gardiner, E.J.L. ; Fryer, A.C. ; MacCulloch, J. ; Woodward, H.B. ; Davy, J. ; Schneider, H.W. ; Durden, E.H. ; Thorp, W. ; Sorby, H.C. ; Watson, J. ; Hunt, R. ; Wright, T. ; Sopwith, T. ; Richardson, T. ; Daglish, J. ; Forster, G.B. ; Bell, I.L. ; Spencer, T. ; Robinson, H. ; Curry, J. ; Maw, G. ; Brigg, J. ; Gulland, J.K. ; Kendall, J.D. ; Aitken, J. ; Collins, J.H. ; Barrow, G. ; Topley, W. ; Dakyns, J.R. ; Andre, G.G. ; Foster, C.L.N. ; Halse, E. ; Holmes, T.V. ; Ashburner, C.A. ; Browett, A. ; Hull, E. ; Brierley, J. ; Wallis, A.M. ; Bedson, P.P. ; Shaw, J.L. ; Fream, W. ; Topley, W. (1855-1894). England and Wales : economic. (Survey pamphlet; 17). Hunt, R. (1853). Note on the coal raised and iron made at present (December 1852) in South Staffordshire. (Rec Sch Mines; 1/2). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1848). Notices on the history of the lead mines of Cardiganshire. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.II, Part II. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 2/2). London : HMSO. 635-654.

Hunt, R. ; Spencer, T. ; Davy, H. ; Kobell, F.V. ; Ramsay, A.C. (1845). Novelties in experimental science : comprising practical treatises on photography, daguerreotype, mineralogy, geology, and electro-chemistry. Glasgow : R. Griffin.

Hunt, R. (1852). On the importance of cultivating habits of observation (the introductory lecture to the course on mechanical science session 1851-1852). (Rec Sch Mines; 1/1). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1845). A popular treatise on the art of photography, including daguerreotype : IN: Novelties in experimental science comprising practical treatises on photography, daguerreotype, mineralogy, geology, and electro-chemistry; Glasgow, R. Griffin 1845; viii, 93p. In: Hunt, R. ; Spencer, T. ; Davy, H. ; Kobell, F.V. ; Ramsay, A.C. Novelties in experimental science : comprising practical treatises on photography, daguerreotype, mineralogy, geology, and electro-chemistry. Glasgow : R. Griffin.

Hunt, R. (1846). Remarks on the influence of magnetism and voltaic electricity on crystallization and other conditions of matter. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.I. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 1). London : HMSO. 433-459.

Hunt, R. (1865). Return of the plans and sections of the metalliferous mines of the United Kingdom which are deposited in the Mining Record Office, with, as far as known, a statement of the dates to which the drawings have been completed, and distinguishing those mines which have been abandoned from those which are now at work. London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1848). An experiment on the influence of a weak voltaic current upon matter slowly deposited. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.II, Part II. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 2/2). London : HMSO. 631-634.

Jukes, J.B. ; Forbes, E. ; Playfair, L.P. ; Smyth, W.W. ; Percy, J. ; Hunt, R. ; Institute of Geological Sciences ; Geological Museum (1852). Lectures on gold for the instruction of emigrants about to proceed to Australia. London : D. Bogue.

Hunt, R. ([1849?]). Map of Great Britain & Ireland shewing the districts in which coal and iron are respectively found and in which furnaces for the manufacture of iron are in blast, ca 1:800 000. [S.l.] : [s.n.].

Mineral statistics publications[edit]

View the UK mineral statistics, mines and quarries

Hunt, R. (1853). Statistics of the produce of copper, tin, lead and silver from the mines of the United Kingdom, with the exports and imports of these metals for 1848 to 1852 inclusive. (Rec Sch Mines; 1/4). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1846). A notice of the copper and tin raised in Cornwall. In: Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London, Vol.I. (Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and the Museum of Practical Geology in London; 1). London : HMSO. 510-519.

Hunt, R. (1856). A return on the quantities of coal, iron ore, copper ore, lead ore, tin ore, silver, zinc ores, salt and other minerals, raised in each of the mining counties of the United Kingdom, for the years 1854 and 1855 respectively. London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1862). Appendix to the mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1861 (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1861-APP). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1855). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 1853 and 1854. (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1853-185). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1856). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1855. (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1855). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1857). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1856. (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1856). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1858). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1857. (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1857). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1859). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1858, part 1 (metalliferous minerals and coal). (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1858/1). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1860). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1859. (Mem Geol Surv (Min Rec); 1859). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1861). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1860. (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1860). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1862). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1861. (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1861). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1863). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1862, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1862). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1864). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1863, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1863). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1865). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1864, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1864). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1866). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and ireland for the year 1865, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1865). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1867). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1866, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1866). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1868). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1867, with an appendix (mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1867). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1869). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1868, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1868). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1870). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1869, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1869). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1872). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1870, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1870). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1872). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1871, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1871). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1873). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1872, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1872). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1874). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1873, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1873). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1875). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1874, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1874). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1876). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1875, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1875). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1877). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1876, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1876). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1878). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1877, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1877). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1879). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1878, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1878). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1880). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1879, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1879). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1881). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1880, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1880). London : HMSO.

Hunt, R. (1882). Mineral statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the year 1881, with an appendix (active mine directory). (Mem Geol Surv (Miner Stat); 1881). London : HMSO.

External publications[edit]

Pearson, A. ; Hunt, R. ; Federation of Old Cornwall Societies (1976). Robert Hunt., F.R.S. (1807-1887). St. Austell : Federation of Old Cornwall Societies.

Hunt, R. ; Rudler, F.W. ; Ure, A. (1872). Ure's dictionary of arts, manufactures, and mines containing a clear exposition of their principles and practice. 6th ed. London : Longmans, Green & Co..

Hunt, R. ; Rudler, F.W. ; Ure, A. (1878). Ure's dictionary of arts, manufactures, and mines containing a clear exposition of their principles and practice; [with supplement]. 7th ed. London : Longmans, Green & Co.. Hunt, R. ; Dyer, R.H. ; Driscoll, R. ; Building Research Establishment (1991). Foundation movement and remedial underpinning in low rise buildings. (Building Research Establishment report; BR 184). Watford : Building Research Establishment.

Hunt, R. (1978). A historical sketch of British mining. Wakefield : EP Publishing.

Hunt, R. The ice age : climate and time : IN; Survey Collection of Pamphlets 12, From: Popular Science Review p234-244.

Hunt, R. (1884). British mining a treatise on the history, discovery, practical development and future prospects of metalliferous mines in the United Kingdom. London : Crosby Lockwood and Co. 7, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill.

Hunt, R. (1887). British mining a treatise on the history, discovery, practical development and future prospects of metalliferous mines in the United Kingdom. London : Crosby Lockwood and Co. 7, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/2/63 R Hunt: Letter about appointment of Hunt
GSM/DC/A/C/2/81 R Hunt: Suggestions for preventing colliery explosions
GSM/DC/A/C/2/90, 137, 159, 167-172, 177 R Hunt: Memorandum and letters on glass for greenhouses
GSM/DC/A/C/2/176 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office
GSM/DC/A/C/2/380, 385 R Hunt: Letter on use of iron in railways
GSM/DC/A/C/5/37 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/42 R Hunt: Letter on an erroneous article.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/50 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/129 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/190 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/283 R Hunt: Letter on plate glass.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/349 R Hunt: Annual Report of Mining Record Office.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/403 R Hunt: Letter on mineral statistics.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/144 R Hunt: Letter about Hunt's salary.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/144 R Hunt: Letters on a pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/178 R Hunt: Letters on expenses.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/372 R Hunt: Minute on Museum Guide.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/543 R Hunt: Minute on travelling expenses.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/544 R Hunt: Letters on pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/4 R Hunt: Letters on a pay rise.
GSM/DC/A/C/15/100 R Hunt: Letter on the coal question
GSM/DC/A/C/24/123 R Hunt: Letter on mining returns.
GSM/DC/A/C/24/156 R Hunt: Printed form for mineral statistics.
GSM/DR/Mu/A/2 Loose correspondence with range of officers and geologists including R.Hunt, R.Lowe, C.W.Peach...
GSM/GX/Z/108 Hunt, A T
GSM/GX/Z/109 Hunt, E C
GSM/MG/C/12/11 W. Baker: Letter to R. Hunt about lead from Derbyshire.
GSM/MG/C/12/48 J. Cowper (Jnr.): Letter to R. Hunt about crystal of Barytes.
GSM/MG/C/12/80 Goodhall & Reeves: Letters to R. Hunt about cobalt from Norway.
GSM/MG/C/12/82 N. Gould: Letters to R. Hunt about coal from New Brunswick.
GSM/MG/C/12/169 Rawson, Barker and Co.: Mentioned in letter from W. Baker to R. Hunt.