(redirected from William Henry Hunt) Also found in: Wikipedia.
Hunt, William Henry
(1823–84) jurist, secretary of the navy; born in Charleston, S.C. He practiced law in New Orleans (1844–78). As secretary of the navy (1881–82) he appointed the first naval advisory board. He was ambassador to Russia (1882–84).
In this dual biography of William Henry Hunt and Ida Alexander Gibbs, Alexander (history, George Washington U.) explores issues of racism, elitism, and privileges in the early 20th-century American South.
Burcham was also a painter in the style of his friend, the popular water-colourist William Henry Hunt, whose work was much admired by William Rossetti.(4) The reference to |our old friend' in this letter therefore establishes an important friendship and another art world connection of which Rossetti biographers have taken little note.