Hunter, Joseph ___ 1783-1861 ___ British ___ antiquary

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He was born on 6 February 1783 in Sheffield, the son of a cutler. Educated at Attercliffe, he later studied theology at New College in York, becoming a Presbyterian minister in Bath in 1809. He married Mary, daughter of Francis Hayward, and they had six children, of whom three sons and a daughter survived Hunter himself. A long-term interest in antiquarian studies led him to be appointed, in 1833, a sub-commissioner of the Records Commission to London. Five years later, he became an Assistant Keeper of the Public Records. He also wrote much on history and archaeology. Early on in his life, when only 23, he decided to become a diarist, but the extant diary covers less than a full year.
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1806 ___ literary

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