Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1862-1927) served as Professor of Agriculture at the University
of California, Berkeley and Dean of the College of Agriculture (now the University of California, Davis).
His Papers contain a comparative study of the agriculture of Caribbean countries and a collection of
photographs depicting agricultural methods in Jamaica, Hawaii, Haiti, Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, and Costa
Rica, circa 1924-1925.
Thomas Forsyth Hunt was born in Ridott, Illinois in 1862. He received his B.A. (1884), M.A. (1892), and
Ph.D. (1903) in Agriculture from the University of Illinois. He began his career in 1885 as an assistant to
the state entomologist of Illinois. He then served as Assistant Professor of Agriculture at the University
of Illinois (1886-1891); Professor of Agriculture at Pennsylvania State College; Professor of Agriculture
and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Domestic Science at Ohio State University (1892-1903); Professor
of Agronomy at Cornell University; and Dean of the School of Agriculture and Director of the Pennsylvania
Agricultural Experiment Station (1907-1912).
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