Scope and Content
Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927.
Title: Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-1925
1.2 linear feet
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-104
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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).
In 1912, Hunt came to the University of California, Berkeley as Dean of the College of Agriculture (now the
University of California, Davis), Director of the Experiment Station, and Professor of Agriculture. He
retired in 1923. On March 22, 1949, Hunt Hall was named in his honor.
Windows on the past: a personal history of campus buildings, University of California, Davis.
Davis: Prytanean Honor Society, 2000.
Scope and Content
The Thomas Forsyth Hunt 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.
Arrangement of the Collection
The Papers are arranged into two series: Manuscripts and Photographs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927--Archives
Agriculture--Costa Rica--Pictorial works
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], Thomas Forsyth Hunt Papers, D-104, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
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