Ebenezer Hunt was born in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1744 and died in 1820. He and his son David (1773 - 1837) were both physicians. Seth Hunt was an outspoken abolitionist and his house at 115 Bridge Street in Northampton served as a way station on the Underground Railroad. He was an active member of the Free Congregational Society of Florence, a radical religious group in the vicinity of Northampton. He wrote extensively for local newspapers on a variety of progressive subjects including abolition, temperance, vegetarianism, and vaccination. Among his notable correspondents were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, Horace Greely, and William Lloyd Garrison. A key developer of the Connecticut River Railroad, Seth Hunt served as the corporation’s treasurer. He died on July 3, 1893.
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Papers of the Hunt family contain journals, clippings, and correspondence documenting the American anti-slavery movement, the Connecticut River Railroad Company, an 18th century medical practice, and a printing business located on the summit of Mt. Washington.