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Robert Hunt

(1807—1887) chemist and photographer


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Robert Hunt Sprinkle. Profession of Conscience: The Making and Meaning of Life-Sciences Liberalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1994. Pp. 257. $24.95

John L. Lewis: Hard Labor and Wild Justice. By Ron E. Roberts. (Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1994. viii, 223 pp. Paper, $23.96, ISBN 0-8403-9297-4.)

Catholicism, Liberalism and Communitarianism: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Moral Foundations of Democracy. By Kenneth L. Grasso, Gerard V. Bradley, and Robert P. Hunt, eds. (Rowman & Littlefield). 270 pp.

Catholicism and Religious Freedom. Edited by Kenneth L. Grasso and Robert P. Hunt. Lanham, Md.: Roman & Littlefield, 2006. 258pp. $65.00 cloth; $26.95 paper

Catholicism, Liberalism, and Communitarianism: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Moral Foundations of Democracy. Edited by Kenneth L. Grasso, Gerard V. Bradley, and Robert P. Hunt. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1995. 360 pp. $64.50 cloth; $26.95 paper

America's Longest War: The United States and Vietnam, 1950–1975. Third edition. By George C. Herring, The Vietnam Wars, 1945–1990. By Marilyn B. Young, Lyndon Johnson's War: America's Cold War Crusade in Vietnam, 1945–1968. By Michael H. Hunt and Where the Domino Fell: America and Vietnam, 1945 to 1995. Second edition. By James S. Olson and Randy Roberts

 

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(1807–87), English scientist. Born in Plymouth, Hunt was trained as a chemist but became interested in photography immediately following the announcements of 1839. He investigated the properties of several metallic salts for photographic purposes, suggested iron sulphate as a developing agent, explored the possibilities of colour photography, and devised several original processes and techniques. He considered becoming a professional calotypist, but science was always his first interest and he soon abandoned the idea. Hunt was a prolific author and was most influential as a writer. He published the first substantial English-language photographic manual in 1841, a work that was to run for six editions and became one of the most sought-after handbooks of the day. His most important work was Researches on Light, originally published in 1844, with a considerably expanded edition appearing ten years later. He was a member of the Calotype Club, and in 1853 a founder member of the London (later Royal) Photographic Society.

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

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