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Guide to the Print of the C.S.S. "Alabama" model built by Raymond Hunt MSS.3762

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-12T16:31-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Print of the C.S.S. "Alabama" model built by Raymond Hunt

Unit ID:

MSS.3762

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet (contains one 11.5" x 16.5" print of a photograph of a detailed model of the C.S.S. "Alabama" built in Cornwall, United Kingdom, but Raymond Hunt in 1999)

Dates:

1999 July 14

Abstract:

Print of a photograph of a highly detailed - and "sea-worthy" - model of the C.S.S. Alabama built in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by Raymond Hunt

creator

Hunt, Raymond

Biographical/Historical note

Raymond Hunt is a Cornish artist, master modeller and woodcarver. His model of the Confederate flagship C.S.S. Alabama was sold at auction in London in the late 1990s for £11,000. Many of his ship models have been used to raise money for a variety of charities. The Alabama toured the United Kingdom and raised 1,000 pounds for children with cancer and four hundred pounds to aid air ambulances.

Source: The Art of Raymond Hunt, http://hunttheartist.com

Preferred Citation:

Print of the C.S.S. Alabama model built by Raymond Hunt, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of Raymond Hunt, 1999(?)

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

none

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a print of a photograph of a highly detailed - and "sea-worthy" - model of the C.S.S. Alabama built in Cornwall, United Kingdom, by Raymond Hunt in July 1999. He inscribed the photo with "Best wishes to all at The Alabama University from Raymond Hunt." His handwritten caption under the picture reads "The C.S.S. Alabama off the Cornish Coast 14 July 1999" and "Built by Raymond Hunt."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source(s)

Alabama (Screw sloop). (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Civil War (localbroad)

Sailing ships (lcsh)

Ship models (lcsh)

Print Box SC0067 Oversize Folder 3762.01