Welcome to the gateway to our Library. You are about to discover a treasure trove of Hungerford materials, some of which is very rare and essentially not available elsewhere. You can access the Library database by clicking on Accept below.
The Library is a work in progress. We've added many materials, but many others will be added over time as they are scanned and/or digitized, so check back frequently for updates.
The Library is going to be truly exciting since it will contain rare material collected by Richard W Hungerford Jr over the years, INCLUDING one of only 6 sets of microfilmed copies of the Rev. J. E. Jackson's collection of Hungerford research -- housed at an Oxford Bodleian library warehouse. There are 6 microfilms that make up the collection and only 6 copies of those 6 microfilms were made -- Richard has one set. The microfilms need to be digitized before they can be added to the Library, but that will be a priority project for us. We need to acquire a digital microfilm reader - if you would contribute one to THFFI, you will help us immensely on that particular project.
There are letter collections of various family groupings that are, of course, unique. One of those collections amounts to 200 plus letters between family members from about 1877 to 1915. There are other groupings that are in the process of being scanned. The most notable would be Stanley Hungerford's collection of correspondence with people in the 1970s with Hungerford family genealogists -- some of whom have now passed on. Richard is still scanning them but what he has done already is pretty massive.
In addition, there are collections of famous Hungerford correspondence such as the author TAG Hungerford, Bruce Hungerford (the pianist -- and it is actually letters written to him by England's then poet laureate John Masefield), and Thomas Russell Hungerford -- famous amongst stamp collectors as one of 4 men who were responsible for issuing the First Day stamp mailings out of the District of Columbia for many years through 1960s.
There are Word documents with lists of Hungerfords that show up (and how they show up) in the United States Federal census records -- 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 for the States in which they lived -- which is most of them. Then there are the State census records -- for New York, that would be 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925. Occasionally, a Hungerford is found who has been overlooked, so there is always the possibility it will need to be revised. There are other census records such as the English and Canadian records too.
There are other Word documents on the ID #s, Civil War participants, Hungerford participants in all the wars, non-Hungerford family member war participants who paid the ultimate price, every family member who was a doctor, railroad executives, bank executives, criminals, and several others.
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