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Huntington Estate Papers

An inventory of its papers at Syracuse University

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Biographical History

The Huntington family were businessmen, art collectors, and philanthropists in early 20th century New York. Collis P. Huntington was a railroad builder and financier; he and his wife Arabella Duval Huntington collected art and supported various charities. Their son, Archer Milton Huntington, was an American philanthropist and poet and together with his wife, noted sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, became an enthusiastic patron of the arts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Huntington Estate Papers consist primarily of legal and financial papers relating to the businesses and estates of Collis P. Huntington and his wife Arabella, and their son Archer Milton Huntingon and his wife Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington. The material includes bank statements, bills, correspondence, litigation documents, receipts, taxes, trust documents, wills, and similar material.

The collection has not been processed and the inventory below is a simple box list.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the following:

Anna Hyatt Huntington Papers
Arabella Huntington Papers
Archer Milton Huntington Papers
Collis P. Huntington Papers

Subject Headings


Huntington family.
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973.
Huntington, Arabella Duval, 1850 or 51-1924.
Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955.
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900.

Corporate Bodies

Brookgreen Gardens.


Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States.
Philanthropists -- United States.


Upper class -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Bank statements.
Legal instruments.
Receipts (financial records)
Tax returns.
Trust receipts.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Huntington Estate Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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Huntington estate papers