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FREDERICK WILLIAM HUNT (1863-1905)
Frederick William Hunt was born at Poole, Dorset, in 1863.
He came to Plymouth as a print compositor for The Western Morning News Company Limited and was elected "Father of the Chapel" several times during his time with the Company.
In December 1892 he was chosen to replace Mr Charles Robert Rowe (1846-1920) as Borough Librarian at the Devonport Free Public Library and Museum in Duke Street. He took special interest in the Museum section and arranged popular lectures there, one of which was about his own visit to the Trappist Monks. (It is not stated if this was within the United Kingdom or at the La Trappe Abbey in Normandy, where the Order was founded.) During his time as Borough Librarian he compiled Mate's guides to Devonport and Plymouth and created branch libraries within the Town.
Mr Hunt was deacon of the Wycliffe Congregational Chapel, where he assisted with the Sunday School.
In November 9th 1904 Mr Hunt became an inmate of the Royal Albert Hospital, Devonport. During May 1905 he underwent an operation in London, for a tumour on the spinal cord.
Mr Frederick William Hunt (1863-1905) died at the National Hospital, (Queen Square), London, on Tuesday July 18th 1905.