Hunter, Anne (F)

Surname: Hunter (née Home)
Forename(s): Anne
b. 13 March 1742. d. 7 January 1821. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, song writer, and salon hostess. Née Home. Married surgeon and anatomist John Hunter on 22 July 1771. Initiated her salon in 1786. Among her closest friends were Elizabeth Carter, Mary Delany, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Thrale, and Joanna Baillie. Author of Nine Canzonetts for Two Voices in 1782, for which she wrote both the words and music. Contributed to The Lark and The Charmer. Author of several volumes of poetry including Poems (1802) and The Sports of the Genii (1804). Biographical information: ODNB. (AC, JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“The sun sets in night, and the stars shun the day” 1819-04 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 7832
A Sonnet in the Manner of Petrarch 1879-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14889
To the Nightingale On her Leaving E—C—1784—By Mrs. Dr. Hunter—London 1879-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14888