George Lunt (1803-1885)
of Newburyport, Boston, and Scituate, Mass.

Click here to edit subtitle

This site is all about George Lunt of Newburyport, Boston, and Scituate, Massachusetts (1803-1885) – Lawyer, Legislator, Journalist, and Poet.

Did you know

- George Lunt played a role in a national incident about a fugitive slave, Shadrach Minkins, who was forcibly freed from a Boston federal courthouse?

- He was editor and owner of the Boston Courier, and outspoken opponent of abolitionists?

- He was acquainted with Longfellow, Daniel Webster, and other key figures of the 19th century?

- His wife's brother and brother-in-law were both key characters in Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside Inn"?

- He was the grandfather of Thomas B. Meteyard, a painter and host to a painters' and poets' colony in Scituate?

Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation of May 7, 2014, about George Lunt.  It is about 10 MB.  Download is kind of slow, but be patient.  I hope you find it interesting.  Link

Check out photos on Photo Albums tab, and keep clicking through until you get the full photo/chart with captions.

A Wikipedia article on George Lunt is here: Link   I am writing a biography of George Lunt, so there is much more information to come.

If you have any comments, requests, suggestions or additions, please contact me using the Contact tab.  I would appreciate it.

George Lunt - Illustration from Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography (1900)