Affleck, Mary Hunt (1847–1932)

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: August 1, 2017

Mary Hunt Affleck, poet, daughter of J. A. and Anna (Adair) Hunt, was born in Danville, Kentucky, on January 20, 1847. She was educated at Harrodsburg Female College, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, moved to Texas in 1874, and settled in Burleson County. In Texas she won wide recognition as a nature poet; her works, generally published in newspapers, were widely read. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Daughters of 1812, and the Texas Editorial Association. She was married to Isaac Dunbar Affleck on December 26, 1876; they were parents of three children. Mrs. Affleck died in Galveston on November 28, 1932.

Visit the Texas Women Project's standalone website

The Handbook of Texas Women project has its own dedicated website and resources.

Visit Website

Sam Houston Dixon, The Poets and Poetry of Texas (Austin: Dixon, 1885). San Antonio Express, November 29, 1932.

  • Writers, Authors, Publications, and Literature
  • Literature
  • Poets
  • Women
Time Periods:
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Texas
  • Progressive Era

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Affleck, Mary Hunt,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

August 1, 2017

This entry belongs to the following Handbook Special Projects: