Huntington, Archer Milton (1870 -1955)

Archer Milton Huntington was the son of Arabella (née Duval) Huntington, and the stepson of railroad magnate and industrialist Collis P. Huntington.  He was married twice, firstly in 1895 to Helen Manchester Gates, the daughter of Rev. Isaac E. Gates and Ellen M.H. Gates (his stepfather's sister). Archer and Helen had no children and divorced in 1918.  In 1923 he married sculptor Anna Hyatt.  Huntington is primarily known for his scholarly works in the field of Hispanic Studies and for founding The Hispanic Society of America in New York City in 1904. In 1915, Huntington donated land adjacent to the Hispanic Society on which the American Academy of Arts and Letters built its permanent New York City home.  He was a great philanthropist and handed out large sums of money and endowments.

His cousin was Henry E. Huntington who founded the The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens at San Marino in California.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Title: Huntington, Archer Milton (1870 - 1955) (Stamp 1)
Motto: Tizon colada
Dimensions (height x width): 73mm x 55mm
Monogram: A M H