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Guide to the Papers of Robert Hunter
1699-1744 (Bulk 1710-1744)
 MS 316

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Biographical Note

Robert Hunter was born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1666. He was appointed governor of New York and New Jersey, arriving in June of 1710. Hunter left New York and New Jersey in 1719, exchanging positions with William Burnet, the comptroller of customs. In 1727 he was appointed governor of Jamaica, where he died in 1734.