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

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes personal and official accounts; bills of lading; receipts; letters of administration issued by Governor Hunter; powers of attorney; leases; complaints issued in suits against debtors; bills of exchange; bonds; a few items of correspondence; and a group of later legal documents pertaining to the affairs of Robert Orby Hunter, particularly to his suit against Peter Schuyler.

Individual documents include a list of warrants, bonds, conveyances, and papers left in the hands of Abraham De Peyster, 1719; accounts pertaining to the repair, rental, and leasing of houses and property in Amboy, New Jersey; and a 1720 valuation of Hunter's household goods at Amboy. Individuals mentioned or involved in Hunter's affairs include his attorney, James Alexander, John Barclay, and William Burnet.


The collection has been arranged into folders by type of material. Items within the folders are arranged chronologically.