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Correspondence, estate, financial, and legal papers of the Hunters of Glencarse and Seaside.

Identifier: MSS.19711-19733

Scope and Contents

The contents consist chiefly of the papers of Charles Hunter, Cadet, of Seaside and relating in particular to the sale of his estates in 1848. Also papers of his son, Andrew Hunter, Coffee Planter, Ceylon. Andrew Hunter's papers are of considerable interest providing some useful material for plantation management and colonial life in the Ceylon of the early 1860's.


  • Creation: 1685-1890, undated.

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23 Volumes

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.19711-19714. Correspondence MS.19715. Estate papers MSS.19716-19718. Accounts MS.19719. Military papers MSS.19722-19732. Papers of Andrew Hunter MS.19733. Miscellaneous papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1971, by Dr R J Grove-White of Cirencester.

Separated Materials

For formal papers from this collection see Ch.15397-15431.

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