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Hunter, Rose & Company.
Hunter, Rose & Company Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1


Consists of selected correspondence and some documents of the Canadian publisher Hunter, Rose & Company.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected correspondence and several documents of the Canadian publisher Hunter, Rose & Company. Correspondents include British authors James Payn, Charles Gibbon, and Frederick W. Robinson. In their letters these authors discuss matters such as royalties, copyrights, and the prospect of having Hunter, Rose & Company act as their publisher in Canada. Gibbon mentions sending proofs of his books What Will the World Say and In Honour Bound, and a serial called Ravelston which was to be published in a Canadian journal. Robinson talks about his novels Little Kay Kirby and Her Face Was Her Fortune. Also included is Hunter Rose &Company correspondence with British publishers regarding the publication of Jean Ingelow's novel Fated to be Free, Lynn Linton's Under Which King and Patricia Kemball Henry Kingsley's Number Seventeen, and others.


Arranged alphabetically in folders by author name, followed by a folder of more general business correspondence.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hunter, Rose & Company.

In 1860 George Mclean Rose and Robert Hunter worked at the printing offices of Thompson & Co. in Quebec, Canada. The next year Rose and Hunter bought out the company. In 1864 Hunter, Rose & Company successfully bid in its own name on a five-year contract as legislative printers to the Province of Canada. In 1865/66 their offices moved to Ottawa and again to Toronto in 1871. In 1965 the company became a division of the Copp Clark Pitman Co., and in 1983 the Hunter, Rose & Company was dissolved.

Collection History


Purchased from McIntosh on January 26, 1966 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Hunter, Rose & Company Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1