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Hunter, Rose & Company Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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.

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.

Purchased from McIntosh on January 26, 1966.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Letters of Charles Gibbon, 1874-1877. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence By and About James Payne, 1875-1879. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence Regarding C. Reade, 1872-1877. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters of Frederick W. Robinson, 1873-1875. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1871-1878. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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