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Robert McE. Hunter scrapbook and papers, 1862-1930.
BANC MSS 99/35 cz OS Box
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Robert McE. Hunter scrapbook and papers, 1862-1930


Hunter, Robert McE., creator


Collection contains copies of Hunter's published articles and letters to the editor, correspondence, ephemera, and printed pamphlets from organizations he was involved with. Items from his life in Liverpool (bulk 1870's-1880's) include writings about English politics, income tax, London and Liverpool public affairs, free trade, public libraries and museums, church issues, and the International Arbitration Association. Items from California (bulk 1890's-1920's) continue these themes, as represented in articles in local Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco newspapers, and others. Letters written home and published in English papers compare life in Liverpool to his new life in California in detail, with prices, working conditions, jobs, etc. noted. Additional California topics present are "Boys Brigade" youth clubs, strikes, unemployment, the 1894 election, peace and the role of the church, temperance, prohibition, progressive tax reform, the single tax movement, etc. A small amount of family correspondence and items relating to his brother George (Burton?) Hunter are also present.


1862 (issued)


n-us-ca -- e-uk---
Hunter, George
International Arbitration League.
Oakland Institute of Applied Christianity.
Boys' Brigade (U.S.)
Taxation -- Great Britain
Libraries -- Great Britain
Museums -- Great Britain
Temperance -- United States
Unemployment -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Peace -- Religious aspects
Prohibition -- United States
Taxation -- United States
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Liverpool (England) -- Politics and government
Great Britain -- Religious life and custom
California -- Description and travel
California -- Politics and government
Oakland (Calif.) -- Politics and government


Robert McE. Hunter, of Liverpool, left his produce brokerage to come to California where he was active as a writer in the spheres of local issues, politics, and religion. He founded the Oakland Institute of Applied Christianity.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 99/35 cz OS Box