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HUNTER, Joseph, British author, born in Sheffield, England, 6 February, 1783; died in London, 9 May, 1861. He was pastor of a Presbyterian church at Bath from 1809 till 1833, and from the latter date till his death was assistant keeper of the public records in London. His "Founders of New Plymouth," published first as a pamphlet, and afterward in the "Massachusetts Historical Collections," was subsequently enlarged (London, 1854). He was also instrumental in procuring for the Historical society a transcript of the " History of the Plymouth Plantation," by Governor Bradford, from the original in the Fulham library. He was the author of other works, among them illustrations of the texts of Shakespeare's plays.
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