Hunter, Robert

Hunter, Robert,

d. 1734, royal governor of New York and New Jersey (1709–19), b. Ayrshire, Scotland. His administration was notably successful. He maintained a vigorous campaign against the French and the Native Americans and cooperated with other colonies in military matters. He allayed the bitter political factionalism that had kept New York and New Jersey in turmoil for several decades, and he also straightened out financial and revenue matters. Hunter was less successful with several thousand Rhenish Palatinate refugees, whom he brought over and settled on the upper Hudson to produce naval stores for England. Unable to secure funds for the project from England or from his assembly, Hunter went in debt to the amount of £21,000 to save the colony. From 1727 until his death he was governor of Jamaica.
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Hunter, (Wiles) Robert

(1874–1942) socialist, social worker, writer; born in Terre Haute, Ind. Appalled by the misery of the depression of 1893, he decided to become a social worker. He was organizing secretary of Chicago's Board of Charities (1896–1902) and lived at Hull House (1899–1902). He wrote a survey of working-class housing for the City Homes Association (1901). A man of independent means, he became head worker at the University Settlement on Rivington Street, New York City (1902), directing their successful campaign to enact child labor laws (1903). He published his most important book, Poverty (1904), the first general statistical survey of America's poor. Declaring himself a socialist (1905), he was elected to the first executive board of the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. He was Socialist candidate for the New York state assembly (1908), he represented American socialism at the Third International in Stuttgart (1907), and having moved to Noroton, Conn., he ran as Socialist candidate for the governorship of Connecticut (1910). Antipathetic to violence and unrestrained radicalism, he published an indictment of the Industrial Workers of the World, Violence in the Labor Movement (1914), then left the party disillusioned because socialism had failed to prevent the outbreak of World War I. He moved to California (1918) where he lectured on economics and English at the University of California: Berkeley (1918–22). Moving to Pebble Beach, he wrote Links (1926), a book on golf course design, and he laid out several West Coast courses. By the end of his life, he had turned right-wing, repudiated the New Deal, and wrote Revolution (1940), which rejected Marxism and revolutions.
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Thompson handed me his rifle, and I immediately understood why Ernest Hemingway's fictional hunter, Robert Wilson, described his own .505 Gibbs as "this damned cannon." It was a cannon, indeed.
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Britain's quartet of David Carry, Andrew Hunter, Robert Renwick and Ross Davenport set a new British record of 7:05.92 in sixth.
In a thrilling battle for the other medals, Russia claimed silver ahead of Australia, with Britain's quartet of David Carry, Andrew Hunter, Robert Renwick and Ross Davenport setting a new British record of 7:05.92 in sixth.
It was the famous Scots plant hunter, Robert Fortune, who introduced the original plants to our gardens, way back in 1844.
Former Ryder Cup stars Steve Richardson, Paul Way and Gordon J Brand and 12 more tournament winners in Richard Boxall, Wayne Riley, Mike McLean, Stephen Bennett, Adam Hunter, Robert Lee, Stephen McAllister, Diego Borrego, Peter Hedblom, Magnus Persson, O ve Sellberg and Daniel Silva are also taking part.
By comparison, under the perceptive and detail-seeking eye of Michael Hunter, Robert Boyle Reconsidered delves deep into the character and beliefs of its chief subject in an effort to contextualise his work, elucidate its motivations and interpret and explain his literary style.
In "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," Ernest Hemingway arms his professional hunter, Robert Wilson, with a .505 Gibbs ("...this damned cannon" Wilson calls it), and the cartridge became a byword for graceless, brutal efficiency.