Hunter, Alexander Gibson (1771 -1812)
Alexander Gibson Hunter was the eldest son of David Hunter of Blackness, and Elizabeth Gibson. Apprenticed to John Anderson, Writer to the Signet, in 1797, in 1800, he married Anne, daughter of Alexander Gibson of Clifton Hall in Midlothian. In 1802 he went into partnership with Archibald Constable, Scott's publisher, but left the firm in 1811. His library was sold at auction in Edinburgh, together with that of James, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, by John Ballantyne 18 November 1813, and his collection of prints, drawings, etchings etc. by the same auctioneer on 24 March 1815. The contents of the two libraries are not distinguished in the catalogue. Some remaining books were sold at Sotheby's 11 June 1907.