HOOPER, Samuel, 1808-1875


Guide to Research Collections

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 2 letters.


Harvard University
Baker Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the William Appleton and Company records, 1840-1889, approximately 31 linear feet.
Persons represented include Samuel Hooper.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Samuel P. Chase Collection, 1824-1881, 12 linear feet.
Persons represented include Samuel Hooper.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: ca. 1829-1874, 244 items.
The papers of Samuel Hooper include correspondence, financial statements, lists, ledger sheets, and receipts relating to Hooper’s investments and his import business in Boston, Mass., and his service in the Massachusetts legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1836-1902, 10 records cartons.
The papers of Samuel Hooper include correspondence, financial papers, deeds, government papers, printed materials, and estate papers document his business and political careers, including his tenure in the United States House of Representatives from 1861 until his death in 1875, during which Hooper helped shape the finance and currency policies of the Civil War. Includes correspondence of Hooper’s father-in-law William Sturgis, his wife Anne Sturgis Hooper, and Salmon Portland Chase, U.S. secretary of state and chief justice, as well as papers of banker Frederick Dobbs Tappan. A preliminary inventory is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the John A. Andrew papers, 1772-1895, 25 document boxes and 16 bound volumes.
Persons represented include Samuel Hooper.

Papers: In the John H. Clifford papers, ca. 1634-1967, 48 boxes.
Correspondents include Samuel Hooper.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 26, 1868. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.


Syracuse University
Special Collections Research Collection
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1856-1874, 21 items.
The papers of Samuel Hooper include outgoing correspondence about politics (Schuyler Colfax), interpretation of the usury law (Nahum Capen), as well as social invitations (Adam Badeau, Benjamin Perley Poore) and a letter of introduction (Charles Sumner). Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection. A finding aid is available in the repository.