COLLECTION GUIDES

1836-1902

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Samuel Hooper papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of merchant, financier, and legislator Samuel Hooper, ca. 1836-1902, and include correspondence, financial papers, deeds, government papers, printed materials, and estate papers that document his business and political careers.

Collection Description

These papers document the business and political careers of Samuel Hooper (1808-1875), a merchant, financier, and legislator. After tenures in the Massachusetts House and Senate, Hooper served in the United States House of Representatives from 1861 until his death in 1875, where during the Civil War he helped shape the nation's finance and currency policies. His papers include correspondence of Hooper's father-in-law William Sturgis (1782-1863), his wife Anne Sturgis Hooper, and Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), U.S. secretary of state and chief justice, as well as papers of banker Frederick Dobbs Tappan (1829-1902).

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged chronologically. The rest of the papers are arranged roughly by type.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from the Estate of Eleanor A. Lothrop, Oct. 1998.

Restrictions on Access

The Samuel Hooper papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is PARTIALLY PROCESSED.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 1549 L
Correspondence, 1836-Sept. 1861
Carton 2SH 154A M
Correspondence, Oct. 1861-June 1862
Carton 3SH 154B N
Correspondence, July 1862-Feb. 1864
Carton 4SH 154C O
Correspondence, Mar. 1864-June 1866
Carton 5SH 154D P
Correspondence, July 1866-Dec. 1869
Carton 6SH 154E Q
Correspondence, Jan. 1870-June 1872
Carton 7SH 154F R
Correspondence, July 1872-Mar. 1875
Carton 8SH 154G S
Correspondence, n.d.
Carton 8SH 154G S
Financial papers, ca. 1846-1873
Carton 8SH 154G S
Deeds, ca. 1845-1866
Carton 9SH 154H T
Government papers, ca. 1843-1873
Carton 9SH 154H T
Printed materials, 1854-1869
Carton 9SH 154H T
Anne Hooper correspondence, ca. 1850-1883
Carton 9SH 154H T
Miscellaneous papers, ca. 1847-1873
Carton 10SH 154I U
Estate papers, ca. 1854-1902

Preferred Citation

Samuel Hooper papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.
Hooper, Anne Sturgis.
Sturgis, William, 1782-1863.
Tappan, Frederick Dobbs, 1829-1863.

Organizations:

United States. Congress. House.

Subjects:

Legislators--United States.
Merchants--Massachusetts--Boston.
Money--United States.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Finance.