Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875

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Massachusetts merchant and legislator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1864 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523248

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, [18]64 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523237

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington?], to William Pitt Fessenden, [186?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539451

Merchant and U.S. representative from Massachusetts.

From the description of Papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34576576

From the description of Samuel Hooper papers, 1829-1874 (1846-1874). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983349

Samuel Hooper (1808-1875) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from 1861-1875.

Samuel Hooper was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on February 3, 1808. In 1832 Hooper married Anne Sturgis whose father owned a shipping firm. Hooper worked at his father-in-law's firm as a junior partner, gradually expanding his interests, eventually shifting into the iron business. In 1850, he was elected to the State House of Representatives. Hooper served as a representative from 1851-1853. He attended the Republican National Convention in 1860 as a delegate from Massachusetts. Hooper was elected to fill the vacancy left by William Appleton in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1861 and continued to hold a position in Congress from 1861 to 1875. While in Congress, Hooper was a chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and served on the Committee on Banking and Currency and the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures at various points. Hooper's daughter, Alice Mason Hooper, married Charles Sumner in 1866, making Hooper Sumner's father-in-law; however, the marriage was short-lived. Hooper died on February 14, 1875 while still in office.

From the guide to the Samuel Hooper Collection, 1856-1874, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bird, Francis William, 1809-1894. Papers, 1826-1924; bulk: 1847-1889 Houghton Library
referencedIn Sturgis Library (Barnstable, Mass.). Archives. Mary Bundy collection, 1818-1998. Clams, Inc
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1850-1895 (inclusive), 1852-1878 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915 Houghton Library
creatorOf William Appleton and Company. William Appleton and Company papers. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Samuel Hooper Collection, 1856-1874 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXIV (ff. 304). July-Dec. 1862.includes:f. 1 William Digby Seymour, lawyer: Letter to W. E. Gladstone: 1862.ff. 3, 169 George William Frederick Howard, Viscount Morpeth; 7th Earl of Carlisle: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1838-1864... British Library
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Samuel Hooper papers, 1836-1902. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1864 Nov. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Letter, 1866 Jan. 21, Washington, to John Codman Ropes. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Parkman family papers, 1793-1896 Houghton Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
creatorOf Hooper, Robert, 1790-1868. Hooper Letterbooks, 1824-1839. Peabody Essex Museum
referencedIn William Appleton and Company. Records, 1840-1889 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867. Papers, 1768-1866 Houghton Library
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Papers, 1829-1874. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, [18]64 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Letter, 1852 April 21, Boston, to Daniel Webster, Washington. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library
creatorOf Walker, James Grimes. Letter, 1874 June 13, Washington D.C., to Samuel Hooper. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Papers relating to the sale of a portion of Frémont's Mariposa Estate, 1858-1859. California Digital Library
referencedIn Samuel Gray Ward and Anna Hazard Barker Ward papers, 1823-1934 (inclusive) 1837-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Salmon P. Chase Papers Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Letter : Boston, to William P. Fessenden, n.p., 1864 Sept. 8. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Samuel Hooper Papers, 1829-1874, (bulk 1846-1874) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Samuel Hooper papers, 1829-1874 (1846-1874). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Hendry" to "House". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Documents relating to Charles Sumner, 1828-1912. Houghton Library
creatorOf Clifford, John Henry, 1809-1876. Papers, 1634-1967, bulk: 1821-1876. Library of Congress
creatorOf Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889. Letters received, 1866-1874. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875. Autograph letter signed : [Washington?], to William Pitt Fessenden, [186?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clapp, William Warland, Jr., 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (bulk 1840-1891) Houghton Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1668-1866 (inclusive);, 1738-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Daniel Webster papers, 1837-1858. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Appleton, William, 1786-1862 person
associatedWith Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895 person
associatedWith Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 person
correspondedWith Bird, F. W. (Francis William), 1809-1894 person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Capen, Nahum, 1904-1886 person
associatedWith Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clifford, John Henry, 1809-1876. person
associatedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
correspondedWith Dana, S. T. person
associatedWith Edwards, J. Wiley. person
associatedWith Fessenden, William Pitt, 1806-1869, person
associatedWith Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hooper, Anne Sturgis. person
correspondedWith Hooper, John, d. 1854 person
associatedWith Hooper, Robert, 1790-1868. person
correspondedWith Hooper, Robert William, 1810-1885 person
associatedWith Howard, John T. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867 person
associatedWith Massachusetts. General Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Morey, George, 1789-1866 person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Parkman family. family
associatedWith Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 person
associatedWith Poore, Benjamin Perley, 1820-1887 person
associatedWith Republican Party (Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ropes, John Codman, 1836-1899. person
correspondedWith Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861 person
associatedWith Sturgis, William, 1782-1863. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Tappan, Frederick Dobbs, 1829-1863. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith Walker, James Grimes. person
associatedWith Ward, Samuel Gray. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith William Appleton and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith William Appleton and Company. corporateBody
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Boston (Mass.)
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United States
Las Mariposas Rancho (Calif.)
Boston (Mass.)
United States
United States
California--Las Mariposas Rancho
United States
Boston (Mass.)
United States
Trading companies
Legislators--United States
Politics, government and public administration
Trading companies--Massachusetts--Boston
Usury laws--United States
Land grants
Land tenure
Politicians--United States
Legislators--United States
Representatives U.S. Congress--Massachusetts


Birth 1808-02-03

Death 1875-02-14


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