Cooper, Samuel

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Samuel Cooper (1724-84), scholar and Congregational minister, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Following in the footsteps of his father, William Cooper, he was educated for the ministry and was graduated from Harvard in 1743. In the same year, before his ordination took place, he was called to be assistant pastor of the Brattle Street Church in Boston. Four years later he became sole incumbent and remained in the same pastorate to the end of his life.

For many years Dr. Cooper was a member of the Corporation of Harvard College. He was an ardent patriot, and took an active part in the politics of his day. He numbered among his most intimate friends many famous Americans, and all of the distinguished Frenchmen who visited Boston during the course of the war.

From the guide to the Samuel Cooper Papers, 1718-1798, (The Huntington Library)

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referencedIn Vol. xl. 18 Sept. 1787-Dec. 1789.Edward Baber, Resident at Moidapore: Letters to W. Hastings: 1773-1819.Sweeney Toone, Major: Letters to W. Hastings: 1773-1817.George Nesbitt Thompson: Correspondence with W. Hastings and others: 1785-1818.John Scott-... British Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Song, 'If 'tis love to wish you near', composed by Ladislas Joseph Philip Paul Zavertal, 28 June 1885, with autograph title-page. The words are by Charles Dibdin (see The Professional Life of Mr Dibdin, 180..., 1200-1937 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXXVIII. (ff. 416). General Correspondence 21 Oct.-15 Nov. 1764.George III of England: Correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State, etc.: 1760-1768.includes:f. 1 Thomas Pelham, 1st Earl of Chichester: Correspondence with the Duke of... British Library
referencedIn Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Civil War and Lee Family Papers, 1757-1925, (bulk 1838-1868) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn HODGKIN PAPERS. Vol. IV (ff. 327). Pepys and Danby papers, viz. : A. Pepys Papers, including, besides letters addressed to Samuel Pepys, other letters and papers gathered together by Mr. Hodgkin as illustrative of passages in Pepys's Diary; 1661-1681..., 1661-1691 British Library
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 330) 1769-1859.University of Cambridge: Correspondence of the 2nd and 3rd Lords Hardwicke, as High Stewards, etc.: 1747-1824.includes:f. 1 John Jebb, MA: Letters to the 2nd Lord Hardwicke: 1768, 1769. f. 3 Charles Plumptre, DD, Rector ..., 1769-1859 British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. CCXCII. Correspondence of the Hon. Charles Yorke respecting the affairs of Cambridge University; 1752-1770. Paper; ff. 419. Folio.includes:ff. 1-157 passim, 181, 198, 278, 398, 408-413 John Green, DD, Dean and (1761) Bishop of ..., 1752-1770 British Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1668-1866 (inclusive);, 1738-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn A VOLUME of Original Letters on literary, political, and miscellaneous subjects, from the year 1550 to the year 1825; arranged chronologically. The greater part of these letters are addressed to Sir Robert Southwell, Secretary of State for Ireland, a..., 1550-1825 British Library
creatorOf Samuel Cooper Papers, 1718-1798 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 7 -- Letters to Franklin, 1783 January-November American Philosophical Society
referencedIn DROPMORE PAPERS (SERIES II). Vol. CCCLXVIII. Small notebook, contents apparently written up by Mrs Frankland-Russell-Astley and another; [before 1900?]. Including: 1. 'Notice concerning the Frankland Cooper', relates to Samuel Cooper's portrait of Cr..., 1826-1901 British Library
referencedIn John Jeffries papers, 1768-1819. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. I. Charles II. to Sir John Rous, 27 Apr. 1660 (copy), f. 3; William Pitt, 1788, f. 5; C[harles] Whitworth afterwards Earl Whitworth], 1777, f. 8; Sir John Wodehouse [afterwards Lord Wodehouse], 1783, f. 11; Joseph Windham, n. d., f. 14; Samuel C..., 1729-1830 British Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn PAPERS of George Vertue, the engraver. Amongst them the following; viz.: "A description of the tapestrys bought at Rotterdam (for Frederick, Prince of Wales) in 1749." f. 1; Note of paintings in Windsor Castle, made from memory by the Prince of Wales..., 18th century British Library
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correspondedWith Brand, Elizabeth D., collector. person
correspondedWith Brand, R. Alfred III, collector. person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Jeffries, John, 1745-1819 person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
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Kensington, Middlesex
Ireland, Europe
Muntham, Sussex
London, England
Perche, France
Dean, Forest of, Gloucestershire
Buntingford, Hertfordshire
Minorca, Spain
Le Sars, France
Manchester, Lancashire
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