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MS Am 1969

Hooper, Edward William, 1839-1901. Edward William Hooper letters, 1862-1892: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1969
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hooper, Edward William, 1839-1901.
Title: Edward William Hooper letters,
Date(s): 1862-1892 (inclusive), 1862-1865 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters of Edward William Hooper, chiefly to his father and sisters, detailing his Civil War experiences in South Carolina.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

51M-109-111. Presented in the memory of Edward William Hooper by his daughters: Mrs. John Briggs Potter, Mrs. Ward Thoron, Mrs. Greely Stevenson Curtis, and Mrs. Roger Sherman Warner; received: 1951and later years.
61M-76 and 61M-77. Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron, 191 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston 16, Massachusetts; received: 1961 Summer.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward William Hooper Letters. 1862-1892 (MS Am 1969). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hooper was treasurer of Harvard College (1876-1898). During the Civil War, he served as additional aide-de-camp on the staff of General Rufus Saxton, Department of the South, and on the staff of General John Adams Dix, Department of the East.

Scope and Contents

Letters of Edward William Hooper, chiefly to his father and sisters, detailing his experiences in the Civil War in South Carolina where he worked with the freedmen on the Sea Islands. Includes a manuscript, ca. 1892, on the governance of the Sea Islands during the Civil War.

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