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William Appleton and Company


In 1841 he partnered with his son James Amory Appleton and Samuel Hooper (1808-1875) in the merchant shipping firm, William Appleton and Company. In 1851, Franklin Gordon Dexter and John H. Reed were admitted as junior partners in the counting house, which had expanded and was conducting a large volume of business in the China trade. In 1859, William Appleton retired from the firm leaving Dexter and Hooper as partners. The partners renamed the firm Samuel Hooper and Company, which continued until after Hooper's death in 1875.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Greenleaf and Hubbard business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:761 1850-1860 G814
Overview: Records of a cotton commission firm of New Orleans, mainly correspondence with treasurers of New England cotton mills.

William Appleton and Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:766 1840-1889
Overview: The business records of Boston, Massachusetts shipping merchant William Appleton and Company and successor firm Samuel Hooper and Company, 1813-1889.