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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1727

Edward William Hooper papers


Papers concerning the military service of Edward William Hooper during the Civil War.


  • 1862-1866

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Papers relating to Hooper's military service during the Civil War in South Carolina and in New York. Chiefly financial reports, invoices, receipts, and other papers documenting Hooper's term of service from 1862 to 1865. Includes a few letters, among them three from Edward L. Pierce to Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury, concerning work with the freedmen at Port Royal, S.C.

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.


Arranged alphabetically by author

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-347. Gift of Mrs. John B. Potter; received: 1962.

Hooper, Edward William, 1839-1901. Edward William Hooper papers, 1862-1866: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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